Fashion for Black Women
Change your mind, change your clothes and you’ll change your life. According to Dawn Thibodeaux, Black women are leaving money on the table because we are not dressed appropriately at work and in business settings. She wants to change that and show us how to move up in the world through the power of clothing.Read More
We want to look our best even when we aren’t feeling it, so Tamiko White gives us fabulous no-think fashion basics for the workplace. If you want to draw others’ eyes away from your side eye or make someone smile, focus on choosing a fabulous accessory. “Accessories make people happy,” she says. “I love a great blouse, but there’s something about a beautiful necklace or a stunning pair of earrings.” Choosing an accessory that makes you feel good about yourself or has sentimental value can give your confidence a boost.
While traditional jewelry, such as earrings, necklaces and bracelets, may be the first items that come to mind when you think about accessories, shoes, glasses, nails, hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, ankle bracelets and even a handkerchief on a handbag are a part of this group. Even though it may seem that everyone wears the same hair, nail polish and carries the same bags, don’t fret because no one will wear it like you. “How you wear your accessories is very telling for people because ten women can have the same bag, but if they rock it differently, it’s unique,” she says. “It’s all about color, layers and personalization.”Read More
Vibrant colors and bold prints are ways we can communicate our personalities. But what do our color choices say about us, and how can we use color to our advantage? experts agree that Blue conveys trustworthiness, reliability, honesty and loyalty. If you are having a tough time at work, feeling harassed or overwhelmed, shades of blue are solid choices. “Deeper blues bring down blood pressure and heart rate,” says Lewis. “All they’re going to know is that they feel more trusting and calmer when they are around you.”
It is also a smart color to wear if you are looking to get hired or promoted.
Our color experts spoke and Blue is the color for our first issue of Notable because it communicates trustworthiness, reliability and honesty. It’s also considered the best color to wear when you are looking to get hired or promoted – and we are all about moving up. Stylist Raven DuBois shares a style edit for the color blue.Read More