Featured Fashionista

Yani Romero

Name: Yani Romero

Residence: San Francisco, CA

Nationaility: Mexican American

Instagram: @uniquelyyani

What do you love about being Latina?

I love belonging to a culture that is so colorful and vivacious. Everything from its food to language to traditions are full of beauty and life. I love the sense of community/sisterhood that you automatically feel when interacting with other Latinas– It’s as if you’re always running into long lost family members! I admire our inherent desire to fight for what we want, stand up for our beliefs, strong work ethic, and notion that giving up is never an option. I am incredibly proud of my Mexican heritage and will eternally feel blessed to belong to such an inspiring community. I am Latina, loud and proud!

What’s something about you that people would be surprised to know?

Although I tend to put myself out there quite frequently on social media, I am actually a complete introvert. I used to be painfully shy as a child, and slowly over the years have become more comfortable in my own skin. Once having found my voice, I’ve attempted to push myself to use it for good. Whether it be through inspiring women through style, being an agent of change and promoting social justice, or simply listening to a friend in need and offering heart-felt advice– I’ve always stayed true to myself and voice! Fashion blogging has been a great way for me to overcome shyness while also following my passion!

What are your favorite colors and outfits that make up most of your closet?

I would love to say that black isn’t my favorite, but i’d be lying! There’s something so sleek and cool about it. While I do tend to wear a lot of black, I always find myself drawn to blush tones, anything from pastel pink to dusty rose, will always make me swoon. Outfits that takeover my closet? BIKER JACKETS, in every color!

What trends are big in your city?

San Francisco or the Bay Area, isn’t often regarded to as a “fashionable” city, but I’d like to think that fashionistas like myself are changing that! In general there’s a more relaxed vibe and weather can change in matter of minutes, so layering is a must! Lots of chic coats and denim pieces everywhere (Levi’s was founded in SF after all!).

What is your favorite brand/designer? What do you like about that brand?

Alexander Wang always bring the perfect amount of edge, it’s an all time favorite of mine.

Which actresses or models do you believe have the best style?

I admire both Blake Lively and Jessica Alba’s style. They’re both authentic and effortless in what they wear. I’d say Olivia Palermo and Victoria Beckham are my true style icons!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years and what are your goals?

I want to continue growing my fashion blog and establish my platform as a lifestyle influencer. Starting my own fashion brand or business has also been a dream and I wholeheartedly believe that working relentlessly towards your goals will bring you the results you want. I look forward to what the future holds, investing energy into my passions, and growing as an individual and with those I love as time evolves!

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