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It's a new year and with that, we usher in a new decade. This year we look to the 2020 clothing trends to identify our latest closet must-have pieces and what, if anything, should be added into the rotation.
When building a capsule wardrobe there are a few things to consider... What do I already have? What do I have that needs to be replaced? What do I need to add to my closet entirely?
If you're looking to create a capsule wardrobe for the first time, check out our recent post on how to get started with a capsule wardrobe and build off those initial timeless pieces.
Now, if you're looking to refresh your current closet, let's jump right in. Here are five pieces to add to your capsule wardrobe.
Jet-setters rejoice! We have found the ultimate travel blazer. Wish Australia's collection of travel-friendly blazers are equally comfortable and stylish. Plus, their tailored, slim-fit design doesn't add bulk to your look.
From the board room to the airport lounge, these jackets look polished and professional without sacrificing comfort.
Updated Trench Coat
A top fashion pick, the updated trench coat. While a classic trench coat is always a good idea, this season look for a sleeveless trench (like this beauty from J.ING) that can be worn multiple ways - add tights or leggings and wear as a dress or pair with a turtleneck and trousers for a chic workwear look.
Remix the Classic T-Shirt or Sweater
Every closet must-have a basic white t-shirt, even better, the softest white t-shirt. Our favorite basic t-shirts are from Commando.
Made from luxurious European model blends, their selection of tank tops, t-shirts and long-sleeves will take you from season to season. We love the Commando Covet Oversized Tee in the winter. It can easily be worn under your favorite cardigan or on its own due to its drapey look.
For those that have already found that perfect white tee, opt for updating your white button-down shirt, a wardrobe staple.
Covered in the classic white shirt department? Take inventory of your sweaters. Neutral hues in cashmere are the perfect way to get you through the cold weather months and great for transitional temperatures. If you're looking for something a little bolder, check out a classic crewneck cut in a color blocking or two-tone pattern.
Either way, you can't go wrong. Both the classic crewneck sweater and t-shirt are must-have wardrobe-essentials.
Fashion trends come and go, but the LBD is here to stay. This year invest in a timeless piece that can be layered, worn alone, dressed up, dressed down... the options are endless with a silk black dress. With a flattering length that hits just below the knee, this dreamy Maison De Papillon tank dress can be worn all year round.
Joggers, cropped flares, leggings, trousers, you name it, we love it when it comes to leather pants. As one of the main clothing trends, leather has taken over.
A seasonal favorite here at Queen Anna, pleated leather trousers. Complete with pleats and leather-feel the J.ING Yooni Faux Leather Cropped Trouser provides all of the chic. The edgy pants pair perfectly with a simple turtleneck, button-down blouse or sweater.
Really loving leather? Level up your look ever further by mixing and matching leather separates - throw on a faux leather moto jacket, or accessorize with a leather micro bag for a fun winter outfit.
Feeling good about your winter style and the capsule wardrobe you've built for the season? Look ahead to spring styles, including an updated denim jacket (dark wash denim, anyone?), vibrant fluro pieces and leathers in pretty spring shades.
As always, shop our curated selection of women's clothing on queenanna.co, in our mobile app or visit our North Loop Minneapolis boutique.
As I write this blog, my body is still recouping from our memorable Elevate & Amplify: A Black Business Virtual Venue Experience weekend. It was such an honor to partner with so many Black-Owned businesses, both locally and nationally. The much-needed conversations that we had and shared with others in such a safe space allowed others to hear Black businesswomen and entrepreneurs' hearts and listen, learn, and grow from their experiences. If you happened to miss the event, we have the entire event available for replay here.
We take pride in aiming to listen and hear the things that are most pressing to our clients. We strive to position ourselves as a resource for women of all walks of life-related to Fashion & Style, Culture, and Philanthropy. Being a business owner, I understand the need to deliver authentic content that is valuable to you. You have so many people and things fighting for attention. I don't want Queen Anna to be just another brand that tries to sell you clothes and filling your inbox with random promotions. That does nothing for you and is also a waste of time for us as well. We want to speak your language by speaking to your fashion needs.
For September, we are focusing on the many transitions that are taking place right now and support you by giving you content to assist you in those transitions. Whether it is going back to school, homeschooling, working from home, balancing a closet change, whatever it may be, we will be delivering the content that will support you and hopefully bring value to your lives in some fashion (no pun intended).
