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Shift to Black

When in doubt, shifting back to those neutral tones and classic silhouettes can feel like the warm hug of familiarity and comfort! When using a neutral color pallet, feel free to experiment with new and different shapes and styles without feeling like you’re jumping too far out of the familiar. We fell in love with these square-toed slingback mules from Intentionally Blank, and while we no longer have them in store, this style is totally worth trying out! As much as we love trying new trends and styles, we appreciate Neuw Denim for keeping those classic looks in mind and we are thrilled to be getting more + more in the store from them (so keep your eyes peeled!)

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Kimono Dress, Neuw – $95
Honcho Mules, Intentionally Blank – $229
Earrings – $40
Necklace, NY Jewelry – $18

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

Cool Off in Serefina, Everly, and BC Footwear

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Geode Shift Dress, Everly – $56
Dancing Tassel Necklace, Serefina – $75
Gilded Petal Necklace, Serefina – $75
‘Spark’ Wedge Sandals, BC Footwear – $83

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

 

In a Workwear Rut? Switch It Up with a Leota Printed Shift Dress

Leota Savannah Cap Sleeve Shift Dress Leota Savannah Cap Sleeve Dress Frye Parker Field Bag Frye Parker Field Bag Zacasha Tassel Necklace Leota Savannah Cap Sleeve Shift Dress Seychelles Cleopatra Heels Shop this look in our downtown boutique!

Savanna Cap Sleeve Shift, Leota – $125
Handmade Tassel Necklace, Zacasha – $75
Handcarved Intaglio Ring, Extasia – $12
Bixa Earrings, Seaworthy – Sold Out
Parker Field Bag, Frye – $269
Cleopatra Heels, Seychelles – $132

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

Mod Mini Dress for a Mid-Week Pick Me Up

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Shop the dress in our online store (use code: BONVOYAGE to take 50% off sitewide!) & the rest in our downtown boutique!  You can find the sunglasses at our favorite store for frames, L’optique! 

Oh My Mod! Shift Dress, Minx – Was $44, now $22
Ice Cold Statement Necklace, Minx-  $18
Pink Shades, Anne Et Valentin- available at L’optique
Pink “Twist Souffle” Booties, Gidigio- $301

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

One Dress, Every Occasion: Spring’s Most Versatile Dress is Here

Like any good relationship, the perfect wardrobe is all about symbiosis. Trendy tops and fancy designer duds are balanced by beautifully cut basics. While we’re all keen on sequins, leather, and tulle, it’s the simple and versatile silhouettes that form the base for more complex outfits. The best basics are simple, timeless and happy to play second fiddle to that statement piece you’ve been dying to wear.

We’ve declared our love for great basics before- but now, we want to show you! We started with spring’s most versatile dress- the Kelly Scoopneck Shift Dress from Yerse!

Whether you’re working on building a dream wardrobe or just hoping to get a little more wear out of your pieces, add this shift to the mix and you’ll be styling like a pro. With tweaks a simple as swapping out the shoes and playing with layering, this dress will take you from a sunny Sunday afternoon to your next work party in no time! Seriously, this shift is it!

But, don’t take our word for it!  Check out the photos below to see just how versatile a great shift dress can be!

Yerse Shift Dress

Yerse Shift Dress

Cheap Monday Chambray Vest Dress

Joules Yellow Raincoat

Line & Dot Striped Blazer

Seychelles Gamble Heels

Just Female Black Trench Coat

Closet Hi-Lo Skirt

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 Shop these looks in our downtown Asheville boutique!

The Base:

Kelly Scoop Shift Dress, Yerse – $109

Daytime:

Heart dress, Cheap Monday – $73
Studded Low Tops, Frye – $179 (now 40% off!)
Yellow Rubber Raincoat, Joules

Work Party-

Striped Blazer, Line & Dot – $131
Elyse Heels in Salmon, Chelsea Crew – $57
Lariat Necklace, Minx – $12

Date Night:

Classic Fedora, Brooklyn Hat Co – $42
Tassel Necklace, Zacasha – $75
Sylvia Trenchcoat, Just Female – $263
Gamble Heels, Seychelles – $103

Cocktails:

Hi-Lo Flamenco Skirt, Closet – $98
Have I Got News Heels, Seychelles – $103
Abstract Floral Earrings, Minx – $12

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

 

3 Must Have Pieces for a Fairytale Wardrobe

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With Spring Comes Fashions Wishes Great and Small

If you could have one fashion wish granted, what would it be?

Ultimately, we think it is an interesting question to pose: if you could dress any way (if lifestyle, budget, and time were not constricting factors) how would that be? Would it be cool and edgy, floral and feminine, clean and sophisticated?

On our sales floor, here at Minx, that is what we are committed to doing, helping each and every customer who walks through our door to build on their own personal look in their own way.

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How to Find and Own Your Look

How does a Minx pinpoint the essence of the look that they are after? Sometimes it’s hard to discern if the look is made by the silhouette, the color, the fabric, the tailoring, or a paring of these elements.

Spring is the perfect time to get excited about clothes again. Here are a few thoughts on how to break down a look and achieve it for yourself.

