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Our Favorite Spring Trends of 2019

Spring officially began on March 20th! With that, fashion trends have officially moved from winter to spring. You don’t have to put away all your cozy clothes but you should begin incorporating these 5 trends into your everyday looks!


It’s Spring but you don’t have to give up dark colors. Instead, find pieces that have accents of color. Embroidered patterns are a great way to subtly incorporate texture and color into any look. 

Pink Jacket

Spring mornings are notoriously chilly so make sure you have the right jacket for the weather. We suggest a long coat that will protect you from morning winds made from a lightweight fabric. You can find a similar pink jacket here!

White Lace

Throw your winter drab into the back of your closet and bring the lace back. White lace isn’t just for brides- it’s the perfect springtime shirt. Classy, yet understated, a lacey shirt will match everything in your closet.

High Waisted Shorts

Every lady needs at least one pair of high waisted shorts. Preferably, you’ll choose a pair that really stands out! They’re easy to dress up and even look chic with a tee! We love this one because of its built-in belt that you can tie in a bow or a loose knot. 

Be Bright

The coldest days are behind us. It’s time to shed your winter skin – a.k.a. your long sleeves, sweaters, and sweats. Show the spring spirit with a brightly colored dress. We love this dress because it literally embodies spring; with sunshine yellow color and butterfly sleeves.

Now it’s your turn! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @yourbestfashionfinds and share your favorite springtime looks! We can’t wait to see.

Our Guide to Spring Spring Essentials

Spring is (finally) in the air! Now it’s time to start stocking up on the spring essentials that will keep you trendy and dry.

Rain Jacket

Every year I forget I need a new rain jacket until the first April shower arrives. Trust me your bulky winter jacket might do the trick for a while but you’ll quickly overheat. Instead, try a light rain jacket large enough to accommodate a sweater.

Ear Muff Warmers  

Spring mornings are notoriously chilly; often cold enough for frost to form. That doesn’t mean you want to bust out your winter hat for an hour.  Hello, frizzy hair! Instead, grab a pair of ear muffs. The headband hardly touches your hair and the fluff balls keep your ears toasty.

Chic Umbrella

Don’t settle for a boring umbrella. Cute ones cost about the same and show off your individual flair. I’m in love with the clear, patterned bucket umbrellas. My favorite being the SMATI umbrella, available on Amazon. The birdcage dome keeps more rain off and they offer an array of patterns from abstract to floral.

Long Sleeve Dress

It’s just not warm enough for cute, summer dresses. Save yourself the trouble of layering and find a light, long sleeve dress. If it’s extra cold out, wear thigh high boots. It’s a chic way to hide a pair of long, warm socks underneath.


The Shimmery Cropped Pant

Skip the khaki! Opt for floral or geometrical patterns and stand out from the crowd. Pair with complimentary colored flats and a dress shirt for the perfect outfit look.

Rain Boots

Thankfully, rain boots are in! Just about every brand offers a unique version of the classic rain boot. Don’t let a rainy, muddy morning defeat you! Just make sure you have a waterproof bag in the car and a change of shoes more appropriate for work.

Water Resistant Flats

You might be thinking- you just get rain boots, why do I need water resistant flats?! Well, they look like a nice pair of heels you’d wear to the office! Try a pair of Blondo’s and see for yourself.

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Did we miss any spring essentials? Let us know on Instagram @yourbestfashionfinds. We can’t wait to hear from you!

5 of Our Favorite Historical Fashionistas

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we wanted to take the time to appreciate some strong women who influenced fashion throughout the years. These ladies challenged social norms, excelled in their fields, and left a lasting impression on the world.

1. Madame De Pompadour

“She’s a real brand name in the world of style,” says University of Pennsylvania professor Joan deJean, author of The Age of Comfort

Learn more: Susan Stamberg “More than a Mistress: Madame De Pompadour was a Minister of the Arts

Photo Credits: François Boucher

2. Elizabeth Smith Miller

In the spring of 1851, while spending many hours at work in the garden, I became so thoroughly disgusted with the long skirt, that the dissatisfaction… suddenly ripened into the decision that this shackle should no longer be endured. The resolution was at once put into practice. Turkish trousers to the ankle with a skirt reaching some four inches below the knee, were substituted for the heavy, untidy and exasperating old garment.” ELIZABETH MILLER (ELIZABETH SMITH MILLER, HISTORY OF AMERICAN WOMEN)

Learn more: History Of American Women: Elizabeth Smith Miller

Photo Credit:  “Elizabeth Smith Miller (Right) with Daughter Anne Fitzhugh Miller.”


