- Category: Styling -

Style Without Bounds


I pledge to alter my perception of what's "for me." We only believe something isn't for us because we declare it so. We shut ourselves off from expanding our experiences and worldview. We stifle our self-expression out of fear. I'll be the first to admit that I am afraid of color. Color is beautiful from an observational standpoint, but I am often apprehensive to incorporate bright colors into my ensembles. When I do, it feels very calculated and uncomfortable. I only decided to change my uniform of black, neutrals, cobalt blue, and white when I noticed a lack of inspiration and diversity. I would often blankly stare at my Instagram feed unmoved. I had contemplated permanently changing my wardrobe to contain only the aforementioned colors, but that would require consistency and certitude. I wasn't…

February 13, 2018

Geometric Dressing


Although I spend much of my time styling others and sharing styling tips, I come with a humble spirit. I have bad days where I hate my clothing, question my ability to style, and fight the urge to succumb to the "trendy" styles of the moment. It's an easy mindset to fall into when striving to be an authentic and original artist. Instead of allowing my thoughts to cloud my vision, I sit and reflect. I move consciously towards items I am inexplicably drawn to. Particular colors, fabrics, and styles stand out to me more than others. To deepen the discussion of this idea I'm going to take you on a journey of an abstract concept: Geometric dressing. I define this style as creating geometric silhouettes as well as pieces that are actual shapes…

January 14, 2018

Authentic Personal Style


"How do I know if I'm doing this style thing right?" You might ask. It's quite subjective but there are definite indicators that you are on the right track. What you first must identify is a problem. You feel like you have no style. Why might that be? What are you doing that you believe is getting in the way of you tapping into your personal style? Once you answer your questions and identify a problem, you can then find a solution. Let's walk through habits that inhibit us from connecting with the essence of our style. Learning about style won't come quick and easy. Though, meditating on and navigating through these first steps will provide an introduction. LYING Lying can occur unintentionally in regards to style. A lot of times we'll fawn over…

January 4, 2018



Scenario: You wear a popping outfit and you're ready to show out. You do indeed show out, but you don't see anyone you know. Furthermore, you don't post the outfit on Instagram. Now, you can wear it again with no shame! Have you ever been anxious about someone calling out a repeat outfit? Social media has propelled us into believing that we shouldn't repeat outfits. We should spend an infinite amount of money on clothing and stay on top of trends. Repeating an outfit is not on my list of fashion faux pas. I don't have the money for that. If I love an outfit I put together, I'll wear it again but space out the time before wearing it again. For those of you who want to be more subtle and repeat only…

November 19, 2017

Styling Classic Pieces


Sydney's the name girly's the game. Okay, that was a little corny, but it's true! I just can't resist a girly, feminine look. I've been dabbling in more casual looks, so I decided to dress it up and go classic. If you're working to create more stylish looks, I would recommend classic styles. Classic silhouettes fit most body types and classic styles are the easiest to pull off. They won't go out of style. Flashy clothing items draw people in but there's nothing more chic than standing boldly and pristinely in a classic look. SILHOUETTE Because I am an hourglass shape, full skirts balance out my big bust and help to accentuate my shape. Every classic wardrobe should have an A-line skirt. It is incredibly versatile and timeless. This faux leather, midi length skirt…

November 18, 2017

A Basic Guide to Successful Thrift Store Shopping


I love thrifting!...though it wasn't always that way. When my mom went thrifting as a kid I would be completely embarrassed and ashamed. I hated the smell and idea of buying clothes second hand. But one day I took a chance and gave it a try. I found the cutest screen tees and label clothing and was henceforth sold on second-hand shopping. As my interest in styling developed, I found it fun to find dated clothing and create modern looks. I love a challenge! I reveled in seeing questionable items and then turning it into a look. This charade isn't as fun and effortless to some, so I've created a guide to successful thrift shopping FAVORITE ITEMS TO PURCHASE AT THRIFT SHOPS Sweaters Pants Blazers Sweaters are essential for Ohio weather. Because many sweaters are…

November 13, 2017

How To Dress Casually


Have you seen the meme where the dress code for an event is meant to be casual but there's that extra friend that comes in thigh high boots and a faux fur coat? That's me. Even when I try my darndest to look casual my looks never seem to be....casual. I am a firm believer in looking presentable at all times. I am not well versed in dressing casually but I am definitely confident in my ability to dress up. Casual merely translates as relaxed and informal. It does not mean you need to look like a bum. (Save the ratty sleeves and discolored items for home!) Put your best foot forward and place intention behind your casual looks! Casual Look Quick Tips: Choose comfort with a polished finish. Ex. Non-sweat material jogger pants…

October 20, 2017

Styling Mixed Materials


Mixing prints is an acquired taste in styling that requires a keen eye. Choosing the proper prints is a risk that can easily turn into a disaster. It's a skill set I've yet to master. If you prefer not to make getting dressed a puzzle, mixing materials may be for you! Mixing materials is ideal for Fall and Winter when layering is at its peak. IT TAKES TWO The basis for a successful mixed material look is styling two contrasting fabrics. Leather with tulle, knit with chiffon, and fur with denim are all dynamic examples. You may also style two contrasting styles. Some examples of contrasting styles are classic and Bohemian, edgy and preppy, and glamor and casual. STAY FOCUSED Placing a focus on either contrasting fabrics or contrasting styles will give your outfit a…

October 1, 2017

Street Style Tips: A How to Guide


Street style is all the rage! In recent years, there has been much more of a focus in magazines on what celebrities wear casually. Models seamlessly stomp from the runway to the pavement. And seeing what an attendee wears to Fashion Week is just as important as seeing what's on the runway. What seems only achievable for celebrities, models, and fashion enthusiasts can be achievable for you! Keep reading for tips on acquiring the laid-back, chic look! FIND A STATEMENT PIECE Street style is perfect for showcasing statement, on trend pieces. Choose one item to be the star of your ensemble and add complimentary pieces to support the look. For example, your star piece is a bold printed, wide-leg trouser. The eye should go to the pants first because of its print and voluminous…

September 18, 2017

Dressing for Sex Appeal


Sex appeal is defined as the quality of being attractive in a sexual way. Now, my intention is not to ready you readers to be deemed "sexable." That is not a worthwhile goal. I merely want to encourage feeling sexy and exuding confidence. Have you ever seen someone completely comfortable in their skin? They shine and glow. They're genuine and easily attract all people. They're positive and do not self deprecate. Ever wonder how they got there? Trial and error. I am continually working on my confidence. Some days I am successful and other days I struggle. I've come to learn that I can most actively work on my confidence by identifying what I like. My likes translate into how I present myself and knowing when I feel my best. Celebrating what you like…

August 30, 2017