CHIC TIP: Fashion

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Make your style memorable! From finding your right hue, wearing a mix of vibrant colors to adding a statement piece or conversation piece to your look are all ways to make your style memorable.

Check out these great street style fashionistas that are making their style memorable:

Adding print to the mix:

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Choosing bold colors:

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Here are my Top 10 Essentials I feel we all should have in our closet:

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How are you making your style memorable?

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Fab Fashion Fitness Friday

As usual, a new year brings an influx of fitness resolutions! Well, if you are just starting, going strong or this is just a part of your lifestyle, below are some great fitness wardrobe pieces to workout in style!

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Victoria’s Secret, Nike and Lululemon are the places I frequent for stylish fitness gear. Here are some of my favs:

Go with classic colors or be bold… Either way there are options to still show style.

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Something about adding a pop of color to your workout gear that just makes you feel so damn happy!

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Also be sure to add the FuelBand to your workout essentials. It’s a fun and inspiring way to become more active! Check out more HERE:

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Below are hot workout gear that can transition to day lounge wear if you like.

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What are some of your favs? Where do you like to shop for workout gear?

Share your journey and inspire someone else.

~Kisha

Wear it Wednesday

This WIW is dedicated to Reinventing your style!

Check out two of my favorite fashioistas who have reinvented their style over the years.

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The one that stands out the most of Style Evolution and has no issue reinventing their look is:

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 JLo has come a long way from the days of being a Fly Girl on In Living Color. Check out some of her style choices over the years.

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She continued to reinvent and some of her well known looks are below. Who can forget the infamous grammy dress the year she was dating Puffy

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My second stylish reinvention fashionista that I adore is Solange! Looking at Solange style today is so inspirational. It’s reminiscent of her favorite icon Diana Ross but starting on the scene, Solange was more hippie chic.

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She rebelled front the standard, cut all of her hair off, went natural and gained a mod style. Below are some of my favorite styles that reinvented her entire look. She has plenty of favs but since I’ve featured her before, I will try and show some of those looks not already featured.

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What are some ways you will reinvent your style?

~Kisha

Fab Fashion Fridays!

All week I’ve been working at Dallas Market Center assisting buyers with what’s hot to put in their boutiques! All week long there has been one common request, search and desire for spring, summer and fall… that’s the Palazzo Pant.

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The Palazzo Pant isn’t new but still a great staple for any fashionista. It first entered the fashion world back in the 1960’s and are usually found in lightweight breathable fabrics such as Silk crepe/crapejersey. Although this is known for warmer seasons, you can find a few in heavier fabrics for winter as well. With the talks of this all week, I thought I’d share some pics of fashionista’s wearing it right!

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From solids to prints fashionistas are styling these comfortable pants for every occasion. Check out this look for a night out. Very sleek and stylish. Crop top with high waisted palazzo pant.

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This style strutter gives her palazzo pants a more edgy look pairing it with gold accessories and hard edges.

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While this diva makes it more classic transitional look… a look to go from work to a night out. I love the top choice. What about you?

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Throughout market this week, buyers were ordering plenty of prints in the palazzo pant. Great for summer.

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As for solids… I love to see a palazzo pant in bright and bold colors… it creates for such a conversation starter.

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They can be worn with crop tops, spaghetti straps, loose shirts, fitted tees and much more. The great thing about these pants is that you can make the style your own with accessories and desired top.

How are you sporting this trend this summer?

~Kisha

Interior Touches

Thinking of sprucing your home interiors for Spring? Check out below for some inspiration.

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With Pantone’s Radiant Orchid as the color of the year, be sure to add pops of this throughout your home. Changing out pillows to a sofa can add quick and less expensive ways to Spring up your home.

Some of us like to go a little bolder by changing the wall color or tackling a complete room including adding new furniture! No matter your budget, you can for sure find tips, tricks and inspiration here.

 

Tip #1 Share it! Use it with complementary colors. Radiant Orchid is a very rich and captivating with it’s fuchsia and purple undertone’s. Pairs well with grey, metallics, deep plum, lime green or other cool tones.

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Tip #2 Splash it! Pop it here… pop it there! Great thing about this color is that you can use it just a little or a lot and still get decor drama effects. From a splash on the rug to floor to ceiling walls covered in this color, your space is sure to make a Spring statement.

Simple splash:

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Love the below look by Bloomingdales:

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Tip #3 Star it! Make it the star and center of attention. Use it as the focal and main attraction.

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Many ways to add this color of the year to your home. Will you make it the star or just a splash is enough for you?

~KIsha

Tuesday TEN

Tuesday TEN

10 more days until SPRING and 10 ways to transition the home, wardrobe and health for this beautiful season!

