First Day of Spring Fashion

I’m so excited to celebrate the first day of spring with a spotlight on the spring look book from one of my favorite boutiques: Encore.

Encore is an upscale clothing boutique in the heart of downtown Athens, Georgia. When the owner of Encore, Nikki Grant, published their first official look book in the summer of 2012, I was absolutely blown away. Nikki took the quaint charm of her little southern boutique and raised the bar with high quality photography, skilled models, and impeccable styling of the boutique’s apparel and accessories. Encore’s look books truly set it apart from the numerous boutiques in Athens.

They recently published their Spring 2014 look book, which was shot by photographer Logan Potterf on location at The Hill, a neighborhood owned by Lee Epting of Epting Events. Some of their top spring looks were selected and styled by Nikki and her team and modeled by the stunning Mercedes Bleth.

I chose three of my favorite ensembles from the look book that feature some of the hottest trends for Spring 2014.

Tank: Michael Stars Skirt: Flying Tomato Sandal: Bronx Bracelets: Chic Sisters Designs Hat: Model's own

Tank: Michael Stars
Skirt: Flying Tomato
Sandal: Bronx
Bracelets: Chic Sisters Designs
Hat: Model’s own

Spring 2014 Trend: Try a NEW Look

Spring is all about renewal. This spring try a new look – something boho chic like this ensemble. The key pieces that make this look are the brightly colored and patterned maxi skirt and the beaded bracelets by local Athens designers, Chic Sisters Designs! Remember, local always looks good on you!

encore 2

Blouse: BCBGeneration
Shorts: Line & Dot
Earrings: In store exclusive

Spring 2014 Trend: Floral

This is my favorite outfit from the look book because it pairs an ultra feminine and spring inspired floral pattern with a wardrobe basic: the white blouse. When a new season rolls around, it doesn’t mean you have to run out and buy a whole new wardrobe. Use the staples you have in your closet in combination with investing in a few key pieces that are on trend for the season, like these Line & Dot shorts!

Sheer Fringe Wrap: Ellison Denim Cutoff Shorts: 7 for All Mankind

Sheer Fringe Wrap: Ellison
Denim Cutoff Shorts: 7 for All Mankind

Spring 2014 Trend: Fringe

Fringe is my favorite new and exciting trend for Spring 2014. This versatile sheer fringe wrap by Ellison is aptly styled with a classic denim short in the look book. This piece would also pair perfectly with a pant, a skirt, a dress, or even a swimsuit. I could see this transitioning to fall as well – the possibilities are endless!

To view the entire look book, go here. To shop new arrivals and sale items, visit Encore’s site. To shop in store, visit Encore at 186 E Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601

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