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5 Mistakes You’re Making When You Shop

Not testing the quality of fabrics. It’s important to “garment test” any potential new addition to your wardrobe. Check for unraveling stitches, unfinished hemlines, and the breathability/flexibility of the fabric. Grabbing the first thing that catches your eye. Unless you’re actually window-shopping you should always have a goal in mind. Know what you’re looking for…

3 Signs That You’re Overdue for New and Refreshed Branding Images

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or on the journey of your professional career, professional headshots and branding images can be the money-making marketing push you need to take your brand or career to the next level. If you’re wondering if you need new branding images, here’s a few signs to tell you … it is time.…

How to Shop Stress-Free 101

Shopping, either you love it or you don’t. Some of us were born with the gift to thrift and solve our problems with retail therapy. For those that have been traumatized by horrible shopping experiences, here are a few stylist tips for having a stress-free shopping experience. Prep your Shopping List & Know What Your…

Has Your Style Caught Up With Your Personal Transformation?

woman in pink dress bending

I have to admit, you guys have been killing it since COVID. Working on your skincare, fitness, career, family, starting businesses, going back to school, becoming plant moms. Much like the rest of the world, we have all gone through (or currently going through) a transformation in one way or another within the past year.…

7 Unconventional Ways to Wear Combat Boots

Combat boots give an edgy appeal to the most luxurious and trendy outfits, here are a few unconventional outfits to try with combat boots.

Inclusive Lingerie Brands to Invest in For Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we need to get you right sis—these are the inclusive lingerie brands you need. From sexy lingerie to nude basics you can wear every day, we got you for V-day and beyond. Check out these amazing lingerie brands you (or your boo) should invest in for Valentine’s…

10 Ways A Personal Stylist Can Change Your Life

Whatever age and stage you are in your life. A stylist can help bring out the best in you from the inside out for whatever season you’re in.

We Asked Two Moms What Do They Wear to Work From Home Here’s What Mattie James & LaNatria Ellis Had to Say

We caught up with two of my favorite influencers, Mattie James (@themattiejames) and LaNatria Ellis (@caribbean_cowgirl) and asked them what are their work from home style go-tos.

The Psychology Behind Your Closet Cleanout: Why Do We Hold On to Things We Don’t Need

wood fashion shopping design

I’ve been staring at these ugly dark charcoal grey oxford shoes that I bought  when I was at least 14 years old from Forever 21 for about 10 minutes now. I barely wore them then and I damn sure don’t wear them now, so I’m just wondering to myself, Why the hell are these still…

Vitamin C is Vital to Your Skincare Routine and Here’s Why

Vitamin C is a skin supernutrient that protects skin cells from damaging sun rays, inhibits melanin production, helps improve hyperpigmentation, even out skin tone, and improve your natural glow. Now imagine the results of implementing vitamin c into your skincare routine. Say goodbye to random brown spots I’m happy to know that I’m not the…

How to Style Bucket Hats

Dear The Stylette, I bought a few cute bucket hats. Ya know, because nostalgia. But, I realized I have no idea how to style them. Can you help me out with a few ideas? AShley | 28 | columbia, md | branding coach If you have had your eye on bucket hats lately, you’re not…

How to Master the Art of Layering: Tips & Tricks for Warm Layering in Cold Winter Months

December is nearby and if you live on the east coast, like me, then you know it is about to get real. I strongly believe that dressing in layers for the colder seasons shouldn’t come with the cost of walking out the door looking like a marshmallow. The Art of Layering is a #sostylette skill…

Erica Matthews on 5 Ways the Fashion Industry Can Support Black Creatives

If you don’t know what’s going on right now and what has been going on for hundreds of years. You must be either living under a rock or just intentionally oblivious to the oppression, struggle, and the increasingly alarming rate that my people are being killed by the hands of law enforcement. Last week, we…

