Top drawer

Old clothes, new tricks

Sherri Bell

• Who she is: Sherri Bell

• What she’s wearing: Bright-orange vintage coat with white piping (“it’s ‘something borrowed,'” according to Sherri); a green sweater she reconstructed; a pink tube top worn as a corset over skinny jeans; platform cockroach stompers (“I’ve had these for ages”) and a chain necklace she made.

• Why we love it: Bold colors, geometric shapes and bright-hued hair all add to Sherri’s unique style. A budding designer, she has an eye for detail and knows that unorthodox uses for clothing (a tube top to cinch the waist) give an outfit fresh appeal.

Try this on

Every spring wardrobe needs new accessories — a good reason to check out the handcrafted designer jewelry and vintage-and-designer handbag sale happening at the Woodfield Inn (2905 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock) on Saturday, March 11. The event runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and includes a benefit for Eliada Homes: Bring old and new dolls and stuffed animals for children in need.

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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