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What to Wear on New Years Day

New Years Breakfast Outfit

After you count down the New Year, drink the token champaign, and eat your good luck marzipan pig (google this tradition if it is new to you) you will have arrived in the year 2015. What will 2015 hold in store for you? For your wardrobe? Make New Years Day brunch plans now, so that you and yours can ponder these questions together.

There is a thought that you should spend your New Years Day engaged in the activities that you want to emulate for your coming year. Minx encourages you to go one step further, and dress in the style that you want to adopt for 2015.

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French Connection Dress

A New Years Day breakfast outfit needs to be straightforward (who knows how late you were up last night!) and solidly beautiful (like you.) This is a time to recover with some coffee and toast. This is not a time to attempt overly fussy ensembles or go overboard with accessories.

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This French Connection dress is both easy to wear and beautifully feminine. The pattern of abstracted birds creates an illusion that the jewel toned feathers are perhaps organically belonging to the wearer as opposed to simply the pattern of the dress. There is that sense on the first day of the New Year that anything is possible. Let a dress covered in wings help usher you towards your new journey.

The simplicity of a short, tailored dress in the winter begs to be paired with tights (you can never go wrong with black tights) and a great shoe. Don’t underestimate the power that a shoe has over your outfit. We have chosen a low boot because it instantly makes the outfit practical and fashionable. Have fun with your shoe choice. Try a taller boot, flats, or a heel to customize the look to fit your wants and needs.

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The Faux Shearling Jacket by Numph

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Let’s not forget that it’s only the first of the year and still cold out! This faux shearling jacket from Denmark’s own Numph creates a fantastical addition to this New Years Day breakfast look. Numph prides themselves on creating fashions that both accommodate the practical side of our daytime lives with the glitz and fantasy of our nighttime lives. Brunch is an in between time, blending those two worlds together for one brief and magical meal.

Imagine running into your breakfast venue, perhaps a bit late. Your friends are already seated around the table. They are excited to see you so that you can all share the stories form your New Years Eve parties. Before you sit, you slip your fairy tale shearling jacket off revealing your immaculate dress of feathers. You are transformed, you are freshly made for the next chapter of your life, fresh for the New Year!

Find this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Shearling Jacket, Numph- $218
Calliope Dress, French Connection- $158
Glitzy Statement Necklace, Minx – $18
Colie Wedges, Dolce Vita – $242

Big thanks to our newest contributor Amelia Brommer for the post, Paola Nazati Photography for the images, and Meagan for modeling!

Piko Tops and Our Favorite Coated Skinny Jeans

Want to know what we’re wearing this winter? A couple of key mix and match pieces have been in nearly constant rotation around Minx.

1. Piko Tops-

You’ve heard it before. And we’ll say it again. We love Piko Tops!

Piko Tops are comfortable, soft, stylish, and forgiving. Made from a bamboo and spandex blend, these tops are even softer than your favorite jersey sheets, which, on especially dreary mornings, is a requirement. Our Piko tops are available in a range of colors and styles, from basic grey to electric blue, so there’s a look that works for everyone.

We’ve worn them with shorts, blazers, and leggings. And now, with a comfy sweater on top, we’re wearing them all winter long. Already a fan? Make sure to read our crucial care tips to keep your Piko looking tip-top!

Piko Top/ Coated Skinny Jeans/ Dolce Vita Booties Piko Top in Sand

2. Our Favorite Coated Skinny Jeans

One of Minx’s most requested items, these pants are a customer, blogger, and employee favorite! Do you ever wake up in the morning ready for a rocking day and want to dress the part? For those days that even your coolest jeans don’t cut it, these faux leather coated skinny jeans are perfect! The best part of all? They’re only $39!

Need a second opinion? Our friend Emily has been rocking her Faux Leather Coated Skinny Jeans on her blog, Life With Emily! Check it out for some fantastic style inspiration!

Piko Top / Coated Skinny Jeans Numph Sweater / Infinity Scarf

3. Cozy Knit Accessories

Piling on the knitwear is an easy way to add a little texture and a lot of warmth to your outfit. Invest in a couple key pieces, like a beautiful cashmere beanie or an infinity scarf, and mix and match them all season long. If you’re looking for daily wear, opt for neutral shades. Or, pick a rich jewel tone to add some color to the winter.

Echo Designs Cashmere Hat Piko Top and Numph Sweater

Some of this outfit is available in our brick and mortar store, the rest can be found online.

Piko Top in Sand – $30
Miranda Long Cardigan in Pond , Numph– $99
Coated Skinny Jeans in Chocolate, Cielo– $39
Cashmere Beanie, Echo Designs- $64
Infinity Scarf, Minx (similar style available online)- $40
Bixa Necklace, Seaworthy- $99
Colie Wedges, Dolce Vita – $242

Thanks to Meagan for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography.

Sporty Chic in a Luxe Sweatshirt by Cheap Monday

The time has come to reintroduce you to one of our favorite recurring fall trends- luxe sweatshirts!

