We made moments away from a new year. Some say 2016 was horrible, but the biggest challenges make the best soldiers. Listen, we got this!! Of course I had to give you our last Outfit Inspiration post for the year. I can’t believe you guys actually let me do this for fun. LOL! Each look selected uses something already in your closet.You just have to add a couple sparkling elements then go out a have fun!
This next look uses that pair of SKINNY black jeans that we all own. Also, who doesn’t have a pair of black booties? Girl, pull your look together and go! Now I know everyone doesn’t have an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo jacket, but add a sparkly jacket or shirt and get going. Or, just use a regular tuxedo style jacket – even better.
Lastly, I know you have a black bodycon dress in the closet. Add a pair of crazy obnoxious heels and lot of glitter – get on your way. Oh yeah, stay warm my friends, it’s pretty chilly almost everywhere!
So, that’s it. Just wanted to give you some inspo for the rest of the year. Have a safe and stylish fun time this weekend.
It’s Homecoming season and this week celebrates my college homecoming at Tennessee State University (TSU). TSU is a Historically Black College/University (HBCU). If you’ve attended an HBCU homecoming, you know it’s as much of a fashion show as it is a reunion! So, today starts my HBCU Style Series. I’m gonna share some outfit looks for the week as well as homecoming celebrations tips, and of course, plus-size style! Get ready! Let’s start with some outfit inspiration, click the pictures for shopping info.
PEP RALLY/LUNCH WITH FRIENDS: Any good Homecoming event starts with a pep rally on the yard followed by lunch with friends! An HBCU pep rally is all about listening to the band play, stepping with your sorority sisters, and flirting with that guy who used to be in your english class. You gotta look casual and cute. This look breaks a couple fashion ‘rules’ but still looks fall fashion flirty.
DAY PARTY PRINCESS/CONCERT CUTIE: Listen, celebrating at an HBCU homecoming is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be NON-STOP and your looks need to be on point. This Day Party/Concert look is perfectly on trend. If you don’t have a pair of thigh-high boots for the season, you losin! Pair your boots with shorts and a crop moto jacket and you are on your way.
TAILGATE ALL NIGHT: Now, as an Alum of TSU, our team is fortunate enough to play at the Nissan stadium (where the Titans play). When we tailgate, we go ALL NIGHT! Even though this year’s game starts at 6pm, tailgaters will be on the scene at noon. You need a look that is comfortable and can transition from day to night. This casual look gets you into the game and with a quick shoe change can get you into the victory party.
PARTY TIME/DATE NIGHT: Admit it, the one that got away is still available. After sending him a message on social media, you are gonna go out on a date. This might be the one, or this might be a prelude to attending a good party. Either way, pack a black bodycon in your suitcase, add accessories as needed. This look is simple, effective, and a cool – just like you after celebrating your homecoming.
So, I hope these looks are inspirations for your weekend fab-ness. Which look would you rock? LEt me know in the comments section!
Beyonce’s Formation Tour starts next week and she has an HBO special airing on Saturday night. Every Beyonce fan is pretty much losing our minds. What with the Formation Tour be about? What is this HBO special be about? What does Lemonade mean? UGH! Beyonce is so GOOD at building suspense. So, with Beyonce’s tour coming to Nashville on May 5th, I had to answer the question, “What to wear to the Beyonce Concert?” All my readers have been sending me messages, so I had to help. At least, we can solve this mystery.
Below you’ll see three outfit inspirations for your concert experience. Each look is inspired by Beyonce in some way. Also, each look is fashionable AND comfortable! Why? Because the Formation Tour is an arena tour. If you are sitting on the grass, you need to make sure your shoes are comfy and your outfit is on point. Also, this tour takes us through the summer, so these looks are warm weather appropriate. Let’s get started:
The first look is a nod to Beyonce’s new Ivy Park line of athletic line. When I first wrote about this line, I talked about how the line is affordable and cute. Immediately, I knew that you could rock this shirt with a pair of jeans and luck extra cute. This hi/lo look is a mix of affordable pieces and high-end accessories. This look is easy to duplicate. I hope to see you rock it!
Our next look is chic and comfy. Y’all know I love rocking sneakers with fitted dresses and skirts. Plus, a crop top is ALWAYS a good deal. This Blue Ivy inspired look is super simple and super cute. We know, Beyonce’s fave color is blue, so why no rock it all the way!
Our last look is a nod to Beyonce’s bohemian side and her cryptic new special ‘Lemonade’. TREND ALERT: These linen culottes are the way to go for spring/summer 2016. This delicate and delightful look would be cute if you are taking your boo to the show with you.