This sweatshirt, friends. THIS. SWEATSHIRT. I can’t recall a time that a black sweatshirt triggered such feelings of joy and intrigue than when I borrowed (did not steal) my sister’s black NKOTB sweatshirt from her drawer. This bell-sleeved, cropped sweatshirt from Levi’s is about a hundred times softer and must less previously owned (as in, not at all) than my sister’s sweatshirt. It conjures up effortless magic! We kept this look overall in a neutral & monochromatic pallet to help fully embody the magic elements of the sweatshirt. My heart actually skipped a beat as I imagined styling this piece under a pair of overalls and sneakers, so let me just take a deep breath here. The midi-length skirt pairs sweetly with this stripped mules from Intentionally Blank. If a mule is a shape that you love (and we’re betting you do!) be sure to give this new shape a try. It has a round toe and doesn’t come up as high on the sides as most mules, giving an overall softer look. It’s got the tiniest heal which is perfect for any event. So whether you’re “hangin’ tough” (had to bring the NKOTB reference back around) or laying low, we love everything about this look for you.
Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!
Cropped Sweatshirt, Levi’s
Midi Button Skirt, Storia
“Clyne” Striped Mule, Intentionally Blank
Necklace, NY Accessories
Thanks to Grace for modeling and Megan for the beautiful images.
Haas Top in Black (Blush and Heather available online), Kerisma – $66
Stretch Jersey Pencil Skirt in Black and Taupe Stripe, Promesa – $27
Leather Wrap Belt in Truffle, ADA – $77
Knuckle Ring, Minx Accessories – $12
Open Oval Ring, Tiffany Kuntz – $42
Woven Clamshell Clutch, Minx Accessories – $78
Painted Wooden Bangle, VOZ – $28
Platform Sandals, Eric Michaels – $132
This outfit is available in our downtown boutique.
Whether you’re kicking it downtown for brunch, doing a little shopping with the girls, or just keeping it real at the house, you can’t go wrong with a well-fitting pair of boyfriend jeans with a striped top and loafers. The Troy Boy boyfriend jean by Paige is a high-ticket item, but made to last and fits like a dream. Come give them a try for yourself!
Troy Boy boyfriend jeans in Caroline, Paige – $173
skinny belt, Minx Accessories– $14
old coin long necklace, Ax+Apple – $97
green 3/4 sleeved striped top, Piko – $35
Lissa black leather cross-body purse, Alternative – $69
Bronx loafers in black, Dolce Vita – $165
Make waves in some of our favorite new pieces from Angie, Shae and Seychelles. Angie’s perfectly aqua, tulip-hemmed shorts hit a little high on the waist, and the pleats give them a sweet vintage feel. Shae’s taupe and black striped cardigan is a must-have for cardi-collectors and stripe addicts alike. Seychelles’ Freesia t-strap flats are some of the best we’ve seen this season, bringing this cool spring look together without overdoing it!
aqua shorts, Angie – $41
black camisole, Nikibiki – $22
striped cardigan, Shae – $108
Freesia sandals, Seychelles – 88
vintage button cocktail ring – $88
looking glass necklace, Ax + Apple – $75
This micro-mini skirt might not be for everyone, but mixing stripes with a vibrant tribal print is a formula that anyone can follow. Solid black boots and statement necklace ground this pattern-rich outfit, creating a unique yet utterly-wearable look. People will think, “this girl knows what she’s doing!”
striped shirt, Mai Tai – $24
zig-zag printed mini skirt, Solemio – $35
black ankle boots, Lucky Brand – $128
black necklace, David Aubrey – $110
What an effortless dress! A true throw it on and go number. With two color-ways to choose from (red/white, navy/white) and a $29 price tag, you have no excuse not to buy this little beauty. Come in and and see for yourself before you have another, “It sold out before I got one!” Minx Moment.
The ever-wonderful signature wrap dress by Butter, this time in their best-selling nautical stripe. The perfect dress to get miles and miles out of. Every time I tie one I find an new way to style it. I am fairly sure that with a little imagination and patience this dress could yield over 75 innovative silhouettes!
This look is full off great pieces that are sure to become your newest closet staples. Wear the striped top with colorful shorts; wear the heels with a sexy little dress; David Aubrey’s vine hoops will go with just about anything, as will the bangles; and are-you-kidding-me $36 skinnies… I’m sure you’ll find something else to wear with those!
navy and white striped top, Swoon – $27
skinny jeans, It’s Me – $36
red peep-toed heels, Chelsea Crew – $62
gold bangle – $33
gold vine earrings, David Aubrey – $31
Special thanks to: Jamie, our guest model for the week,
Haven King at Studio Chavarria, hair styling,
and Paola Nazati, photography.
A classic linen sailor pant should be in every girl’s summer wardrobe. Match these beauties with anything from a retro striped top to a classic cream-colored blouse and you will be dressed in good form.
black sailor pant, Level 99 – $93
striped top, Moon Collection – $44
necklace, by boe – $33
chain drop earrings, by boe – $38
nude wedges, Seychelles – $99
turquoise bag, Tano – $261
Another Butter By Nadia stunner! Make it a bubble skirt or a little striped dress… You can even turn it inside out and make it into an A-line skirt with a little ruffle edge… It’s fun, it’s playful, and full of possibility.
convertible bubble skirt/dress, Butter by Nadia – $209
locally handmade leather bow necklace, Debris – $42
black wedges, BC footwear – $82
grey wool blazer, MM Couture – $113
black tank, Nikibiki – $22