From the Archives: Relax Into Boyfriend Jeans

We’ve pulled one of our favorite summer posts from the archives because a look this good deserves a second chance! Check out “Relax Into Boyfriend Jeans” from August 2014 below:

boyfriend_jean North Carolina’s summer spell is upon us. 

The past few days have been the hottest yet and we find ourselves desiring  our easiest outfits. As the temperature rises, comfort takes top spot on our priority list. Try pulling on skinny jeans in the late August heat, and you’ll agree, something more relaxed is calling your name.

So, we’re welcoming back our favorite boyfriend jeans from Level 99. The perfect (and oh so comfortable) alternative to your go-to skinnies. 

Level 99 Boyfriend JeansBoasting a vibe as relaxed as their fit, these boyfriend jeans are comfortable enough for the hottest days and cool enough for night. 

We like to offset the masculine feel of the denim with a pair of killer heels, like these Playtime Slingbacks from Seychelles. Pairing fancy footwear with casual jeans is an excellent and unexpected way to work dressier shoes into your day-to-day look.

boyfriend_jean-3Going for something more effortless? Try pairing them with one of our favorite recurring trends- a luxe sweatshirt top. Easy to style and comfortable to wear, this top from RD Style is just the thing to keep you feeling good from sunup to sundown.

boyfriend_jean-4There are still long summer days ahead, so dress to enjoy them. Stop traffic. Take that detour. With your trusty boyfriend jeans you’ll be ready for whatever awaits!

Love this look? You’re in luck! We’ve just stocked two new styles of boyfriend jeans in-store! Come in and shop similar styles in our downtown Asheville boutique.

Ditzy Raglan Top, RD Style – $72
Leaf Pendant, David Aubrey – $79
Sienna Jeans, Level 99 – $150
Yank My Chain Necklace (worn as bracelet)– $18
“Playtime” Slingbacks in Metallic Leather, Seychelles – $92

 Psst… loving our style but don’t live in Asheville? Call the shop to place an order over the phone for anything you’ve seen on our blog: 828-225-5680.

Thanks to Grace for modeling, and Paola Nazati Photography.

It’s Friday, Let’s Jam!

Happy Friday Friends! Another work week has flown by (as they always seem to around Minx HQ.) As the weekend approaches, let’s make a point to step back, slow down, and make the time to enjoy another beautiful weekend of summer before they’re gone!

This Friday, we’re turning to the ultimate feel-good band and a track guaranteed to remind you to savor every last drop of summertime sunshine- “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” from The Beach Boys 1966 album Pet Sounds

THE BEACH BOYS ARCHIVE IMAGES

 

100 Years of Fashion (in only 2 minutes!)

As all you savvy students of fashion know when it comes to trends, history tends to repeat itself. A look through any fashion magazine reveals brand new looks drawn from decades long gone. What once was mainstream mall fashion is now being sought out and sold online to the ironic youths of today. Denim jumpsuits from the 70s? Yes, please! Those baby tees and jelly shoes of our childhood? They’re, like totally, back!

Part of the fun of fashion is its connection to our past. Sometimes, the influences are clear and intentional, sometimes it’s natural evolution- but either way, when you get dressed in the morning, your outfit of choice is likely a product of decades of trends, history, and design. So let’s take a minute to appreciate how far fashion has come (or how little it’s changed) with this fabulous video from Mode!

 

It’s Friday, Let’s Jam!

Happy Friday! We’re celebrating today with open windows, easy breezy summer dresses, and our favorite track from Lake Street Dive! Lake Street Dive has been getting a lot of air-time around Minx this week (not to mention some serious sing-alongs!) With beautiful harmonies, serious talent, and totally catchy tunes, we have a feeling this group will be a summertime favorite for a long time to come! So come along, grab a friend, crank up the volume, and join our Friday Jam!

Lake Street Dive- Bad Self Portraits

On deck this week? Lake Street Dive’s “You Go Down Smooth” from their album, Bad Self Portraits. Enjoy!

Blowout Shoe Sale! This Weekend Only!

Blowout Shoe Sale! This Weekend Only!

Starting tomorrow, 7/17, come in and save big at Minx!

This weekend only, score big on select styles from your favorite designers like Sendra, Chelsea Crew, Hudson & more!

Shoes aren’t for you? There are plenty of goodies on our super sale rack- now 50-75% off!

Sizes are limited, so don’t delay! Can’t wait to see you!

XOXO,
MINX

  All discounted sales are final. Sale runs 7/17-7/19. 

Minxie Staff Style File: Get to Know Sarah Jane

Meet Sarah Jane! If you’ve been into Minx recently, chances are you have already worked with the lovely SJ. Whether she’s offering a big smile or a styling tip, Sarah Jane is happy to offer a helping hand to all our customers! Read our interview below to get to know what makes the stylish Sarah Jane such a, well, Minx: Minx Staff File- Sarah Jane Minx Staff File- Sarah Jane Minx Staff File- Sarah Jane Minx Staff File- Sarah Jane

Describe your signature style.  My style? A funky mix of neutral colors and great basics with the occasional 70’s vibe. Oh, and shift dresses. I LOVE shift dresses!

Favorite music? As a classically trained singer, music is a huge part of my life. Every day is a different artist, genre, and sound! I love all music! 

Current obsession? Platforms and bellbottoms! And crop tops to go with! 

Top three favorite clothing/shoe/accessory brands? What makes them special? My favorite brands are definitely Frye, Neuw, and Susana Monaco. 

Frye- stylish classic shoes and boots that are lifelong pieces. I have never regretted a single Frye purchase and I know I never will. Know for their beautiful construction, interesting styles, and reliability, Frye definitely ranks in my top three favorite brands. 

Neuw Denim- the whole concept of Neuw being cut from vintage patterns but updated for a more modern fit thrills me! I love vintage, but I hate seeking it out. My Neuw jeans and super hip and hold their shape like nobody’s business! 

Susana Monaco- I love low maintenance items! Her pieces are beautiful, super wearable, and fit great! Susana Monaco is my best travel buddy! 

Style icon?  I have so many! My inspiration comes from the women I surround myself with.

I have always looked at my sister for mad style inspiration! She is effortlessly chic. My mother is also a big inspiration. Her store has taught me the value of quality. Also, I live with two girls with some of the best closets in Asheville- we get to help each other look awesome everyday!  And last but certainly not least, I work with the most stylish and beautiful women! We collaborate on ideas and styling every day too! 

On your wishlist? Plaid, lace-up boots, and lots of sweaters! I have fall on the brain! 

Favorite local activity? Tubing!!!

Last/Fav Minx purchase? The Jessie Bohemian Two Piece Sandals from Frye!

Thanks to Sarah Jane for answering our questions! Photography by Jameykay Huffman of Jameykay and Arlie Photography. Be sure to tell SJ how cute she is on the blog the next time you see her!