With summer only a few days away, I admit I thought it was already here! The weather’s been so warm that I’ve already jumped into wearing my summer gear. I usually like to reach for easy breezy summer dresses so today I’m sharing two favorites. One I’ve had for years and the other I just picked […]
Easily Create & Style An Infinity Scarf
One of the best ways to keep your body heat in this time of year is to wear a scarf.Not just any scarf, I’m talkin’ an infinity scarf simply because it’s more concentrated around the neckline. This helps to protect this important area from the elements. You can even pull part of it over your […]
NYLA Elise Clothing Co. ~ More Than A Clothier
I recently came across NYLA Elise Clothing on Instagram and when I laid my eyes on the shirt you see me wearing, I had to have one!This tee spoke to me in a few different ways, and when I visited their website to learn more, it became clear why.I discovered that not only does their […]
Shoe Options For Foot Issues ~ HIWI Tips & Tricks
This post may contain affiliate links. :-)Many of us can just up and buy a pair of shoes or boots on a whim without another thought.Hey if the shoe fits, we wear it!Well, some of us can’t purchase so freely due to foot issues which can severely limit that type of freedom & flexibility.On today’s […]
One Color Is All It Takes! HIWI Tips & Tricks
So what happens when you run out of ideas on how to pull together a quick outfit? Well, I will share with you a tried and true method I absolutely love to use! I have plenty of items in my closet that are the same color, like black, brown, Earth tones and the like. I […]
Johanna Denny ~ Contributor Corner Feature!
Introducing Johanna Denny (Jo), a Guyanese entrepreneur living in Jamaica! Jo enjoys fashion, natural hair and does home improvement consultation. She’s happy and spirited, which definitely comes across, as you will see in her style album below. I had the opportunity to interview her the other day to find out more about her style & […]
Prettiuneek ~ Boho Fashion Eclectic Handmade Jewelry
If you haven’t heard of ‘Prettiuneek Jewely’ before, where uniquely handcrafted pieces are available at incredibly affordable prices, you are in for a treat! In three words, Prettiuneek Jewelry is Bohemian, Eclectic & Modern, with extra attention to details. These meticulous creations embody the passion of ‘Pretti Uneek’ and there are nothing but rave reviews […]
Erica Tirado ~ InVisible Signs Inc.
Erica Tirado, founder, CEO and owner of InVisible Signs Inc. clearly loves fashion and knows how to wear it. At a first glance, you might see a stylish and beautiful person on the outside, but you’d be cheating yourself to stop there. You see, as a result of her mother being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in her […]
Plaid Is Trending Right Now
One of the hottest trending styles out right now is plaid! Plaid and I go way back, as it’s always been one of my favorite types of prints, and when I saw ‘Plaid And Simple’ listed on Elle’s Fall Trends List, I knew I’d be all over it! At the time I posted all of the […]
All Grey Everything Grey Look Book!
I noticed that grey was on the list of Fall Trends this season, specifically suits in monochromatic or all grey. I got a little excited because for some reason I have plenty of grey in my closet! Most of it was from my corporate days, and after learning that the color grey denotes neutrality, safety […]
Candice Nicole Booker ~ Contributor Corner Feature!
The other day, I caught up with my Facebook friend Candice, affectionately known as @Curly_Coily_Candy on Instagram. Not only does she have gorgeous natural hair, she also has style to match! Let’s find out a little more about her now. *HIWI Style Chat* LP Share: Candice, describe your wardrobe style in a few words. Candice: […]
3 Ways To Wear 1 Crop Top
Crop tops have been around for many years and they’ve gone through lots of transformations. Some variations of crop tops include high cut, cut at the waist, loose fitting, and form fitting. Styles of crop tops range from tanks & long sleeves, to sweat shirts, sweaters, and jackets. The list goes on and on! No matter the era or style, truth […]
Textured Tights A Fall Trend
I have always been a huge fan of tights and stockings. Mainly because I wore so many skirts and dresses growing up. It was one of the best things to keep my legs warm! As I got older, I remained a fan and can remember a high school fad of wearing fishnets over colored stockings or […]
What To Wear Fall Forecast & Style Trends 2015
As seasons change, I’m always curious about what the upcoming style forecast will be. It’s always interesting to see what’s new but I’m usually looking for opportunities to recycle what’s already in my closet. To me, this is the most fun way to sport a few of the latest trends right away. I once heard it said […]
Last Of Summer Fashion ~ Pretty In Pink
As we approach the very last of summer I thought I’d put together a final ode to the season. There’s been a buzz around the web indicating that pink is the new red, so I chose the color pink for my theme. Curious about the correlation between these colors, I did a bit of research to […]
Poshmark – My New Closet Obsession For Making Money
As much as I love to shop, I’ll be the first to admit that over the years I’ve accumulated a ton of stuff that I simply don’t wear or use anymore.It never fails. I go through my closet every year looking to purge, and will talk myself into keeping things that I just can’t seem to part with, […]
House of Stallionz – For The Curvaceous Woman
* Sponsored Post / Opinions are 100% my own. In my opinion, there aren’t enough clothing companies out there with a sincere appreciation for a woman with curves. Sure they may carry our ‘size’ but do they really celebrate who we are and what we’re about? Well ‘House of Stallionz’ reached out to me for an opinion about their […]
