beauty & fashion: April Must-Haves

Oh Hello April! With the snow almost completely gone, now we can really start to welcome spring. Whether you’re spring cleaning out your home, in need of a new wardrobe or in looking to add something fresh, and colorful to your closet, I have you covered with my top five picks for the month of April. Again this month, everything is from small Minnesota businesses, owned by women. Let me know in the comments which item you’re loving this month!

#1 Color Block Scarf - From Anny

Add some color to the grey rainy days with this spunky striped scarf at From Anny. With the lightweight silky fabrication, you can easily transition this look from spring to summer, making this addition wildly versatile in your closet. Style it a plethora of different ways, continuing to expand its versatility. How will this amazing scarf add some spice to your closet?!


Camera: Ella Cochrane

Camera: Ella Cochrane

#2 Asher Pants - WAY the Label

I’d be lying if I said, these WAY the Label pants don’t spark joy! Not only are they an awesomely retro color, but they are so easy to style. Elevate these trousers with a structured button up shirt, blazer and heels and you’re ready to kill it at the office. Add some femininity by pairing these slacks with a floral pattern blouse (preferably in lavender) adding spring details to your wardrobe. When running around with the kiddos, try these pants casual, with a classic tee and denim jacket. Best part about these pants are the fact that they are designed, made and sold right here in Minnesota, by fellow #girlbosses


Camera: Rodel Querubin

Camera: Rodel Querubin

#3 Striped Tee - The Volk Boutique

Since we are still obsessing over the mustard color theme for the year of 2019, why not admire this mustard striped tee from The Volk Boutique. This tee is irresistibly soft and extremely comfortable. Admire the femininity of the sequined pocket adding a fresh flare to a classic tee. With the boxier cut, I suggest sizing down or simple embrace the ability to tuck, tie and twist the tee creating a variety of different styles all with one tee. A fun fact about this tee is the fact that it is made right here in America, making it ethically chic.


#4 Jewelry- Arza Jewelry

In need of some fresh jewels to add to your accessory collection? Why not go the ethical route and purchase your next pair of earrings, a beautiful necklace or a statement cuff from Arza Jewelry! Designer, Rebecca, creates high-quality pieces that combine elements found in nature as well as antique pieces. With her unique designs, you are certain to find pieces that are one-of-kind as well as timeless making it easy to incorporate into your wardrobe. What’s really cool about her earrings, is that they can be made as clip ons or hooks, catering to all jewelry lovers! Want to see more of her work in-person? Come check out her the Pop-Up Shop she is hosting this Saturday (4/6/19)! Regardless of your personal style you are destined to find a fabulous addition to your closet.


#5 Mist Spray - Essence One

Spring is in the air, and with springtime comes spring cleaning, and fresh scents. Why not smell as fresh you and your home appear with a mist spray from Essence One?! With three different scents to choose from, you can spray them as needed and just about anywhere. Try the Rest spray on your linens, bringing a calming sense to your bed sheets, perfect for a good night’s rest. Start your day right by spraying the Uplift mist onto your clothing before you get dressed, helping you feel great all throughout the day. Or keep your home smelling like spring with the Refresh spray. (You may want to leave this one in the bathroom). All of the sprays are ethically made here in Minnesota with all-natural ingredients, making this product safe for everyone! Which scent are you going to try out this month?!


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Meghanlee Phillips is the Editor-in-Chief of The Volk Magazine. With a passion for fashion, a love for writing and her lifestyle focused around mental health; she has been able to bring all three together to create the mid-western fashion/lifestyle magazine, The Volk. Keep up to date with her and her vibrant style by following @msmeghanlee (Instagram)

See more Minnesota brands and amazing products in the Spring 2019 issue of The Volk. Available Now!

In this issue you will notice a very strong “woman empowerment” theme. Whether it be an all-female team creating an editorial, or features of incredibly strong women, you are certain to see femininity as you flip through every page. With our dynamic mother-daughter duo on the cover (Angela and Grace Wethor) we can ensure that empowerment and inspiration are destined to find you. Since we are all about women, you will also find a Mother’s Day gift guide as well as a beautiful tribute from the women on Team Volk to their mothers and daughters. Per usual there will be plenty of eye-catching fashion and intriguing articles captivating all of your creative senses.