3 travel tips that will help you make a fashion statement

Brenda Arnett has a thing for fashion and traveling, so she created Zone 31 Boutique so you can go to the airport in style. Arnett has an array of handbags, duffel bags, and jackets that you can buy to stand out from others and make a fashion statement when heading to your favorite destination.

Arnett spoke with rolling out about her inspiration for the brand, why she chose certain styles, and travel and fashion tips for others.

What led you to create these bags and jackets?

I love to travel, and I like to do it in style. I don’t want my bag to match somebody else’s, so I decided to create my own line of travelers. [I like] duffel bags and I like handbags, so I decided to do that, as well. That’s what got me into it, and I love designing.

You use a lot of color and patterns in your designs. Why did you choose that style?

I like being different. I don’t want to blend in. I like vibrant colors; I don’t like dull and Black. I do have a few things that are black and blue, but I prefer color, so that’s what led me to do it. I like the African print and soft fabric as well.

What advice would you give Black woman-owned businesses?

Don’t give up on yourself. Sometimes, we get tired; we don’t want to do it, but we push through it. You can be successful in anything you do. Just don’t give up.

What are travel fashion tips that you could share?

Make sure you have a nice bag that nobody else has. That’s number one. Number two, get one that can roll because then you don’t have to carry so many bags. You can put a lot of stuff

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Fashion expert shares 3 tips to boost your style confidence

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Anyone who cares about fashion should be made aware of the best style tips out there.

When it comes to boosting your confidence, your style is a great place to start.

Knowing how to dress and feeling comfortable in your clothing is a fabulous way to amplify your levels of self-love.

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Fashion expert and TikToker @AtYasmeenGarcia posted a video breaking down three crucial tips.

Her fashion advice is a game-changer for people looking to feel better about their outward appearance.



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Here’s what Yasmeen wants the world to know about fashion and its impact on your inner confidence.

How to be more confident about your style

Yasmeen‘s first tip is to learn how to dress for your body type. She believes it’s important for people to start loving and accepting their body weights, sizes, and shapes before all else.

Once you know how to dress for your body type, it’s easy to start filling your wardrobe with the right staples.

The most common body types include the inverted triangle, the pear shape, the apple shape, and the hourglass shape.

Whether you currently have your desired body type or not, dressing in a way that caters to your specific shape is a great step in the right direction for your confidence.

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Next, Yasmeen believes it’s vital to learn the colors that work best with your skin tone.

When you know the list of colors that pair well with

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Outfit advice from menswear’s ‘It-Girl,’ @Dieworkwear



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If you’ve spent any amount of time online, you may have run into the fashion advice of Derek Guy, or, as he’s known on the Internet, Dieworkwear. Guy has been giving menswear advice for the past decade on his blog and on his 600,000-follower Twitter account. In recent years, though, his influence has spread far beyond the menswear blogosphere.

His ethos is simple: “I encourage people to be more thoughtful about their clothing choices.” In pursuit of this mission, he publishes content on how men of all ages, sizes and backgrounds can pay attention to things like clothing quality, silhouette and tailoring.

Guy spoke with the News about menswear on college campuses and on the history of the “Ivy Style” at Yale.

He began by discussing Yale’s fashion history, which is unique for the role Yale’s student body played in disseminating what would later be called “Ivy Style.” 

Yale Daily News — Sept. 20, 1962

“These campuses used to be populated by people who went through the feeder school system, often privileged White Anglosaxon Protestants from the Northeast,” Guy said.

The Ivy League universities, including Yale, reflected the dress codes of the private preparatory schools that their affluent male students came from.

Clothing trends arose from the students’ relaxed attitudes and included tweeds, loose repp ties, oxford cloth button-downs and flat-front chinos.

“Over time, these campuses have become more diverse in terms of ethnic and class makeup within the United States, but also a larger population of international students,” he said.

What Guy is referring to is the role of legislation like the G.I. Bill and efforts made by the Yale admissions office to increase the University’s socio-economic diversity, which shifted the prevailing clothing focus away from the homogeneous “preppy” and “Ivy” fashion to a more democratic style

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Fashion guru shares seasonal trends to look out for

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Are you prepared to dress confidently during the upcoming spring season of 2024?

Spring is always usually a fun season for fashionistas because it’s when the weather starts warming up.

The transition from winter to summer gives people a chance to play up their wardrobe.

