They say a picture tells a thousand words. There's something about Ashlei's photos that is inviting, inspiring and authentic, and blog Kinks Are The New Pinkreflects that authenticity in its celebration of natural hair and Ashlei's individual style. One look at her blog, and you will find that Ashlei is a woman who stylishly dances to the beat of her own drum. It is my pleasure to introduce a Ashlei and her awesome blog, Kinks Are The New Pink.
So tell us about yourself, who is Ashlei?
I'm a Chicago fashion & natural hair blogger, I currently work at a resale clothing store and I'm studying for my MFA in Interior Design. I have two cats, live with my boyfriend of 2yrs, have an obsession with cupcakes, shoes, and love starting dance parties. :D
What can readers expect to find when they visit your blog?
Kinks Are The New Pink is mainly about my personal style and experience with natural hair, but you'll also find styling and natural hair tips, the occasional DIY, and general things that inspire me.
Where do you get your fashion/style inspiration?
Everywhere! From magazines, to blogs, to seeing what people are wearing on the street. Just keep your eyes and mind open and you can find inspiration from practically anything.
What are three must-haves that a woman needs in her closet? 1. A Chambray Top - I love chambray! It's just so versatile and adds a casual element to any look It's also easy to dress up or down, wear it casually tied over a maxi dress during the day or pair it with a mini skirt and heels for night. :)
2. A Solid Color Maxi Dress - This is another item that can be super versatile, especially if bought in a neutral color, and is perfect for layering or wearing as is!
3. Stripes - Striped dress, striped top, stripes on your shoes...I'm obsessed with stripes and I think it's a print that looks good on anyone, it can be classic, chic, and fun.
Do you think your natural hair has an impact on your style?
Definitely. Before I went natural I wasn't as willing to experiment with my style as I am now. I feel as if I have more time to come up with outfits now that it takes me only 5min to do my hair in the morning, it's great! I'm a little more adventurous with what I put together as well.
What trends/looks are you looking forward to wearing this summer?
I'm looking forward to wearing pops of neon and floral prints - groundbreaking, I know, haha! - especially on pants, I already have a couple but I'm still on the hunt for the perfect pair :)
Thank you Nika for featuring me! I literally squealed with delight when I saw your email, haha! And thanks to everyone for reading, hope to see you all around on the blog! :)