As you continue to navigate your version of the "new normal," our team here at Queen Anna House of Fashion will continue to navigate it with you. We want to be the brand you look to for authentic conversation on all things fashion related, knowing that whatever the content is, that we curated it with you in mind. Check out the latest episode of The Royal Report to hear more on our Fall Fashion Trend Inspo for 2020.
This month, we will also be spending time highlighting National Hispanic Heritage Month and the impact that this nationality continues to have on the fashion industry. We so often go through life experiencing things and appreciating things without thinking about the person or people responsible for creating that brings you so much joy.
For that reason, we will be highlighting Hispanic Heritage and their culture and the many ways that they continue to impact things that we have come to know and enjoy in the fashion world.
Another aspect of life that can be troublesome around this time of year is transitioning wardrobes. Regardless of whether it is too many clothes or the feeling that you don't have enough, it can be challenging to navigate either way. We offer the services of our luxury fashion concierge service One Posh Closet regularly but never like this. If you spend over $150, the items you purchase will automatically be styled and sent to you in a virtual closet.
Check out an example virtual closet here for an example of what can be done for you. Aiming to combat any post-purchase mental blank on how to style the things you purchase. Our goal in adding value comes from allowing you to take photos of things you currently own and then upload the images into your virtual closet. Your stylist will make outfits with your current wardrobe in your closet that you own. Insane right? I know.
In closing, "as the world turns," and things continue to transition in your life and around you, I encourage you to think about yourself. As women, we usually put ourselves at the end of the totem pole. Now is the time to recall the flight attendants saying, "put on your oxygen mask before helping others."
It is ok to take care of yourself, just like you would anyone else. So with that, my friends, I am closing out letting you know that we are here to help support you woman to woman and remind you to remember your mask...your oxygen mask (and your N95 too!).
Until Next Time, Bye Bye Bye!
Queen Anna House of Fashion has always strived to build a community of strong women, a tight-knit sisterhood that includes the brands we carry, the stylists, and of course our clients; all of these crucial parts make Queen Anna House of Fashion what it is today.
This week, Queen Anna House of Fashion is continuing to celebrate women through their iconic style and talents. Hidden Figures, the inspirational story of three brilliant black women, Katherine Globe, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan who worked for NASA, and played a crucial role in the 60s American-Soviet space race.
The film follows racial and gender-based tensions in the workplace that the three hidden figures must overcome all while working in a segregated wing of the space station. It’s unfortunate that we haven’t learned about these women in our history classes; which is a part of the reason they are dubbed “hidden figures,” but Queen Anna House of Fashion is excited to help change that narrative and shed light on their incredible accomplishments but also some of our favorite looks worn by the strong actresses who play these three astonishing women. But first, let’s get into some of our favorite strong female business owners and brands that we are proud to carry and call a part of our sisterhood.
Tah Bags is an exceptional handbag line that is one of our favorites at QA. Not only do they craft their bags using high-quality leather with solid brass details, but they also offer a lifetime warranty on all of their products; that’s how much they believe in their product! Owner, Angelina Marie, designs and produces all of her products, which is the definition of a boss lady! She has fine-tuned her designs to emulate a combination of quality and functional design while offering a durable product that stands the test of time. Versatility is also at the forefront of the Tah Bags designs, as many of the bags come with additional and convertible straps that allow for multiple uses. We love the message behind Tah Bags and the products they craft, they have definitely become apart of the fabric of the sisterhood at Queen Anna House of Fashion.
Maison de Papillon is another woman-owned brand that Queen Anna House of Fashion is proud to carry. Maison de Papillon is a collaborative luxury clothing line started by Danielle Salinas and Shriya Bisht Misra that is centered around effortlessly chic clothing designed to transition from travel and loungewear to ready-to-wear; all while keeping in mind their mantra that simplicity is the ultimate luxury. Maison de Papillon is one of the top brands amongst our clients as they offer clothing crafted in luxury textiles like silk! Maison de Papillon has become an integral part of QA’s sisterhood, not only because of their beautiful clothing but because of their women empowerment message that the QA team so deeply believes in.