We firmly believe that even the most posh and sophisticated women have those days where comfort, above all else, is top priority. Not so long ago, comfy days were spent hiding away, home alone with your pets, for fear of being seen in grubby old loungewear. But those days are long gone! Come out, come out, fashion savvy women of the world and say hello to your new best friend- the glam sweatshirt!

We’ve finally arrived at the intersection of fashion and comfort- a mythical place where clothing is stylish and cozy! And believe us, comfort is worth celebrating. As we all know, when you feel good in what you’re wearing, you look great in what you’re wearing!

Cheap Monday SweatshirtChic sweatshirts come in many forms: sometimes lacy, often graphic, but always comfortable, these tops are what we’ve so longed for!

We’re loving this one from Cheap Monday; classic in material and color, but with an interesting (and literal) twist.

Paired with a maxi skirt and sunglasses, this look is perfect for a trendy brunch spot. Say your breakfast turns into a full day adventure? Terrific! Throw on a leather jacket, a cool backpack, and you’re ready to go without skipping a beat.

Cheap Monday SweatshirtCheap Monday Knot SweatshirtKnot Sweatshirt by Cheap Mondaytube_pencil-9Looking for a little more urban inspiration? We’re crazy for Swedish company, Cheap Monday! Check out some more of our favorite Cheap Monday pieces, like the Rory dress, Vain Knit Cardigan, and our lovely floor manager, Katherin, in the Eyeoto Dress!

You can shop most of this look in our downtown boutique.

Mozambique Sunglasses, Aframes – $171
Deco Studs, Isobell Designs – $27
Knot Sweat Pullover, Cheap Monday– $73
Woven Maxi Skirt, THML – $35
Zip Puffer Pack, Cheap Monday – $92
Colie Wedges, Dolce Vita– $242

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the photos!

Modern Sophisticate in 4 Love and Liberty

We’re head over heels in love with our new line-  4 Love and Liberty. A subdivision of long time favorite brand, Johnny Was (also now at Minx!), 4 Love and Liberty is the “go-to line for modern-day aesthetes seeking ethereal, flirty dresses and tops with hints of transparency, lace, embroidery, and beading.”

The innovative pieces feel romantic and modern and are dripping with vintage-inspired details (we’re especially loving the scalloped hem and shell & rhinestone buttons on the Billie Tunic). And it gets even better… the line features luxe materials, like silk chiffon and burnout velvet, so they feels as glamourous as they look!

Try it with a short slip, urban jewelry, and a longer cardigan, like this super soft duster from Cheap Monday, for a look that is hip, sophisticated, and super feminine.

4 Love and Liberty Billie Tunic4 Love and Liberty Billie TunicCheap Monday Vain Knit CardiganCheap Monday Vain Knit Cardigan Cheap Monday Vain Knit Cardigan Midi Rings Most of this look can be found in our downtown Asheville boutique. The sweater is available on minxasheville.com!

Silk Chiffon Billie Tunic, 4 Love and Liberty – $231
Fitted Slip, Niki Biki – $26
Vain Knit Duster, Cheap Monday – $114
Snake Midi Ring, Zafiro Jewelry – $26
Power Crystal Ring, Zafiro Jewelry – $48
Labradorite Ring, Zafiro Jewelry $53
Indian Wells Necklace, Isobell Designs
Colie Wedges, Dolce Vita – $242

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

Your Uniform Re Envisioned by RD Style

Is there anything quite as quintessentially charming as a school-girl inspired plaid print? Every fall, we find ourselves drawn back to this familiar pattern- and this year is no different. We’re crazy over this muted plaid pencil skirt from RD Style. Pair it with a sweater in a sophisticated shade and a sleek modern wedge for an updated uniform that is perfect for any age! RD Style Plaid Skirt Colie Wedges Dolce Vita Rd Style Sweater and Skirt RD Style SweaterYou can shop this look in our downtown boutique.

Burgundy Scoop Neck Sweater, RD Style– $84
Grey Plaid Pencil Skirt, RD Style– $66
Matte Black Statement Earrings, Minx – $18
Colie Wedges, Dolce Vita – $242

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

 

Shades of Black, Gold, and Coconinno

Coconino Cary Coat

tulle_coat-3 Julie Vos Isabella Necklace Coconino Cary Coat Dolce Vita Colie WedgesYou can shop most of this look in our downtown boutique. The skirt is available on Minxasheville.com!

Cary Coat, Coconinno – $157
Autumn Candy Tee in Black, French Connection – $38
Milano Crepe Tube Skirt, Louie et Lucie (available online)– $75
Isabella Necklace (Shorter Gold Chain), Julie Vos – $261
Brinkley Necklace (Longer Gold Chain), Sylvia Benson – $90
Gold Leather Clutch, Baggu – $40
Knuckle Rings (multiple varieties available in store) – $12
Colie Wedges, Dolce Vita – $242

 

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.