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Island Time

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Standard Tee, Cheap Monday – $44
Lala Palm Drape Trousers, French Connection – $148
Necklace – $38
Constellation Sandals, Seychelles – $103
Leather iPad Clutch, Studio Caleidoscope – $63

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

All That Glitters Is Not Only Gold

Shimmer Mesh Knit Sweater, French Connection Shimmer Mesh Knit Sweater from French Connection French Connection & Gentle Fawn Extasia Necklace Shop this look in our downtown boutique!

Shimmer Mesh Knit Sweater, French Connection – $98
‘Remix’ Midi Skirt, Gentle Fawn – $58
Enamel & Glass Intaglio Necklace, Extasia – $103
Crown Ring, Minx – $42
Deklon Sandals, Dolce Vita – Sold Out

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

Top of the Class in Paige

Luna Sol Necklace, Paige Buttondown Paige Mya Buttondown Paige, Gentle Fawn, and Seychelles from Minxasheville.com! Caborca Necklace, Luna Sol Jewelry Top of the Class in Paige and Gentle FawnShop this look in our downtown boutique!

Mya Buttondown, Paige – $155
Caborca Necklace, Luna Sol – $89
Unity Jam Pants, Gentle Fawn – $84
Midi Rings, Minx – $12
‘Cleopatra’ Heels, Seychelles – $132

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

 

Mixed Prints and Pops of Color

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Shop this look in our downtown boutique!

Printed Midi Dress, The Hanger- $60
Abacus Necklace, David Aubrey-  $53
Peach Shades, A.J. Morgan- $12
Daphne Single Strand Bracelets, 31bits- $12 each
Lupe Printed Sandals, Matisse- $77
(also available in Natural- now 50% off with code: BONVOYAGE at checkout)

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

Global Soul for Spring

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Spring Fashion Trends 2015: “Global Soul”

At the heart of the Eurasian continent a myriad of cultures convene in an ever shifting collage. Scandinavia seeps into the Middle East and Europe presses up against Asia. It’s the home of the Silk Road and the Trans-Siberian Railway: ideas and goods have been distributed and traded across the many and changing boarders of the expansive swath of land since time immortal.

This, one of the great cross-roads of our dear planet, is our inspiration today. Imagine nomadic Mongolians, the many roaming tribes of reindeer herders,  and the Roma people, all crossing mountains and tundras.

Amidst the movement and the exploration bloomed a rich depth of style all its own. Varied patterns, and varied weaves of clothe multiplied as China and France and everyone in between traded cloths and art. Conceive if you will the blankets, coats, head scarves, skirts, rugs and wall hangings that came to be and the combinations that were now available!

Think of the bold stripes, the vibrant florals, the beading and embroidery! This is the essence of Global Soul.

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Trend Forecast: Stripes (Wider Stripes with Mixed Prints)

Let us definitely put the idea to rest that only certain body types can wear stripes. Also, that horizontal strips are akin to adding 20lbs to the wearer.

Stripes are all about personality. If you are a Minx who is drawn to stripes than by all means continue to channel your French pirates, your adventuring sailors and your Scandinavian brethren.

Likewise, if stripes are not your bag, but you long to try the mixed pattern look then play with polka dots, gingham and checks.

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Vibrant Prints & Accents that Pop: All within Reach for Asheville Shopping

Let the nomad’s yurt be your fashion icon this month. Go out and rent Gadjo Dilo and Time of the Gypsies, leaf through Tove Jansson’s Moomintroll novels and comics. Explore how Japanese pop culture has embraced Jansson’s characters and suddenly you will be dressed in Too-ticky’s stripes, citing Little My as the inspiration for you top knot hairdo, and feeling Moominmamma’s love for handbags and flowers.

This is an era of fishing out the great gems of fashions past and reinvigorating them with your own moxy and passion.

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2015 Spring Fashion Trends for Lips and Nails

Keep the color coming with fun shades of polish on nails and bright pops of color on the lip. And as always, gild with gold!

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Chelsea Crew Shoes, Yes Please!

Check out these amazing Chelsea Crew shoes. They are bold and fun and a must have take on the saddle shoes of yore.

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The Mixed Prints, Tactile Appeal and Varied Textures of Global Soul

So, after you are done devouring a satisfying stack of National Geographic go ahead and say yes to everything. Piece together every look and color that sparks your interest and them make it your own.

