This outfit is fraught with opposing forces, but therein lies its beauty. While styling this look we found it had an amazing amount of inherent kinetic energy. It is a romantic and very pretty look, but don’t let the soft feminine movement of the outfit overshadow the artistic power that lies just beneath its surface.
The Eco-Chic Maxi Dress
The dress is long but made out of the lightest of fabrics. It’s structured, but it’s sheer.
The play between the sea green and black in the fabric’s pattern is reminiscent of the expressive brush strokes in a modernist painting or Chinese calligraphy. The lines slashing across the fabric, creating a vivid and energetic conversation between colors.
The boots are tall, constructed with high end leather, the seams raw, a large exposed zipper boldly positioned at the inner ankle, but worn over a bare leg.
The face of the model is clean and fresh, hair worn pulled back from the face, but a bold, red pop of color accentuates her lip.
Let Us Feast Our Eyes!
The look is a delicately balanced landscape, it brings to mind Ezra Pound’s poem:
Green arsenic smeared on an egg-white cloth.
Crushed strawberries! Come, let us feast our eyes.
The Frye Company
We love this tall brown boot. It has a classic, clean look that can easily be paired with many different looks. Paired with the sheer maxi dress it give a nod to Stevie Nix!
Leslie Artisan Tall Boots, Frye
Somehow Frye has managed to build its line of shoes and boots in what appears to be an always evolving arch of effortless growth. The Frye company stands proudly behind a line that not only delivers everything that a Minx could ask for in the staples of footwear, but enthusiastically continues to be on point with the latest fashion trends year after year. This is not an easy task: to balance classic and trend. If you are looking for a line with these abilities look no further than Frye.
The Sheer Maxi Dress
We will be seeing a lot of sheer blouses and dresses this season. Some of them will have a clearer way to be worn, as with this sheer maxi dress, but many will be very versatile. Keep an eye out for sheer shirt dresses that can be worn open as dusters in a layered look, as tunics, or a dresses in their own right.
Add a Pop of Color
Both makeup and jewelry are laying low in this look, as well as in this season’s trends at large. Jewelry is saying more with less for the moment, and makeup can best be summed up with the idea of a pop of bold romantic color on the lips.
Fun mission for Spring 2015: go out foraging for a new vibrant shade for your Minxy mouth!
Find the boots in our downtown Asheville boutique and the dress in our online store!
Eco-Chic Maxi Dress, Beautifully – $54
Half Moon Studs, Gorjana Griffin – $40
Leslie Artisan Tall Boots, Frye – $457
Big thanks to Amelia Brommer for the post, Jameykay Huffman of Jameykay and Arlie Photography for the images, and Grace for modeling!