I don’t know about you, but I could definitely use a mental escape right now. Usually I’m here telling you what to buy, but it feels good to switch things up and give Black fashion influencers some overdue love.
Long before the recent string of protests, these undeniably fly ladies were consistently shining on the ’gram, setting trends and showing off their dope approach to what’s in and what’s out. If you aren’t paying attention to their timelines, you’re definitely missing the wave, from the always-on-point fashionistas in the States to the melanated (yep, that’s a word now, thanks to Bey) style stars overseas. Scroll down for a ton of style inspiration and don’t forget to hit that follow button.
The past few days have been emotionally draining. I am tired and will be having an early night. My bedtime lullaby tonight is Jeremy Frisch going all the way in on the LAPD chief for saying that George Floyd’s death was as much on the hands of protestors as police officers. 30 seconds of unadulterated pleasure. On repeat. Listen as much as you like. I yield my time. Goodnight.
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Stay in the know on the trendiest labels by following Ellie’s chic timeline. You’ll also get a glimpse at some front-row action (if fashion shows will still be a thing next fall).
In the spirit of supporting #blackownedbusiness and #blackdesigners , I am wearing a jacket from @fashionbombdailyshop . All this week on @fashionbombdaily , we will be profiling the designers we champion, endorse and support including @shopoyemwen @bruceglen @s.dentoncollection @allurenovembre @rayarjeans @sergiohudson @olayemii__ @mckenzieliautaud @highendjunkie @philthyragz @jbdapparel @sai.sankoh and so many more 🎉 We’re not new to this, we’re true to this✊🏽✊🏼✊🏾✊🏿 Show #blackdesigners your support at FashionBombDailyShop.com💣 #thebomblife #clairesulmers #fashionbombdailyshop #blackdesignersmatter #blacklivesmatter 📸 @morrisde
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Claire’s style and work ethic will keep you motivated. Follow her media company Fashion Bomb Daily for an extra dose of magic.
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For effortless cool vibes with a hint of glam, add every look ever worn by Aleali May to your moodboard right freakin’ now.
🎉‼️Celebrating‼️🎉So honored and ecstatic to be teaching @ParsonsSchoolOfDesign’s first Social Media Graduate course this summer. I was beyond happy to accept when the University reached out - and even more shocked when they let me know my class filled up immediately. When making preparation for 2020 last year I wrote down that I wanted to teach a Social Media course for a University - not ever thinking that it would be one of the top fashion schools in the world. Social media—especially during this time—is pertinent to businesses everywhere and to be able to equip these students with that knowledge to go into a challenging workforce I feel is a blessing.
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Candace Marie does not play when it comes to content creation. Her movie-theater-worthy stories are just as inspiring as her impeccable style.
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Wanna stay ahead of the trends? Kahlana sets them. You’ll also find need-to-know beauty recs on her page, and she occasionally treats us to adorable pics of her daughter.
It’s officially Happy Hour🥂 and I am celebrating hitting 50k on YouTube with a cocktail while lounging on my sofa in this outfit😜 I was gonna share this stunner in a video next week but the fashion queen @traceeellisross wore it last night on LIVE and it’s already selling out🤣🤣 I found mine on @farfetch and I have a discount code to save 10% off ( code: HLLFF10 ) links to this color in my stories😉
A post shared by JENEE’ • Style Expert 📍NYC/DC (@highlowluxxe) on May 15, 2020 at 1:41pm PDT
Not everything has to be name brand. Jenée can go from rocking Forever 21 to Marine Serre effortlessly.
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All my folks afraid of color need to peep Cynthia’s profile. Her flawless pics from around the world are proof that wearing vibrant shades doesn’t have to be intimidating.
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On the other side of the spectrum, we have the neutral-wearing queen Melissa, who always finds a way to make even an all-black outfit exciting.
SPRING/SUMMER WARDROBE ESSENTIALS VIDEO IS LIVE ON MY CHANNEL! A crisp white tee and jeans made the list of course! I also style everything several ways! I’d love for you to check it out and show me some love since My sleep and living room floor were compromised in order to make this video 😅 Link in my bio ✨ #wardrobeessentials #springwardrobe #summermusthave #fashioninspo #styleinspo
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I’m pretty sure Brittany has the best T-shirt collection ever. And she knows how to keep those closet essentials lookin’ fresh.
We come from a long line of fighters. Haiti was the first country to gain its independence in 1804 🇭🇹 This legacy of courage is what gets us out of bed on the darkest days. It pushes us forward, past the invisible threads of systemic racism. Our ancestors always wanted better for themselves and future generations. They endured, endured and endured for the basic right to live, love, be free—in every sense of the word. And we will continue the battle to carry these dreams through. To be young, gifted and black 🎵 That in itself is a form of protest. To exist in spaces that aren’t built for you or don’t traditionally welcome you, and still find a way to contribute ideas, to build friendships and to excel. That in itself is a form of protest. To keep expressing yourself boldly, using all forms of art. That in itself is a form of protest. Black people have always always been fighters. We were never given a choice.
