UsTrendy Trend Setter of the Week: Ashley Guyatt


Talk about a blogger with swagger! We love Blogger Ashley Guyatt of Polk Dots & Sailor Stripes! She has flawless style with minimal accessories and always looks polished to the max! Check out her interview with UsTrendy below and of course her blog for some fashion inspiration! XOXO

What inspired you to start your blog?

That’s a hard question to answer shortly! Lots of things came together and motivated me to get it started. While studying abroad in college, one of my roommates introduced me to my first fashion blog; I became obsessed with just scrolling through the outfits and reading the short little blurbs she wrote. Already being someone who loved writing in a journal to remember specific things in my life, I was fascinated at the thought of putting it on a blog and including pictures to go back to whenever I wanted. The obsession progressed after I started discovering other fashion bloggers. One night when I couldn’t sleep, my now blog name ‘Polka Dots & Sailor Stripes’ just popped into my head and I was overwhelmed with the desire to start my own blog! The next day I woke up and just did it…and voila, here I am today!

How would you describe your own personal style?

My own personal style is all over the place; it all depends on how I am feeling that day. I go from wanting to dress like an upper east side socialite, to downtown LA chic-grunge, to a carefree beach babe. I use my clothes to express my mood and to be a different person each day, and I love experimenting. When you look at my closet, it is an organized mess…in the sense that you will find breathtaking midi skirts, and ripped denim…all in the same area!

What are some of your current fashion obsessions?

I am majorly obsessing over shoes these days. In the last month I bought 8 pairs…like, what is that?!?! Granted, LOTS of them were style steals and on major major discount…but still, I can’t believe I did that! I am realizing that purchasing GOOD shoes that you can wear with many different outfits is SO important. I knocked out a lot of basics that I have been dying to own for so long (ie. leopard heels, nude pointed-toe pumps, black loafers, nude heeled sandals for summer…just to name a few!) Also, pastels. I cannot get enough pastels lately. Spring has definitely hit me hard!

Is there someone out there who inspires you fashion-wise?

I would say my main style inspirations are Amber Fillerup Clark from Barefoot Blonde, and Blair Eadie from Atlantic-Pacific. Their styles are both pretty different, which is why I have to say both of them! My personal style changes every single day, depending on my mood, so I pull a lot of inspiration from both of them!

What is your favorite product from UsTrendy?

That’s way too hard to answer! There are so many cute things on the website — I am obsessed with so many of the floral rompers and Spring dresses. I am also extremely obsessed with the leopard coat I have from UsTrendy; I wish I could wear it everyday!

What trend do you hope stays around forever or makes a comeback? 

I hope that leopard print stays forever! It hasn’t showed any signs of stopping, but I hope that it never turns into something that is “so last year” because I would be heartbroken! I love my leopard accessories, and do not have any plans of retiring them anytime soon!

Where do you like to travel?

Everywhere! I am definitely someone who loves to jetset. I studied abroad in college, so Europe is one of my favorite places to explore, but for now conquering the US is on my list of things to do! I definitely have a soft spot for NYC, and just recently discovered my love for Chicago and San Francisco. Safe to say I am a beach girl turned city girl at heart!

What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?

Other than the obvious things like my family, loved ones, and chocolate…I really have to say shopping (is that terrible of me to admit?!). When I try to be “good” and not shop for an extended amount of time, my inspiration and creativity runs so low! Shopping gives me such a high and inspires me to create new outfits, even with the things hanging in my close! I stick to the affordable stores so I don’t feel as bad, but either way, I need to go shopping to stay inspired!


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Purge Your Dress Wardrobe, but Keep These Stylish Essentials

Dresses come in a variety of styles and colors, and the average woman has a few that she swears by in tough fashion situations. However, do you feel like your closet has almost too many dresses – maybe even more than you could possibly wear? Since spring is finally here, now is the perfect time to go through your closet and get rid of some extra clothing. Are you worried about throwing away something important? As long as you have these important dresses, you’ll be ready for any occasion.

A timeless little black dress

Black is a classic color that makes anybody look slim, and you shouldn’t just have one in your closet. Look for sexy little black dresses that you could easily wear to a club or a party, and have one you can wear to an upscale and refined affair. You should also have a flared, casual black dress that you can easily wear to the office and dress up or down with accessories.

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A flowing maxi dress

Maxi dresses aren’t just for summer days at the beach – they’re back and they’re bigger than ever in the fashion world! They can be worn for almost any occasion, whether you’re grabbing drinks with friends or want to look nice at the office. While some women feel like maxi dresses swallow up their figure, with a few changes, you can show off your shape and still rock a maxi. Look for maxi dresses that have a defined empire waist, or find a cute belt to accentuate your curves.


