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Nothing to wear? Sometimes we all need a little inspiration when standing in front of the closet. That’s why Xpress is serving up local style with tips on what to wear, where to shop, and where to find fashion events. Check back each week for the latest looks.

It’s a wrap

Noa Olivet

• Who she is: Noa Olivet

• What she’s wearing: Cuffed jeans, retro boots, starlet sunglasses and a gray wrap top from Minx Boutique (64 N. Lexington Ave., 225-5680).

• Why we love it: Jane declared the slouchy gray shirt the must-have ultra-versatile fashion piece, but Noa’s outfit takes comfort wear to a new level. The wrap is both cozy and body-conscious, adding casual glamor to jeans and boots.

Try this on

Looking for stylish duds that weren’t cranked out of a sweatshop? Fair Wear makes 100%-cotton T-shirts and tote bags. A third of the company’s income goes to provide a livable wage for factory workers. Visit

Find sweatshop-free clothing locally at Spiritex (61 1/2 N. Lexington Ave., 254-8949) and at Terra Diva (80 N. Lexington Ave., 225-4884).

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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