Happy Friday, Style Mavens! I understand that traveling has been a tad bit difficult lately (with the pandemic of Covid-19 and all), but that does not mean you can’t explore your levels of creativity. Remember, the goal is to always; Be Safe, but Make it Fashion!

That said, we’re following all health guidelines around these parts! Let’s use our pretty little heads for ideas of how to enjoy the remains of our last Summer days. Try planning a ‘Staycation’ by yourself or with only a few people!

Image Courtesy of Travel Noire

Nonetheless, this is usually the time of year when most people would prepare for some type of weekend gateway or linkups before the school year starts and holiday cookouts. So, for this week’s Top Five Friday’s I will be featuring some gems from head to toe! But, before we dive in, here’s a tip for the aspiring Style Maven who looks for more than one way to to add spice to a classic garment…

Tip: I would like to start with accessories because I am a true believer that accessories individualize your outfit. Accessories can turn a look from tomboy to vintage, even an inspiration from the early 2000s just depending on the combination of a specific style of purse and glasses. For example, let’s say you decided to wear your favorite little black dress, but your vibe isn’t as proper as you planned. Just throw on a cropped jean jacket with some fly kicks, fashion tube socks, and a cap; or, you can throw on platform sandals, tinted glasses, with a mini Louis Vuitton Multicolor monogram bag with a dope up-do then, BOOM! You have two versatile looks for your little black dress.

Jam+Rico

Lisette Scott, owner of Jam+Rico

Andrea Iyamah

Andrea Iyamah, owner of Andrea Iyamah

Bydose

Dian, founder of BYDOSE

Swimsuits For All

Gabi Fresh, owner of Swimsuits For All and Playful Promises

Petit Kouraj

Nasrin Jean-Baptist, fashion stylist and owner of Petit Kouraj

Well, Style Mavens if you aren’t thirsty to find a new outfit to sit poolside even for sitting at home safely, or out of town if you’re a savage, then what are you doing?! At this point Style Mavens, in order to continue feeling good, we MUST include feeling + looking good. Although we are spending more time at home: it’s the perfect downtime flex to practice your makeup, get those squats in or play dress up! It is very important that we find positive ways to improve our mood amongst all the craziness we are witnessing daily. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for our daily style mood boards and bomb content, @rowaseat1. Ciao, Bellas!

Jam+Rico: @jamandrico

Andrea Iyamah: @andreayamah

Bydose: @bydose

Swimsuits For All: @swimsuitsforall @gabifresh

Petit Kouraj: @petitkouraj