Last week, I promised to open up my little black book of fashion sources.
These are the shops that aren’t just setting the trends, they are informing it. They know how to mix and accessorize and help you pull everything together to look your best. They are on Instagram, Pinterest and blogs sharing their finds as they go through Fashion Week and alert you when new items arrive in store. They can be your secret style weapon.
First up is my favorite Southern source, Capitol, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Owner, Laura Vinroot Poole has created an oasis of style, akin to the best edited dream closet. I find that what Laura buys for the store is what I’ll begin seeing other places a couple of seasons later. If you’re ever in Charlotte, you have to stop in. And, if you just want to receive a great education in what’s hot and how to put it together, you can follow the Capitol team on their blog or via Pinterest.
Next up is a home town favorite. Canary (and it’s casual big sister, Cabana) in Dallas, Texas. Cabana, which started as a part time boutique in a cabana in Merry Vose’s backyard became the meeting place for fashion savvy Texans. Just being there made you happy. The price points, usually under $550, also made it feel more accessible.
Angela’s is another dream closet, so it can be dangerous to visit too often!! From evening wear and resort wear, classic pieces you’ll wear for years, the perfect fitting jeans and sumptuous cashmere from Italy to statement jewelry and vintage Chanel, Angela’s is a one-stop shop for fabulousness! If you want to keep up with this shop, follow along on Instagram or their blog
Once all the snow melts and I can get out of my daily uniform of head-to-toe black, I’m excited to pull out some of my latest finds and welcome Spring!