The core idea of sisterhood is perfectly displayed through the three women of the Hidden Figures film, and we are excited to share the looks we recreated using iconic looks of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe, and Octavia Spencer who star in the film.
The first two looks feature pieces from Inclan Studios, including the Morgan Dress and the Paola Maxi Dress. The last look includes a skirt from another one of our woman-owned brands Tayor Jay paired with a simple And Comfort button-down top. Each actress from the film has their own flair, yet they all exemplify a fashionable finish, just like the sisterhood here at Queen Anna House of Fashion; we embrace the differences and diversity among our clients, which makes up the unique mosaic of women. The sisterhood of strong inspiring women is what fuels our brand and the mission behind it; to empower women to look, feel, do, and be better.
Shop the exclusive Hidden Figures looks as well as all the other recreated looks of our iconic women online, in-app, and in-store. Also, take advantage of our buy-one-get-one 50% off promotion on all of our full-price merchandise through July 31st. Don’t forget that you get free shipping on all orders over $50 & free returns! We’ll see you next time on the Style Mark Blog.
One of our values here at Queen Anna House of Fashion is instilling hope and inspiration to everyone that walks into our doors. This week we highlight one of our favorite leaders of hope, and business bosses, Issa Rae.
Issa Rae is the first black woman to create, produce and star in a premium cable series, as her hit television show Insecure, had humble beginnings as a YouTube show and became an underground sensation that was then picked up by HBO. Issa Rae is a strong advocate for the black community and uses her platform to impart hope and encouragement to the people that enjoy her art so much.
We would be remiss to only explore Issa Rae's style since she has contributed to her community philanthropically as well. Issa Rae brings light to many topics and issues that affect the black community throughout her HBO comedy, and that is representative of the things she's passionate about. She has donated $30,000 to the Black and Missing Foundation, as children who are black and go missing, especially girls, are under-reported and tend to receive less media attention. Even her character on Insecure works for a non-profit!
Issa also has a passion for social justice and helping marginalized communities when she can. She has spoken publicly at several colleges and other institutions on social justice and women's health topics where she explains how too often entertainers are reduced to entertaining and don't speak where it's necessary. Issa is also famous for a red carpet Emmy interview in which she comically responds that she is rooting for everybody that's black to win awards that night. This speaks to her natural comedic personality, but also her values, which are apparent in her identity and art.
Issa Rae has dedicated her acting career to creating a series that explores race, culture, and social issues, which falls into the culture pillar that Queen Anna House of Fashion holds so close to its core; that is why we are so eager to share some of our favorite Issa Rae looks with you all this week.
This first look has just the right pop of color for summertime! We pair the Able The Popover Chambray Button-Up Top with the Britt Sisseck Kornelia Pant. To add a cool, casual feel, we throw on the Tah Bags Nomad Fanny Pack with some of our Established Eyewear Havana Fade Sunnies. To finish this look off we add some gold accessories including the Janna Conner Minna Chain Hoop Earrings and the Janna Conner Wiley Wide Textured Ring. We finish this look off with the Sol Sana Marisol Heels.
This next look we have re-imagined is a super easy look as we use our Inclan Studio Cory Dress with the United Nude Rockit Op Sandals. We add the Tah Bag Work Traveler Wallet in red for a pop of color to the look. We add some gold accessories including the Collections by Joya Veronica Earrings, the Amanda Deer Jewelry Lucky Horseshoe Necklace and some of our Stella Grey Studio Cuff Bracelets.
Our next look is perfect for a night out! We pair the Allen Schwartz Tara Blouse with the Amanda Uprichard Spenser Pant in a crisp white color, perfect for summer. We add in the Alias Mae Dua Sandal to add some color and texture to the look. We finish this outfit off with silver jewelry including the Piperwest Mini Mesh Minimalist Wrist Watch, the Chan Luu Mix Post Stone Earrings and one of our Mantra Band Bracelets. We finish off this look with the Tah Bags Envelope Mini.
The next look we have created is the perfect daytime look. We pair our brocade patterned Amanda Uprichard Bronson Blazer over the Amanda Uprichard Montgomery Top. We add the Able The High Rise denim for a refreshing look. We add some neutral accessories including the Sol Sana Judith Mule, the Able Noemi Knotted Belt, and the Tah Bags Everyday Clutch and Backpack that is convertible! We add the Janna Conner Fionnoula Circle Drop Earrings and the Collections by Joya Starburst Lapis Ring and the Chan Luu Open Cuff Bracelet to finish off the look.