3. Audrey Hepburn

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles”- Audrey Hepburn (Everydaypower.com, 50 Audrey Hepburn Quotes On Life, Style and Children)

Learn more: History.com, “Audrey Hepburn Born”

Photo credit: Paramount-photo by Bud Fraker [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

4. Diana Ross

“In the midst of the Black Freedom Struggle, Motown, and in particular The Supremes, were symbols of changing race relations and the breaking of racial barriers.  The presence of The Supremes as glamorous, refined and respectable young black women was a counter to centuries-old stereotypes.” (Dr. Neal, Reflections: The Supremes and the Politics of Image)

Learn more: Classic Mowtown’s “Diana Ross” and Huffington Post’s “Reflections: The Supremes and the Politics of Image” Duke University Professor of Black Popular Culture, Mark Anthony Neal

Photo: The Supremes (from left to right): Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, and Diana Ross. Cooper, Carol. “Supremes, The.” The Supremes AMERICAN SINGING GROUP, Encyclopædia Britannica, www.britannica.com/topic/the-Supremes/images-videos/media/574895/102011.

5. Donyale Luna

Learn more: Norman, Dominique. “BLACK EXCELLENCE: THE LEGACY OF DONYALE LUNA” V Magazine.

Photo Credit: NORMAN, DOMINIQUE. “BLACK EXCELLENCE: THE LEGACY OF DONYALE LUNA.” BLACK EXCELLENCE: THE LEGACY OF DONYALE LUNA, 2018, vmagazine.com/slideshow/103544/black-excellence-donyale-luna/.


To Tuck or Not to Tuck Your Shirt

To tuck or not to tuck in your clothing? We used to have a pretty strict idea of what constituted professional attire. Wear a nice pair of pants or a skirt and tuck in your shirt! But the world is ever-changing. Shirt tucking is no longer just for the serious or even required in the office!

So, how do you know when to tuck? Don’t think of tucking as a way to look professional. Instead, think of it as a tool for creating shape that can be used for at any time!

1.The Smooth Tuck

The smooth tuck makes me think of the office. Something about the smooth, crisp lines of the shirt tucked into a nice pair of trousers feels professional. Feel free to wear this tuck at any time but be prepared to feel like the boss lady that you are.

  1. Put your shirt on.
    1. Button if necessary.
  2. Smooth shirt down.
  3. Pull pants or skirt up over the shirt.
  4. Adjust!

If the shirt doesn’t want to sit right (let’s face it, we’ve all been there), try folding the corners of your shirt back before sliding your pants or skirt over top.

2. The Front Tuck

The front tuck happens to be my favorite. As a tall woman with large hips, I find that this method of tucking emphasizes my hourglass shape, slims my waist, and creates a nice line of flow down my body.

  1. Put your pants on.
  2. Grab the front of your shirt and gather it (slightly) in the middle.
  3. Tuck the front gather and adjust.

3. The Billowy Tuck

The billowy tuck is a simple, cute way to add volume and contrast to your look. This method doesn’t focus on smoothing your clothes out and creating a streamline effect. I find this looks best with cardigans.

  1. Put your shirt on.
  2. Instead of smoothing it down, allow it to get pushed up a bit while you put your pants on.
  3. You may have to adjust this tuck more than the others. It doesn’t always fall perfectly but the end product allows the overflow of the shirt to fold over itself.

4. The Side Tuck

This is a great choice for long shirts that border on being a dress. I love long shirts but I hate feeling like my body disappeared underneath me. Plus, my pants are super cute and I want to show them off! That’s where the side tuck come into play.

  1. Put your shirt on.
  2. Gather slightly left or right of the middle of the shit.
  3. Put your pants on, tucking the side that you have gathered.
  4. Adjust!

I tuck in my shirt, in some capacity, almost every day and I’m always trying out new ways to do it. Some work and some don’t! It really depends on the fabric and structure of the shirt. So, if a specific style of tuck isn’t working for you, try it with a different top and don’t get discouraged.

The Tall Girls Guide to Clothing Length

If you’re above 5’8’’ you have probably experienced difficulty finding pieces that account for your length. At 5’ 10’’, I’ve had my fair share of fashion disappointments; jeans either go to my ankles or fit around my waist, rompers give me wedgies, and many dresses have been passed on for looking more like a shirt than a dress.

Luckily, I love being tall and have chosen to own it. Instead of being frustrated, I try to try to treat each shopping trip as a treasure hunt. With a little bit of searching and a few basic guidelines, you’ll be adding to your wardrobe in no time.