A sweater dress that shows off your curves

Everyone should have at least one sweater dress they can pair with leggings and boots for the fall and winter. These pieces are comfortable, stylish, and great for layering. But don’t think that sweater dresses are exclusively for cold weather. If you have one that’s breathable enough or made out of light enough knits or materials, you could easily add it to your warm weather wardrobe.


A colorful sundress

Sundresses have been a style staple for warm weather for as long as anyone can remember, but they aren’t exclusively worn during the spring and summer. The right kind of colorful sundress could be easily paired with leggings, tights, boots, or scarves so that you can wear them during the fall and winter. Look for something you could see yourself wearing throughout the year.


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UsTrendy Trend Setter of the Week: Courtney Schmidt aka SelfieC


Courtney Schmidt aka SelfieC

Who has the best selfies out there?! UsTrendy’s Trend Setter of the Week, will give any selfie a run for its money! Courtney Schmidt aka SelfieC has an amazing following and sense of style! We love her beachy LA style and of course all of her amazing selfies! All of the photos featured are SelfieC’s pics in some of her favorite UsTrendy products! Check out UsTrendy’s interview with her below! XOXO

UsTrendy: What inspired you to become the queen of social media?

Courtney: I love social media and the positive aspects of it. You can connect to people who live thousands of miles away from you and share cool pictures with everyone who follows you.

UsTrendy:  How would you describe your own personal style?

Courtney: I love the California beach look. I love high waisted shorts, crop tops, and colorful clothing that stands out. I love comfortable clothing that’s trendy.

UsTrendy:  What are some of your current fashion obsessions?

Courtney: HIGH WAISTED SHORTS. I just love the look and how people used to wear them all the time a few decades ago. I also love wearing floppy hats and circular sunglasses.

 UsTrendy:  What is one thing that people would be surprised to hear?

Courtney: I have a really bad one piece swimsuit tan since I’m a competitive swimmer so I always try to hide it with certain clothing.

UsTrendy:  Is there someone out there who inspires you fashion-wise?

Courtney: Probably Kylie or Kendall Jenner. I love their shoes and dresses!

UsTrendy:  What’s your biggest tip for anyone who plans on starting a blog/ vine page/ IG etc?

Courtney: Be true to yourself and don’t let negative feedback bring you down or change how you think of yourself. Remember that the person who is being negative is hiding behind a screen while you are putting yourself out there. The good comments override the bad comments.

UsTrendy:  What is your favorite product from UsTrendy?

Courtney: I love all the colorful rompers, especially during the summer time!

UsTrendy:  Where do you like to travel?

Courtney: I love to travel anywhere that’s warm, beachy, and relaxing. But California, where I live, will always be my favorite place.

UsTrendy:  What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?

Courtney: My phone! I’m so addicted. I love being contected to the world and all my friends.


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UsTrendy Trendsetter of the Week: Alex Centomo


Alex Centomo

Want to have beautiful hair?! If you’re looking for hair tutorials and hair & beauty inspiration, look no further! UsTrendy’s Trendsetter of the Week, Alex Centomo will show you how to get the hair you’ve always wanted. We love Alex’s carefree boho style! From long beachy locks to fish tale braids, follow her and you’ll be inspired! Make sure to watch her on youtube to see tons of videos to achieve her look! See Alex’s interview with UsTrendy below! XOXO

UsTrendy: What inspired you to start your Youtube Channel and other social media sites?

Alex: I’ve always been a very shy person. I started my channel not only to promote my thoughts and opinions on beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and travel, but to break out of my comfort shell and help get over being shy!

UsTrendy: What’s your biggest tip for someone who wants to get into the social media industry?

Alex: Do it because you love it, not because it’s the”trendy” thing to do.


UsTrendy: How would you describe your own personal style?

Alex: It depends on my mood. Some days I’m laid back in baggy ripped jeans and a loose white tee. And some days I’m a bohemian princess.

UsTrendy: What are some of your current fashion obsessions?

Alex: Boyfriend jean shorts and flannels. Always.

UsTrendy: What is one thing that people would be surprised to hear?

Alex: I’m a HUGE nerd and love anything to do with dinosaurs.

UsTrendy: Is there someone out there who inspires you fashion-wise?

Alex: Cara Delevigne

UsTrendy: What is your favorite product from UsTrendy?

Alex: Lace crop tops

UsTrendy: What trend do you hope stays around forever or makes a comeback?

Alex: Boyfriend jeans


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Infographic: Old Fashion Trends That Have Made a Comeback

Fashion trends are always changing, and many trends from previous decades are no longer in style. While some styles like butterfly barrettes and tattoo chokers are best left in the past, others have made a comeback in women’s fashion. Check out our infographic to see what old trends from the 70s, 80s and 90s have resurfaced.


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