For Shayba Diaz Muhammad, her line of elegant handcrafted brass women’s jewelry was born of a childhood spent delicately handling her grandmother’s brass vases and animal paperweights.

With their bright, fun pattern and cheeky connection to cartoon royalty, it seems Lilly Pulitzer-patterned Mickey Mouse ears would describe St. Louisan Holly O’Bert’s personal style best.

Wild Heart Boutique in Edwardsville, Illinois, has been open for only a few weeks, but it’s already being warmly received by the Metro East and St. Louis region.

A printed blouse? Always a good idea. Versatile and distinct, this mixed-pattern top from Scotch & Soda looks great with sleek black jeans or a skinny jersey skirt for a sophisticated date night.

Jenny Hill’s design background and passion led her to found Lonesome Traveler, a St. Louis-based company specializing in neckties.

Camille Moore, owner, metalsmith and designer at Rebel + Ruse, began to make jewelry in 2012 while on an Air Force deployment to South Korea.

Back-to-school time: how appropriate that loafers are back in style! (Kids – “jk!”) But clearly, these aren’t your classic penny loafers. And whether in patent, animal print or metallic, they make this prep classic a big step in the right direction for anyone seeking to look stylish this fall.

With trending colors, cuts and patterns, these five looks reflect the hottest styles of a cooling season – and how you can wear them.

Although florals are always a hit for fall, we’re seeing rose prints in particular all over boutiques this year.

If you are crunched for time, but still need to look presentable, let LN counsel you on doing just that – even when you don’t have time for a cup of coffee before work.