Saturday, March 24, 2018

Richmond Fashion Crush: Shop Evolve

Photo by Catherine Page
Photo by Catherine Page
Photo by Catherine Page

Hello! Creativity, community and support define the Richmond fashion scene- and it's one of my favorite things about Richmond by far. I try to support local fashion brands as much as possible so it should come as no surprise that I was stoked when Shop Evolve, a fairly new RVA fashion retailer, sent me a personal, hand-written invitation to their pop-up shop earlier this month at Lou Stevens Glam Squad Studio on Broad Street. My roommate, Elissa, and I attended the event together and I can definitely add Shop Evolve to my list of favorites after the experience.

Many items caught my eye at the event but this black and white star skirt called out to me in particular. I immediately grabbed a couple sizes to try on and headed to the dressing room. I fell in love with the skirt the second that I slipped it on; it's a little sexier than what I normally go for but having fun with fashion is all about pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone, am I right? So I went ahead and purchased it- and boy, am I glad that I did. I've already worn it more than a handful of times since buying it just a few weeks ago. Stay tuned to see all of the different ways that I style it this spring! You can add it to your own wardrobe for $32.50 here.

I wanted to play up the "cool girl" vibes of the mini skirt so I styled it with a sassy red "honey" crop top. I love how the white detailing of the crop top emphasized the white star design of the skirt. A faux fur leopard print jacket added to the stylish aesthetic. I slipped into a pair of black velvet heels, grabbed a red-hot vintage purse and called it a ~look~. Red lipstick, simple golden accessories and white + blue "clout" sunglasses perfected the outfit.

Photos by Catherine Page. You can browse through more of her work here.

Black and white star skirt: Shop Evolve
Red "honey" crop top: Wish
Black heeled sandals: Jeffrey Campbell via Poshmark
"Tori" necklace: c/o Personal Necklace
Red purse: Vintage c/o La Retro Girl
Celestial earrings: c/o Zaful
Sunglasses: Wish