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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CEO Casey Jostine gives men fashion tips for spring

Casey Jostine has melded the world of technology and fashion with his brand, <dresscode/>. The director of operations at RenderATL, Jostine recently spoke to rolling out about tips for attire as we go into warmer temperatures.

Where did the idea of <dresscode/> come from?

<dresscode/> is the merge of fashion and tech. I’m a product manager here at Microsoft, but I also love fashion. So I decided to figure out a way to merge these two worlds and these two passions together, and that’s how I created <dresscode/>. So <dresscode/> is a tech-inspired clothing brand that merges those two worlds but also it’s the premise of being able to diversify the technical pool that we see as far as advocates in the tech industry.

What are some fashion tips you have for men in the spring?

So for the spring, we’re talking about highlights, shirts, shorts, and anything that allows you to redefine the dress code. So when you think about technologists or folks in the technology industry, it’s regular; like T-shirts, plaided pants, and boat shoes, but we need to figure out a way to bring that culture into fashion as well. So we do that through <dresscode/>.

What are you wearing tonight?

I got on a cardigan, a fresh little T-shirt, some jeans and some J’s that I just purchased not too long ago. Every single day, we’re starting to redefine the dress code, being able to allow people to express themselves creatively, especially if you’re in the tech industry as well.

What are your three favorite apps?

I’ll definitely say Pinterest is one for me.

Pinterest allows for inspiration. Whenever I’m stuck on an idea, whatever I’m pushing for, some creativity, I’ll go to Pinterest, type in something and scroll down there for hours. Then from there,

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