First off, you can wear whatever length you desire. Midis, maxis, minis, ect… are all open to you. The issue is not whether you should or should not wear a certain length but in finding a dress in your desired length.

For me, finding knee-length dresses is a challenge, as most only go to the top of my thighs. My workaround? I’ll find a long dress that fits perfectly in my bust and hips (long dresses tend to be more tea length on me), cut, and hem the dress to the desired length. It’s a lot simpler and quicker  it sounds. Check out free sewing tutorials on YouTube to get started!

If I’m searching for a longer dress, I always check the hem before purchasing. Many dresses can be let out at the bottom and end up  your desired length.


If you have long legs, don’t be afraid to flaunt it. Skinny jeans look amazing on you. If they don’t come all the way down to your ankle, incorporate your socks. Find ones that compliment your outfit and instead of hiding them, pull them up over your ankles and fold them. It’ll look stylish and make sure your pants look long enough. 

Don’t be afraid to wear loud prints on your pants, either. As tempting as it is to choose neutral colors and blend in (especially if the pants don’t fit perfectly), embrace you


Each and every clothing company has a unique way of creating and sizing their pieces. For this reason, a romper or jumpsuit is particularly hard to eyeball. So, when it comes to rompers try them on or (if ordering online) make sure the company allows for returns. It’s really the best way to make sure you’re getting your monies worth. 

Heels or Flats?

Whichever work best for you! Women everywhere are embracing their height and their style throwing the “ Tall girls can’t wear heels” rule right out the window. 

Just about all hard and fast fashion rules are meant to be broken so don’t be afraid to experiment! As long as you feel good you’ll look good too.




5 Ways to Wear Leggings to Work

Leggings are every girl’s best friend. Need to work out? Grab a pair of leggings. Having a night on the town? Throw your leggings on. Just hanging out on the couch? Leggings, please!

But, what about when you have to go to work? We’re here to tell you that, yes, with the right styling, leggings fit right in at the office. Here are 4 ways to integrate your favorite pair of pants into your business attire.

1. Leggings are the new tights. Seriously, they’re warmer and you don’t have to carefully shimmy in and out of them to avoid rips and runs. Make sure you have a few neutrally colored or black pairs handy to wear under your skirts and dresses. If you’re worried about sock lines try stirrup leggings. The stirrup will cover your ankle and hide your socks in the process! You can even layer knee or thigh high socks overtop the leggings!

2. That being said, don’t be afraid to express yourself with boldly patterned leggings. Florals, geometric, or bright colors are a great way to add dimension and personality to your everyday looks. You can keep your look balanced by pairing with simple, single colored tops or dresses.

3. Add a pair of trendy, cut-out leggings to your wardrobe. When choosing, aim for cutouts below the knee. It’ll still add a wow factor to your look without any worries of looking inappropriate. If you find the perfect pair with cutouts or fades any higher just make sure to pair with a longer dress, romper, or skirt. A knee length cardigan also works really well!


4. If your office fluctuates in temperature, is freezing during the summer, or a fiery inferno in the winter consider the Capri legging. All of the same rules apply. They’re just shorter! When choosing a shoe, we suggest a simple flat.

5. Wear them under your pants for an extra layer of warmth. We suggest a pair of light, fuzzy ones! No one will ever know and we won’t tell.

Still not convinced? Reach out to a YBFF stylist! She’ll walk you through the do’s and do not’s of wearing leggings to work and help you find the right outfit in the process. The best part? We’re offering free consultations and a surprise gift with your first stylist-based purchase. Learn more here and get your gift while they last!


Top 5 Best Dressed of the 2019 Grammy Awards

The 2019 Grammy Awards ceremony was certainly a night to remember. Women took center stage, winning more awards than ever. AND Michele Obama even showed up to wow the crowd with an impassioned speech. The message was clear; music can and should bring us together. So, in this spirit, we’ve decided to celebrate our 5 favorite outfits. Enjoy!

  1. Cardi B



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 Cardi B made a splash at the Grammy’s in a “1995 Thierry Mugler’s couture Oyster gown” (Here’s What We Know About Cardi B’s Arresting Clam-Oyster Dress At The Grammys, HARGROVE). Cardi B is the beautiful pearl popping out of the clamshell or perhaps, the Venus to Sandro Botticelli’s painting, “Birth of Venus”. Either way, we are in love!