Our final look is one that uses some of the presale pieces that we are so excited to receive! We have paired our new Allen Schwartz Nissa Blazer over the Maison de Papillon Kendall Silk Camisole matching back with the Allen Schwartz Katie Wide Leg Culotte. We have paired the gold Janna Conner Mina Chain Hoop and the Alias Mae Sling Heels to finish off the presale look.
We hope you find inspiration from Issa Rae's work on and off the screen. Take-away some of our styling tips and incorporate a little bit of Issa Rae into your everyday style.
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Our theme this week is centered around resilient women, and although we had many viable women we could highlight, we decided to go with 23 Grand Slam winner Serena Williams. Fashion, philanthropy, and culture are who we are at the core of our brand, and Serena "brings the heat" in every one of those pillars.
As we explore her style, philanthropic, and philanthropic efforts, we would never forget to mention her impeccable work ethic that has translated into her tennis game, leading her to win 23 Grand Slams, including 7 Wimbledon's, does it get any better than that? Oh, but it does. After her first child, Serena's complications with her pregnancy led her to invest $3 million dollars in Mahmee, a black-owned startup aimed at improving prenatal and postpartum care for women; which also contributes to the reduction of the maternal mortality rate, particularly among black women who are 3 times more likely to die in childbirth or from other pregnancy-related causes.
Serena Williams has also been a strong advocate for equal pay in sports and beyond and has made efforts to address financial abuse among women, which is present in 99% of abusive relationships. Serena partnered with Allstate on The Purple Purse initiative which focuses on supporting survivors of domestic abuse by providing job training, financial literacy, and funding grassroots organizations.
Criticized by many for often standing up for herself and letting her stance known; one that resonates close to home for us here in Minneapolis is her statement on the murder of Phillando Castile at the hands of the police. Following her 2016 Wimbledon victory, she made a public statement on her thoughts surrounding police brutality, as her victory happened after the death of Phillando Castile at the police's hands. Billie Jean King followed thereafter commenting that Serena should "focus her energy on the sport and not her philanthropic efforts."
During the summer of 2019 when Serena lost the Wimbledon prize, she made it a point to respond to tennis icon Billie Jean King's comment saying, "The day I stop fighting for equality for people that look like me will be the day I'm in my grave."
And is why we are highlighting the iconic Serena Williams on this week's style blog. Take a look at our most memorable looks inspired by Serena Williams.
In this first look, Serena sports a corseted dress that we liken to our Allen Schwartz Calla Bustier Jumpsuit. We add the Able Tigist Clutch to play off the flower detail in the jumpsuit. We accessorize this look with classic silver jewelry including the Piperwest Marble Minimalist Wrist Watch, The 'Believe' Mantra Band Bracelet, the Chan Luu Petite Hammered Hoops, and the Nina Bernato Ego Arrow Ring. And of course, this summer look wouldn't be complete with a classic black sandal in
Our next Serena inspired look is a casual warm-weather take that we love! We pair our One Fell Swoop, Ashton Midi Dress, under the Able 'The Yuli' Jacket along with the perfect pop of color with the Sol Sana Milvana Heels. Throw on the Sancia Mini Gigi Bag and gold accessories like the Starbuck Designs Equation Studs, The Glamrocks Gold Bandit Necklace. the Sol Sana Marisol Heels.
This is the Serena we know and love, it is the perfect glimpse into her edgy side! We recreate this look with two leather pieces; the Commando Faux Leather V-Neck Bodysuit with tucked into the J.ING The Fringe Black Leather Midi Skirt. We accessorize this look with the United Nude Molten Calla Mid Mesh Sandal, the Océanne Initial Necklace, and the unique Janna Conner Noe Acrylic Disc Earrings.
The last Serena Williams look includes the perfect splash of color for summertime! We pair our Maison de Papillon Therese Silk Slip Dress in a vibrant cobalt blue shade with the daring snakeskin print Alias Mae Dua Snakeskin Mule Heel. We pair the Able Debre Minimal Wallet with the Tribe and Glory Ankole Horn Bangles and the Chan Luu Freshwater Pearl Small Earrings to simply accent the look.
