This week's CHIC of the Week is the lovely Keshia. On any given day, you can catch her strutting the streets of Atlanta dressed in bright colors to match her bright smile! Keshia has a great eye for colors and prints! She always know how to add the perfect POP of color to any outfit she wears! Aside from her awesome style, she rocks fabulous curls that we obsess over all of the time! Check out what Keshia had to say about her hair and CHIC style!.
1. How long have you been natural? Did you transition or big chop?
I have been natural for seven years. I transitioned for seven months during college by wearing roller sets. Once I became tired of dealing with the two different textures and I felt I had enough new growth, I did the big chop.
2. How would you describe your hair texture?
I would describe my hair texture as kinky curly. It’s tightly coiled in small curls, so I can do a great twist out, roller set, or an afro. The kinky curly texture is so versatile!
3. What is your go to style and how do you maintain it?
Lately, because I have had a very hectic schedule, my go-to style has been a simple puff, styled using a small banana clip. I’ve definitely become a “lazy natural” after being natural for seven years. (ha ha) I maintain it by moisturizing my hair every morning with water and leave-in conditioner, and sometimes, a curl defining product. If I have the time to style my hair, my go-to style is a chunky twist out. I love the volume that it gives and I love how quick it is. I maintain it by re-twisting it and moisturizing it every other night.
4. What are your problem areas if any and how are you working to combat them?
My problem area has been finding the time to maintain my hair to keep it healthy and moisturized. I’ve been combating that by holding myself to a wash schedule, washing and deep conditioning every two weeks, at least.
5. What do you love most about being natural?
I love being able to walk outside it the rain and humidity and not having to worry about my hair style being ruined! lol
6. What are your top 3 hair products?
I do not have any top brands for hair products, but the top 3 product types that I always use are a leave-in conditioner, a setting foam when twisting my hair, and a good conditioner for deep conditioning.
7. How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style is casual chic. I enjoy being stylish in my own way, but I am also a bit of a “tom girl” as I like to say. I love comfort, sneakers, and fitted tees, but I accessorize them with lipsticks and jewelry.
8. What are your favorite clothing stores?
My favorite clothing stores include Forever 21, H&M, and Express, because those stores offer stylish pieces without breaking the bank. I do not shop often, so when I occasionally purchase items, it’s great to do so in an affordable way.
9. Who are your favorite celebrity fashionistas?
My favorite celebrity fashionista is Angela Simmons. She always has the best looks, whether she’s dressed up or casual.
10. What is the most worn piece in your closet?
The most worn piece in my closet is a black and white striped maxi skirt. I’ve had it about two years now and I wear it with everything from graphic tees, crop tops, blouses, tunics, you name it. It’s so comfortable and fun for spring and summer.
11. What is your favorite fall trend and what are you most excited about?
My favorite fall trend is the trench coat. I love how it can effortlessly take your look up a notch and keep you warm at the same time.
12. Where do you draw your style inspiration from?
I draw style inspiration from Instagram, believe it or not. I follow several stylish bloggers, and they are always a great resource for new ideas when I need them.
13. Since you are obviously a ChicNaturalista what would be a bit of fashion advice for our readers?
Be yourself. Do not feel obligated to follow all of the fashion trends. Wear what you love, what flatters your body, and what makes you feel most authentic. Fashion should always be fun for you and should fit your special personality.
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