You Need These Colors in Your Closet to Brighten Your Mood

If you’re getting a little bored with your wardrobe and need style inspiration, look no further. We could all use a little more color in our closet, even when we’re chillin’ in the house. Color has psychological effects that can brighten our day and improve our moods.  We have 5 colors that you absolutely need…

Designer to Watch: Devan Gregori Debuts Her Sustainable Brands with Freedom in Mind

We love talking with designers and getting to know where their inspiration comes from behind their brands. Big and small. Today, I caught up with Devan Gregori a sustainable designer based in San Francisco who is debuting her brand and first collection. Tell us about yourself and your brand! Well, I’m Devan, and I’m a…

Books About Style and Fashion to Add to Your Reading List

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I love getting lost and going down a warp hole when I read a fashion book. They make me feel creative and inspired after I read them and it reminds me why I love fashion so much in the first place. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite fashion books and new ones to add…

8 Tips to Nail Your Next Virtual Job Interview

We thought you could use some tips to help you navigate your career through this new normal. There are a lot of companies who have conducted virtual interviews before the pandemic, but now everyone is doing it. If you’ve never done one before, we’ve got 8 tips help you make your virtual interview a breeze.…

Getting Dressed With No Where to Go Can Make You Happy

Putting together an outfit is like suiting yourself with social armor. What we wear has power and influence not only over the message we’re sending to others but it also tells a great deal about how we feel about ourselves. Think of a time when you didn’t feel well. You probably put on whatever and dressed…

Workleisure is the Future of Workwear

During the pandemic, sweatpants, slippers, and comfy loungewear became the norm for quarantine life. Two years post-pandemic and most of us have headed back to the office or gotten used to a hybrid remote-office lifestyle. Blending professionalism with comfort, work leisure is the new normal for the workplace. What is Workleisure? ” As you can…

Routine Videos Inspire Me to Romanticize my Life

The little mundane things that we do on a daily basis can start to feel like we’re imprisoned after a while. Like, that one Spongebob episode when Squidward goes to Squidville with big dreams only to repeat the same routine every day. I read a quote yesterday that said, “your future is hidden in your…

3 Signs That You’re Overdue for New and Refreshed Branding Images

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or on the journey of your professional career, professional headshots and branding images can be the money-making marketing push you need to take your brand or career to the next level. If you’re wondering if you need new branding images, here’s a few signs to tell you … it is time.…

How to Shop Stress-Free 101

Shopping, either you love it or you don’t. Some of us were born with the gift to thrift and solve our problems with retail therapy. For those that have been traumatized by horrible shopping experiences, here are a few stylist tips for having a stress-free shopping experience. Prep your Shopping List & Know What Your…

5 Mistakes You’re Making When You Shop

Not testing the quality of fabrics. It’s important to “garment test” any potential new addition to your wardrobe. Check for unraveling stitches, unfinished hemlines, and the breathability/flexibility of the fabric. Grabbing the first thing that catches your eye. Unless you’re actually window-shopping you should always have a goal in mind. Know what you’re looking for…

Has Your Style Caught Up With Your Personal Transformation?

woman in pink dress bending

I have to admit, you guys have been killing it since COVID. Working on your skincare, fitness, career, family, starting businesses, going back to school, becoming plant moms. Much like the rest of the world, we have all gone through (or currently going through) a transformation in one way or another within the past year.…

7 Unconventional Ways to Wear Combat Boots

Combat boots give an edgy appeal to the most luxurious and trendy outfits, here are a few unconventional outfits to try with combat boots.

Inclusive Lingerie Brands to Invest in For Valentine’s Day

6

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we need to get you right sis—these are the inclusive lingerie brands you need. From sexy lingerie to nude basics you can wear every day, we got you for V-day and beyond. Check out these amazing lingerie brands you (or your boo) should invest in for Valentine’s…

10 Ways A Personal Stylist Can Change Your Life

Whatever age and stage you are in your life. A stylist can help bring out the best in you from the inside out for whatever season you’re in.

