Style Spotlight: Nia Hand

If you’ve ever really tried to go thrifting, you know how incredibly frustrating it can be, especially if you’re used to an “in and out” style of shopping. I really wish I had the patience to search for gems but alas, I do not. But this young lady does and does it exceptionally well.

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Tell us your name, where you’re from and what you do.

Nia Hand from Tallahassee, FL and I’m a Graphic Designer looking to get in to styling soon.

How would you describe your style?

I like to mix vintage and modern pieces. Or simply revamp vintage pieces to make them look like new.

You create the cutest outfits from your thrifting adventures. It is definitely a testament to your personal style. How did you get into thrifting?

I’ve always loved finding gems at Goodwill. It wasn’t until the past couple of years, I really got into thrifting because I was, and still am, on a tight budget. I love the “hunt” of it all though. It’s very therapeutic. lol. I also enjoy the fact that I can get some rare pieces that not everyone else will have.

What celebrity inspires your style and why?

Solange Knowles. I love the style that she has grown into. I want to raid her closet so badly. I love the fact she’s not afraid of color and pattern. She’s so sophisticated and sleek.

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If you had to give all of your clothes away, what are five things that you would keep?

Geez…that’s hard. Hmmmm, I guess if I HAD to choose…
  • Light-weight black and white asymmetric stripe sweater
  • H&M Tank top maxi dress
  • Top shop leather belt
  • Classic skinny jeans
  • Black blazer

What does having style mean to you?

I’ve never been about “labels”…style is all about how you put things together. A lot of times, I see an outfit as “puzzle pieces” and I just have to make them fit!

What advice would you give to someone trying to find their own style?

I would say…always work on yourself. Get to a point where you are so comfortable in the skin that you are in. Of course, we all have insecurities but I try to be more comfortable and confident with trying different things, especially with what I communicate in my clothing.

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I always hear “I would never think to put those together!!” or “I could never wear that, but you do it well.” I believe that is only because people don’t TRY IT! So, try things out…GO PLAY around with things you may never think you would wear and see what happens! :)

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  • http://www.goodlooknout.com GoodLooknOut

    Love everything about Nia. I think I’ve been on her blog before because I remember that hair. I’m headed back now!

  • http://yessireepetunia.blogspot.com Lesley Jean

    I love her style! Thrifting definitely results in tons of hidden gems. :)

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