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Back to the Office in Our Business Casual Wear

Business Casual for Women

Within any Minx’s work wardrobe there is array of subtle personality shifts and levels of professional formality. We dress depending on our anticipated day: will there be an important meeting? Will we be dashing from work to a date, to the grocery store, to the airport? Will it be a high powered day at work or a laid back and more casual one?

Optimus Prime Gave Us this Mission for Our Work Wardrobe

Transformer Sweater, THML

There is very little that can compete with the understated elegance of a pullover sweater. Here we have our Transformer pullover sweater. It is fun, fresh and functional! The geometric, four tone, color block design creates the perfect combination of modern edge and classic nostalgia.

Transformer Sweater, THML

Pullover sweaters looks great with trousers and skirts that hit at the natural waistline. They are just as easily paired with a lower rise bottom when layered over a oxford style shirt, tunic, or under layer tank or tee. We love the pullover sweater to go over a short dress as well, as we highlighted in our recent post about how to build a wardrobe. The diversity of styles that this pullover sweater can achieve, not to mention the striking resemblance that the geometric design has with Optimus Prime’s emblem, truly makes this the Transformer sweater!

How to Put Together a Business Casual Outfit

Sheer Tori Tunic, Fun 2 Fun

What is really meant by business casual? There is no one definitive answer. However, there are some basic guidelines that we stand behind. One cringes against the perfunctory image of Hawaiian Shirt Fridays. Or does one? Good food for thought: how to update the Hawaiian shirt. Let’s file that away for now, put it under the category: the fun fashion challenge we bestow upon all you Minxs. But, in all seriousness, casual work attire can truly only be a few notches down the causal ladder from everyday work attire.

Transformer Sweater, THML

Again, The Importance of Shoes for Office Fashion

Let us not forget how paramount shoes are to any outfit. Ultimately, what image your outfit conveys hinges on what shoes accompany it. Even when we wish this wasn’t true: it is.

Here we have our work causal attire paired with slip-on sneakers. It conveys more of a weekend appeal in truth. Even if your work attire is causal, a Minx might want to make a slightly more professional statement with her shoes. Perhaps flats. Not a huge change in comfort, but quite noticeable in perception.

Gibsin Perforated Sneakers, Dolce Vita

Then, as a Minx heads out of work, and off on a weekender adventure, she can reach into her overstuffed and always loyal shoulder bag, and swap out the flats for her trusty sneakers.

Locked and loaded this Minx is ready for her work casual look to transform. Like Optimus Prime, she is ready to duck out of her giant robot form and sink into the comfort of her semi truck form as she tears down the highways into the glow of the Friday evening sun!

Find parts of this look on Minxasheville.com and the rest in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Transformer Crewneck Sweater, THML – $75
Sheer Tori Tunic, Fun 2 Fun – $38
Harmony Wide Leg Capris, Wells Grace – $40
Pony Hair Side Satchel, Minx
Gibsin Perforated Sneakers, Dolce Vita – $67

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

Holiday Outfits, Part 1- How to Wear Sequins

Are you looking for the perfect holiday party outfit? Check out some of our favorite party outfit ideas!

Can you believe that we’re already halfway through November?! As we barrel towards the holiday season, there is a growing flutter of excitement around Minx. As your calendar fills up with winter events and holiday parties, we’re filling the store with sequin skirts, glitter, and gold.

Need something for a casual holiday look? Or, are you interested in a drop-dead-gorgeous-head-turning formal gown? Want to know what to wear with a sequined skirt? Or, are you just in need of a little holiday fashion inspiration? Whatever your need may be, we’ve got it figured out and we’re excited to share!

How to Wear Sequins

Once again, sequins are right on trend for the 2014 holiday season. Maybe it’s their ability to make anyone feel like a movie star, or just because they’re so eye catching, but sequins are definitely one of our favorite things about holiday fashion. So, how do you wear sequins without going overboard?

Dolce Vita Gibsin Sneakers / Holiday Outfit/ Sequin Skirt OutfitTry Sequined Separates!

With all the glamour of a full sequined dress, but the versatility to mix and match, this look is definitely one of our favorite holiday outfit ideas.

Looking for more casual holiday look? Separates give you tons of options for different way to wear them. Wear the top with simple pencil skirt, or the skirt with a silk blouse. Or, try a contrasting print! Throw on jeans or a leather jacket- the sequins add a lovely feminine and eye-catching touch to any outfit.

