How to master the urban chick style


Hello and Happy New Year friends hope you’ve all been well!!

Shay here, welcome back to a another round of fashion tea.

  This weeks topic was recommended by a follower on IG! Today we are talking about the anatomy of urban wear and few tips and tricks that may make it easier to nail this particular look .

As I stroll through the internet looking for urban style i was surprised what i stumbled upon. Although I found myself gravitating towards all kind of different stylish looks, ooing and awing over the latest fashion trends from some of the best bloggers out there, I realize that none of them where really truly embodied the urban look  or even close.


Picture of model style by me I call this look Urban chic.

I see plenty of street styles and boho chic styles all claiming to be urban but are not. Although, the  bloggers i found online  all look fantastic in their fashion attire ‘while twirling around and posing fiercely in colorful vintage outfits, holding their Starbucks coffee” very rarely did I stumble upon a true urbanista . I know they’re probably out there, girlfriend- however I haven’t found any yet.

Well, if you happen to know of one or two urban bloggers please share their info below. Cause, Inquiring minds want to know, Darlin 🙂

This look is boho often mistaken for urban

So let’s start with the basics -What is Urban fashion

The Urban look like every other look varies. We have Urban street wear, Urban chick, Urban hip hop and everything in between.

Urban style should be a combination of old black Harlem street style mixed with modern and hip hop style. Although main Street fashion have adopted this style as theirs- please know this trend was inspired by Black fashion forward folks from Harlem. You can read more about the history of Urban fashion here if you’re interested and if you are a urban blogger you should definitely know the history of this trend.

The above picture is perfect example of Urban vintage

How to master the urban look

I have noticed especially in New York that the Urban style is the most popular sought after look among bloggers, artists and fashion trendy folks,.

To pull this look off requires certain patterns of fabric, a particular hair style that defines the overlook and a certain type of cool and artsy accessories, it’s no wonder this style can be tricky to pull off, Until now Darlin, because I have listed all the staple pieces you’ll need to turn yourself into a total Urbanista.

The urban street-look requires 3 key elements

  • Hip hop clothing such as joggers rip jeans and boyfriend Jeans
  • sporty chick top mix with chunky and modern jewelry
  • To perfectly execute his look think of mixing sporty and modern than add your own spin to it.

See pics below for inspiration

For a unique urban look I recommend adding these 5 key items to your look.

1.Lets start with a cool hair style and hair accessories that represent your unique style

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2.picking a style

choose from baggy ,sporty, preppy, sultry, or vintage chic

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urban vintage

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cheat sheet-for urban street style combine  hoodiesbomber jackets,  track pants, , and sneakers. any  1990s hip-hop fashion, mix with current style will get you on the right track



Back to school Essential-Every Fashion Girl Needs Right Now!

Well hey there Fashion Closet best-friends!!

So,  here we are again to talk about back to school and early fall trends. I know what you’re thinking “yikes! it’s back to school already!” well Darling yes it is!

Is anyone else  feeling  like 2018  has been on Fast Forward, seemed like Summer just started last week and now it’s almost fall?I feel like i’m constantly time traveling to the future.   

It is funny how fashion trends seems to be doing the same thing lately, however instead of traveling to the future fashion trends are traveling back from the past and  around again to the present with a new spin. I call it the 90″s revival trend!

This fall Designers have salvaged, remixed and  reinvented some of my favorite classic styles from the 90’s -because of-course they understand some styles we just can’t leave without!!

so here are the top 90’s revival fall trends I am currently  noticing.

ripped embellished jeans-and-a-white-tee

I usually pair mine with a pair  metallic kicks.Want these gorgeous embellished  jeans?

Here’s where you can snap them up,  SHOP NOW  ‘though you’ll have to be quick because there going fast!

Ripped Jeans with Rhinestone Detail

Sliver Fringed Pointed Toe Vintage Lace-up Women’s Oxfords Brogues

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Denim  Overall Dress, Overall denim pants,overall anything

i’m here for it!

Frayed Hem Ripped Denim Overall Dress

I personally like to wear my overall dresses  with a pair of  preppy loafers or a pair  stylish ankle boots with a classic blouse.

Confession time, I personally love wearing overalls especially during those time when I feel all bloated and need to hide my tummy area-hey i’ts nothing to be ashamed of  Because let’s be real: #bloatinghappens

Slip Overall Pants

What do you get when mix the tuxedo pant,  and a 90’s track pant? Answer :

3.the side-stripe trousers.

triped pants

Split Side Stripe Wide Leg Pants
 and side striped skirts are one of my favorite trend for this fall. I first noticed this trend on the gram last fall. This fall this trend will

definitely be taking over .