7 Ways to Make Money From Your Closet!
Do you have clothes hanging out in your closet that you don’t wear because you have changed careers, sizes or your mind about something you bought? Well there are plenty of ways to cash in on your closet and today I will share with you seven ways to do it. After all, why leave money sitting in […]
Khalilah Jones ~ Chic & Classy Image Consulting
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to have someone analyze your closet, or shop personally for you? How about a put together outfit suited just for you, for that special occasion coming up? Well if you like the sound of that so far, I have a treat for you today! Meet Khalilah (pronounced like Delilah with […]
Darya Johnson ~ Darya’s Naturals
I’d like to introduce you to Darya Johnson, Master Natural Stylist & Salon Owner of Darya’s Naturals Hair Boutique! Darya’s salon, located in Chicago, IL, services every hair care need imaginable, including color, precision cuts, natural hair, sew in extensions, twists, locs and more. Dubbed an industry trailblazer, Darya boasts a celebrity clientele and has even developed her own […]
Aliwazas ~ La Tetra Metts-Owens
Introducing La Tetra Metts-Owens, the creator and owner of Aliwazas.com She offers customized items to suit a woman’s healing, spiritual and aesthetic preferences. This includes: Arm & Leg Wear Bath and Body Charging Kits Crystals Ear Wear Honeypot Yoni Care Neck Wear Waist Wear In her own words, “At its core, Aliwaza’s caters to the emotional, physical […]
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Rosiland Burch ~ Step Outside The Jewelry Box
Meet Rosiland Burch, owner and custom jewelry designer at “Step Outside The Jewelry Box!” Rosalind creates handcrafted custom and fashion jewelry & accessories, including handbags and coats. Serious about her craft, she has studied at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and is an award winning jewelry designer. Rosiland was chosen as the featured jewelry designer […]
Black Hair OMG! Lee Torrey
It’s been a minute since I’ve worked in corporate but one thing I could always appreciate was a man that knew how to dress professionally. That would mean a button- up, collared shirt with a tank underneath, and not forgetting a tie, yes I said it, a tie! Well, let me introduce you to Lee Torrey, […]
Uology by Uniq Look Book!
I am so super excited about doing this Look Book for Uology by Uniq! *Sponsored Post ~ All opinions are 100% my own. In this video, I am showcasing the creative work of Katina Washington, owner, creator & artist of Uology.us!, and sponsor of some beautiful items, including accessories and apparel. View the Look Book now, and then read […]
Adria Robinson, A Powerful Woman In Business!
If anyone knows how to get down to business, it’s Adria Robinson, CEO & Founder of Powerful Women In Business Association, LLC. This organization is dedicated to inspiring professional women and their communities, monopolizing opportunities, as well as improving their educational, social and economic statuses. That’s quite a gig, and at the same time, Adria still finds a […]
3 Ways To Wear Your Favorite Pieces ~ Versatile Options For Your Wardrobe!
There’s no reason why your clothing has to hang out in your closet collecting dust. We can easily envision a particular way to wear our favorite pieces. When that gets old, we sometimes stall when trying to figure out new or creative options. I’ve been there plenty of times, so I’m always looking for just one more way to wear something, even if […]
Shawana Smith ~ Contributor Corner Feature!