1. Bring in the green! Best way to make the home feel more like spring is bringing the outdoors in. Add fresh flowers or green leaves for a centerpiece and welcome the feeling of spring! (See more examples of why at www.bhg.com)

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By Natasha BurtonThe season of longer days, warmer breezes and blooming flowers is almost upon us. To help you make the transition from cozy winter to sunny spring, we enlisted design experts to share their secrets. With a few easy decor swaps and some fun (and totally do-able) DIY projects, these ten suggestions will help brighten and liven up your space.

2. Clean out the clutter! Remember the term “spring cleaning”? Well, it’s needed for every home when transitioning. Don’t try and tackle the entire house at one time and in one day, focus on one room and then move to the next. (Find ways to de-clutter HERE)

3. Add in pops of color! Whether it’s through throw pillows or wall paper, pops of color showcases the changes in season and refreshes the home. (Check out the wallpaper below at AphroChic.com)

4. Get to stepping! Trade in the treadmill for the road and literally hit the pavement. You gain a better appreciation for spring when jogging in the spring breeze:-)

5. Spring clean your body! (Love this title from GNC) Everyone falls at some point during the winter to the due to the wonderful food choices at holiday. Now it’s time to stay close to what you are eating and fuel your body with energy foods! Do a cleanse, add more color to your diet and savor the super foods! (check out tips HERE)

6. Start a garden!! If you are able to, this will be a great reward for you. And don’t worry if you don’t have a yard, I’ve grown things on my patio and you can too!! If you can’t do that… be sure to shop the farmers market at least.

7. Remove the winter wear from closet! This is when you pack up all the chunky sweaters, and coats then bring out the dresses, lightweight scarves and cardigans.

8. Bring out the maxi! I love a maxi skirt and dress and guess what… Spring is the best season for it! From bold colors to pleats and different ways to wear, the maxi skirt is a go to for Spring.

9. Layer on lightly. Layers are still great for Spring but with lightweight fabrics. From linen scarves and modal cardigans, you can add layers without adding the warmth. Madewell has some great layering pieces for Spring.

10. Bring in the colors. Adding more color to your Spring wardrobe changes your mood along with your seasonal look.

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What are some ways you will transition into Spring?

~Kisha

Fab Fashion Friday

Fab Fashion Fridays!!

Winter White Wonderful.

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Oh how I love showing off white during this month! This Fab Fashion Friday is highlighting the purity of street style, Winter White!

Below showcases the perfect way to wear white during the winter. Due to the weather you will need a chic coat to protect the purity of the outfit under so why not style it with a camel colored jacket like the one below:

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Camel over winter white once again with a pop of red lip.

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White from head to toe including nails, hair and hat is completely chic.

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White adds luxury and illumination during what sometimes can be a cold winter, depending on geographical location. It promotes feelings of new beginnings and provides clarity. Although white is usually considered a summer color, long gone are fashion traditions and this color is worn throughout all seasons.

Adding a pop of color to your Winter Whites creates fashion interest.

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Are you wearing Whites during Winter?

Be sure to share with me your Winter White street style.

~Kisha

Wear It Wednesday

Wear It Wednesday!!

Purple Reign..

The color purple is a go to color for fall.

 

When the fall trend report came out months ago Pantone stated this season would be “A palette of many moods.” One of those moods include the exotic color of Acai also known as purple!

Purple is everywhere this season and will continue as we transition into winter. This bold color is even showing up in the world of make-up!

Eyebrow jewelry is a new trend this season and the color purple is making a big statement with it!

The richness and many hues of this color can not only transition a wardrobe but also alter someone’s mood. The color purple is known as royalty and when worn it can give you a sense of mystery, boldness and a certain feel of power.

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Even in evening wear the color purple is shown. I love the gowns from Oscar de la Renta

Jean Paul Gaultier brought haute couture to this royal color.

I love that this bold color has even made a debut on the red carpet!

In menswear the color purple ranges from subtly to bold fashion looks… check them out below

Are you sporting this color this fall and will you be one of those transitioning it into winter?

Share how you wear this royal color.

~Kisha

Wear It Wednesday

Wear It Wednesday!

Emerald! Named by Pantone 2013’s color of the year

Would you Rock this color?

Check below for some great ways to rock this color this fall.

This Jason Wu coat would be a touch of luxury to any woman’s closet.

Here’s another item from the Jason Wu collection in this magnificent color.

In men’s fashion you see this bold color in a motorcycle jacket which is definitely a statement piece.

     

It’s even as powerful in accessory options!

 

Some fashionista’s even choose to wear this bold color as a hair statement. Would you rock it?

Guys wear this color in pants, knits and blazers. All are great options to add an emerald pop to your wardrobe.

