We just had to introduce you to Kerry of @kass_stylz. Kerry, a digital content creator, serves up outfit inspiration across multiple social channels and shares amazing styling tips. Read on for our Q&A.
Hello, Kerry! Thank you so much for taking part in our Q&A. Would you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hello, my name is K-E-R-R-Y Kerry, I’m so very, fly oh-my, it’s a little bit scary! LOL… I’m a teacher by day and a slayer by way. My content inspires the everyday woman to serve SASS and STYLE. My Jamaican upbringing contributes to my bubbly and outgoing personality. If you met me in real life, you’d get the same person you see on social media. I don’t believe in faking it. Authenticity is important to me and showing up as myself and for myself daily is a form of self-care. As I go through this life, I encourage everyone to remain true to their beliefs and live positively.
How would you best describe your style, and has it evolved over time?
For me, style is fluid, and so as I go, it changes. I love experimenting, but I make sure I add my personal touch to the look. I’m known to be extra and will never change, so whatever style or outfit I choose to wear on a particular day, you’ll always see a touch of extra-ness in it.
My style has definitely evolved over the years. I take more risks now. I’ll go over the edge a little, and I don’t care what anyone thinks. In the past, I would second guess myself and wonder if people would like my outfit. Now, I’ve gotten to the point where if I like my outfit, I’m good.
You’re busy as a digital creator across Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok! Which platform are you most excited about for sharing your fashion hauls and styling advice?
I’ve only been on YouTube for a short time, but I must say it quickly became my favorite platform for sharing fashion hauls and styling advice. This is mostly because I get to share longer-form videos. My audience gets to see more of my personality, they’re engaged, and they love my fashion tips and styling ideas. I get to be thorough, and my content gets a longer shelf life. Years from now, someone can come across one of my videos and use it as inspiration.
We appreciate that you’re a big fan of thrifting. What drew you to secondhand fashion?
For years I wanted to try secondhand fashion but was scared I wouldn’t find anything worthwhile. Other than the obvious reason of it being beneficial for the environment, I was drawn to secondhand fashion for saving money without compromising on quality. I also wanted to share this budget-friendly way of shopping with my audience, as I’m always reminding them they can slay (look stylish) on a budget without breaking the bank. Thrifting also allowed me to step up my styling game and try new trends to see if I like them before investing in them.
What advice would you give to someone just starting out on their thrifted fashion journey?
If you’re just starting out on your thrifted fashion journey, go with an open mind and don’t overthink the process. Make sure you have an idea of what pieces you want to get your hands on. This will save you time and prevent impulse purchases. Finally, have fun and slay your thrifted finds as if you bought them brand new.
Thank you, Kerry, for spreading the word about sustainable fashion and sharing your styling tips on social media!
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If you enjoyed this Q&A, you’ll want to read our other fashion influencer Q&As with Jazmine from @thatcurlytop, Kaitlin from @windycitythrifter, Barbara from @barbara.goes.wear, and Piera from @hipiera.