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After wearing layers of cozy clothing from December until February, there’s more to experiment with between March and May.

Fashion guru and TikToker @MadelineHagmann shared a video breaking down some of her best style advice.



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Here’s what Madeline says about preparing yourself and your closet for Spring 2024.

Madeline says the first staple you should add to your wardrobe is A-line midi skirts with fuller and more billowy shapes.

She added two photos of models wearing this skirt style to drive the point home.

The skirts look casual enough to wear while running errands, but they’re classy enough to wear on date nights.

Madeline suggests wearing this skirt style with ballet flats as your chosen shoes.

While it’s perfectly fine to wear sneakers or heels with them, she definitely believes ballet flats are the best way to go.

She notes that wearing your A-line midi skirt as a low-rise skirt that stops over your hip bones is a great idea if you’re comfortable wearing crop tops.

Next up, Madeline suggests filling your closet with graphic design T-shirts. She says they can be super pleasant and rewarding in unexpected ways.

The best thing about graphic design T-shirts is that they’re covered in logos, quotes, TV show

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Professional stylist drops 3 tips on improving your 2024 fashion

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Your New Year’s resolution might’ve revolved around improving your fashion in 2024.

The year is just beginning, so there’s still so much time to make necessary changes.

Professional stylist and TikToker @StylingWithKenzie shared a video breaking down some fashion advice she wants the world to know about.

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Kenzie currently has more than 544,000 people keeping up with her on TikTok.

She offers a paid styling master class for people who genuinely want to take fashion seriously.



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These are some of the free and helpful tips she shared online for people to lean into in 2024.

Stop comparing your style to influencers

Kenzie’s first tip is to stop comparing your style to the influencer fashion you see circulating on social media.

She claims that comparisons ruin your self-esteem and make it harder for people to feel good about themselves.

She also notes that it’s not sustainable for the everyday person.

Influencers might rock brand-new outfits every single day, but that doesn’t mean it’s something everyone else should feel pressured to do.

Kenzie says, “You’re constantly buying new things that don’t really make sense for your wardrobe and then just feeling overwhelmed or defeated.”

If comparing style to the world’s top influencers makes you feel that way, it’s best to listen to Kenzie’s advice.

Invest in the basics and plan ahead

Kenzie’s second tip is to start investing in the basics. Your wardrobe should be full of necessary staples that help you build your daily outfits.

She explains that collecting basic

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Detroit Stylist Marv Neal Shares His Fashion Tips

Marv Neal grew up in a multigenerational home full of stylish women. He recalls a childhood marked by images of his great-grandmother, a seamstress, measuring waists and sewing hems while clients perched on crates. With ease, he can rattle off which woman in his family was known to adopt which type of style: His oldest aunt was ’70s disco glamour while his own mother was more ’90s cool.

“[Fashion] was just always around,” Neal says. “I feel like it was innate for me to get into it.”

As a boy, Neal enjoyed a master class in style, and today he’s a wardrobe stylist, working with individuals and publications, and he’s even added a few movie and TV credits to his impressive résumé.

In April 2022, Neal assisted costume designer Keia Bounds on culling just the right looks for the second season of the Starz drama BMF. The show follows the rise of the infamous Detroit crime family led by brothers Demetrius and Terry Flenory, who operated most notably in the 1980s and ’90s. The production team descended on Belle Isle with trailers full of looks, and Neal was charged with tapping local staples like Hot Sam’s in Detroit to fill in the gaps with pieces like alligator dress shoes and slick suits for that unique brand of old-school Motor City magic.

“It was five days of easy work, of what I already do. It was really, really cool,” he says.

His first and greatest love is fashion coverage in magazine articles. He appreciates the opportunity to progress a specific story while spotlighting, in some cases, a dozen different looks (such as Jalen Duren’s for Hour Detroit’s feature on the Detroit Piston). He says, “I like to see my work in publications, because that’s what I dreamed of doing.”

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Below Deck’s Captain Kerry Titheradge opens up about replacing Captain Lee Rosbach, reveals advice he got

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Below Deck star Captain Kerry Titheradge has opened up about taking over for Captain Lee Rosbach while also sharing some advice he got from the stud of the sea.

Captain Kerry debuted in his new role at the helm of the OG Below Deck last night.

The legacy Captain Lee built isn’t lost on Captain Kerry, and he knows he has big shoes to fill.

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It turns out the two men have known each other for a while because they used to play golf together.

