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 tips fall HBCU homecoming season Clark Atlanta


Chyrelle Carter didn’t attend an HBCU, but through her business at Vanity Pix, she’s getting a taste of the experience every October.

The streetwear brand entrepreneur recently spoke to rolling out about her business journey, HBCUs and fashion tips for the upcoming fall season.

How did the concept of this brand come about?

I’ve been doing this for about five and a half years. As you see, I have the lightning bolt there [on Vanity Pix logo] because I believe in good vibes and good energy, so I’m all about that. I believe in having distinctive streetwear pieces that when you put them on, you feel amazing, you feel like you can conquer anything.

Why did you come to Clark Atlanta University’s homecoming?

Last year, I was fully employed working as a retail manager and I went to my first homecoming at TSU. I decided it would be amazing if I could do an HBCU homecoming tour. Lo and behold, I got fired in April and it allowed me to free up my time and focus on my business now.

I’ve never been to college myself, so I’m living vicariously and feeling the love by doing this and I absolutely love being around my people.

What fashion tips do you have for men this fall? 

Definitely layers. Always have your essential pieces like your favorite hoodie or favorite sweatshirt, I’m always about a staple piece. Do not be afraid to wear a staple piece, there are so many ways that you can wear it. If you need help, you can DM me, but just have fun. Let your outfit speak for you without you saying anything, but just do your own thing.

What fashions do you have available for women?

What I love about my brand is

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