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Power to the Pink Suit

POWER. SUIT. We know them. We love them. Some of our favorite looks involve incredible tailoring. And this look is by no means an exception. In fact, this pink suit from Current Air has an energy all on its own. Carrie really embodied that badass, feminine energy that this suit sets the stage for. And we get it. Menswear, while being incredibly on trend, can be a bit of an intimidating fashion leap for some. And then when you factor in a head-to-toe bright pink, some may hesitate. And, our hope is that you will take a little risk and let your inner boss shine loud (and assertive!) and proud. Perhaps that means just getting a tailored blazer as a start. Or maybe that means taking these pin-stripe pants into the dressing room, doing a quiet dance alone, and then coming out to have a look in the big shop mirror. Whatever that means, we hope you will tap into your inner freakin’ bad ass, because she is in there, and we love her!

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Double Button Jacket, Current Air – $105
Ruffle Belt Pant, Current Air – $87
Cami Top, Final Touch – $30
Pearl Drop Earrings, Alexandra Scarlett – $176
“Rue” Oxfords, Chelsea Crew – $97

Thanks to Carrie for modeling and Megan for the beautiful images.

Within the Fringe

As I look through these photos I keep thinking how it looks like an album cover for Grace’s new electronic-folk record and I just love every moment of that daydream! Speaking of dreams, this dress from Just Female is a dreamy, light work of wearable art. The detail along the shoulders, front, and hem of the dress is soft and perfectly delicate. It flatters the natural flow and curve of the wearer and flatters each movement. Adding sneakers and a bright pink earring juxtaposes the delicate flow of the dress without interrupting it or screeching to a halt. Don’t hesitate to add your personal flare, or even try something a bit unexpected, to such elegant pieces. They may seem too precious, but in actuality, they are begging to be individualized. That’s really the whole secret to wearing the piece and not “letting the piece wear you.” Beyond everything, we want to see YOU, not simply just the garment. Bring on the flare!

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Viola Maxi, Just Female – $165
“Nina” Sneakers – $54
Floral Burst Earrings, NY Accessories – $18

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Megan for the beautiful images.

In Your Dreams

Minx has been built on not only a love of and deep connection to fashion and visual expression, but also to music. Connection to live performance, music history and trends, and melody are all foundational to who Minx is. We recognize that music and fashion are sides of the same coin of expression – it would be hard for us to have one without the other. As music trends and taste change and return, so, we find, does fashion. We hope you find that these inexplicable forces are serving you well in how you navigate your world and that Minx is able to help join them together. Imagine the music throughout your life that has shaped who you are and how you see the world. If you were to visualize it – what colors would you see? We see this process similarly with fashion. What tune do you hear in your head when you wear a floral print? How about a leather moto jacket? Does the rhythm of your steps change with the change of your attire? We hope you will explore these ideas within yourself and as you step outside of your fashion comfort zone, maybe let your new favorite song lead the way? Sure, maybe you’ve never worn a crop top. But something about blasting the new Beyonce album kind of makes you wanna give it a try. Go with that! And we’ll be here to give you compassionate and authentic guidance while you make those choices. You got this!

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

“In Your Dreams” Crew-Neck, Hips & Hair – $75
Studded Wedgie Short, Levis – $98
“Jasper” Shoes, NY Shoes – $58
Gold Hoop Earrings, NY Jewelry – $12

Thanks to Ruby 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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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

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.

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

a little birdie told me

This fishtail-hemmed bird-print dress will make your heart flutter!  It’s one of those dresses that feels great on and is easy to accessorize.  These Lucky Brand tall boots are a perfect match with bare legs for now; but picture it with some pretty red tights and heels as fall truly settles in.

bird-print dress, Angie – $59
tall high-heeled boots, Lucky Brand – $179
hand-cut white enameled earrings, Ashley Buchanan – $71

Special thanks to Rachael Stanfield, our guest model for the week, Heather Fisher at Studio Chavarria, hairstyling and Paola Nazati, photography.