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Fairy God Mother or Simplification?

Our look for today is one straight from the Fashion Fairy’s bag of tricks. No-fuss and huge impact. It is both brilliant and effortless and one of the main reasons for this is that it is only composed of 3 items: the Metallic Shift Dress, the Black Blazer and the Matisse Folk Shoes.

Only 3 items and yet this outfit speaks volumes. This is a look that is chic, sophisticated, clean, cool, feminine and edgy.

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The Magical Qualities of the Blazer

Not all blazers are made equal, nor do they say the same thing. But if you can find the right one and incorporate it into your wardrobe almost any outfit can be magically lifted to the status of professional, evening and edgy, simply by donning it.

This Black Blazer is crisp and feminine with a shorter arm and a perfect shoulder fit. This is just the jacket to proclaim that business and fun can happen simultaneously.

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Must Have Item: The Metallic Shift Dress

The Metallic Shift Dress has something of the 1960’s silver and gold lame about it. The pattern is decorative and flattering. This is a dress to make you feel truly special again and again.

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The Perfect Bootie, Night or Day

The Matisse Folk Shoes create a practical and fashionable look that states “Yes, I can walk all over town for hours on end, from bar, to show, to party and never lose my balance or my cool factor!”

These shoes are a great item to help build any Minx’s wardrobe. They are so versatile: jeans, dresses, work, play, they can take you through it all!

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Makeup and Jewelry

To really push your evening look to the next level, go red. Nothing ever has, or will, define a mouth like red lips. Be bold, have fun and own the color in whatever shade suits you best. Everyone can wear a red lip.

Try it tonight and add a chunky gold necklace to insure that the pavement and lights aren’t the only things sparkling into the wee hours.

Find this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Metallic Shift Dress, Beautifully – $69
Cropped Sleeve Blazer, The Hanger – $66
Golden Statement Necklace, Minx – $18
Folk Open Toe Booties, Matisse – $159

Big thanks to Amelia Brommer for the post, Jameykay Huffman of Jameykay and Arlie Photography for the images, Breigh for coming back to model!

 

Latest Fashion Trends: Neon Pastels and Frye’s Fashion Sneakers

Spring Fashion Springing From Our Imaginations

Neon Peach Shift Dress

The sound of waves breaking against the sand is soft, yet all-encompassing. Seagulls swoop over you. You lay, eyes shut, stretched out on your towel. The smells of salt and suntan lotion always tickling at the edge of your thoughts.

It’s getting late. You check under the hip of your bikini bottom for how much sun you’ve gotten: white skin left over from your long winter hibernation is flanked by two strips of pink, un-sunscreened skin that couldn’t quite stay undercover during the day. The pink skin, in turn, is framed by the lovely brown expanse of your newly tanned body. Since your hips are beginning to look like Neapolitan ice cream you decide to call it a day.

After a shower outside and then another inside, and a quick nap on a wicker sofa that resembles your grandmothers handbag, you are ready to go out. You want to slip into something  that will transition you effortlessly from day to night. Something that is as much at home eating cotton candy on the boardwalk, as it is sipping cocktails on a moonlit patio. Something that is as playful and as sophisticated as you are.

Latest Fashion Trends: Spotlighting Neon Pastels Neon Peach Shift Dress

The Neon Punch Shift Dress has the delicate whimsy of pastels and the electric vibrancy of neon. When looking for key pieces for spring, many a minx will be wise to incorporate this frock into their spring wardrobe.

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Peach Pop Shift Dress

For such a little item of clothing this the Neon Punch Shift Dress has a lot to say! It is just as much a 1960’s shift dress as it is a 1990’s skater dress. This clean lined dress allows the wearer to move around freely. The simple and flattering silhouette likes to pop up from time to time throughout modern times, often when youth culture is ready to stand up and say something. When there is something worth saying a Minx wants to be able to move comfortably, to “shift” about as she makes her stand.

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The color is amazing. It retains that unattainable glow of sunrise and sunset. It is the love child of acidic sorbet and pastel sherbert. While the tailoring and lines are mod, the deep V of the neck, short sleeves, and the gorgeous keyhole back make it a softer and more feminine envisioning of the classic shift dress.

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Fashion Sneakers Brought To You By Frye

We paired this dress with a low top Frye sneaker. The black leather helps to nudge this look into a casual direction without loosing any of the sophistication. This shoe choice gives yet another nod to the skater look, but we think that this look would be equally as brilliant paired with a sandal.

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Melanie Low Top Sneakers, Frye

Double Strand Necklace

We chose a delicate geometric double chain necklace to keep the look fun, fresh and on trend. The triangles create a nice geometric focal point on the neon pastel background, like a sailboat silhouetted against the setting sun. Now take sail Minxs: wear the sunset, be a sunrise. Stand up and shift!

Find this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Peach Pop Shift Dress – $41
Paper Plane Necklace, Minx- $12
Melanie Low Top Sneakers, Frye- $137

Big thanks to Amelia Brommer for the post, Jameykay Huffman of Jameykay and Arlie Photography for the images, Breigh for coming back to model!