I own the ankle cropped ones from Zara I practically leave in mines. on warmer days I  pair mines with a classy  fresh white t-shirt  with loafers.

you can dress them up  by pairing it with a relaxed blazer and pointy heels.

Split Side Stripe Wide Leg Pants

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Well Best-friends, If Feeling inspired to try on the latest trend? Check out the Style guide  here.


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Foolproof outfits for prom you won’t believe how much!

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Well Yay there, Welcome back friends  

So you’re attending a homecoming, prom or a black-tie event ?And you want to slay with elegance ?

 Here is your free access to designer fashion at a price you can afford, Darling, you’re WELCOME!

Well , Congratulations! you’ve come to the right place! cos’ I’ve got you covered with everything from affordable gowns to lovely accessories. Today on shays fashion closet it’s going down!              

I am happy and excited to bring you the best selection of wonderful prom dresses,  accessories , and fashion tips so you can  straight-up slay prom 2018!

If your desire is to wear an elegant designer gown to your prom , you can do so!

There’s no need to break the bank and  buy an expensive dress If you‘ll only wear it once. ON this site you find designer dresses such as : Moschino and  Kate Spade New York, all you do is select the outfit you love, rent it, wear it and return it! Sounds pretty darn smart, right? Ladies, trust me on this it makes a lot more sense to rent.

I’ve assembled a few of the best designers you’ll want to wear for the big night!

Let’s face it Prom season here in full affect – the most important part about Prom is the fashion! and most importantly you want to wear a dress you love .If you’re not the type of gal to wear a gown than a traditional designer or vintage-inspired dresses is the right choice for you, here are some choices of absolutely stunning dresses I have found to make you prom a night to remember

Off-the-Shoulder Appliques Beading Evening Jumpsuits

lady in red dress!

I love this red  bold Mermaid shape Rhinestone embellished Evening Dress for PROM. This is the kind of dress I would recommend  you to wear if you are looking  to make a bold fashion statement. I would pair this a pair of drop earrings will also compliment this dress well.

Mermaid Sweetheart Hollow-Out Rhinestone Evening Dress

Gorgeous! You’ll  feel elegant while wearing this off-the shoulder pearl beaded Gown! I Find this Gown to be very feminine, classy and elegant.This dress is for the girly girl who wholeheartedly knows how to embraces her romantic side. For this look, I would go with a slightly pulled back hairstyle with loose curls for a romantic and feminine look.

Appliques Ball Gown Beading Bowknot Off-the-Shoulder Pearls Quinceanera Dress

Just Gorgeous! show off your own unique personal style with In  this elegant floral prom dress, this dress screams Hollywood Starlet, I love everything about it! For this look, I would also go with a slightly pulled back hairstyle with loose curls to keep with the romantic and feminine vibe.

Long Sleeves Button Embroidery Pearls Sashes High Neck A-Line Evening Dress

Party in Style!

This Gown is meant for the girl who takes style seriously.This stunning designer modern classy Gown by Badgley Mischka  is  more for the  for the outgoing and confident girl. I love the side-ruffles on This gown, it’s flirty and  fun. You can wear your hair down or up or to the side with this Gown. To complete this look  much more effectively I suggest a pair of stunning drop down hearings and a pair of  classy silver or gold heels.

Badgley Mischka Sangria Ruffle Gown


Get Your DIVA on!

A DIVA  deserves to stand-out, You will  definitely stand-out from every angle in this amazing Thakoon Red Plunge Gown .Yes! Darlin, all eyes will be on you in this fiery stunning RED gown!.

I am obsessed with this gown, I love the bold and yet elegant feel, the sexy plunging neckline and silhouette wich scream  Hollywood glamor. As far as prom hairstyles go an updo would be a perfect choice here . you obviously will want to show off the dress so therefore, I would go for a side swept finger waved updo for an elegant  polished and glamorous look.

Thakoon Red Plunge Gown

Sexy Drop Rhinestone Jewelry Set

jimmy choo from sacks


Fun and Outgoing!

and also knows how to party in style,with A bold statement necklace,flirtatious

If you’re not afraid to show a little skin for the prom, then you’ll slay in this one!

I Absolutely adore this Gown, Its unique and fun with a trendy vibe.This spectacular short Designer Gown is by LM Collection  the perfect style to show some legs in a dramatic way. This gown will flatter any Curvy, petite or voluptuous girl. This dress is begging to be paired with a pair of beautiful statement earrings, so to complete this look I recommend the hair pulled  up and back sleek in a modern hairstyle to show off your dazzling earrings.

