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Style Diary x Samara Marshall!

Scroll through the style diary of college student + fashion blogger, Samara Marshall:

Style is showing who you are with out having to speak! Name your top 3 trends you’re feeling this season?
Okay, three trends that I am currently loving is velvet, florals and my favorite has to be denim on denim. Velvet really caught my attention last year as I saw theses pieces everywhere from Macy’s, Old Navy and even Ross. What I really like about this trend is that when I look for clothing I typically look at the print and that print usually is the focal point of my outfit so having the focal be a texture had been different yet fun. Next would have to be florals. I don’t know what it is but I just love floral print probably because it seems to bring a bright and cheery look to my outfit. Last but not least is denim on denim. I swear everytime I wear denim on denim I feel like I am in the streets of New York because that’s wear I first saw this type of style. It’s just so chic and daring and it has become one of my go to looks.

If you had 30 seconds to grab your 3 favorite style pieces, what would they be?
Oh gosh, that’s hard! One would have to be my denim jacket from Forever 21. What I like about it is well, it’s denim so I can pair it with anything and second it has photos sewn on to the back so it adds a unique touch! Second, would have to be my black booties from Charlotte Russe. I have had theses booties for almost four years now and they have really made a more simple outfit of mines evolve into something more. Lastly, I have to say is just plain black jeans. I know that sounds rather boring but black jeans are my favorite because I can pair anything with them.

Style inspo is everything! Who’s your ultimate fashion icon + why?
When I look for style inspiration I just look on Pintrest at random peoples posts. I guess you can say any and everybody is my style inspiration because we all have different and unique styles. Sometimes I might see a particular piece of clothing that someone is wearing and I might say “Hmm, let me try that”. Now, if I was going to a really big event I might have to take a few notes from Zendaya. Her style is everything and she truly stands out when she is on the red carpet. I literally have a whole board on Pintrest board dedicated to her looks because in all seriousness she just had to have her own board because she just stands out!

Getting ready for class can be fun but stressful if you’re in a time crunch, what’s your go-to look if you’re in a rush?
I am litterally in a time crunch everyday going to class so I usually result to a pair of jeans, a top and a cardigan or jacket. This morning actually I got up rather late and had a few minutes to get out the door so I ended up getting a dark pair of jeans, a white turtleneck top and a maroon cardigan. Typically, this is my usually look and the cardigan or jacket is added to help better complete the outfit. As for shoes I just go with boots because it’s still cold where I am.

What’s your number 1 rule when it comes to style?
Wear whatever you want and don’t be afraid to venture out and try new things! My style cannot be summed up in one word, I like to venture out and wear different pieces. If I want to wear something with a boho feel I will wear it or if I buy something that is more girly then you best believe I will rock it. I know that kind of sounds like my outfit choices are all over the place but it’s fun to experiment. I fell in love with fashion because it is fun and that’s what I really want others to kind of see that fashion is not boring but can really bring joy or bring you confidence.

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Style Diary x Nzinga Suluki-Bey!

Scroll through the style diary of  Philly based teen style blogger, Nzinga Suluki-Bey:

Style is showing who you are with out having to speak! Name your top 3 trends you’re feeling this season?

My three favorite style pieces are black bottoms, big sweatshirts and gold accent jewelry. In the morning usually only have 30 seconds to decide what to throw on and it’s always black bottoms and one of my favorite sweatshirts. Of course I have been taught to wear earrings and they just always happen to be gold.

What’s your number 1 rule when it comes to style?

I do have to say this was the easiest question because its a mantra of mine. My number one rule is “You wear the clothes. The clothes shouldn’t wear you!” Before fashion, I was just a little girl putting on clothing until I found the meaning of self expression. So now when I dress I always remember that I make the clothing on my body look good.

Getting ready for class can be fun but stressful if you’re in a time crunch, what’s your go-to look if you’re in a rush?
My go-to-look when I’m in a rush is all black jeans, my Miles Culture sweatshirt with a simple t-shirt, gold earrings, my Michael Kors watch and Stan Smith orange and white sneakers. My go-to look is always comfort and simple only when I’m in a rush otherwise I would wear a nice jacket. I always think that people have that one favorite clothing piece and mine in 2018 will be my sweatshirts.

