Top drawer

Spring fever

Nikita Rocawich, Reagan Nellor

• Who they are: Nikita Rocawich (L) and Raegan Nellor

• What they’re wearing: On Nikita, a white cotton dress purchased at, 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.

Try this on

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.

• — A project of trend-spotter Chauncey Zalkin, this online zine is currently on hiatus, but the site still offers inspiring photos.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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