Our next inspired look is reminiscent of some of our new pre-sale items! We pair our Amanda Uprichard Pierre Dress, which is a summertime staple with the Alias Mae Ami Heels for a sophisticated touch. We finish off this look with some essential gold jewelry, including the Mod and Jo Pendant Necklace, the Able Caesar Stud Earrings, and the elegant Collections by Joya Jordan Freshwater Pearl Cuff.
Be inspired by both Serena Williams' efforts on and off the court. Find your voice and use it for good, find your style, and own it for the world to see!
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As we take the time to explore fashion icons who put philanthropy and social justice causes at the forefront of their platforms. Queen Anna House of Fashion prides itself on the beliefs it holds; which include social justice, and relief for the marginalized populations in our community. We have chosen several black women whose style and values we admire, and are excited to share them with you.
This week we are diving into the fashion, philanthropic and social efforts of global entertainer, Beyoncé. Beyoncé has found extreme success stemming from her music, and has used her art platform to chronicle the experiences many black people have while living in America. Beyoncé uses her art as her form of truth; particularly using her latest album Lemonade, along with a visual component as a narrative that describes the plight of the black woman. Along with her music, Beyoncé has started several campaigns with her philanthropic organization BEYgood. BEYgood has championed several initiatives as of late to assist in COVID-19 relief. Beyoncé's organization donated $6 million towards coronavirus aid including testing, medical services, and food supplies. BEYgood has also done its part to advocate for the many black lives that have been lost at the hands of the police by encouraging fans and followers of her music to sign petitions and donate to the causes of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many more. BEYgood also has its hands in voting initiatives and registering people to vote, providing aid to South Africa along with the induction of a South African fellowship program for youth of color, and advocating for mental health awareness.
Through Beyoncé’s art, performances, and philanthropic work she has been a model for the black feminist wave, and carved a place for women of color to be included in the feminist struggle that was often dominated by white women. Beyoncé is a prominent figure in pop culture, and we at Queen Anna House of Fashion admire both her fashion sense and efforts to change her community through philanthropy and the struggle for social justice. Here are some of our favorite, memorable Beyoncé looks recreated with a Queen Anna House of Fashion twist:
Our first look includes a recreation of Beyoncé’s sleek jumpsuit look. We use our Amanda Uprichard Tuxedo Track Catsuit to replicate the black and white one-piece. Accessories are everything, so we add a pair of Janna Conner Makara Crystal Fringe Chain Earrings, Mod & Jo Emmy Bangles, the Janna Conner Wiley Textured Ring and the Able Cuff Ring for jewelry and finish the look off with the Alias Mae Xander Heels and the Able Fozi Slim Satchel.
The next inspired look is certified for a night-out! We have paired the glitzy Dress the Population Emilia Dress with the super flashy Janna Conner Edeline Crystal Chain Fringe Earrings. We add a subtle bangle and the sleek Tony Bianco Latoir Sling Back Heels to effortlessly accent the outfit.
A more casual Beyoncé would amplify typical jeans and t-shirt look by swapping out denim for the much edgier leather. We recreate this look by tucking the Splendid Abbie Crew Tee into the J.ING Yooni Faux Leather Cropped Trouser. We add the Mod & Jo Drew Statement Earrings along with the Able Dome Ring to expertly accessorize this otherwise simple look. Lastly we pair the Atelier Fantine Turquoise Sandal with the look to add the optimal pop of color.
This next look is a summertime dream. Beyoncé stuns in yellow, so we recreate this look using our patterned Britt Sisseck Felipa Top playfully tied at the hem over the C/MEO Recollection Shorts. We add the Schutz S-Plina Heels to continue with the vibrant yellow theme of this refreshing look. The jewelry we add are the perfect gold accents to this look, the Janna Conner Mykal Earrings and the Mod & Jo Layered Necklace. And of course this warm-weather look wouldn’t be complete without a pair of sunnies, so it’s a must we throw on the Established Eyewear ELI Designer Sunglasses to finish the look.
