These Are the Black Designers I'm Obsessed With at the Moment

Lately, it seems as if there’s not a day that goes by where I’m not triggered by a blatant form of racial insensitivity, an evident lack of diverse staff, or a lack of awareness of how systemic racism impacts every facet of life. When we’re reckoning collectively with police brutality and systemic racism, the fashion industry has had to reflect upon how it needs to make serious changes in the industry. Of course, changes are happening, but for consumers, we can help propel the movement forward by taking a step back and looking at how we contribute. Sure, we can’t control what designers send down the runway. Still, one of the most fundamentally underrated ways to be an ally to the Black community (and any community for that matter) is how we spend our money. While recognizing the contributions that designers like Dapper Dan have been making to the industry
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I'm a Stylist Who Wears Flats Every Day—These 5 Pairs Go With Everything

It doesn’t take an expert eye to notice that flat shoes are already peaking in 2023. Between the rise of pretty ballerina slippers like Miu Miu’s viral satin pair to the renaissance that mary-janes are experiencing and, of course, the ongoing popularity of classic loafers, it’s safe to say that wearing flats has never been as stylish of a choice as it is now. There will always be a time and place for a pair of heels, but one thing is for sure: flats *are* the moment.

 With so many pairs to choose from, though, the options are almost dizzying, which is why we’re turning to a fashion insider and arbiter of cool flats, Sydney Engelhart. The L.A.-based stylist and consultant has been in the fashion world for over seven years—currently, she works with clients like Gabrielle Union and Zaya Wade alongside Thomas Christos Kikis and more recently … Read more

21 Winter Date Outfit Ideas That Are Cute and Comfortable

Date night during the winter months can be a tricky event to navigate. Something you typically look forward to can become something you dread. Trying to put together an outfit that won’t leave you feeling cold or uncomfortable but still make you feel like the best version of yourself is a particularly difficult task. Throw a pandemic into the mix, and well, winter date nights really can’t be totally spontaneous. The little dress or pretty top you reach for during the warmer months just won’t cut it in the wind, rain, or snow. 

We’re here to help with a slew of outfit ideas that will turn winter date nights into the fun, romantic activities that they’re meant to be, even in cold weather. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your style or relationship building. From leather pants to sweater dresses to belted trench coats, we’ve … Read more

Target Teamed Up With Vogue's Top Fashion Editor—See Every Joy-Sparking Piece

For Target, collaboration has been its way to make the fashion industry more approachable than ever. First with its revival of designer-led collections with brands like Sandy Liang and Christopher John Rogers, and now bringing back the Future Collective, an in-house label made with a rotating group of style influencers. This time, the retailer is partnering up on the latter with stylist and Vogue global contributing fashion editor-at-large Gabriella Karefa-Johnson. Over the years, she’s become of top influence in the sartorial world, from being captured for her vibrant street style moments to spearheading editorial campaigns that make you remember the joy of getting dressed again. And with this collaboration, the editor is bringing that same essence to shopping with inclusivity in mind.

To collaborate with an expansive retailer like Target is a full-circle moment for the editor. She explains, “I remember I got a Target blouse for my first magazine … Read more

How to Dress for Chinese New Year If You Have No Idea

If you’re celebrating Chinese New Year, then you know that it began on January 22. But like with any event in the social calendar, there’s always a reason to think about what you might wear for such an occasion.

So I decided to pick the brains of InStyle China contributing editor and influencer Leaf Greener on the rules for dressing for the event. I wanted to know how much you needed to stick to traditional ways of dressing but also how to avoid offending anyone. She gave me three tips anyone can easily follow, but she also pointed out the one thing you shouldn’t do when picking out your look.

While traditions are still present, the event has definitely become more modern, so it’s surprisingly simple to find an outfit. Keep scrolling for four dressing rules to follow for Chinese New Year.

The traditional way to dress for Chinese … Read more

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