You know that phrase “You gotta look the part to get the part”?…OK I may have made that up, but it couldn’t be more true! Last week I shared 20 wardrobe essentials and the classic white button-up shirt definitely made the list as a must-have closet staple! This piece can take you all the way from a job interview to luxe street style and everything in between!
The button-up I styled here by BLANK Wardrobe gives all the feels of a classic white shirt PLUS a little added flare with the prettiest big bell sleeves! It’s got a nice long length, but I paired it with high-waisted plaid shorts and tied it up for a cropped look.
During my very first conversation with BLANK Wardrobe Boutique owner Venus I realized that we have A LOT in common…both creatives, fashion lovers, determined entrepreneurs, corporate chicks, and confident brown girls unveiling our magic one obstacle at a time! I decided to pick her brain and bring you guys some open, honest dialogue I had with her about style and the entrepreneurial journey. I hope this encourages you like it did me…
What’s the story behind BLANK Wardrobe? What birthed your concept?
BLANK Wardrobe was something that I’ve always wanted to share with the world before I even knew what it truly was. The actual concept – the feel and the look, I started working on 3 years ago. I’ve always been into fashion and beauty as seen with my fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog Pinkklipstick. But I wanted to be able to interact with my community in a different and more tangible way. I also wanted to create something that could turn into something bigger than sharing my thoughts on beauty and fashion. So, the concept of BLANK Wardrobe was birthed with the idea of being able to fit into a woman’s lifestyle with the ability to grow and develop with her. BLANK is all about edgy basics that women can build their wardrobes with as they try different trends to add their personalities to their looks. Style is something that is often looked at as being superficial, and it is, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be leveraged. BLANK is all about educating women on how to build a wardrobe that they can leverage in their professional and personal life. I’m all about empowering women, and BLANK helps me further that.
Your collection focuses on wardrobe basics with an edge. Why do you think the basics are so crucial in creating a functional wardrobe?
Plaid Shorts, OTK Boots & Bag: Zara // Hat: Forever 21 // Glasses (local shop)
This post was sponsored by BLANK Wardrobe, but all opinions are my own.
Hair: Monaé Allen