Statement Style Appreciation|Tracee Ellis Ross

I just want to take time to show my grand appreciation for the style of the incomparable, Tracee Ellis Ross.  Her eye-catching  outfit choices combined with her undeniable presence makes her a force in the fashion world.

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Whether she’s working with celebrity stylist, Karla Welch, or she’s handling her own wardrobe, she will serve you a look and definitely make a statement!

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The former fashion magazine editor and model turned actress, activist, and fashion icon, has an eclectic taste in clothing that goes beyond preparing for a red carpet look or photo shoot. Each of her looks are polished and sophisticated yet bold and edgy. Her style fully expresses her artistic genius and that’s why we love her!

View more of my favorite looks from her below:

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My Spring 2018 Fashion Wish List

This is my 2018 fashion wish list of items I would love to have in my closet!

First up on my wish list is the $2,995 Versace Tribute bag. Recently, the Versace brand has come out with a line of apparel and accessories dedicated to the creator of the brand, Gianni Versace. I love how the bag features the gold Medusa embellishments on the straps and handles.

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The next item on my wishlist is one I can afford. This Rust Felt hat from Top Shop is perfection. Although it comes in 2 other colors, the rust version is my favorite. It’s a must have to my collection this spring.  And it’s just $40!

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Kat Maconie is one of my favorite designers. I actually want the whole collection! The $360 shoe called “Dee” in particular caught my eye and I fell in love. These beauties, with their bright pastel hues, tube trim details, and block heel are a must for spring.

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This $44 bold striped pattern dress from Boohoo is definitely a staple for spring. Bold prints and bright colors are on trend for this spring. It’s the perfect go-to dress for casual outings. I’ll be sure to add this to my closet.

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This rose ASOS tiered front dress gives me life! I am absolutely in love with the design and color. The sheer mesh yoke of the dress gives the dress the subtleties it needs for those gorgeous layers of fringe. And it’s only $64!

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These $510 Gucci cat eye sunglasses instantly caught my attention. From the green lenses and gold metal frames to the subtle glitter and Gucci’s signature Sylvie Web detail, these frames would definitely make a statement in my closet.

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My Spring 2018 Fashion Wish List

This is my 2018 fashion wish list of items I would love to have in my closet!

First up on my wish list is the $2,995 Versace Tribute bag. Recently, the Versace brand has come out with a line of apparel and accessories dedicated to the creator of the brand, Gianni Versace. I love how the bag features the gold Medusa embellishments on the straps and handles.

33DC99B9-890E-4D8E-8FAB-F9154C2CE8F1 Image from Versace.com

The next item on my wishlist is one I can afford. This Rust Felt hat from Top Shop is perfection. Although it comes in 2 other colors, the rust version is my favorite. It’s a must have to my collection this spring.  And it’s just $40!

9C120236-3398-4BB1-BBEA-968204254FA1 Image from Topshop.com

Kat Maconie is one of my favorite designers. I actually want the whole collection! The $360 shoe called “Dee” in particular caught my eye and I fell in love. These beauties, with their bright pastel hues, tube trim details, and block heel are a must for spring.

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This $44 bold striped pattern dress from Boohoo is definitely a staple for spring. Bold prints and bright colors are on trend for this spring. It’s the perfect go-to dress for casual outings. I’ll be sure to add this to my closet.

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This rose ASOS tiered fringe dress gives me life! I am absolutely in love with the design and color. The sheer mesh yoke of the dress gives the dress the subtleties it needs for those gorgeous layers of fringe. And it’s only $64!

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These Gucci cat eye sunglasses instantly caught my attention. From the green lenses and gold metal frames to the subtle glitter and Gucci’s signature Sylvie Web detail, these frames would definitely make a statement in my closet.

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Stop buying full looks all at once! Shop for essential pieces and build your wardrobe.

6AB043D7-02EA-4500-A8F6-A5CD31477E6AFor so long, I struggled with finding outfits in a closet full of clothing. The issue was either I didn’t want to wear the exact same look again or I couldn’t pair items together that I already had.  My closet was a cluster of trendy clothing and shoes I had no use for.  I had to get rid of much of it and redirect my shopping habits. Learning to shop for items that I could mix and match, with what was available to me in my own closet, changed my life.

The first step it takes in revamping and building  your wardrobe is evaluating your personal style. Decide what essential pieces you  need and want in your wardrobe. My top essential  items include denim jeans and jackets, graphic tees, blazers, neutral skirts, leather jackets, solid dresses, basic tees and tanks, neutral color pumps, flats, sandals, and a few pair of athletic shoes. Your go to essentials should include clothing for all occasions.

Always try your selections on and make sure you feel confident wearing the essential items you pick out for yourself.  Decide what you like best based on the fit, silhouette, style, and material. Always think about how you can create multiple outfits with one item you purchase as you’re shopping. Here is an example of using an essential item to create multiple looks.  Three full looks were produced   with one slip tank.

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Rebuilding your wardrobe after years of buying full looks all at once is a task that takes time and effort. However, the time and effort will definitely be worth it! Following these steps and sticking to these shopping habits will give you a closet full of options.

 

The Power of the Print

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Hey guys! Today we’re going to be talking about one of my favorite style statements, fashion prints. Prints and patterns are essential for your closet because they’re so versatile. You can pair a print or pattern with just about anything. It’s possible to have one printed top or bottom that you can wear on multiple occasions by simply switching up the way you wear it.

The key to simplifying outfitting a  printed garment is to pair these prints with solid colored pieces. You can begin adding prints to your wardrobe with classic prints such as  floral, stripes, and gingham. This will upgrade your closet and diversify your outfit choices. Outfitting fashion prints doesn’t have to be complex so don’t overthink it. Below are a few simplified examples I created.