Trend Alert : The Tennis Skirt

The sporty look has been getting major traction recently. It has shown up all over Instagram and the coolest piece for completing this trend has been the tennis skirt. I remember a few years ago wearing a tennis skirt was like flipping a coin, you either loved it or hated it. While that may still be the case, more girls are loving this cool look. The white fabric tends to be easier to style and can be paired with an oversized top or a crop making it more versatile. Even WhoWhatWear wrote an article on this popular trend.

As for me, I honestly LOVE this trend but I do not want to buy a tennis skirt and then the trend fizzle out and I’m left with a sporty garment when I clearly do not play sports. So if you don’t have one and are like me, try a pleated mini skirt, a white mini skirt, or a printed mini skirt instead.

Best Places to Shop Summer Looks

So just today I saw an ad for Missguided pop up on FB and I always go through the ads just to see what’s new and I just thought I had to share some of the newest looks that I am seeing for summer! Usually, spring is for more pastels and summer brings brighter colors but I think its a free for all this year since we are all kind of going off-script. I rounded up a few cute places to buy your essentials to wear on your next Instagram Live or cocktail night via zoom of course.

What looks are you going for this summer?

Missguided :

Forever 21 :

BNKR :

BNKR has a store in DTLA where you can shop the Australian brands that they look after. Definitely musts for looks year round!

I got this hot pink skirt, neck tie, pink dress and pouch all from BNKR

Princess Polly :

 

EVA-NYC Product Review

 

LINKS :

Therapy Session Hair Mask : https://eva-nyc.com/collections/repair/products/therapy-session-hair-mask

Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer : https://eva-nyc.com/collections/10-in-1/products/mane-magic-10-in-1-primer

Healthy Heat Pro-Lite Dryer : https://eva-nyc.com/collections/dryers/products/healthy-heat-pro-lite-dryer-lavender

Healthy Heat Ceramic Styling Iron : https://eva-nyc.com/collections/stylers/products/galaxy-healthy-heat-ceramic-styling-iron

Neutral Style

I shot a series on neutral style and how to achieve an easy put-together look with simple basics. A white top, with a signature pair of light wash denim, is always an easy go-to and all-black pieces that are probably already in your closet can be used to recreate looks for every occasion.

It’s so easy to mix and match when you have the right basics. My favorite places for great basics that will last are Zara (of course) and places like Gap or H&M. Building a wardrobe is like a house. You have to first build your solid foundation before you pick out what color you want your decorative pieces like teal or aqua shutters.

LINKS

Look 1 :

White Top : https://www.shopbop.com/pippa-wire-bodysuit-free-people/vp/v=1/1541495943.htm?fm=search-viewall-shopbysize&os=false&ref_=SB_PLP_NB_1

Denim : https://www.zara.com/us/en/z1975-wide-leg-jeans-p06147072.html?v1=40162968&v2=1446471

 

Look 2 :

White Top (similar) : https://rstyle.me/+B300c9X6F7nlOC8jw0b0zQ

Denim : https://www.zara.com/us/en/zw-premium-noki-jeans-in-misty-blue-p06840049.html?v1=40779581&v2=1445934

 

Look 3 :

White Top : https://www.dollskill.com/crop-top-peasant-blouse-back-tie-white.html

Denim : https://www.levi.com/US/en_US/clothing/women/jeans/wedgie-fit-womens-jeans/p/228610036

 

 

Choose your Evil : The Fur Industry

Either harmful to animals or the environment.. choose your evil.

So we all know that real fur coats are bad right? I’m definitely against buying a real fur coat that being said, I do have a real fur coat that was handed down and is more of an investment piece that I did not and would not have bought. I would not wear it mostly because of what it represents. Wearing and encouraging the sale of real fur promotes the acceptance that 85% of the fur industries come from animals that were held captive. In China, animals can be skinned alive for their fur and mislabeled and sold around the world. Your rabbit coat? Probably not even rabbit, babe.

I’m not for harming an animal unless you need to. Hunting is never my go-to but I wouldn’t be against it if the whole animal was needed and used. In a perfect world, animals would be used only out of the pure need for food and clothing and there would be no waste.

Let’s talk about the latter option, faux fur. Faux Fur is a huge pawn of the fast fashion industry. The microfibers contain plastic that sheds and can accumulate in landfills and oceans. The fibers are also not biodegradable, while real fur does tend to be as it is from a living thing.

So do you really need a new fur coat? Can you borrow one instead or pass it on for generations to come so that we slow down the mass production.

YOUR RIGHTS END WHERE ANOTHER’S BEGIN

Resources:

What’s The Problem With Faux Fur?

9 Shocking Fur Facts

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/faux-fur-environmental-impact

If you’re Downsizing your Closet

You need basics. Here is a list of a few items that you should have when building up your closet. I definitely think that this is so important to evaluate your current garments before buying more hip and trendy pieces. I’m not going into accessories or shoes because that would take forever. I wanted to list a few versatile pieces and basics. There are definitely many many more pieces that are essential, but I thought when you are building a foundation for your wardrobe you must first have the essentials.

Click on the image for a link to where to shop the piece.

Tank / Tee

Denim Jeans

Cool Jacket : This could be a trench, a denim jacket or a leather coat

Plain Sweater

Button up

Trousers

Midi Skirt

Staple Leather Piece

Blazer

Printed Dress

White Blouse

Little Black Dress

 

POC in the Fashion Industry

I wanted to continue to spotlight POC that have contributed to society in a positive way. I decided to write about a topic that I know best, fashion. I am highlighting POC in the fashion industry from writers to designers and more. I keep up with the work of all of the individuals below and they are all saved in their respective Instagram categories for me to see what they are working on next. I am glad I am getting to share a bit of that with you and I am not even scratching the surface with this shortlist of amazing people!

 

Designers

Kerby Jean Raymond : A haitian-american designer with a dope menswear label that I am sure you have heard of.. Pyer Moss

Virgil Abloh : oh you know, just the artistic director of Louis Vuitton and CEO of Off-White

Telfar Clemens : known for his cool gender-neutral designs

Writers/Editors

Dani Kwateng : Culture and Entertainment editor at Teen Vogue

Marjon Carlos : Has appeared in Vogue, Net-a-Porter, and Essence just to name a few

Nikke Ogunnaike : Former style director of Elle.com and Deputy Fashion Editor at GQ

Toni Blaze : Editor-in-Chief of Wonderland Magazine

Lindsay People’s Wagner : Editor and Chief of Teen Vogue

Stylists

Kenee and Deshaunte : One of my favorite duo’s when it comes to style! So sweet and they create amazing looks seen in Avante and Mood to name a few. They are also currently conducting their own online show

Vincent Smith : Celebrity stylist who has worked with big names such as Normani, Kash Doll and Victoria Monet

Ade Samuel : Celebrity stylist who has worked with Cynthia Erivo, Yara Shahidi, and Justine Sky

Scott Louie : Celebrity stylist who has worked with Keke Palmer, Jojo and Kehlani

 

Get Hailey Bieber’s Style

First off, I have to give credit to the QUEEN Maeve Reilly, who is Hailey’s stylist, and puts together her killer looks. If I had to pick a style icon of the moment off the top of my head it would probably be between Hailey and Celine Dion. (I know I’m going to add more to the list and regret only saying those two names later but oh well.)

I have absolutely loved Hailey’s look and I have followed Maeve for a while since I love her personal style as well as her client’s looks. I have added a few of my favorite looks of Hailey’s below and even recreated one that I think everyone should wear.

Who is your style icon of the moment?

This look was actually a possible Coachella look before it was canceled. I instantly fell in love with those Mugler jeans.