Flower Shop

The floral dress is such a classic, folks. It’s honestly hard to think of an occasion where a floral dress of some sort would be inappropriate. If you’re operating in the world under the impression that florals are always feminine and always formal, I can totally see why but there’s a way out of this restrictive narrative. Consider fabric, accessories, and color pallet when choosing your floral. While these particular looks are absolutely on the formal side: consider how they would read to you if they were paired with sneakers and a distressed denim jacket. Instantly more casual. If this pattern is still a bit bold or loud for you, consider finding more of a micro-floral pattern. No matter how you slice it, a floral dress is definitely a wardrobe staple and we are tickled to honor this piece today!

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Ruby’s Look
Midsummer Floral Tie-Back Gown, By Timo – $319
Wrap Leather Belt, model’s own
“Pandora” Heels, Chelsea Crew – $64
Earrings, Baizaar – $26

Esther’s Look
Floral Print Dress, Current Air – $93
“Pancake” Slingback Heels, NY Shoes – $41
Earrings, NY Jewelry – $20

Thanks to Esther & Ruby for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

Stroll in Bloom

Florals are a timeless and playful pattern that compliments nearly every occasion in every season. Finding a floral piece in your wardrobe that you love and that fits your mood is a great starting point in curating an outfit. So, you grab your floral piece and notice the fabrics and the colors. The kind of fabric usually gives you a clue what occasion it will fit best and what weather it is best suited for. Also, notice the different colors of the flowers and from there you can find other pieces to add to it. We decided to pair a casual light blue v-neck with these trousers which goes nicely with the blue in the flowers. We wanted the red in the pattern to stand out, but a red or pink shirt would also go beautifully. Let the floral print do the talking and allow your accessories and other pieces to compliment it without distracting from it. We thought a neutral shoe and bag would help complete this look – these heels from Dolce Vita are truly perfect with any outfit and they certainly complete this look effortlessly.

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Malibu V-Neck Shirt, F4M – $30
High Rise Floral Trousers, Sadie & Sage – $60
“Roman” Heels, Dolce Vita – $136
“Pendulum” Earrings, Alexandra Scarlett – $110
Handcrafted Woven Tote Bag, Luz Collection – $48

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

Bad Kitty

The white t-shirt & jeans. This combo may be the most beloved in all of street style history. It seems like whenever we come across an accessory, piece of outerwear, or shoe that seems too outlandish to wear outside of a Fashion Week Runway, our go-to is to always try it with a t-shirt and pair of jeans. This practical pairing seems to make anything more realistic and approachable like magic. Maybe there was some subtle eyerolls there, and it’s okay, we get it! With such an accommodating outfit as the white tee/jeans, there does run the risk of it getting monotonous. But don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater! (Yikes, that phrase is intense) I just mean, before you swear off of the white tee/jeans look entirely, try adding some personal flare. It’s a great canvas, all it needs is some personal creativity! No need for couture – just a colorful neck scarf or layering piece can elevate this classic staple into something a bit more individualized.

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Bad Kittys Top, F4M – $38
Lace-hem Skinny, Just Panmaco – $90
Tie-Waist Jacket, Current Air – $87
“Lily” Shoes, NY Shoes – $46
Earrings, NY Jewelry – $16
Spring Bloom Wallet, Orla Kiely – $81

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

Jet Set

There’s just somethin’ about Summer that makes wanna hit the open road! Maybe it’s the clear skies and great weather that gets your mind wandering during your work day. Whether you’re a frequent flyer or a stay-cation expert, having that perfect go-to dress that suits any destination is a must have for this travel season. As you begin packing, we recommend bringing a piece that lends itself to layering (as weather can be unpredictable!), is a clean pallet to go with whatever accessories you can bring, is made of a fabric that doesn’t wrinkle easily or hold onto all of those interesting travel smells, and is a classic shape and silhouette. This dress from Adeline is such a nice option! The pleats and sleeve detail make it special enough for a trip out of town, but is comfortable and effortless so it lends itself perfectly to wherever you find your sense of curiosity taking you! Bon Voyage!

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Cotton Striped Dress, Adeline – $44
“Pandora” Heels, Chelsea Crew – $64
Earrings, NY Jewelry – $12

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

The Cat’s Meow

Animal print! This timeless pattern has been represented and styled in hundreds of different ways throughout the decades. And here at Minx? We love it! We love it as a subtle pop of edge or as the main event of an outfit. It’s the magical pattern that, while it is very eye-catching, it can also read as a neutral. This means that although animal print is a wild pattern – you can still effortlessly add a pop of color, a red lip, or layers of accessories. Don’t let it scare you away, embrace the sass as the boss lady or rebel girl that you ARE!

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Ruby’s Look
Rebel Girl Tee, Hips & Hair – $44
Animal Print Maxi Skirt, 8 Birdies – $39
“Fina” Earrings, Alexandra Scarlett – $136
Doc Marten Boots, model’s own

Esther’s Look
Animal Print Dress, 8 Birdies – $47
Black Block Heels, model’s own
Necklaces, NY Jewelry – $12+
Wrap Ring, Alexandra Scarlett – $105
Earrings, David Aubrey – $60

Thanks to Esther & Ruby for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

Orange You Glad…

…That the Minx Blog is BACK?!? Because, we are so happy to BE back! With all that said, we are ready to dive into some Summer fun now that the days are long and just plain HOT. Since the temperature is rising, so is our need to effortlessly balance comfort with cute, Summer style. This crop-top from Sadie & Sage gives us that delicate balance of flirty and comfortability. Matched perfectly with this pair of orange striped pants, you are ready for wherever your Summer days take you. (We don’t say this lightly when we say this outfit feels as good as your PJs!) We added some brass-toned accessories to play off of the overall warm-tone of this look and a structured woven bag (which could easily fit at least 3 grapefruit La Croix’s). Where will this Summer take you?

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Front-Tie Crop Top, Sadie & Sage – $35
Wide Leg Pants, Final Touch – $44
Hanna Double Hoops Earrings, Alexandra Scarlett – $136
Long Etched Ring, Baizaar – $28
Triple Band Labradorite Ring, Baizaar – $65
Roman Heels, Dolce Vita – $136

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

 

Studio

The cold has arrived! It is here, friends, in a major way and while it may seem obvious that layering up is key to defending yourself against the winter-winds, we would also encourage you to play with textures as you layer! Taking a look in your closet, you can notice what kinda of knits and fabrics you may already gravitate towards: a chunkier knit sweater, a really fine cashmere, structured leather, – the list could go on and on. What we love about this look is it takes textures to the next level! This soft leather dress is the perfect juxtaposition for this fuzzy, furry pink sweater. Help keep your mixed-and-matched textures with something similar to tie it together. We love the zipper detail on the sleeves of the sweater and it ties in nicely with the hardware on the dress. So this winter, we hope you will not only step out of your layering box, but also go for it with the fabric textures you choose!

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Studio Crewneck, Neuw – $172
Coba Leather Dress, Just Female – $365
Cameo Ring, Extasia – $117
Ankle Strap Flats, Model’s Own

Thanks to Chase for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and Fleetwoods for the perfect backdro