Editor's Note: You hear a lot of "what did you put in your hair?" and "I love your shoes!" around the NaturallyCurly offices. Personally, I am always finding inspiration in what my colleagues are wearing to the office and on their Instagrams, so we're starting a new series to share what we're loving with the rest of our community - beyond our hair! #OOTD
I would describe my style as minimalistic, classic, comfortable, effortless and feminine. Though I admire great style, comfort is a priority I will not sacrifice no matter how fabulous an outfit maybe. So that means you'll usually see me rocking a jumpsuit, midi dress, romper or jeggings. What's the point of wearing an amazingly stylish outfit you can't breathe in? Believe me, it's not worth the hassle. Keep scrolling as I share my summer obsessions, tips on maintaining a blowout in sweltering conditions and how to take your look from day to night effortlessly.
What's the point of wearing an amazingly stylish outfit you can't breathe in?
I'll admit, I'm slightly obsessed with jumpsuits. Can you blame me? They're flattering, effortless and comfy. Jumpsuits take the work out of contemplating what to wear, it's an easy one and done! Being that I have several jumpsuits in my closet, majority black, when I saw this one I knew I had to make it mine. I love the bold print, off-the-shoulder details, and it has pockets. I mean come on, it's fully functional and sexy, I feel like this was seriously made for me!
What I love about this jumpsuit is the endless options it offers! It can be worn to work, on a dinner date or it would make for a stylish beach look on your next vacation. The palm trees print screams tropical vibes and is breathable enough to wear on even the hottest days of Summer. Depending on the occasion you can dress this jumpsuit up or down, by switching out your shoes. I wore open toe block heels, but if you're looking to dressing it down a bit, you can wear a flat sandal or flip flops. I felt like the bold and colorful print was enough of a statement, so I added minimal jewelry with a red lip.
To get the most out of my blowout I wear a silk wrap at night. Being that I'm a lazy natural, I understand the struggle of getting the energy to wrap your hair, but believe me, by wrapping your hair you're saving so much time styling your hair the next day.
I usually prefer to workout before I start my day which consists of a two-mile run around my neighborhood and a lift. Anytime I work out I wear a wrap to keep my hair up and to keep any residue from products from running down my face. I try my best to work up a good sweat and challenge myself, which also means that my hair gets sweaty. To keep from re-applying heat on my hair daily, I'll blow dry my hair on low and add some edge control to tame my baby hairs. My go-to is the Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste, it leaves my edges laid without the flaky residue.
When I want to add volume to my bone straight look, I'll wand or curl my hair once a week, then bobby pin it at night to hold the curls without having to put too much heat on my hair.
How do you rock your work look from day to night? I'd love to know, share your thoughts in the comments below.
For more style inspiration, follow Alexandra on Instagram @queensconquer
Photography: Cassandra J. Klepac