Giddy Up! Western Wear Rides into Town

Are you ready to saddle up and head west for the fall? Designers flooded the runways with western-inspired and cowboy-style characteristics for Fall 2018 and we are totally okay with it. Or at least, I am! Paying homage to my home state, Veronica Beard’s collection was heavily inspired by the show Dallas, and it turns out, I learned while I was merchandising the store, Elizabeth was, too.

I started pulling some items and envisioned a western post immediately, with Penelope modeling on a horse, of course, but then I thought better of it and wanted to add an element of sophistication and wearability for us Alexandrians. (We are clearly not in the wild, wild west!) I pulled inspiration from street style bloggers and the runway so we all could envision the western influence in our everyday lives, sans horses.

I love to embrace trends by adding a few pieces to my already existing wardrobe, and by the brisk pace with which they’ve moved out of the store, I know many of you do, too. I’m prone to do things like: add a suede jacket with a front-tie blouse; put a flat-brimmed, beaded hat with a bold, colored dress; do a modern take on classic cowboy boots; couple leather leggings with an oversized sweater; and, pair distressed denim with graphic tees. Those are a few of the treasures I found to pull some looks together. While I styled an outfit one way, you could easily mix and match with any of the other items.

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  • Izar Dress by Ulla Johnson, $665
  • AGL Bootie, $495
  • Lonny Dickey Jacket, $595
  • Packer by Sam Edelman, $130
  • Mela Dickey Jacket by Veronica Beard, $640
  • Winona by Sam Edelman, $160
  • Soraya Dress by Ulla Johnson, $550
  • Cow Print Flat by AGL, $445
  • Winona by Sam Edelman, $160
  • Lawson Dickey Schoolboy Jacket by Veronica Beard, $595

Happy shopping ladies!




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Co-Owner Katie Coslov bought Mint Condition with her sister-in-law Megan Podolsky in August of 2019. Previously Katie was the Director of Operations at The Shoe Hive and had fallen in love with Old Town’s charming little city, where you walk down the street and greet people by their first names. Coming from numerous other big named retailers, and graduating from The University of Arizona with a Retailing and Consumer Sciences Degree, owning her own store had been on her bucket list! Check Check. Katie and her husband Ryan moved to the Alexandria area in 2016 with their 2 dogs and since then have a ten-month-old baby girl with another one on the way!

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