2. Kacey Musgraves

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#KACEYMUSGRAVES DID THAT 🤠 Yee (and I cannot emphasize this enough) haw! Congrats @spaceykacey! 💖 #Grammys

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 Kacey Musgraves, a Country music Queen that’s revolutionizing her genre, was adorned in red all throughout the evening. Her ethereal, short “Valentino gown” (Grammys: Breaking Down Kacey Musgraves’ Looks, McKenzie), worn during the acceptance of her Album of the Year and Best Country Album awards was divine. The flouncy, layered sleeves were absolutely to die for.

3.  Michelle Obama, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, and Jada Pink Smith

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 Okay, so we might be cheating just a little here (there might be more than one look here), but this photo truly captures the beauty and magnitude of this evening. These five women truly glowed! Also, thank you, Michele Obama, for bringing sparkly, metallic jumpsuits into the limelight.

4. Ariana Grande

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when @zacposen makes u a custom gown it doesn’t matter if you’re singing or not 🌫 …. thank u 🖤

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 Ariana Grande may not have attended the Grammys but she still made headlines in her silky Zac Posen evening gown… on her floor! She posed glamorously and completed the look with her signature pony-tail, glittering earrings, and a stunning diamond necklace. (Grammy Winner Ariana Grande Skips the Show, Still Rocks a Ball Gown Before Changing Into Sweats, Frey and Runtagh)

5.  Gabriella Wilson  H.E.R.

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 Gabriella Wilson accepted two Grammys- one for best R&B Album and the other for best R&B performance- in an exceptional neon yellow outfit. (Grammy winners 2019: Here’s the full list of who won, Melas). We love how she stood out and congratulate her on her wins!

What was your favorite look? Instagram us @yourbestfashionfinds to show us!

A Short Girl’s Guide to Denim

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Denim will (hopefully) be in forever. It’s durable and can be fashioned into just about anything, can be styled to fit just about any style, AND looks great on all bodies!

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Don’t let anyone tell you that petite girls can’t wear denim! With the right styling and hem-lengths in mind- you’ll be rocking all manners of denim in no time!


Our Favorite Style Icons: Audrey Hepburn Edition


Audrey Hepburn VIA VivaGlamourMagazine

Audrey Hepburn is well-known for her starring roles in films like Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Sabrina (among others!) but her legend encompasses much more. Ballerina, actress, humanitarian, and fashion icon; Audrey Hepburn is a fascinating, multifaceted woman that took the world by storm! So, join us in paying homage to the ever-inspiring Audrey Hepburn.

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Early Life

Before Audrey Hepburn became a famous actress, she lived through and experienced first-hand the horrors of World War II. She and her family were spared from concentration camps but she witnessed countless brutalities while her family lost everything and struggled to keep food on the table. According to Wikipedia, after the war, she trained to become a famous ballerina until she was told her frame (affected from wartime nutrition) would keep her from achieving that status.


Audrey Hepburn Holding Oscar VIA Stylist


Not to be broken, Audrey moved on to begin her actress career. She played minor roles until she was given the lead roll in Roman Holiday (1953) and her career took off! Audiences, directors, and critics alike fell in love with her expressive face, her grace, and beauty.

Her magnetism and personality can be summed up by director William Wyler.

“She had everything I was looking for: charm, innocence, and talent. She also was very funny. She was absolutely enchanting and we said, ‘That’s the girl!” Paris, Barry (2001) [1996]. Audrey HepburnBerkley BooksISBN 978-0-425-18212-3.



Hans Gerber via Wikimedia Commons


Having lived through war herself, Audrey always felt compelled to assist anyone and everyone in need. So, she became an ambassador to UNICEF and dedicated a large portion of her life to raising money and sharing the stories of children who experience war.


Audrey Hepburn Walking Away,1953, Mark Shaw VIA Jackson Fine Arts

Style Icon

Audrey’s slim, petite frame, choppy, short hair, and thick eyebrows were relatively new to the fashion scene when she first appeared. Instead of judging her, the world became captivated with the styles and designers she chose to wear. One designer, Hubert de Givenchy developed a close friendship with her and designed a majority of her red carpet looks.

If you want to dress like Audrey, look for minimalist designs with simple lines. Casual elegance is the name of the game! Avoid flashy jewelry, embrace monochromatic colors and get yourself a pair of white tennis sneakers.


How to Break out of Your Winter Rut

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It’s hard to get excited about dressing when it’s chilly out. After all, you are almost always wearing a coat over the cute outfit so, might as well wear leggings and a hoodie, right? Now, there’s nothing wrong with that, but if you’re sick of the same old grind you’ve come to the right place for some style inspiration. 

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