LM Collection Cobalt High Low Gown

Shoespie Rhinestone Ankle Strap Dress Sandals Source Black Ankle Strap Sandals Sexy Stiletto Heels

Elegant! I love the super soft feminine vibe I get from this Gown! This Delightfully stunning high low lace dress is the perfect choice for the classy and fun girl. No Elegant outfit is complete without a pair of stunning shoes, I would complete this look with a pair classy elegant strappy Heels.

Scoop Appliques Bowknot Sashes Cap Sleeves Asymmetry Prom Dress

How to Choose the Right Accessories for

 An impressive statement necklace is great for a gown that is plain on top- in that case Sparkle And Shine Darling! however if you’re wearing a classic look such as the Erin Prosecco dress feature  above it would Be more appropriate to  wear a piece of jewels that would add a subtle touch of sophistication and  charm to your look,  because with this dress  elegance is key -therefore, the smart choice would be to wear a classy piece such as crystal necklace with a touch of pearl to brilliantly shine !

kate spade new york accessories On the Town Necklace

Gold-Tone Porcelain Pink Rose and Simulated Pearl Drop Necklace 16 Adj.

Silver-Tone Crystal w/ Swarovski Elements Vine Teardrop Necklace 16 Adj.

Hairstyles can add some pizzazz to your entire look. You’ll suddenly feel confident with hair that complement and flatter your look. Hair pulled back such as an updo is Perfect for strapless , halter or one shoulder dresses.





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              Thanks for visiting  shays fashion closet,  be well and come back soon!!                                                                                                                                                   XOXO SHAY!


The Best Looks From The Met Gala

 Each year The Met Gala,  Ball brings together the fashion most influential designers,  celebrities and models from around the globe to celebrate the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Costume Institute Exhibit.
 DE3419B5-2CC8-4A99-8DD2-1860F2166799The Met Gala is one of the biggest fashion event of the year:This years theme was: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic It’s when the most stunning, most avant-garde, and most take-notice clothes make their way up the stairs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the biggest fashion event of the year:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, Arrivals, New York, USA - 07 May 2018

This year Rihanna has proven once again  she is the queen of the Met Gala!

Yes friends Rihanna’s did not come to play but came thorough shimmering wearing   an (all Maison Margiela Artisanal); paired with a pair of  Christian Louboutin heels,
This was one of my favorite look of the Gala. The  embellishments on this dress looked absolutely stunning . This dress was a a red carpet stunner.


 There is  no party without queen Bey and last night  Queen Bey  whore the most (Original) and indescribable outfit ever while following the theme “Heavenly Bodies” perfectly. Yes friend, Beyoncé arrived at the Met Gala as the Holy Ghost.

See her shadow? LOL

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 Beyoncé at the Met Gala-lol
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I’m Loving it all! Kathy Perry came trough dripping in gold at the Met Gala.  Katy’s looks is absolutely stunning and inspirational in this  (all Atelier Versace).-l am in love with these wings definitely one of the most creative look that came trough the Red Carpet  -yup! yup! Yup! this one’s a winner.

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 Strike a pose:Jennifer Lopez standing tall and looking fierce with her famous right leg pose-She looked lovely in this beaded and feathered Balmain creation – I call this look effortlessly stunning!

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Yes, yes, yes! slay on slayer!! Zendaya is, without a doubt, making a name for herself as a style icon- I’m loving this stunning metallic armored look, it is strong and yet elegant Zendeya  is definately slaying without an armor!  Zendaya is unstoppable!

CHADWICK BOSEMAN met gala.jpgSource: Andrew H. Walker/REX/Shutterstock

Wakanda Forever !! That’s the phrase that came to mind when Chadwick Boseman stepped in front of my television screen while watching the red carpet Met Gala. yes Chadwick looked highly polished and dapper in this  (all Atelier Versace) cape embellished with crosses and tassel chain, I am pretty sure  after this post the phrase “Wakanda forever” from “Black Panther” will take  over your social media feed.

I’m never speechless or at lost for words however Cardib’s Custome Moschino bejeweled Goewn Rendered me Speechless.
Finding the right words to discribe this exquisite gown  was nearly impossible.
 Cardib  looked Radiant and Elegant. I love the cut, and how well it flatters her pregnant figure.this look fits her perfectly!
If you love this gown as much I  do then you’re I know my people. 
So there you have it Friend. I guess you can say Cardib and Rihanna pretty much ruled the red Carpet at the Met Gala  this year.
What’s is your favorite or least favorite Met Gala red carpet look? trend?
                          Leave your comments down below and let’s chat!!