When Captain Kerry signed on for Below Deck Adventure, he reached out to Captain Lee for a little bit of advice.



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“I called Lee up and I asked him, I said, ‘Mate, would you do this again if you could redo this?’ He said, ‘Absolutely, mate…’ and his best piece of advice is just, be yourself and that is what I did,” Captain Kerry expressed to kerry-titheradge-and-fraser-olender-on-navigating-below-decks-first-season-without-capt-lee”Entertainment Tonight.

Now that he’s stepping in for his pal, Captain Kerry has addressed what that was like as he takes on his new gig.

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Captain Kerry considers it an honor to be stepping into Captain Lee’s shoes. Aside from that, the Below Deck Adventure alum also feels grateful for the opportunity.

“I feel grateful. Lee has been doing this for 10 years. He pioneered the way that we’re able to show the world what the yachting industry is all about and provide a bit

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Fashion Tips: If you want to show off your charm by wearing boots with dress, then keep these things in mind

Fashion is an ever-evolving art form, and one trend that has stood the test of time is pairing boots with dresses. This bold combination not only exudes confidence but also adds a touch of edge to your overall look. If you’re ready to embrace this fashion-forward style, here are some tips to ensure you rock it with flair.

1. Choose the Right Length

When selecting a dress to pair with boots, consider the length. Mini, midi, and maxi dresses all work well with boots, but ensure the combination complements your body shape and the occasion.

2. Play with Colors and Textures

Experiment with color contrasts and textures to create visual interest. A bold-colored dress with neutral boots or vice versa can make a striking statement. Don’t shy away from mixing materials like leather boots with a flowy fabric dress.

3. Embrace Different Boot Styles

From ankle boots to knee-high or over-the-knee options, the world of boots is vast. Each style brings a unique vibe to your outfit, so don’t hesitate to diversify your collection.

4. Consider the Season

Adapt your boot and dress combo to the season. Lighter fabrics and ankle boots may be perfect for spring, while knee-high boots and cozy dresses can be your go-to in colder months.

5. Mind the Proportions

Ensure a harmonious look by considering proportions. If your dress is voluminous, opt for sleek and fitted boots. Conversely, a flowy maxi dress pairs well with chunky or knee-high boots.

6. Let the Boots Be the Star

If you have a stunning pair of boots, let them take center stage. Choose a simpler dress that complements rather than competes with the boldness of your footwear.

7. Experiment with Patterns

Mixing patterns can be intimidating but rewarding. Pair a solid-colored dress with patterned boots or

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These are the 2024 fashion trends from a Nordstrom expert

In the ever-changing world of fashion, staying ahead of the curve is not an easy task. Thankfully, we have experts on our side to share that skinny jeans are out and bows are very, very in.

To navigate the style landscape of 2024, we turned to Linda Cui Zhang, the Associate Fashion Director at Nordstrom, to glean insights into the trends that will define the year ahead. With her finger on the pulse of the industry, Cui Zhang offers a glimpse into the exciting sartorial shifts awaiting us.

Cui Zhang shares fashion tips for us to embrace this year, along with her top picks, making it a breeze to shop!

Artful Layering

According to Cui Zhang, “Artful Layering takes center stage in 2024, bringing new depth to wardrobe staples through intentional layering techniques.” She suggests reimagining classics by “pairing a shirtdress over pants or tying a tonal sweater around your shoulders to create new dimensions.”

Soft Tailoring: Redefining Power Dressing

Linda advocates for embracing “Soft Tailoring as a beacon of sophistication in 2024,” where comfort meets elegance seamlessly. She recommends experimenting with “knitwear paired with tailored trousers or poplin shirts styled with maxi skirts” for a versatile and chic look.

A Touch of Sparkle: Embrace Everyday Embellishment

“Embellishment transcends evening wear, infiltrating everyday attire in 2024,” notes Cui Zhang. She encourages incorporating sparkle into daily ensembles, suggesting “a sequined skirt paired with a casual tank, or a sweatshirt adorned with subtle embellishments” for a touch of glamour.

Romantic Accessories: Infuse Feminine Charm

Prepare to indulge your romantic sensibilities with an array of accessories inspired by “the ethereal allure of Simone Rocha for Jean Paul Gaultier,” suggests Cui Zhang. She recommends embracing “ballerina flats, satin bows, pearls, and crystal beads” as the epitome of feminine charm.

Statement Denim: Embrace Bold

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