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GETTING DRESSED WITH VB// MAKING "KOOKY" COOL

The latest installment of getting dressed with VB on Youtube focuses on taking a super kooky flea market T-shirt and making it wearable.

The tee was inspiring to me, BECAUSE it's over the top with sequins, beads etc. It was also problematic because it's the type of shirt you'd see on a lady sitting at the slot machines in Vegas.  How many times have you seen something, bought it, but ended up not being able to wear it when you realized HOW over the top it was? 

Anyhow, there are ways to tone down crazy clothes and there are ways to make something super kooky, look cool. 

Shopping recs to get the look: 

SHOP SEQUINED TEES

Hello, World!

SHOP WHITE & CREAM BLAZERS

SHOP JEAN SHORTS

SHOP CHIC LIL HATS

SHOP HIGH TOP KICKS

 

 

 

GETTING DRESSED WITH VB// A NEW SERIES

A couple interesting things have been happening lately: 

#1 People have been asking if I'm a wardrobe stylist and although that's flattering, the answer is no.

#2 People have been asking for a closer look at my outfits. What the Instagram mirror selfie ain't enough? Kidding!

As long as there is time (yes, I have day job) and as long as you keep asking - I'd like to introduce a new video series called GETTING DRESSED! In each video I'll showcase a look, give a little strategy behind it and make some shopping recommendations for you to look into.

It's basically the answer to "V, what zeee hell are you thinking with that lewk?" 

Still in development, but here's the first installment. 

Basic strategy - mix both masculine (shopped in the men's section) and feminine pieces for a balance #lewk. What say you?

SHOP STRIPED HEELS

SHOP MEN'S TOPS

SHOP BOYFRIEND JEANS

BRAND TO KNOW// L' ENCHANTEUR

What happens when you see people who confidently "sit in their style?" ... You know the ones! People who have a soulfulness that comes from exploration and "doing the work" - or at least listening to their instincts to arrive a their personal style.

I immediately feel comfortable, because they are comfortable in their skin. Comfortable with their choices. 

Soull and Dynasty Ogun represent that concept for sure! You've probably seen them on your socials, or saw their Stylelikeu video. But have you checked their lifestyle brand L'Enchanteur

Jewels, caps and eyewear. 

Here they are for your viewing pleasure and inspiration! 

STYLE INSPO// PRINT MIX PERFECTION

Usually - I'm the one providing the print mix outfits, but I've gathered a handful of inspiring images to show you how the super pros do it. 

Before you tell me that real people can't dress like this, may I kindly remind you of two things: 

1) This is for inspiration - take it easy. 

2) This is me you're talking to, OF COURSE you can dress like this ; ) 

The best part of this gallery is that it shows there's a mix for everyone, the vintage girl, the floral fanatic, the minimalist, the woman who only wears black and white. 

BEHOLD babies!