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 Shop this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Floral Crop Top, Eight Sixty – $69
Chrome Midi Skirt, Line & Dot – $117
Point Me in the Direction Necklace, Minx – $12
Cut Out Ring, Minx – $12
Mandy Spectator Pumps, Chelsea Crew – $64

Thanks to Sarah Jane for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the photos!

 

Swiss Dots and Sendra for Spring

The Reassessment of Key Pieces for Your Wardrobe

The world is warming up again and the result, at least in the realm of fashion, is an opportunity for every Minx to experience a refreshing re-examination of her closet. There is an agitation in the breeze, but it a positive agitation. A creative energy buzzes around us imploring us to take stock of our lives and tempting us to add some innovations to it.

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Bare Those Legs and Do it Now!

After months of tights, legs are finally busting out all over Asheville, and the hills and valleys beyond. Now, tights are fabulous and do create a whole array of looks with a utilitarian grace that can not be achieved without them.

But, the freedom afforded by the bold and sensual simplicity of a naked leg under the ruffling layers of skirts and dresses is second to none. The feeling of freeing one’s legs from a winter of tights and trousers could be best expressed in nothing short of the battle cry of a kilt clad Highland Laird.

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Mid Layers Re-cast as Outerware

The spring chill still clings to our days, so even though our down coats have been packed away one can’t be living in a fully sleeveless wardrobe.

Yet, who among us has not noticed the protective outer-layers of our fellow citizen’s outfits peeling off like so many dyed eggshells at an Easter brunch?

It is time to re-evaluate our mid layers of clothing and re-cast them as out-layers. Flannel shirts, cardigans and light jackets, it is your time to shine. (Flannel look familiar? We styled the same piece previously- check out an entirely different way to wear it here!)

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Key Pieces for Your Spring Wardrobe

It seems that in late spring many Minxes banish their dark clothing to the backs of their closets. We are not there yet. No, we are still in the transition of the seasons, still firmly rooted in early spring. Now is the time of year when dark-colored linens, dusky sheers and delicate weights of dark-colored cottons reign supreme.

This Sheer Swiss Dot Dress is a perfect example of dark-colored spring essentials. These are the items that will be a Minx’s key pieces in her spring wardrobe. Something with the breath and movement of warmer days reflected in the weight of the fabric, but dark in color.

Think of them as the welcoming committee for the rest of your spring wardrobe, ushering in the lace, the florals, the sundresses and the shorts. They are the key pieces striking a careful balance between the budding leaves and the stirrings underground of thing not fully awake.

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Finish Off with the Soft Touch of Leather

We have accessorized our transitional spring look with our favorite wrap belt by ADA and these beautiful handmade boots of Spanish leather by Sendra.

Find this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Sheer Swiss Dot Dress, Beautifully – $71
Oversized Flannel, Audrey 3+1 – $62
Skinny Wrap Belt, Ada – $62
Marsa Handmade Boots, Sendra- $361 (now 1/2 off in-store!)

Big thanks to Amelia Brommer for the post, Jameykay Huffman of Jameykay and Arlie Photography for the images, The Lazy Diamond for the location, and Grace for modeling!

 

Shopping on a set budget: Mixed prints under $90.

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Summertime stylin’ in budget-friendly online favorites: our Mod Print Skater Skirt and Connect the Dots Tank

Salute the sun in some of our favorite prints. Tiny dots become a nice neutral paired with our Mod Print Skater Skirt. When mixing prints, it’s all about balance. With such a bold print on the skirt, it’s smart to go with a smaller, basic print to compliment it.

Shop Bold Graphic Prints in our online store

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This combination is definitely on-trend for summer. Fancy department store versions of this skirt are selling for much more than our $45 darling. And our tank for $29? Fuggetaboutit.

You’ll look like a million bucks for less than $100!

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Mod Print Skater Skirt, JOA – $45
Connect the Dots Tank – $29
Hoop and Holler Earrings in Matte – $12
“You Know Me” Sandals in Gold Metallic Leather, Seychelles – $81

This outfit is available in our online store.

Orders over $100 now ship for FREE at MinxAsheville.com!

Thanks to Grace for modeling, and Paola Nazati Photography.

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