If You Buy One Thing To Wear This Summer, Buy This…

We haven’t had to worry about WHAT TO WEAR for weeks, and we’re all having withdrawals. We’ll be putting on real clothes to venture out of the house, face mask applied, soon though, and we’ve been doing just a bit of fashion reconnaissance for when that finally happens.

To get the scoop, we reached out to boutiques and stylists from the FASHION FORWARD CLT initiative to give us the one item that they recommend adding to your closet this summer. Purchasing one of these picks has a bit more meaning this season, since most boutiques participating in Fashion Forward are making a donation to a local Charlotte charity. Read more about the story behind Fashion Forward CLT here.

Keeping a CLT small business running and contributing to your community ~ that sounds like a feel-good dose of retail therapy to us!

If You Buy One Thing To Wear This Summer, Buy This…

Tiered Maxi Dress
Stylist Catherine Horgan
BUY HERE THROUGH INSTAGRAM
 For every purchase made, 20% of proceeds will be donated to The Arts of Empowerment Project.
This red pantsuit by Luis Machicao | Machicao Couture LLC.
BUY HERE
Luis will be selling select evening gowns for $200 each.
25% of each sale will be donated to RunningWorks.
Color Pop Maxi Dress
Found Collection
BUY HERE
With their new online shop (coming soon), FOUND collection is donating a portion of the proceeds this season to FEEDING AMERICA.
Tiger Lily Tank
KK Bloom Boutique
BUY HERE
Use code FASHIONFORWARD15 for a KK Bloom is offering a one time use 15% off discount. KK Bloom will be donating 10% of these proceeds to Second Harvest Food Bank.
Flower Bomb earrings
Primaura
BUY HERE
Primaura is offering 20% off with code: FashionForward20.
20% of all sales will go to support The Arts Empowerment Project.
Necklace from the Cowrie Collection
Twine & Twig
BUY HERE
Now through Mother’s Day, Twine and Twig will be offering buy one get the second of equal or lesser value 1/2 off using code FashionForwardCLT. 20% off sitewide after BOGO expires.
Batik Blue Midi Wrap Skirt
Empower for Hope
BUY HERE
Receive 20% off any purchase over $100, using code FASHIONFORWARD. By purchasing from Empower for Hope, you are providing income for local vulnerable women artisans who are by making masks for the public and front line workers.
la fuerza earrings
Noelle Munoz Jewelry
BUY HERE
Noelle Munoz Jewelry is offering 15% off all merchandise with code FASHIONFORWARD.
10% of sales will go to RunningWorks.
Mary Tie Dye Kaftan
Renata Gasparian
BUY HERE THROUGH INSTAGRAM
 For every purchase made, 20% of proceeds will be donated to The Arts of Empowerment Project.
Pink Tropics Midi Dress
Chosen Women Apparel
BUY HERE
Chosen is offering 20% off all purchases and free shipping.
Chosen will be donating 10% of all sales to the Arts Empowerment Project .
A slip dress
Stylist Stacee Michelle
BUY HERE
Sloan is offering 25% off the entire store including gift certificates.
A portion of all sales will be donated to RunningWorks.
Pava Studded Sandals
Monkee’s of Charlotte
BUY HERE
To show appreciation for the healthcare workers who are working so hard during this difficult time, Monkee’s of Charlotte is offering, with each purchase made by phone, Instagram, or online, the opportunity to nominate a healthcare worker who they feel should be awarded a $200 gift card to Monkee’s.
Carianna Hat
Amina Rubinacci
BUY HERE
Amina Rubinacci is having a 25% off sale.
For every purchase, the customer will be allowed to nominate one healthcare worker for the chance to win $500 gift certificate at Amina Rubinacci.
Leila Dress
Stylist Whitley Adkins Hamlin
BUY HERE
Coplon’s is offering 25% off regular priced and sale merchandise.
With every purchase you may nominate a health care worker you feel is deserving of a $125 gift certificate to the store.
Hunter Bell Poppy Dress
Charlotte’s
BUY HERE
Charlotte’s is offering 20% off merchandise (shoes, jewelry, gifts) and 30% off clothing (some exclusions apply). With each purchase you may nominate a teacher who you think has gone above and beyond during this time, and Charlotte’s will host the winner to pick out a new dress or other outfit of their choice.
Solid Blue Seersucker Shirt
Ole Mason Jar
BUY HERE
Ole Mason Jar is conducting a store-wide sale of up to 30% off.
Ole Mason Jar will be offering a Save The Wedding Giveaway including a suit to be awarded to someone who has had a displaced wedding due to Covid-19.
Unlined windowpane sports jacket by Luigi Bianchi
Taylor Richards & Conger
BUY HERE
Taylor Richards & Conger and TRC W are donating 10% of a Gift Certificate total value to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to help feed local school children and needy neighbors.
Tie Dye Dresses
Stylist Arden Rucho
BUY HERE and HERE
Layering necklaces from The Jen Collection
Stylist Kristin Heinrich
Text Kristin Heinrich at 704-427-7221 and she’ll hand deliver your purchase

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