Emerald… the color of the year and color to wear for this season. How are you adding Emerald to your daily fall wardrobe?

~Kisha

Fab Fashion Friday

Fab Fashion Fridays!!

Cerulean… a color of 2013 being worn in fall. Check out some ways chic guys and girls wear this color.

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Pair it with a pop of yellow or alone from head to toe. Either way would be great.

I love the 3.1 Phillip Lim bag below in this bold color from the summer collection that you can transition into fall.

Guys add it muted and bold from sweaters to suits. Would you rock it?

Mixing this color with patterns can add that extra pop in your fall wardrobe such as below:

You can take it a step further from the wardrobe and add cerulean to your nails!

Would you be bold enough to wear cerulean through fall?

~Kisha

TuesdayTEN

Tuesday TEN

Ten stylish ways and reasons you can wear AFTER Labor Day!

1. Long sleeve dresses are a great transition into fall and having it all white with lots of details is a great way to wear white after Labor Day.

2.Textured white like these white snakeskin skinny pants adds fun and excitement to Fall.

3.All white with a touch of classic black makes this a go to outfit for any season

4.Don’t be afraid to add a pop of color to an all white ensemble. This showcase fun and when pairing with colors of the season such as Acai, Samba, Koi or a blazer mixed with many colors makes it a more fall look.

5.Adding a classic white blazer to any outfit especially hues of grey is a great way to transition white into the season

6.Winter whites… beaming whites in heavier fabrics will never go wrong for the change of seasons.

7. Shared before and sharing again… structured white head to toe is classic poetry in motion!

8. Men or women in classic white button down never gets old no matter the date or season.

9. A touch of faux fur adds luxury to your fall white pieces.

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10. All white jackets, coats and even ponchos keep you warm and stylish after Labor Day

Do you have any other stylish ways to wear white after Labor Day? Be sure to share!!

~Kisha

Fab Fridays!

Fab Fashion Fridays!!

Trend of Black and White Fashion

Black and White is always a classic look. As time progress, street runway artists continue to take traditional looks and modernize them. It gives a fresh look on a classic trend and we just can’t get enough of it! From Lily Collins to Heidi Klum to a friend name Sandi… many are taking these timeless colors and adding there own spin.

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From wide leg striped pants, accessories and dresses, some like to mix the classic black and white trend with a pop of color!

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But when it comes to men’s black and white fashion… no additional color is needed. Most men opt for a traditional suiting style that remains classic… unless your name is Wiz Khalifa!

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But there are always those choosing to stray away from classic in a fun fashionable way!

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What classic styles do you like to modernize?

~Kisha

TuesdayTEN

Tuesday TEN

Ten reasons why I love me some Janelle Monae!

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The “easy breezy beautiful…Cover GirlJanelle Monae is a Grammy nominated artist that is currently signed to Wondaland Arts Society and Bad Boy/Atlantic Records. She’s known for her alternative and contemporary R&B style along with a taste of Neo-Soul. It’s an eclectic mix. Her inspirations actually are heavily influenced by Nona Hendryx’s blend of funk and rock. This Chic CHICK has a numerous amount of talent and below are the TEN reasons I love Janelle Monae.

1. She Maintains strong femininity while rocking menswear tailored styled suits
1. She maintains strong femininity while rocking menswear tailored styled suits

2. Her Song and video below Q.U.E.E.N is AMAZING!!!! “While you keep selling dope we gonna keep selling hope!” Simple yet brilliant lyrics! another line I love… “Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am!”

3. Because I can’t get her lyrics out my head!!! “She who writes the movie owns the script and the sequel. So why ain’t the stealing of my rights made illegal?” You better preach Electric Lady!!

5. She's the perfect beauty edition to ConverGirl
4. She’s the perfect beauty edition to ConverGirl

5. Her dance moves are filled with energy. She’s not only mastered the infamous James Brown footwork, in my opinion she does it even better than the legend himself. See for yourself below:

6. Although her signature look involves black and white tailored suits with red lips... She looks even more stunning in variety of colors
6. Although her signature look involves black and white tailored suits with red lips… She looks even more stunning in variety of colors
7. Another look in color... simply stunning
7. Another look in color… simply stunning
8. Now back to her black and white... She has done photo shoots with Karl Lagerfelt and says he is her personal inspiration for her style.
8. Now back to her black and white… She has done photo shoots with Karl Lagerfeld and says he is her personal inspiration for her style. But pays homage to her parents as considering the look her “uniform”

9. The footwork spoke about in #5 is evident and even more relevant in #9. Her 2010 hit Tightrope still will ignite your mood and make you want to dance!

10. Her new album The Electric Lady comes out September 10th and I’ve already pre-ordered it!

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