Ultimately, the goal is for YCS clients to not only look their best but, more importantly, feel their best.


To cultivate confidence through fashion and style.


> Everybody and every body is important, valuable, and has a place in the YCS community.
> Elevated style can be accessible to anyone, anywhere.
> Diversity is respected and celebrated in our community. All are welcome at YCS.

Meet the Owner

Erika Cartledge, Founder + CEO

Hi!!!! I’m Erika, the Founder and CEO of Your Chic is Showing. I started Your Chic is Showing (YCS) to help my clients elevate their personal style and build their confidence. YCS makes personal styling accessible to clients through a variety of services including personal styling, educational courses, eBooks, and an award-winning blog. Each day I strive to provide a unique, elegant and chic experience to each of my clients by delivering exceptional service.

I got my break in personal styling by starting with up-and-coming professional athletes and models, but now I focus on providing services to individual, group and corporate clients. I have a certificate of image consulting (International Association of Professional Image Consultants) and nearly a decade of experience, styling and educating hundreds of people through one-on-one services, as well as workshops, masterclasses, webinars, and publications. My styling expertise offers specializations in plus sized and full-figured styling, maternity styling, career styling, and special event – wedding, engagement, etc. – styling

In addition to running Your Chic is Showing, I sit on the Board of Directors for Tumaini DC, Inc. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, shopping (obvi), reading, traveling, and talking back to podcasts (it’s a terrible habit). I graduated, Cum Laude, from Howard University in 2005 (HU, You Know!). Upon graduation, I entered the finance industry where I spent 13 years before I made the transition to the philanthropic sector. Now, I’m based in the DC metro-area where I live with my awesome hubby Roger and raise our three incredible children.

My Style Philosophy:

Chic isn’t an adjective; it’s a way of life.

My Style Must-Haves:

  • Little Bold Dress
  • Structured Work Tote
  • Leopard Print Loafers
  • Fashion Forward Sneakers
  • Well-Manicured Nails
  • A Big Smile

Certifications + Memberships:

International Association of Professional Image Consultants

Goldman Sachs’ One Million Black Women: Black in Business, Inaugural Cohort