We Asked Two Moms What Do They Wear to Work From Home Here’s What Mattie James & LaNatria Ellis Had to Say

We caught up with two of my favorite influencers, Mattie James (@themattiejames) and LaNatria Ellis (@caribbean_cowgirl) and asked them what are their work from home style go-tos.

The Psychology Behind Your Closet Cleanout: Why Do We Hold On to Things We Don’t Need

wood fashion shopping design

I’ve been staring at these ugly dark charcoal grey oxford shoes that I bought  when I was at least 14 years old from Forever 21 for about 10 minutes now. I barely wore them then and I damn sure don’t wear them now, so I’m just wondering to myself, Why the hell are these still…

Vitamin C is Vital to Your Skincare Routine and Here’s Why

Vitamin C is a skin supernutrient that protects skin cells from damaging sun rays, inhibits melanin production, helps improve hyperpigmentation, even out skin tone, and improve your natural glow. Now imagine the results of implementing vitamin c into your skincare routine. Say goodbye to random brown spots I’m happy to know that I’m not the…

How to Style Bucket Hats

Dear The Stylette, I bought a few cute bucket hats. Ya know, because nostalgia. But, I realized I have no idea how to style them. Can you help me out with a few ideas? AShley | 28 | columbia, md | branding coach If you have had your eye on bucket hats lately, you’re not…

How to Master the Art of Layering: Tips & Tricks for Warm Layering in Cold Winter Months

December is nearby and if you live on the east coast, like me, then you know it is about to get real. I strongly believe that dressing in layers for the colder seasons shouldn’t come with the cost of walking out the door looking like a marshmallow. The Art of Layering is a #sostylette skill…

Erica Matthews on 5 Ways the Fashion Industry Can Support Black Creatives

If you don’t know what’s going on right now and what has been going on for hundreds of years. You must be either living under a rock or just intentionally oblivious to the oppression, struggle, and the increasingly alarming rate that my people are being killed by the hands of law enforcement. Last week, we…

You Need These Colors in Your Closet to Brighten Your Mood

If you’re getting a little bored with your wardrobe and need style inspiration, look no further. We could all use a little more color in our closet, even when we’re chillin’ in the house. Color has psychological effects that can brighten our day and improve our moods.  We have 5 colors that you absolutely need…

Designer to Watch: Devan Gregori Debuts Her Sustainable Brands with Freedom in Mind

We love talking with designers and getting to know where their inspiration comes from behind their brands. Big and small. Today, I caught up with Devan Gregori a sustainable designer based in San Francisco who is debuting her brand and first collection. Tell us about yourself and your brand! Well, I’m Devan, and I’m a…

Books About Style and Fashion to Add to Your Reading List

26

I love getting lost and going down a warp hole when I read a fashion book. They make me feel creative and inspired after I read them and it reminds me why I love fashion so much in the first place. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite fashion books and new ones to add…

8 Tips to Nail Your Next Virtual Job Interview

We thought you could use some tips to help you navigate your career through this new normal. There are a lot of companies who have conducted virtual interviews before the pandemic, but now everyone is doing it. If you’ve never done one before, we’ve got 8 tips help you make your virtual interview a breeze.…

Getting Dressed With No Where to Go Can Make You Happy

Putting together an outfit is like suiting yourself with social armor. What we wear has power and influence not only over the message we’re sending to others but it also tells a great deal about how we feel about ourselves. Think of a time when you didn’t feel well. You probably put on whatever and dressed…

3 Reasons You Still Buy Clothes, Shoes, and Accessories You Don’t Wear

Women wear only about 20%-25% of their wardrobe but yet we’re always constantly buying new things. Here are 3 reasons you still buy clothes, shoes, and accessories you don’t wear. 1. You don’t have a goal or vision in mind when you shop: You fall into the trap of buying the first pretty or cute…

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