• Who they are: Nikita Rocawich (L) and Raegan Nellor
• What they’re wearing: On Nikita, a white cotton dress purchased at shopbop.com, a woven red belt by Milk and earrings from Street Fair. On Raegan, a bubble tube top and cropped pants, both from Nordstrom, and earrings from Street Fair.
• Why we love it: Happily, Asheville provides the occasional warm day in the middle of winter, perfect for test-driving springtime looks. Nikita spices up flowing white with red accents, while Raegan goes for edgy dark colors. Both keep things casual with flip-flops and fun jewelry.
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For your reading pleasure, here’s a list of not-so-grocery-store-check-out-line fashion magazines. After you’ve devoured ’em, pass ’em along to a friend.
• NYLON — A young but edgy (in a heroin-chic way) magazine with artist interviews and urban culture highlights. $39.84 for 10 issues.
• Zink — Fashion, beauty, art & articles geared toward style-savvy GenXers. 10 issues for $28.
• Metro•Pop — Touting itself as “the fashion magazine for the rest of us,” this unisex glossy delivers artful, imaginative layouts. $33.65 for 6 issues.
• Strut — Gaining coolness points just for being Canadian, the magazine also represents new artists in its pages. 6 issues for $30.
• GirlOnTheStreet.com — A project of trend-spotter Chauncey Zalkin, this online zine is currently on hiatus, but the site still offers inspiring photos.