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Style is showing who you are without having to speak! Name your top 3 trends you’re feeling this season?
Although I love my sweatshirts with everything that is not my favorite trend this season. I love the amount of breaking the unwritten rules of fashion. I wear white all the time even after labor day. I also wear a lot of jeans that have accent pieces on them which are why I wear and love that fashion trend. Before jeans with accents, I didn’t know what I was missing. Now my jeans have zippers, spray paint, words or patches on them. Now my third and final trend is self expressive clothing. T-shirts that have #blacklivesmatter, sheorthority and black by popular demand. I mean I am obsessed with clothing that shows someones best self.
Style inspo is everything! Who’s your ultimate fashion icon + why?

I, Nzinga, love expressing myself. Showing people my voice has never been a problem, but when it comes to showing my style to others it’s always been hard. I have now learned from Kat Graham that it doesn’t matter what people think about what you put on your body because it’s about being true to oneself. My ultimate fashion icon is Kat Graham because she doesn’t have a set style and that drives people crazy. They try and define her as this person that she isn’t and she indulges them with just a taste of who she is. Kat Graham wears 90’s one day and she’s a hippie another. Sometimes she even brings out old trends like bell bottom jeans or women suits on the red carpet. Kat Graham has showed me that when my mother and aunts say I wear tom boyish shoes just smile and say thank you. She has also showed me to spread my wings a little when it comes to ones closet. Without Kat Graham I don’t think I would have started my blog because she became a producer without knowing anything. She started being the face for a nonprofit because she wanted to give back. If any star influenced me it would be her. My ultimate fashion icon is Kat Graham because I see myself in her, it is that simple.

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F is for Fashion!

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Fall brings homecoming, 1st semester of classes and fresh looks to remix your style. While hitting the books + attempting to balance your life on-the-go as a student, don’t forget to sprinkle a little style joy to your day. Here are the hottest trends being served up closing out 2017!

Fab Frames- Who says you can’t look cute while cuddling up with a book with a dope pair of frames. Prescriptions or just to add an extra flare to wardrobe, a pair of staple frames made the cut this fall.

Faux Furs- So staying warm is clearly important around this time of year and having a little faux fur jacket is the quickest way to instantly up your style game on the weekends with your friends.

Festive Fun- Just because the leaves are brown doesn’t mean you have to shy away from color! Bring colors + prints to your wardrobe all through out the year! Not only do you look amazing in colors, it’s an instant mood booster too!

Keep sprinkling magic everywhere you go, loves!

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5 Dope Prom Trends!

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Fashion, Latest | by — April 19, 2017

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It’s that time a year where you can sprinkle your style all over the dance floor for PROM. Are you scratching your head trying to figure out the hot trends hitting your prom’s red carpet? Take a peek at 5 styles you’ll see and even might be wearing for your special night!

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All Glitter Everything! GLITTER over everything! You can never shine too bright as you’re moving + dancing with your date and your girls! From your dress to your beautiful skin, remember to shine bright like a diamond.

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Cute Cut outs!- Snip, snip! Show a little skin and still be elegant. Cut out dresses give off  a flirty but glamourous vibe. Just make sure everything is secure so there is no peek-a-boo incidents.

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Time for the Two-Piece! Been working all winter for those killer abs?  Well, prom may be a great way to premiere your fit + fab body!

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 Beautiful +backless!- There’s nothing like turning around and having a ‘WOW’ factor! That’s exactly what a backless dress gives you. Be simple in the front and party in the back.

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Sign up for the Navy! Blues hues are making a stand this season! Navy blue is sleek, chic and will have your style be untouchable.

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So there you have it! 5 trends to make you look selfie worthy this year. No matter what you decide to wear just make sure you’re true to you! So hair flip and rock it out!

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And dance the night away!

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Tis the Season 4 Style!

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Fashion, Latest | by — December 8, 2016

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Get into the seasonal spirit with a dash of style at the end of the semester!

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Sk8ter Girl x Golfwang

Brighten up your closet with a dose of chill and a dash of cool with Tyler, The Creator’s latest fashion line, Golfwang. His skater life streetwear lets you be comfy while still having a dope spin of style. The artist introduced his flavorful collection mid June of 2016. Since creating his own lane of music his eccentric fashion follows in his visual pieces. The entire collection includes pants, shorts, accessories and overalls. The prices range from from $12 socks to $100 outerwear. All of the pieces were drawn and designed by Tyler himself.

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Some pieces may be a little pricey before heading off to college but treat yourself to a statement piece before you hit the campus.

Check it out!

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Get linked up! GolfWang.com

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Prom Crunch?

