Spring Closet Makeover: Wear Local & Independent Designers

Once in awhile, you get tired of wearing the same dress as everybody else. No matter how you try to accessorize it, your dress from the reliable high street store screams copycat from the Paris Fashion Week.

Yes, I am giving high street stores a rest for now. I want to wear something unique. I want pieces that are handmade because by that I am assured the people who tailored these clothes gave attention to details. It’s a good time for closet makeover since spring has always been associated with new life. In this case, a celebration of new clothes.

You know how much I adore H&M but I am brave enough to take this step because I found a wonderful website which helps brick and mortar boutiques ( for the uninitiated, those are small businesses and solo fashion designers) sell online. Meinto.com unites the very best boutiques in the United States to give access to consumers some of the very best local and designer brands that are not mass produced. Buying from them means you stand out from the crowd.

“Independent boutiques have a distinctive buying approach,” says Daniel Figueredo who currently serves as the Brand Manager at Meinto.com. “We have a rich selection of products to choose from, from emerging and niche labels to more luxurious and established designer names. You will find many items on Meinto.com that you will not find anywhere else on the web.”

To those who crave individualism and want to dress with a bit of flair and originality, take a look at my picks for spring dresses:

Colorful striped chiffon dress from Trendology. This looks cool as a barbecue party dress.

Short Sleeved Dress from Lucy & Co. It’s prefect for those warm cocktail nights by the rooftop pool.

Pleated maxi chiffon dress from Lush. Prefect for those lazy afternoon walk at the park.

Maxi Dress from Mara Hoffman. This screams holiday feel. I particularly love the cutout detail.

All these pieces are from Meinto.com. I think they are classic and will hold the fashion looks of years to come.

If I got your attention by now, you will be delighted to know that Meinto.com is running a contest from February 27, 2012 to March 19, 2012. They will giveaway $1000 Meninto.com giftcard and all you have to do is like their Facebook page then enter your email address to join the giveaway.

Good luck!


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4 Responses to Spring Closet Makeover: Wear Local & Independent Designers

  1. bev says:

    wow nice stylish dresses! i love the first pic…visiting from momsicle’s travel adventure

  2. Lizzie says:

    I really love the multi-color stripes. So refreshing! 🙂

  3. Mirage says:

    I love the combination of the Lush maxidress…so spring-y!

  4. joy says:

    i like the second one 🙂

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