How I Spiced Up Business Casual
A professional wardrobe is where style goes to die.
Okay, not really, but that was definitely how I felt leaving school. I’ve always been into street style, and I spent most of college in giant gold hoops and jeans. Nothing about my style felt transferable to a business wardrobe, and as someone’s whose style is very near and dear to their heart, giving it up felt terrifying. I wasn’t meant for black pantsuits with a sensible heel. The Man was trying to smother my individuality! Wake up people! read more
It’s Gemini Season!
It’s Gemini season, so of course we’ve got to celebrate! Here’s to the best sign of the zodiac, dual personalities and all. My birthday was this past weekend and Style of a Gemini‘s birthday is coming soon too! I like celebrating my birthday–it’s a chance to reflect and to shamelessly indulge. How many other times a year can I say “today is all about celebrating me”? After all, I’m not a Leo 😉 read more
Intro to Prints: Inspired by Union Market DC
It’s official: the muted monochromatic look is dead. It’s not surprising considering the biggest Spring/Summer ’17 runway trends all showcased bolder and brighter looks. The days are getting longer, warmer, and full of a lot more fun. Suddenly, all those neutrals in your closet are looking kind of depressing. With Memorial Day weekend officially kicking off barbecue season, it’s the perfect time to dive into brighter and busier palettes! To that end, prints are your new best friend. read more
Wearing Your Heritage on Your Sleeve
I’m a first-generation American. My family immigrated from Zambia, and I was the only one born here. Being first-gen gives you an interesting perspective on culture as you try to navigate both spheres. There were plenty of things I loved about it, such as the wealth of inside jokes I’ve got with nearly every West African I meet from growing up around a lot of Nigerians. However, I also struggled with reconciling my parents’ Zambian standards for me with the American ones I was growing up around. Both the joy and struggle of being first-generation have shaped who I am. read more
Working through Artist’s Block
Lately, I’ve been struggling a lot with artist’s block. Writer’s block, fashion block, finding-the-perfect-backdrop block, I’ve been struggling with all of it. I’ve been feeling fresh out of complete creative ideas. Everything’s just a fragment of an idea, a direction with no clear path to the end, and it’s been driving me crazy. All my fellow creatives, I’m sure you can understand how that frustration with the artist’s block only blocks you more, and then you’re just super-pissed and out of ideas. read more
Spring Cleaning: Tips on Keeping Fashion Fun
So I’ve dove head-first into my closet spring cleaning. I donated boxes of old clothes and shoes to my local Goodwill store, which was only a little bit heartbreaking. I also pulled my spring/summer clothes out of storage and have already worn a few items! Still, every time the fashion season changes, I find myself in a familiar dilemma–can I still wear half of this stuff, or is it…*gasp* out of style? read more