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I’m learning the importance of trusting my instinct, especially when it comes to aspects of life I take pride in maintaining. In 2018, I committed to achieving healthy hair which began with freeing myself of unwanted and excessive damage caused by years of straightening. I remember the day of my big chop—a weight lifted from my shoulders. I felt a mix of both excitement and relief as my dead ends fell to the floor. As part of my promise to take care of and nourish my hair, I vowed to never make the same mistake twice, refraining from heat entirely.

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Since the dawn of time, animal prints have been a reigning force all over the world. Once worn as a means of survival, these looks were eventually adapted by the masses thanks to the fashion industry both on and off the runway. From clothing to accessories, prints such as leopard spots, zebra and tiger stripes have been dominant choices when going for a fierce addition to any look. Today, clothing trends continue to evolve as those once-beloved materials are quickly being replaced by a new generation of artistic self-expression.

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About six months ago, I started my fitness journey and decided it was time to put in the necessary work to achieve my goals. As I began to take a more active approach to my lifestyle, I knew that the right workout clothes would motivate me to stay consistent when starting my days with an early-morning gym session. Along with my newfound love of fitness came my obsession with finding stylish and comfortable athleisure outfits I could feel confident wearing while breaking a sweat or running around town. As someone who loves both fashion and fitness, gone are the days of oversized collegiate sweatshirts and spandex pants.

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With spring right around the corner, there’s no better time than now to get ahead of what’s soon to be trending for next season. You’re probably thinking you’ve just gotten a hold of your winter wardrobe but fashion waits for no one. Luckily, for the early adopters, you may already own or have been eyeing much of what’s to come as most styles are just an extension of what we saw in the last year such as color, cuts, and prints. However, the slight difference between the looks of 2021 and the Spring/Summer ‘22 runways is that the latter is even bolder and brighter with less being left to the imagination.

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As most countries around the world begin to reopen their borders, it's finally time to break free of the global restraints brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether a tropical vacation or a European excursion, planning a trip can feel a bit overwhelming especially when it comes to planning your day-to-day outfits. As I gear up to take the biggest solo trip of my life thus far, I’m getting a head start on stylish looks I can wear from beginning to end. Of course, one of the most important aspects of a trip is traveling to your destination, so I’m getting a head start on the major inspiration that will keep me both chic and comfy during my dreaded 10-hour flight.

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Living in Los Angeles I’ve grown accustomed to clear sunny skies and perfect temperatures most of the year; however that doesn’t stop us from wanting the full winter experience. Rarely dropping below 60 degrees, when given a chance, we don’t hesitate to either bring out our flyest cold weather clothes or freeze in our year-round attire. If you’re a last-minute shopper like me or could just use a seasonal wardrobe update, there’s still time for a winter refresh.

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