Hello friends! I have something new and special for you this week – I’ve launched a new series, where I will be featuring Q&A’s with lifestyle and fashion bloggers on my website a few times a year. I love Lauryn Evarts and her blog The Skinny Confidential, which is why I’ve decided to ask her to to be the very first person to feature in this series.
Thanks for joining us, Lauryn. What made you decide to start The Skinny Confidential?
I created The Skinny Confidential while studying at San Diego State University. I was inspired to create a platform for women to connect through their tips and tricks. Since then, the blog has grown into a full-on lifestyle brand, book, fitness guide, and podcast with a product line coming soon. The foundation was highly important to me because I wanted/want to play the long game.
What fashion trends are you looking forward to this year?
I try not to focus on trends, and focus on dressing for my body. I LOVE contrast so mixing masculine and feminine pieces is my favorite trend. Think sexy fishnet tights with ripped boyfriend jeans or a dress with strong shoulders. Also love stealing my husband’s clothes!
What are your personal, fashion, and blog goals for 2017?
My goals this year are to just continually grow, evolve and push myself. Embrace the uncomfortable! The greatest things happen when you step outside of your comfort zone. I’m also working on some products that will launch soon that I can’t wait to share with everyone! This year is about growth, lots of video, and engagement with the audience.
What’s one accessory in your closet you can’t live without?
Everyone needs a great pair of sunglasses. They’re a must not only to protect your eyes but they really complete any outfit. I love wearing super dark black ones and playing around with fun mirrored sunglasses. SUNGLASSES ARE LIFE!
What is your go-to article of clothing?
A leather motorcycle jacket is a timeless staple. You can throw it over literally whatever and you will always look on point. I love pairing mine with a vintage tee, a sexy black dress or my favorite, a simple white tank & jeans. Jeans are obviously a must-have. ; )
What beauty item do you take with you everywhere?
I’m OBSESSED with face masks, especially eye pads. I wear them EVERY morning and even wear them in public. I think it’s hilarious. One of my favorite tips is to put the eye pads in the fridge. The cold provides extra de-puffing. It’s a LIFE SAVER when you’re hungover. Also a good steel ice roller is just amazing for inflammation.
What’s the most recent article of clothing you bought, and why did you purchase it?
I recently got a pink faux fur jacket for Aspen. It’s insane and really stands out. Plus it keeps you warm in the snow. I can’t get enough.
If you could raid any celebrity’s closet, whose would it be and why?
Definitely Kylie Jenner’s. I love how she just goes for it and mixes athletic wear and high end pieces. She is always ahead of the trend and really represents the youth. I like youthful clothing- nothing that makes me look older than I am.
If you had a fashion “motto” what would it be?
Do you. Trends are fun to play around with but find what’s flattering. When you feel good, you’ll look good. Everyone is different.
How do you think social media, particularly Instagram and Snapchat, has influenced fashion? Has it influenced your own style?
Social media is the modern day magazine. Instead of looking at Vogue to to see what’s trending people are using Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat which is SO fun. Social media allows you to see different ideas from all over the world and use that as inspiration for creating your own unique look. It’s allowed people to be more creative which is great. Fashion is now so accessible to any consumer. I think social media plays a key role in this concept.
Lauryn Evarts lives in San Diego and Los Angeles, California with her fiancé, Michael and their two chihuahuas, Pixy and T. Boone Pickens. You can find Lauryn on Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter, and YouTube.