Celebrity Style Spotlight: Joan Smalls

By Erika, Resident Fashionista

We all know that Beyonce created a major fashion moment when she tapped Jourdan Dunn, Chanel Iman, and Joan Smalls to star alongside her in her “Yonce” video from her latest album.  For lots of us fashion girls (self proclaimed or otherwise), we’ve been hip to these models for a minute.  I love each of these women, but there is just something about Joan Smalls that I simply adore.  It might be the fact that she isn’t just a baddie, she’s also brilliant.  It could also be her work ethic because girl.  friend.  werks.  It might also be the way that she carries herself with grace and elegance both on and off the runway.  I don’t know exactly what “it” is, but whatever “it” is, I’m diggin’ it!

As I currently LONG for this cold, snowy winter to ease up on us here in Philly, I couldn’t help but start wishfully planning my spring/summer wardrobe.  I saw this picture of Joan and was immediately inspired to create a similar look over on our YCS Polyvore page.  There is something about the simplicity and easiness of this outfit that I love.


I can totally imagine myself on a weekend jaunt snapping pics, seeing the sights, and getting lost in an amazing city or town while wearing this outfit.  The great news is that looking like a supermodel doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg!  You can save or splurge to get a look similar to Joan’s.  Check out the two looks I pulled together below:20140123-221116.jpg

To get all the details about these looks, visit our set on Polyvore.  The entire look on the “Save” side comes in at just under $200 ($189).  That’s not a bad deal at ALL!  If you’re more into the “Splurge” side of things, this look will run you a cool $2,356!  And no, it doesn’t come with airfare and hotel included!

Let me know, are you guys dreaming about the warmer weather like I am?  Do you love this casual look on Joan?  Are you saving or splurging?  You know what to do – weigh in below!

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