Welcome to my personal blog, The Key to Fashion. I'm 26 years old, and I'm expressive fashionista, born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. My Key to Fashion blog, will serve as a digital tool that will strive to positively inspire, impact, and unite my readers. My mission is for readers to discover, expand, and ultimately OWN their personal styles.
Megan the Stallion has literally turned a catch phrase, into a movement!
All over social media, women are celebrating having a hot girl summer. Positively defining what a hot girl summer means to them. And embracing what it means to have the ultimate Girl Power!
It’s empowering to see women celebrate themselves, and realize that self-care, self-love and self-respect are all so vital to their lives and well- being.
As you step out this summer, feeling and looking like the hot girl you are. You must make sure that your hot girl style is always on point!
Here are 5 style tips, to help you slay your hot girl summer style!
This summer, all eyes will certainly be on you!
1) Dress With Confidence.
A hot girl summer is all about feeling confident af. There is one thing to talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?
Enough of watering yourself down to make others comfortable. Enough of not living in your potential, and enough of not slaying every got damn day! Even on your worse days, still make sure you look your best!
Tip: Wear styles that allow you, or force you to express your inner power. Once you do that, confidence will follow.
2) Take A Risk, Switch it Up
The summer is the perfect season to switch up your style. With so many new and unique styles and trends. I encourage you to try new looks, that you have not tried before. This will not only boost your personal confidence. But it will boost your style confidence as well.
If you are uncomfortable with a certain part of your body, I challenge you to wear a style that allows you to embrace that part. Even if you are currently striving to lose weight, it’s still important that you embrace your hot girl self in the now!
Tip: Buy one item this summer that pushes you to take a risk with your style.
3) Feel Sexy, Be Sexy
First, define what sexy means to you. And then flaunt that your sex appeal with your style.
For some feeling sexy and looking sexy may be wearing revealing outfits, for others it may be wearing certain colors, prints or fits. The list goes on.
But your hot girl summer style should make you feel and look SO sexy. That when you walk out the house, you feel as though you are the real one that is bringing sexy-back, not Justin Timberlake loll.
(Lol I know what your thinking, what a corny joke, but it’s the truth )
Tip: Get comfortable with your own sex appeal. Think about what makes you sexy. Remember to define what sexy means to you, and flaunt it!
4) Show off those statement pieces
Statement Pieces are style additions to your look, that instantly make your outfit stand out. Shirts, pants, dresses, skirts, jackets, shoes, purses, can all be statement pieces.
For your hot girl summer style, you don’t want to blend in with the crowd, you want to stand all the way out! And statement pieces are the eye-catching essentials, that your hot girl summer style definitely needs!
Tip: Wear statement pieces that are daring and risky. You can achieve tip number 2: take a risk, and switch up your look, by incorporating statement pieces to your hot girl summer style!
5) Have Some Fenty Beauty Lipgloss on deck!
Cause every hot girl deserves to have some kissable lips this summer .
Even the Hot girl ring leader herself, Megan The Stallion, has her Fenty lip gloss on deck!
Tip: Perfect purse item. The signature gloss instantly makes your lips pop!
Fun Fact: Toronto, Canada is one of the top, if not the TOP place for resale fashion in the world.
I learned this interesting fact, in London. After learning that a lot of the inventory that many of the vintage and resale shops get, came from Toronto, Canada.
I started doing my own research on Toronto, and Canada as a whole. And soon learned that not only are there an array of thrift stores in the country. But they are also several resale fashion markets that happen year around!
BetterStayTogether: Has it’s own unique twist. Combining a modern touch, with vintage & retro aesthetics.
These tops in this section differently give off statement vibes. They grab enough attention, that you can still wear plain bottoms, and still obtain a really stylish look.
Cropped Tops for the win! But crop tops that have a certain twist to them. Will always give your outfit a different feel.
A small vintage shop in Jamaica Plain, a part of the Boston. And home to some of the best local thrift shops in town. The store is owned my Hilken Mancini. A thrift shop owner, an entrepreneur, a rockstar, and the owner of Girls Rock Campaign Boston.
At that point of my life, in 2017, I was eager to learn from local thrift shop owners in the city. I had a series of questions I wanted to ask, and I reach out to several business owners, who graciously gave me the opportunity to pick their brains.
I questioned what made them get into this field? What were their personal and professional ups and downs? But also what were the rewards for being in this field?
Hilken fell into the world of thrifting, while pursuing a career in Rock & Roll music. But along her journey she was mentored by some of the most well-known thrift & vintage shop owners in the city.
“Have you ever been to Bobby from Boston? You would love the store. Bobby was a great guy”- she stated.
I remember feeling perplexed. For two reasons.
The first reason was because I had never heard of the Bobby from Boston store before. And the second reason, was the fact that Bobby was a Black man. A Black man that had owned a well-known vintage shop in Boston for over 4 decades.
Hilken’s mentor, who I can’t recall his name at the moment. But a very nice man indeed. I had met him one day, on another visit I made to her store.
He didn’t hesistate to let me know that he was also mentored by Bobby. And when I met him, he couldn’t stop positively raving about the innovative thrift legend.
But unfortunately Bobby had passed the year before in 2016. Leaving behind a strong legacy, of being a pioneer in one of the most unique, and fastest growing realms in fashion.
Bobby was not only well-known in Boston, but he was well-known in Hollywood. Selling vintage clothing, that would premiere in Hollywood films. He also did business in London, and was known as Bobby from Boston in London. Which later influenced him to change the name of his shop to that staple name.
This is what happens when you trust your visions. This is what happens when you trust your crazy ass ideas.
Bobby is a prime example of that.
Recently, Bobby’s shop in Boston has been closed down. But the warehouse in Lynn is open to the public every Sunday. And I’ve personally heard GREAT reviews about the warehouse. I plan on taking my very first trip to the warehouse next month, to shop, but to also learn.
I’m personally deeply inspired by the Black visionaries, trailblazers and pioneers that have came before me. It takes a profound belief in yourself to define yourself, before society has a chance to define who you should be. Or what you can do.
Below is an interview that Bobby did with WGBH, a well-known television station in Boston & New England. In the video he shares details of his profound journey in the resale fashion world.
My personal mission is to teach more Black People about the world of thrifting. My mission is to teach humanity about the impact Black People have had on fashion and resale fashion. Which is why I think it’s very important for people to learn about Bobby.
Bobby, all I want to say is thank you. Thank you for trusting your vision, and for staying true to you. I’m not only deeply inspired. But I also know that this is possible! Because it has been done before, and done so well.
Bobby From Boston's Lynn Warehouse Dresses Actors and Vintage Clothing Lovers - YouTube
Let’s Face it.
The Lime Green Look is Taking Over!
And I’m not complaining. And you shouldn’t be either!
This style is about to be one of the hottest looks for the spring and summer season. It looks good on any body type, and most importantly on any skin tone!
I’m absolutely loving the vibrant, eye-catching feel of this look. I personally love anything that stands out, and tells the world here I’m here. And here is my stellar look!
I want to state a disclosure. I’m sure may already know by now. But Key To Fashion brand, is an affliate with Missguided and PrettyLittleThing. This means that I advertise their products, and receive a commission for it.
I selected new styles from each site, that I know you all will absolutely love! Each site is also currently having a sale on items. And as always, I have list the discount code for each site below.