Business Source July - August 2018 - Page 32

Lawson-Fowler said that she has always loved fashion. Now, she enjoys finding pieces that her customers will like. Lawson-Fowler wants the selection at Tru Bliss to be exclusive. She only buys six of each item. That way, you don’t end up wearing the same shirt as someone else at the summer barbecue. In addition to clothing, Tru Bliss also sells jewelry, shoes, other accessories and home goods. As for hot summer trends, Lawson-Fowler points to vibrant colors and patterns. Also, polka dots and a must- have, and micro floral is back as a fashion staple. When it comes to men, short shorts and moisture-wicking shirts and shorts are this sum- mer's hot trends. And don't for- get a cool pair of shades, says Ross Wallace, co-owner of HIM Gentleman's Boutique in New Albany and Louisville. DOLLARS & THREADS WOMEN’S APPAREL Elan gray/white dress: $45 Adrienne white tank: $18 Just me floral print dress: $48 Caramela striped shorts: $36 By CL Laundry shoes: $42 C.C. Exclusives floppy hat: $17 Moda Luxe gray purse: $62 Empire clutch: $28 Bracelet: $17 Necklace: $19 MEN’S APPAREL Pizza T-shirt: Retro Brand $35 Denim shirt: Levi’s $58 Stetson hat: Beaufort $56 Wallet: Clayton & Crume $79 Watch: Daniel Wellington Leather band $229 Glasses: Ray-Ban $145 Belt: Johnston & Murphy leather ($49) Blue shoes: Crevo $50 Khaki: Vineyard Vines $98.50 32 July / August 2018 Tru Bliss Women’s clothes provided by Tru Bliss, 420 Spring St., Jeffersonville. Online: Instagram: @trublissboutiqueky HIM Gentleman’s Boutique Men’s clothes provided by HIM Gentleman’s Boutique, 314 Pearl St., New Albany, and 2352 Frankfort Ave., Louisville. Online: Instagram: @himgentlemansboutique