MY All-Time Favorite Memories from Brooklyn N.Y Fashion Week !!

Welcome back friend, wassssup to all my new visitors!! I just want to give a big “thank you”  To you for visiting once again!! for those of you who are new I’m so glad you’ve stumbled over to my blog! 

If you’re looking for outfit ideas Go have a look at the ‘shop/lookbook’ page right now and you’ll see what I mean.

OMG Wow, its been a busy month for me. Having to plan my daughters birthday party and getting ready for Brooklyn fashion week I barely had time to sleep, a lot goes into a planning a successful fashion show.This year I had the pleasure of styling the Brooklyn Fashion week runway, Witch kicked off in Kings plaza Mall in New York .Participating in this event took a lot of prepping , and you can see some of the highlights on my instagram posts.


so, Fashion Week Brooklyn (FW|BK) is a bi-annual international collection show showcasing the talent of aspiring and established designers from across the globe.


However, Fashion Week Brooklyn Kicked off this year by collaborating  with Kings Plaza Mall and various retailers within the mall to showcase the hottest trends for spring and summer 2018. This year we’ve successfully put together one of the biggest mall fashion show ever featuring models from across the US.


Fashion Dresses

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This was My first experience styling for 3 retailers at a fashion show. BKFW altough a bit nerve racking the experience was fun, the models where down to earth, at times I felt like I was playing dress-up with friends.When I wasn’t fitting the models I was doing research, there is  a lot a manual labor that went into preparing for the show  of course, so If you’ve ever dream of being a part of something like this please do your homework.


Going into this experience I really didn’t have any expectations, I was called in 4 days before the show to put these looks together, and only had 4hrs total for fitting,However, after the fitting, I remember feeling really great about the looks I pulled.


Hearing the crowd cheered and clap  when my looks hit the runway was confirmation that my hard work and my vision came together. I felt a huge sense of accomplishment and relief when it was all over. It felt like I was holding my breath the entire show; after the final walk through I excelled a big sigh of relief and actually, now that its over I’m ready to it all over again!!


Here’s a quick slide show of what went on backstage and on stage.

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Final walk trough with (me and the models)

Remember, If you have any questions please just ask below! or you can always email me,  I look forward to chatting with you!

Xoxo Shay!!💋


The perfect outfit for spring weddings

 Welcome back friends, How lovely to have you here with me once again!

Wow, its wedding season already! I’ve just got a wedding invitation a week ago and while it’s exciting to get a wedding invitation in the mail, figuring what to wear is not quite that exciting.

I’ll admit it, finding the right dress for a  wedding can be a bit tricky especially if you’re on a budget. There’s also the pressure to look great ( if you’re anything like meyou will want to Fashionably slay RIGHT?

Well, Congratulations! Once again you‘ve come to the right place!  I’ve got you covered today I’ve put together a list of do’s and don’ts, with my expert styling tips …guaranteed you will be the best-dressed there aside from the bride, of course!

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 so grab a snack and a cup of tea and come back co’s Today on shays fashion closet it’s going down!        

Here are the dos and don’ts for figuring out what to wear to a wedding.

A Casual Backyard or Outdoor Wedding

DO: Wear light flowy pastel color dresses you want to be comfortably chic. You can even go sleeveless and wear flats -depending on the weather or how cool or how warm it might be on that day.

what to wear to a casual wedding,

I found similar styles here!

You might even be able to wear a pantsuit the key here is to be elegantly chic yet simplified. I especial love this designer floral dress below  Keepsake Pink Do It Right Dress  for a casual wedding. This is the kind of dress I would recommend you to wear if you are looking for something fun an girly and yet on the comfy side.  I would pair this with nude heels A  light burgundy clutch a pair of drop encrusted earrings or emerald studs earrings will also compliment this dress very well.

Keepsake Pink Do It Right Dress

DON’T: Overdo it. If the dress code state casual Generally speaking it means business casual or cocktail day dress. remember to follow the brides’ guidelines. I would not recommend outdressing the bride. So definitely save the fancy dressing for another occasion!

what to wear to a casual wedding,
For the jumpsuit look, I would go with a slightly pulled back hairstyle with loose curls, you can also pair these jumpsuits with a cape blazer for a modern and fashion-forward look.If your hair is long, opt for an updo, or a side over the shoulder ponytail with tousled curls. 

The Hottest Rompers & Jumpsuits, Low To $3.85

Effortless and chic!  You’ll feel elegant and chic while wearing this Jill Jill Stuart Red Strapless Jumpsuit
that I Found while browsing online.This red designer jumpsuit is classy and elegant.