Sequin Skirt and TopTry mixing up the accessories!

We love the stark contrast of Dolce Vita’s minimal Gibisin Sneakers with the ornate sequined suit. Don’t be afraid to try out new combinations!  Just remember, with such eye catching sparkle keep your accessories minimal so your outfit can be the shining star.

sequin-11Heading out for a formal affair? Go for the full look! Throw on pumps, a berry lipstick, and you’re out the door!

Holiday Outfits Sequin Skirt/ Sequin Top/ Dolce Vita Gibsin Sneakers

Stay tuned for more tips and an inside look at our favorite holiday outfit ideas! We can’t wait to see what you’re wearing this holiday season!

This outfit is available in our downtown boutique.

Sequined Crop Top, Champagne and Strawberries – $75
Sequin and Tulle Skirt, Champagne and Strawberries– $103
Gibsin Perforated Sneakers in Black, Dolce Vita– $67

Thanks to Breanna for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography.



Quiet Mornings in Greylin and Neuw Denim

Greylin Sweater Luna Sol Toya Cuff Neuw Denim Sister Ray Boyfriend Jeans Dolce Vita Gibsin Perforated Sneakers Most of this look can be found in our downtown Asheville boutique. The shoes are available on minxasheville.com!

Viv Graphic Sweater, Greylin – $105
Oatmeal Scoop Neck T-shirt, Dex – $26
Sister Ray Boyfriend Jeans, Neuw Denim – $114
Handcut and dyed Toya Cuff, Lunasol – $88
Gibsin Perforated Sneakers, Dolce Vita – $67

Thanks to Grace for modeling, Minx HQ’s beautiful office space, and Paola Nazati Photography.


Layers of (Faux) Leather in French Connection and Dolce Vita

cheap_monday-5 cheap_monday-4 Dolce Vita Gibsin Perforated Sneakers cheap_monday-3 cheap_monday-1You can shop most of this look in our downtown boutique. The shoes and some similar pieces are available on Minxasheville.com!

Vhari Mitzie Knitted Jumper, French Connection – $128
Mono Shirt, Cheap Monday– $73
Grey Knit Scarf, Echo Designs (similar style available online soon!) – $77
Studded Backpack, Minx – $66
Gazelle 5 Pocket Coated Jeans, French Connection – $148
(similar style available here)
Gibsin Perforated Sneakers in Bone, Dolce Vita – $67

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



Online Love: The Funnel of Love Top

Funnel Neck Top Julie Vos Link Bracelet Minx $12 Earrings Funnel Neck TopThe featured top and shoes are from our online store, the rest is from the downtown boutique.

Funnel of Love Top, The Closet – $45
Time for Tea Pencil Skirt, Tulle- $46
Gibsin Perforated Sneakers in Bone, Dolce Vita– $67
Mondrian Link Bracelet, Julie Vos- $181
Fringe Earrings, Minx- $12

Big thanks to Michelle for modeling, and, of course, Paola Nazati Photography.


Layering with RD Style

Rd Style and Baggu Although fall is officially upon us, we are not quite ready to pack away our sunny summer staples. Looking for an easy way to extend the life of your warm weather gear? Get to layering.

A simple cream sweater can be the perfect way to take that denim shift from summer to fall- leaving you the option of colder mornings and warmer afternoons without breaking your stride. 

RD Style and BagguWe’re in love with this cream cable knit sweater from Canadian based RD Style.  WIth it’s classic details and perfect hi-lo, it pairs perfectly with nearly everything in our closet.

But our affection doesn’t stop there. Every RD Style piece is beautifully constructed with interesting details and a lot of heart. With styles that range from unusual and edgy to classically chic, RD Style has something for everyone.

Larissa LodenRD Style Sweater and DV flats So layer up and get out there! Here’s hoping you’re enjoying the last warm afternoons as much as we are!

This outfit is available in our downtown Asheville Boutique.

Denim Dress, Love Stitch – $57
Pearl Cable Knit Sweater, RD Style – $78
North Carolina Banner Necklace, Larissa Loden – $35
Leather Stud Bracelets, Minx – $26
Striped Tote, Baggu – $9
Stud Earrings, Minx – $12
Gibsin Perforated Sneakers in Bone, Dolce Vita  – $67
(Sneakers are available in Black in-store)

Big thanks to Michelle for modeling, and, of course, Paola Nazati Photography.