Our final look inspired includes Queen Anna House of Fashion presale items that are must-haves for the summer! We recreate Beyoncé’s chic bohemian look by pairing the Allen Schwartz Yael Kimono Overlay Jacket over the Commando Scoop Tee with a pair of the fresh Able High Rise Denim. We adorn the look with the Janna Conner Cristabel Geometric Chandelier Earrings, and add the Schutz Transparent Ariella Mules and the Tah Bags Envelope Mini to finish off the look.
It’s impossible not to notice Beyoncé’s flawless style, but it's also impossible to overlook all of the contributions Beyoncé has made to society through both her BEYgood organization and her music. Take some of our outfit inspiration and style tips into consideration, but also take away the values and causes Beyoncé supports in an effort to make the world a better place.Continue reading
Join Queen Anna House of Fashion as we take the time to explore fashion icons who put philanthropy and social justice causes at the forefront of their platforms. Queen Anna House of Fashion prides itself on the beliefs it holds; which include social justice, and relief for the marginalized populations in our community. We have chosen several black women whose style and values we admire, and are excited to share them with you all.
First up, we are delving into the style, as well as the philanthropic and social justice efforts of Rihanna. Rihanna has started several businesses, including her intimate apparel line Savage X, her line of beauty products, Fenty Beauty, and her high fashion and accessory brand FENTY. All of Rihanna’s businesses have become successful black-owned endeavors that leave her fans and followers anxiously awaiting her next merchandise drop. Rihanna has used her Fenty Beauty platform to directly fund her charity, The Clara Lionel Foundation, named after her grandmother Clara. The Clara Lionel Foundation supports access to education, which Rihanna cites as “the ultimate weapon against injustice and equality.” The Clara Lionel Foundation also aids in preparing global communities for natural disasters that are results of climate change, as well as the establishment of The Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados, whose mission is to give the people of Barbados the highest quality cancer treatment possible.
Rihanna is also noteworthy for her acceptance speech at the NAACP Image Awards, where she is famously remembered for calling her celebrity peers who are apart of the majority to “pull up” and support those who need it most when social unrest and injustice is occurring. Rihanna is an inspiration to us at Queen Anna House of Fashion, in terms of her fashion sense, but more importantly her efforts to make the global community a better place for all of us. Here are some of our favorite Rihanna looks recreated with our chic and elegant Queen Anna House of Fashion merchandise:
Our first look includes an edgy, bold print, that is signature Rihanna. We pair the Maison de Papillon Josephine Silk Blouse in a pastel blue hue with the RAVN Snakeskin Print Pant. This look pairs seamlessly with metallic accessories including the Janna Conner Xandie Crystal Shoulder Duster Earrings, and the United Nude Zink Patch Booties. We finish off the look with the Able Crossbody Bag in a rich teal shade.
Next Rihanna serves us a simple, but impeccably chic jumpsuit look that we recreate using the Amanda Uprichard Cherri Jumpsuit, that is full leather, another staple Rihanna textile. We pair this stylish jumpsuit with the Alias Mae Dua Sandals, that are finished in a peach-colored snakeskin print. Finish this look off with some understated jewelry like the Amanda Deer Jewelry Floating Pearl Necklace and the Colletions by Joya Mixed Metal Bangle.
Rihanna’s skin glowed in the chartreuse-colored gown we were so eager to recreate. We use our One Fell Swoop Forme Short Sleeve Shirt Dress paired with The Mode Collective Anicka Sandals to morph this red-carpet look into the everyday. Accessorize with the Glamrocks Palm Lariat Sterling Silver Necklace and the Stella Grey Classic Hoop Earring to finish the look.
This next all denim number is one that is ideal for warm weather. We remake this denim look using the C/MEO Lifetime Jacket that has corset-like detailing featured on the front that is reminiscent of the denim jacket Rihanna wears. We use the Grace Willow Piper Pant as a relaxed alternative to very constrictive denim. We accessorize this look with the United Nude Molten Calla Mid Mesh Sandal. The ensemble wouldn’t be complete without Rihanna’s signature ring adornments, so we add in plenty of rings for this look including the Able X Ring, and the Able Cuff Ring.
Rihanna is known for creatively pairing unconventional pieces together to create a show-stopping look, and this next recreated outfit is no exception. Rihanna makes the classic blazer, edgy and casual by pairing a hoodie underneath. We use our Cop Copine Valoma Blazer over the Able Alisha Relaxed Hoodie. We pair the European Culture Trouser Pant to give the allusion of a suit set. We add the Alias Mae Sling Heel and the Established Eyewear Amos Havana Fade Designer Sunglasses to keep the accessories minimal yet they still enhance the look at the same time.
