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So of course I had to open #OutfitsInOctober with a host of Black fashion bloggers. I’m OBSESSED with style bloggers. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve bought something thanks to something a style blogger had on. But, and you don’t need me to tell you this, too often Black style bloggers aren’t represented as much as our counterparts. An excuse people sometimes use are “there aren’t that many Black style bloggers.” BULL. I was able to quickly rattle off this list based on who I follow on Instagram and this is only a fraction—there are way more Black fashion bloggers than this of course (and please leave a comment with your faves below).
The season of shorts is upon us! If the thought of wearing them makes you cringe because you have no clue which ones work with your body type, read on!
Big Tummy: Look for shorts that sit slightly below the waist line–they’ll offer more comfort for a big tummy as well as give it room to breath. Avoid high waists and any short that’s too small in the waist—it’ll emphasis the size of your belly. A high waist can make your tummy look like it’s oozing out while a too small waist equals muffin top.
The Style and Beauty Doctor reader PG wrote in asking, “Hello Dr D, I have the opposite problem of many of your readers [she says this because I only have a “big arms” category up]. My arms have always been too long and too thin. Now I have Vitiligo on my hands and forearms. It is quite a sight to see. As most people don’t know what it is, they think I’ve been burned or simply dont know what to think. It’s gotten to the point where I want to cover up and should anyway as there is no melanin to protect from cancer sun. I just ordered gloves to the elbow and am going to cut out the fingers. It will be an odd fashion statement but I will feel better about myself this summer. So I can wear t – shirts with these darn gloves! I am trying like crazy to find very lightweight long sleeve or even 3/4 sleeve, cute and casual tops for summer outdoors but it is almost impossible. Most styles are for American sized women and I have a teenage shaped body. I even went on a Saudi- Abaya clothing website, but their fashions are not the greatest. Was hoping you could guide me somewhere to fing something fashionable and fun. I refuse to hide out this summer. Thanks so much for your good website”
If your weekend plans call for something casual with an element of dressy, I’ve got the outfit for you! Incorporate 70s style with a flowy pussy bow blouse and wide leg jeans but to keep it from a literal 1970 translation, add edgy elements like an asymmetrical coat (like the Lendra Coat from AllSaints) and funky jewelry like a stack of bangles from Belle Noel. For shoes instead of the usual platform pump, a heeled hiking boot style is perfect to finish this look.
True, certain colors can put our less than favorable parts on a spotlight, but if you love a color that doesn’t exactly love you back, there are still ways to add it in your wardrobe. Since white is both a major theme shown on the Spring 2011 runway as well as a source of frustration for many, we’ll focus on it in this post.
Summer’s here and it’s time to go swimsuit shopping! If looking for a new suit gets you nervous (it’s understandable–there’s just so many choices out there), check out this quick guide that’ll help you not only narrow down your choices, but keep you looking fab no matter your body type!