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You get a two-for-one deal on style inspo when you follow chic sisters Shelcy and Christy. You’ll also feel like part of the fam after listening to their stories.
We brought this lightweight headwrap back in stock at @fanmdjanm. I was so excited I did an impromptu “get ready with me” live where I showed how to wrap it a few ways. Then I got inspired by my headwrap/earring combo and got all dressed up for the backyard. 😂 Dressing up is so much fun! Yes, I know I was being extra with the cherries. I was just trying to “serve”. Zuli came to claim them as soon as I sat on that chair for this set. What do you think of these colors together? Ps, my favorite part about this look is my uncombed/ untamed curls under my headwrap. Tèt grenn for life! #FindingPaola #FanmDjanm #InMyHeadwrap
A post shared by Paola "Pao Pao" Mathé 🇭🇹 (@findingpaola) on May 25, 2020 at 5:59pm PDT
Paola consistently serves up beautiful fashion and beauty moments on her page. Even her selfies look like photos from a glossy magazine shoot.
More at home updates are live today on my YouTube channel: KarenBritChick. Sofa and dress included. More importantly may the world continue to watch the events as they’re unfolding hour by hour. One down three more to go #ifyouknowyouknow #justiceforgeorgefloyd 🖤 . Dress @zara Second hand sofa @dobbinstcoop Mirror @restoration.hardware . #vintagefurniture #vintagechairs #vintagedecor #interiordesigning #interiorproject #interiorlove
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Nobody can make combat boots and sneakers look as elegant as Karen does. Take notes and turn that blue button green.
The first brunch I’m invited to after all of this, I’m wearing my favorite suit. Looking like a ray of sunshine, chocolate drizzled banana split 😂😂 ooh I can’t wait!! #FlashBackFriday Reminiscing to when I had abs and could wear crop tips, #ImGettingThereTho 🙌🏾🙌🏾 #HappyFriday
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For details on the best new arrivals at your favorite stores, keep Janelle’s page on your radar.
How are you handling your mini staycation, Uhmm I mean your WORK from home situation? 😅 Are you a fan of working from home or do you prefer the structure of an office? ▫️ It’s crazy how quickly #covıd19 is changing things today. My mom has been working from home since 2008. In someways I think it makes days longer as there is no official “leave the office” time and she was alwaysssssss working! What’s your take? ▫️ If you’re new around here we are a Mom and daughter duo and our goal is to serve up life inspiration with a healthy helping of fashion! Follow us on @tiktok too (link in bio) ▫️ Shop our outfits on the @liketoknow.it app! http://liketk.it/2LE1l #liketkit
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Watch this mom-and-daughter duo switch back and forth showing off outfits, proving style has no age limit.
A post shared by SANDRA LAMBECK (@sandralambeck) on May 10, 2020 at 11:38am PDT
From the shoes to the handbags and the sunglasses, Sandra is always decked out in the best accessories.
✨ There’s a New Video up on my YouTube Channel sharing some of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe. Swipe left to see a few. — ✨ Link In Bio for the Full Video or search: fashionsteelenyc on YouTube. All product details are below the video in the description box. — ✨ Needless to say it’s been a rough few days and if you need something to take your mind off of it head to my YouTube Channel for some fun fashion, travel and day in the life videos.
A post shared by Monroe Steele (@monroesteele) on Jun 1, 2020 at 6:40am PDT
Monroe shows us real-life ways to wear runway trends on the ’gram and on her YouTube channel.
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Here’s an endlessly sophisticated feed you could spend all day scrolling through.
HUMAN! That is what we all are. No one is lesser than or greater than. We are ALL human. We might have different upbringings, different cultures and different identities, different genders and different sexual orientations but our common denominator is HUMAN! So to my #LGBTQIA brothers and sisters, I stand with you! I love you! I celebrate you! And I respect YOU! #pride #pride🌈 #humanity #stylehasnosize #socialjustice #lgbtq #lgbtq🌈 #educateyourself #stylemeafrica #africangirlskillingit
A post shared by Makeda (@glamazondiaries) on Jun 1, 2020 at 6:42am PDT
Hat lovers are gonna fall in love with Makeda’s enviable collection. And she’s a great go-to for tips on how to mix and match prints.
I whip my... y’all finish the rest! Feeling real free in my @_wynnstylesboutique set. Fun fact: this is my favorite color and it’s looks bomb on my skin. I’d say that’s a win win! ✨😊 Also, recorded a video on me putting my faux locs and in and currently editing it to share with you babes! ✨😆🙏🏾 So be on the look out for that this weekend (maybe Tuesday ☺️ it’s memorial weekend 🌴 🤷🏾♀️) Shop #wynnstylesboutique and Make sure you use the code DSTYLES to get $$ off of your order.
A post shared by DEVYNI | Style Influencer (@devynistyles) on May 22, 2020 at 1:55pm PDT
Devyni keeps us up on all the affordable boutiques and consistently shows us how to slay those less pricey outfits.
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You’ll be scrolling through Ashley’s page for days getting outfit ideas and shopping tips.
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