FASHION INFLUENCER AND BLOGGER WE LOVE : LEN PARENT
Fashion Influencer and Blogger we love : Catch Len Parent of @theLenParentstyle, a Texas based fashion influencer and blogger who has a gorgeous, colorful, happy, fashion filled style blog and instagram feed with massive Instagram and FB following . Do follow her on instagram and FB to see her latest looks.
According to Len- "I was born and raised in one of the beautiful Islands in the Philippines. I’m a momma, writer, fashion lover, and lipstick consumer. I live in Texas.
I love my family.
God blessed me with a hardworking husband and three wonderful kids. Being a wife and a mother is an incredible responsibility. It’s challenging, rewarding, important, and fun. I consider it a gift and a privilege, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. I started this blog back in 2015 without any expectation of it becoming what it is today.
It was and continues to be a journey of which my readers have become a part of. A journey of who I am through what I am wearing and what I am inspired by. A journey that will continue to be developed, to be improved, and continue to inspire. I snap everything from fashion and food to Texas and cities across the world for the blog– and I wouldn’t have it any other way! I’m glad you’re here to join me!"
Some of her very insightful styling tips that we love-
On MonoChrome looks- An easy—and often stylish—way to wear outfits is to stick to monochromatic pieces. You know you’ve done it on lazy days. You pull out a pair of black pants, a black turtleneck, throw on your black leather bomber jacket and black boots and head out the door.
The word “monochromatic” breaks down into two pieces: “mono” meaning single and “chromatic” meaning color. So a monochromatic outfit would consist of pieces of one color. This doesn’t mean that you would only wear solid black or solid red from head to toe. No, the joy of a monochromatic outfit is wearing different shades and tints of the same color. Monochrome. It’s one of the secrets to looking effortlessly chic, and is such an easy way to elevate your look, without putting in a lot of effort. It’s a go-to style secret that I incorporate regularly into my outfits – it’s a street style favorite for good reason.
On how to wear ruffles- Today’s fashion main trait is that it allows us to get creative with a trend and mix it more easily into our style and personality. What we get then is a sea of Ruffle options: ruffled tops (busy or super subtle), ruffled skirts, dresses, shorts, bags, or even shoes… .
And that is fantastic especially for those who feel a bit overwhelmed by the idea of draping themselves in this flamenco attire. On the other hand a bit of ruffle will make an outfit more feminine and less stiff, making it look like you’re having loads of fun with fashion.
The risk of looking like you’re stuck in your 80’s prom or channeling your inner clown might not be so inherent if you find that fashion balance. I know I always encourage everyone to not obey all fashion rules, but… there might just be a few cases when it’s better to be smart about it, rather than wild and flipping the bird all over the place.
And there is much more on her blog, so follow her to get awesome style tips. Here are some crisp fashion bytes from Len of Len Parent Style herself-
SG- What is your personal style or fashion mantra? How do you plan a look?
LP- My personal style is feminine and edgy. I plan a look based on the weather, if it's warm or cold.
SG- You favorite travel/resort destination?
LP- I love Club Noah Palawan in Philippines. It's gorgeous to say the least.
SG- Your favorite look for Texas summer?
LP- I love wearing maxi and midi dresses in the hot Texas summer.
SG- Your styling tips for making a boring outfit into fashion success
LP- I would recommend wearing brightly colored clothing that can transform your attitude and could also make you happy inside.
SG- What is you favorite go to outfit?
LP- My favorite go to outfit is the skinny jeans and shirt look.
SG- Tips on being a successful fashion influencer, amazing mom boss and producing gorgeous content?
LP- My mantra for being successful is being who you are and stop comparing yourself to others.
SG- Anything you want to say to your followers?
LP- Thank you for all the love and support. It means the world to me.
Amalfi printed Jacket Dress
ABOUT THE WRITER
Sandhya Garg is a Project Runway designer. She studied and specialized in women's fashion at London College of Fashion, UK and has worked at Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Liberty London, Alice Temperley to name a few.
She has her own successful resort dresses, special occasion dresses, wedding guest looks, swim coverups label. While on Project Runway Season 13, she won 2 challenges and was fortunate to show her collection at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. The brand has been featured in Marie Claire US, Ftv.com, Elle Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Vogue online to name a few.
She designs limited edition high end printed spring dresses and swim coverups. Beautiful prints are inspired from around the world to be worn during travel, resort stay or cruise holidays.