Perhaps our final look says Rihanna like no other. We pair the Line + Dot Stowe Vegan Leather Button Down Top with the Amanda Uprichard India Skirt for a head-to-toe leather look. Rihanna lives for a skinny heeled sandal so we add the Schutz Transparent Ariella Mules to keep with her signature look. Rihanna is seen wearing extravagant diamonds here, so we add the Janna Conner Edeline Crystal Chain Fringe Earrings to this look to replicate the glamour from the original outfit. Lastly we place the Established Eyewear ELI Designer Sunglasses and the Able Maria Tassel Crossbody Bag to complete the all-black look.
Rihanna has displayed her impeccable style, while simultaneously championing change for the black community. Take-away some of our styling tips and outfit recreations to add a piece of Rihanna to your wardrobe, but maybe more importantly, tap into the causes and values Rihanna supports; “pull-up” for your friends, neighbors and community members who are experiencing social injustices and use your voice to contribute to the liberation of people who may not look like you.
Queen Anna House of Fashion is excited to share another style icon. This week we explore Meghan Markle's polished style. While Meghan Markle’s life has drastically changed, starting as an American actress then marrying into British royalty, her style has always remained consistent and authentically her. Join us as we recreate some of our favorite Meghan Markle looks with our classic Queen Anna House of Fashion merchandise.
Name: Meghan Markle
Occupation: Philanthropist, Duchess of Sussex, Former Actress
The Makeup of your Silhouette: Mother, Positive Public Figure
Body Type: Radiant Diamond*
How would you describe your ideal style? We imagine Meghan Markle would describe her style as one that is chic, classic and at times polished and casual.
Now, what's your style actually? Meghan Markle’s wedding gown encapsulates her style well; very simple, yet ultra-feminine. We feel Meghan’s style is the perfect embodiment of the phrase “less is more”.
Tell us one thing you love about you? Meghan Markle is typically seen in very simple and light glam, even for royal engagements, so we like to think Meghan loves embracing her natural beauty and allowing her natural features (like her freckles) to show.
The Duchess’s life is one that could have been taken straight from a fairytale, yet her style has remained one that is relatable and wearable for the everyday woman, which we admire. Here are some of our favorite Meghan Markle style moments recreated by our stylists at Queen Anna House of Fashion.
In this first look, Meghan dons a chic sleeveless trench, that she styled as a dress. We liken this trench to our J.ING Exposure Sleeveless Trench Coat. We add the United Nude Raiko Sandals for a slight, summery pop of color. This look is accessorized with the Able Debra Deluxe Wallet, the Janna Conner Nylah Pearl Stud and Bar Earrings and the Mod and Jo Emmy Bangle to mimic Meghan’s minimal ensemble.
In our next recreated look, Meghan Markle gives us a casual look that can take you almost anywhere. We use the Britt Sisseck Mida Top paired with the ABLE Highrise Black Denim. We add the Bagtazo Anglais Hat along with the TAH Bags Grab and Go Crossbody Bag and the Established Eyewear AMOS “HAVANA FADE” Designer Sunglasses for the perfect sun-ray protecting combination. We finish off the look with the Alias Mae Paige Sandal.
Next, we re-imagine a look that is ideal for the workplace. We style the Able Srishti Knot Front Dress with the Able Debra Minimal Wallet and the Alias Mae Francis Heels. We add the Janna Conner Mila Earrings, Collections by Joya Jordan Freshwater Pearl Cuff, and the Stella Grey Studio Cuff Bracelets to create a rich interest from these gold accessories.
Meghan’s last look is a refreshing, warm-weather look that is perfect for a casual lake weekend. We pair the KES Silk Pleated Back Button-Up Blouse, with Amanda Uprichard Aviva Pants. We add the Sancia Gigi Mini Bag, Bagtazo Tulum Hat, and the Janna Conner Minna Chain Hoop Earrings to round out the look. Throw on the Sol Sana Milava Heels for a vibrant finish.
Tap into your inner royalty by way of the Meghan Markle inspired looks from our stylists at Queen Anna House of Fashion.
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