Shawana is just a fun-loving, ball of energy and it comes across in her photos! Her creative natural hair styles and love for fashion is such as inspiration to others, so it was exciting when she became one of the first contributors to the blog How I Wear It. I caught up with her the other […]
Laterica Forte’ ~ Aspiring Model
Laterica Forte’ has a striking natural beauty along with the ability to showcase it through her style and everything she wears. She loves all things fashion, and enjoys it so much that she’s a model! Right in the heart of North Carolina, Laterica struts her stuff in her everyday wear and absolutely on the catwalk. She’s sharing her inspiring style here […]
Tanisha Adjo ~ Serial Entrepreneur
Tanisha Adjo is on a pathway to success, and will take multiple paths or even a detour to get there! When I asked Tanisha about her business, here’s what she had to say: “I’m a health coach who specializes in colon detox and cleansing. I educate people on how to get healthy through eating correctly so that […]
T Schneill Lovesfashion on How I Wear It!
‘T Schneill Lovesfashion’ on Facebook, puts a lot of hard work into her fitness and fashion! As a “self-proclaimed lover of fashion, with an obsession for shoes, natural hair and makeup”, to name a few, this beautiful mother of eight has got some mean curves & abs and is more than confident in showing them . T Schneill loves to […]
The Colors Of Spring And Forecasted Trends
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Sweet Maddie’s Pound Cakes ~ Nicole Evolving-One
Nicole Evolving-One should be wearing an ‘S’ on her chest…for Super Woman. She has found a way to have it all and shares how she embraces her circumstances with positivity which in turn inspires her family and everyone she meets. Here’s what she shared with How I Wear It: Tell us a little about yourself: I am a Lover […]
Salkis Re Art ~ Salkis Re
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Nine Ways To Wear And Accessorize Belts ~ Tips & Tricks
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Ourglass Collection ~ Shatava Lindsey
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Beautiful Curves – Ticka ~ Spoon Full Of Sugar
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Extreme Overflow Publishing – Yolanda Lewis
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3 Ways To Add Color To Your Wardrobe
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Design Outside The Box LLC. by Angela Rossen
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Path To Success With Belize!
Sometimes the most effective outfit can be the simplest combinations. Pairing a black top with a matching blazer allows you to compliment any color on the bottom. You can also switch up full suits by mixing and matching to stretch wardrobe combinations. Check out Belize as she demonstrates this! As a contributor to How I […]
Dainty Jewels by Venisha Warren
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New Years Eve Party Dress Shenanigans With LP Share!
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Introducing Ms. Genae Banks!
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African Fashion Wear! Ruth Maccarthy
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How To Properly Measure And Order Those Boots Online
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Holiday Season Outfit Inspiration!
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How To Stand Out – Be Unique
One of the simplest ways you can change up any outfit is by adding accessories. I’m talking bangles, necklaces, and earrings just to name a few. If you’ve worn accessories before, you already know how it can positively boost your attitude and confidence. If you don’t wear accessories, I highly recommend you to try it and see what difference wearing them can make. Adding […]
3 Ways To Wear 1 Dress Year Round!
Have you ever had that one item you just loved to wear but felt sad when it was ‘time to put it away’? I’ve been there, yet I am always attempting to defy the wardrobe and seasonal rules that be. Take my favorite jumper dress for example. I love the look, feel and quality of […]
Transform Your Look With A Scarf
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My Favorite Coat Of All Times!
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Boot Season Is Here!
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Jeans, Jeans, And More Jeans!
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3 Ways to Add Some Happy To Your Corporate Dresscode
Some of us have worked those types of jobs. You know, the ones requiring “professional” dress. They have one-thousand guidelines on what you can and what you can’t wear. This limits our ability to rock those trendy items and can make expressing our style a challenge. While wearing my share of business suits and dresses, I always looked for little ways to sneak some flavor […]
There’s a ton of ways to wear leggings these days, so if you’ve never tried them you should.
Leggings have always been a favorite of mine because they’re so easy to incorporate into an outfit, complete with no ironing, and comfort as a bonus.
I was excited to see all of the cool prints coming out this season, so I jumped in to sample them myself!
One thing is for sure, you won’t fall short of excuses to wear them!
Here are just a few ways I have worn leggings.
As you can see, they make an easy transition! I purchased these from Kohl’s. What’s your favorite way to wear leggings?
View the HIWI Leggings gallery here.