Prom season brings excitement but it can also drag its annoying friend stress along, especially when you wait until the last minute to hit the racks! Before you go in full on panic mode, check a few tips to keep your vibes chill during your last minute search!

Body Type- Work your body, move your body! Okay, well you’re around yourself enough to know your body type and how clothes fit especially when it comes to the dance floor. Pick something that’s flattering as well as comfortable when you pick your all-star dress.

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Crew Love- Time to ring up the crew and bring in their votes. You should always have the ultimate vote of what you wear but sometimes it helps to filter out bad options when your girls chime in.

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Tailor, Gang!- We all deserved tailored clothes, right? Absolutely! Don’t be afraid of alterations or feel like only 40 year old businesswomen get it done to their suits. Alterations are great to get the perfect fit to an off the rack dress!

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Stay DOPE.

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Second-Hand Style!

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Fashion, Latest | by — February 4, 2016

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Ok, it’s second semester and you’re saving up for prom or if you’re a senior that means college is right around the corner! Between saving for your spring break or books for school, you still want to have a few extra coins to treat yourself on a mini shopping spree! Well, we have a hidden trick just for you and that’s called thrifting! Before you turn your nose up to the idea plenty of dope musicians, actresses and bloggers find some of their best pieces in the bins of their neighborhood thrift store! Trust us, you can look hot on a budget and no one will ever know if it cost you $2 or $20!  Check out our thrifty tips!

 

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Divide + Conquer- Just breathe. I know when you see racks and racks of clothes that aren’t color coordinated or specifically styled it can make you walk back to your car. Well, fight the urge and divide and conquer. Have what you’re looking for in mind and go section by section. Mentally section off  each part you would like to hunt and start at one section an move on to the next. accessories, shoes, etc.

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First Saturdays- First Saturdays aren’t just to kick off the fun of the month but don’t forget the sales too! Majority of thrift stores have half off of all items on the first of the month. Talk about the deal of the century, right!

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Be Open-Okay so the store isn’t filled with tons of mannequins with ready to made outfits so you have to be open-minded to pieces. You might not fall in love with a top right away but take a moment and see what you can pair it or style it with. Style is your personal imagination running wild.

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Stay dope on a budget!

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Fall to Fresh!

Staying fall fresh is key this season! From cute accessories to edgy pieces, autumn style allows you to remix summer trends while giving your look a new twist! Take a glimpse at a few fun fashion picks that your fave celeb style stars are rockin’ this year!

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Bang, Bang!- Pew! Time you pull out the big guns aka hot bangs! Give your look  a wispy and mysterious makeover by just a quick snip, snip to your strands! Plus, they look super cuter under a beanie or wide-brimmed hat.

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Cap Me Off- Speaking of hats, add them to your wardrobe! Want a casual, cute and cool girl look? Pull out a simple cap to dress down your outfit that makes you look effortlessly fly!

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Button Up- We know flannels are in every girls closet for fall but go the extra mile or should we say button? Less is more and femininity is not baring it all, it’s keeping it chic by your own persoanl style. So this trend is one that you and your parentals may agree on.

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 Print fresh- Florals + prints aren’t just for spring anymore! Time to bloom into colorful looks this season. Neutrals are chill but knock your ‘winter blues’ with a splash of bold picks.

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Eye love it!- We love sunnies (even if there’s no heat that comes with it). Shades are making their way to closets all year long and it’s time to have fun with them! Top off your look by throwing a little extra shade.

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Happy Fashion Finds!

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DOPE style.

Summer style is here and so is the movie of our generation, DOPE.  Style always repeats itself  + of course makes a special appearance every 10 years or so. Well, there’s no surprise that the 90’s have been making a strong comeback for the past couple of years, right? Time to check into our style guide and see which 90’s trends we’re playing with this season—>

Box Braids- From Janet Jackson to Brandy, box braids are not only stylish but an easy way to protect your strands in the summer! Ok, so it takes like 6 hours to get done but you can enjoy an entire summer of care-free tresses!

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Overalls – C’mon so you know overalls were going to make the list! Either the one or double strap, overalls are a key component of 90’s style and slowly creeping back…just saying.

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Fresh Flannels- Either around the waist or turned into an updated cardigan, flannels have become a staple piece on today’s style.

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High Top Sneakers- Stay comfortable, chill & chic! It’s all about being comfy especially in the summertime. Pull out those high tops and get to movin’  towards some good vibes!

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Stay DOPE, babes.

 

 

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