Top drawer

In the family way

Drew Morrow, Renee Morrow and Chalon Baumann

• Who they are: Drew Morrow, Renee Morrow and Chalon Baumann, all visiting from Nashville.

• What they’re wearing: On Drew, BKE jeans and a gray American Apparel tee over a children’s long-underwear top from second-hand store Venus and Mars. On Renee, vintage Frye boots, dance tights and leg warmers, Indian import dress borrowed from her mother, vintage sweater and suede bag. On Chalon, waffle tee and jeans from a thrift shop, tapestry tote made by her father.

• Why we love it: This trio rocks an edgy style, but they’re not too cool to take fashion tips from the fam — Mom’s dress, a bag designed by Dad and a top from the kids’ section.

Try this on

Seventeen years running, the town of Dillsboro (next to Sylva, about 45 miles west of Asheville) welcomes spring with an annual Easter Hat Parade. Residents and visitors are invited to wear their most festive topper and strut their stuff in front of the judges. Prizes are awarded in 20 categories (including most outrageous and most creative), and best-dressed pets also receive accolades. The event takes place Saturday, April 15 at 2 p.m. For info, go to

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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