As the weather outside starts to heat up, it seems like there's a common goal among fashion girls everywhere: finding the perfect summer fit. And after doing some research, it looks like there's one place influencers are flocking to shop: Stitch Fix. More specifically, the exclusive collection that just launched with fashion influencer and body-positivity advocate, Katie Sturino.
This collaboration is special for a number of reasons, but especially because it's the first time that non-clients can shop directly on Stitch Fix. The collection is size-inclusive (which is something Stitch Fix always prides itself on offering its clients) and inspired by Sturino’s love of primary colors and bright prints.
So, because I’m forever looking for outfit inspo, I turned to three very fashionable ladies—Vanessa Romo, Aysha Sow, and Alex LaRosa—to show me how they’re styling the chic under-$100 pieces from the collection. Spoiler alert: They did not disappoint.
California native Vanessa Romo is the cool girl you just want to be friends with and shop with. (Her feed always sends me into an add-to-cart frenzy.) "I love wearing feminine and romantic pieces in the summer," says Romo. "Dresses like these are just so comfortable and quick to put together because they're only one piece. Plus, the yellow daisies just scream summertime."
I'm taking her style cues and plan to wear my summer dresses with lots of gold jewelry and chunky sandals like she did or even a lace-up pair. It's basically the perfect outfit formula. But style cues aren't all I'm stealing from Romo: Her confidence is contagious.
"My followers come to my feed to find someone who looks like them," explains Romo. "I want them to see that they can definitely wear that crop top or swimsuit they’ve been wanting to try despite what others might say." I couldn't agree more with this. Fashion should be fun, and you should wear what you want, when you want, without anyone telling you otherwise.
Aysha Sow is also inspiring to follow. She somehow always finds those standout pieces that make you question your entire wardrobe. (Or is that just me?) "Colors are everything for summer, especially bright ones," says Sow. "I love how they complement my skin tone and take my whole look from zero to 100."
And even though Sow, like many of us, has been spending more time at home, she doesn't let that get in the way of curating perfectly styled summer outfits. (Case in point: the above look.) She just sticks to those tried-and-true pieces that never let her down. "Bodysuits are a must during this season," explains Sow. "They're just so easy to style and go with everything."
And let's not forget Alex LaRosa, who I've grown to love for fashion tips and advice for practicing self-love. She's also used Stitch Fix and been a fan for years. "I love that there really is something for everyone regardless of size or style aesthetic," she says. She even had a hard time narrowing down what pieces to get from the Katie Sturino collection. When in doubt, she always goes for something she knows she can wear over and over again. Her favorite styling tip? "Elevate an affordable dress with details like gold earrings or a fun handbag."