As a fashion editor, I’ve found that my friends routinely use me as a trusted source for sartorial guidance. Basically, I’m often one of the first people they text when they’re on the fence about a particular item or want help identifying the latest trend to try.
One of my very good friends recently asked me for advice on some of the best oversize blazers because she wanted to add some relaxed tailoring into her wardrobe. I sent over three options (including this $75 Nordstrom pick). I also sent her a few other spring items I’m loving that I knew she’d be into. I thought you might be interested in some of said pieces, so I’m sharing the items below (the first four on the list). I also scrolled through some of my favorite sites to uncover a smattering of other chic items that piqued my interest.
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It’s been a while, but there are actually things and events worth getting dressed for again. We might not be in stiletto and ballgown territory just yet, but might I say it feels so good to see that trips to the grocery store and excursions for bulk-sized toilet paper aren’t the only outings filling my agenda. Pieces that didn’t get much play last year like my leather pants and blazers are now getting a second wind thanks to post-lockdown life, but looking at my closet overall, I’m realizing there’s much to be desired. With so many pressing things happening in the world, it’s fair to say that rehauling my wardrobe hasn’t been a main priority.
But, the spirit of summer has a way of reinvigorating our style senses, and now I’m thoroughly committed to revamping my warm-weather wardrobe. To get out of my style slump I’ve been shopping for statement … Read the rest
This image-conscious culture has driven a lot of people, majority of them women, to buy into the notion that skinny is synonymous with beautiful. 4) Many historians point out that African servants and bonded indentured white servants were treated much the same way. They often joined together, as in the case of Bacon’s Rebellion (1676) to oppose the strict and oppressive laws of the colonial government. Beauty tips for teenage girls are carefully mounted on preserving their sensitive and delicate skin. Foundation creams give too much cake and might be a primary cause of acne and blemishes. To avoid this, teens should act to using safer products like BB creams, which have gotten a lot of good reception from the young ladies. Plus, most BB creams contain sunscreen substance; using it is a very advisable beauty tip for girls to follow. In the first Hub I have referred to above … Read the rest
These days, skin care experts and dermatologists alike promote the benefits of natural skin care. 1899 The team is called the ‘Kaffir Football Team’. They play 50 games in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and France. They are captained by Joseph Twayi who becomes the Treasurer of the South African Native National Congress in 1915. They are the first South African football side to tour abroad and for most opposition the first black team they played against. Cynergy TK is an amazing discovery. It is a combination of protein peptides and enzymes that clinical tests have shown to be the most effective and safest compound available. It can help your body produce new skin because it will cause collagen and elastin to increase. That will make a tremendous difference in how your complexion will become. “Fortunately, there are Africans around the world who act in defiance of the numerous institutions and … Read the rest
Welcome toSecond Life, a podcast spotlighting successful women who’ve made major career changes—and fearlessly mastered the pivot. Hosted by Hillary Kerr, co-founder and chief content officer at Who What Wear, each episode gives you a direct line to women who are game changers in their fields. Subscribe to Second Life on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere you get your podcasts to stay tuned.
Leigh Davenport is the ultimate creative multi-hyphenate. She is a talented director, writer, and producer creating modern content deemed at the intersection of woke and whimsical, shifting the narratives surrounding women of color. After spending the last 15 years working in entertainment media in esteemed roles, including writing for theBlack Girls Rock! awards and producing at BET, TV One, and VH1, Davenport is finally releasing her own scripted series, Run the World. Premiering on Starz on May 16, the series is Davenport’s love … Read the rest
You may have noticed that we are major Francophiles over here at Who What Wear. From their effortlessly chic style and nonchalant aesthetic in fashion and beauty, we’re utterly captivated by that French je ne sais quoi. Naturally, French-girl style extends to their home décor. A fashionable French woman’s apartment is chic yet welcoming, classic with a modern edge, and sophisticated without looking like she’s ever tried too hard. The spaces feature a perfect mix of vintage and contemporary pieces without looking too precious or extravagant. Essentially French women’s spaces are timeless, classic, and cool—just like the women who live in them.
So how do we emulate that aesthetic in our own homes? And just how are our fashionable French friends decorating their apartments right now? Scroll below for French interior tips and picks you’ll that will help you decorate your home like a chic Parisian. Now, if we could … Read the rest
In a previous article I talked in general about the secrets of how to get a Natural makeup look. Kin Groups. When Brazilians speak of “family” they usually mean a large extended kin group rather than the immediate family of spouse and children. This large kin group, the parentela , consists of all maternal and paternal relatives, along with in-laws. The parentela is at the core of social life and in time of need ideally provides assistance to its members. Such support can also be obtained through ritual kinship ( compadrio ) in which parents select additional allies and protectors as godparents for their children. Some claim that the multiple functions of these extended kinship networks has inhibited the development of extrafamilial organizations in Brazil, such as parent-teacher associations and garden and civic clubs. To Marxists, power implies oppression and therefore, should be overthrown in the name of liberation. The … Read the rest
For some people a great time means having a party, then for others it is just being themselves and watching the latest movie or reading a book that they like. The choice before Africa’s elite today, though superficially different, is fundamentally the same: Serve as agents of imperialist exploitation of Africa or be overthrown by others more willing to do so. An unmerry-go-round of coups and counter-coups, of massacres and counter-massacres, spreads fear, distrust and confusion across the continent, and distracts us from constructing that stable power we must have to beat off future invasions (in the case of South Africa, this needs to be put in better perspective, i.e., what type of invasion are South Africans faced with, and the answer is, “world, foreign and invasions from Africa and the Imperialist countries- my addition). )1955 Topper Brown, a British coach, leads Natal Africans to victory in both the Moroka-Baloyi … Read the rest
The 2000s are back, baby. As you may recall, it was an era defined by low-rise pants, fuzzy pink everything, and AOL instant messenger. (Do you remember your first screen name or are you normal?) Some of the most iconic and still-talked-about fashion moments of all time happened during this period and we’re still feeling the reverb to this day. Another area of excellence from the 2000s that still informs our lives? The hairstyles.
From chunky highlights to braided antennas and, of course, spiky buns galore, the go-to hairstyles from this time were truly something special. And the queens of the cool girls like Hilary Duff, Raven-Symoné, the Olsen twins, and Jennifer Lopez (yes, she’s been killing it for decades!) were serving up daily inspiration for executing all the crimps, curls, and colors.
If you’re feeling nostalgic, keep scrolling for 11 2000s hairstyles we would low-key wear today, along with … Read the rest