Marissa Sallie

Marissa Sallie

Marissa is Copywriter at Akira. Fashion and self-expression fuels her life. She studied Advertising Art Direction with a focus in copy-writing and web design. She firmly believes in using wardrobe as armor against the ways of the world.

10 Fab New Year’s Eve Outfits (No Sparkly Dresses)

Dressing to the nines is a big part of celebrating New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re a super pre planner or a last minute shopper, looking for a typical sparkly dress and pumps may be tempting. (But trite) This list proves that the best looks aren’t so overdone. We’ve created a list of outfit inspiration that will ensure you’re the best dressed in the room – …

‘Tis the Season: Holiday Party Fits-piration

Little Black Dresses and ugly Christmas sweaters are party cliches, but who says dressing for holiday parties has to be a bore? From dramatic shoulders to sexy jumpsuits, here are 10 fabulously festive ideas for a fa-la-la lovely fit this season.  Color Crazy  Inspo: Bold colors are trending this season. Pair your brightest dress with an even brighter jacket.  shopAKIRA: White on White  Inspo: All …

Maximalism Moment: More is More

Maximalism is the outlandish fashion opposite of – and stark reaction to – minimalism. As fashion is a cycle – a grand rotation of extremes – we’ve finally cartwheeled out of a minimalist resurgence that began about 6 years ago. Brands like Celine set the stage for clean, sharp styles in the early 00’s & 10’s,  establishing shape and color as more important elements of …

Glam SZN: How to Stay Fab in Below Zero

Temperatures are dropping, the days end sooner, the wind howls louder and we all just want to stay warm…However, sacrificing style? A no no. We won’t allow it.  The glam life is year round, Period. This year, ditch the typical Winter get up: hoodies, denim, and those old boots your mom bought you for Christmas three years ago. Go full throttle glam. Check out our head to …

#TrendAlert: Get Into The Big Boot

Over-the-knee boots aka Thigh High boots have been a sexy winter staple since the 60’s, the decade that also welcomed mini skirts with open arms. In recent years, thigh high boots have made a permanent mark in high fashion and street style. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna have pioneered the boots resurgence, and labels like Balenciaga and Off-White have introduced new versions of the …