For the moments where I can't quite find the words to adequately express my emotions or how I’d like to feel, styling offers me a forum for non-verbal self-expression. Just me- the muse, the garments, and my creativity.
Even more, I utilize style to tap into the areas of my life where I’d like to embody and become more present. For this week’s look, I am channeling my boss b*tch energy. As I set out on the journey of becoming an entrepreneur, there is a certain level of boss b*tch energy that I’d like to continue to embody. As I transition to this new phase of my life, it is important that I not only remain focused on my goals but also mindful of the things that distract me from feeling like the best version of myself. With that, for the new year, I am all about creating the life I want for myself and prioritizing my self-care. And anything that interferes with that, will get “X”. I am on Do Not Disturb mode.
In styling this week’s look, I kept that feeling in mind.
Let’s start with the centerpiece, the plaid quilted vest. *cues spotlight* Now, this vest is my favorite purchase of 2020. I love anything oversized --oversized shirts, oversized jackets, oversized, pants. It doesn’t matter. If it’s oversized I want it. The most attractive feature of this plaid yellow, black, and white quilted vest is its versatility. It can be worn as a vest or the sides can be zipped down and turned into a poncho. How fetch?
Now onto the foundational pieces. Originally, I planned to wear something more conservative under the vest as the vest was the statement piece. However, in speaking to my best friend about the best ways to style this look, she encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone and lean into a more risqué look. Her advice served as a reminder to take more risks and be more daring with my style. With her guidance, I paired a top and a bottom that was simple in color but sexy in style. And sometimes that is all you need. The foundational garments elevated this look to a boss b*tch level. The mesh shirt and the stirrup leggings added a sultry aesthetic.
To finish it off, I added a strappy heel. Nothing says boss like a red pair of heels!
This week’s style tip is: When you dress good, you feel good. What energy would you like to embody in the new year? And how does your wardrobe reflect that energy?