Alright, ladies lets get Fancy and get ready to catch the bouquet!!

Here’s What to wear to a Black Tie Wedding

DO: Choose something fancy and glamorous like a formal dress or pantsuit you can even go for a  floor-length gown -.since this usually means the wedding will most likely be an evening affair.This is the perfect setting for incorporating a  statement bags and jewels to your outfit.

Nude Sequined Strapless Sweetheart Bodycon Mermaid Maxi Party Dress

DON’T: “Try not to overdo it with the jewelry or make-up, or wear anything that’s too elaborate “These looks work only at your prom” “This type of formal settings calls for a classy sophisticated natural look. Therefore think Hollywood glamour and red carpet.Choose accessories that are appropriate. ladies save the club look for new years eve, Your makeup should be classy and tasteful.

A-Line Round Appliques Pearls Ribbons Mini Prom Dress

I am obsessed with this gown below, I love the lace and elegant feel, the sexy split and bow detail at the waist scream  Hollywood glamor. As far as hairstyles go, an updo would be a perfect choice here. you obviously will want to show off the neckline of the dress so therefore, I would go for an updo or side-swept style for an elegant and polished look.

Black V Back Ruched Slit Floor Length Party Dress

                           Updos to Try This Wedding Season

These up-do will add elegance and sophistication to your look.When it comes to finding an ideal hairstyle for your occasion, consider the style of the dress you will be wearing.

Apricot Spaghetti Straps V Neck Slit Sequin Party Dress

A Few Extra Tips:

White Tie-When it comes to wedding invitations, ladies,pay close attention to the dress code, understanding the difference between black and a white tie event is key. “White tie usually means very formal think the Oscars or Grammys, I recommend the finest jewelry and shoes, floor-length ball gowns are a must “this is the time to bring out the Hollywood diva in you”.Finding a dress for these kinds of fancy events can be tricky and therefore, Remember you can always rent a designer dress if you don’t currently have the budget to buy an expensive gown.

Black Tie-my favorite type because it allows a little more wiggle room to be flexible. you can wear short or long dresses, you can even mix it up and wear women tailored tuxedo suit, for these occasions think red carpet music awards. you have lots of options -you can wear a short gown or a long fitted dress you can accessories go glamour or formal. The choice is yours!

 Style quiz

let’s see whos been paying attention!

where would you wear the dress below, a formal wedding, a casual wedding, a beach wedding or an outdoor wedding?

Extra Credit

What style of hair, shoes or accessories would you recommend?

share your tips and answers in the comment below!

Keepsake Lost Dreams Dress

Still, want to know more about how to wear the latest trends? there are more great tips available for you  see the lookbook guide for summer, spring —pretty much all year round!



My favorite colors mixes for Spring!

 I’m excited to share this latest post with you as I am counting down the days to warmer weather!
Yes, spring is officially on its way so I will share a few of my all-time personal favorite colors mix for Spring to help you shake things up a bit.
My favorite color mixes for Spring!
 Lime green (Neon yellow) and yellow are my all time favorite colors and also one the most underrated colors for spring. This shade of green is easy on the eyes,  uplifting, fun, and feminine. Although it isn’t a color you might think to add to your wardrobe, it’s definitely one of the few colors you can easily incorporate into your wardrobe to brighten up your look for spring.

Light Green Sleeveless V Neck Sexy Maxi Chiffon Dress

Endless Rose Alison Knit Skirt SK0279

 If your wardrobe is already made up of neutral pieces consider adding Neyon or yellow accessories for a  pop of color. Neon Yellow is Such a fun color for spring,   owning coat in that color is a great way to wear it now.
Spring  Essential-Every Fashion Girl Needs Right Now!
 Adding color to your look is easier than you’d think! A pop of color looks s great even when wearing your favorite neutral outfit. To brighten up this outfit, I would simply pair it with a Neon bag. You can also Try a bright yellow belt or a blouse with neon trims.
Keep in mind that layering a neon cardigan over a neutral blouse is also a great way to add colors to your style.

Khaki Lapel Double-breasted Wool Longline Coat – $49.99

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 Adding these key items to your look will brighten your wardrobe and lift your mood.
pops of yellow

Black White Polka Dot Spaghetti Strap Back Hole Straight Jumpsuit

Do you know it’s been scientifically proven that wearing this shade of green and yellow will make you feel happier? yes, Darlin its true!

According to Health Magazine and a study conducted by the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam adults reported feeling happier around these two colors.

So What do you think about Neon for spring? Will you wear it this season?

Xoxo Shay