On Juneteenth weekend, the Unbothered crew brought the heat with us to Atlanta for our first-ever in-person event, The Glow Up. It’s been a week since the amazing inaugural festival, but we’re still swooning over the vibes we were able to bring to life for our community.
Between entertaining panels, must-see performances, and a rollerskating experience straight out of Roll Bounce, The Glow Up was everything that we wanted it to be and then some. Did we mention that the looks were giving all weekend? Despite the fact that Atlanta isn’t always named in the couture discourse, the city has always influenced style trends in Black culture. Fashion is embedded into the very threads of Atlanta’s DNA — and our Unbothered family made that abundantly clear by turning up in their best festival fits.
From co-ord sets to sundresses and even color-coordinating looks with the besties, the Unbothered family showed up and showed out. Here are just some of our favorite looks:
Besties Color-Coordinated Fits
We’re not sure if this was planned, but we love to see friends set a theme and stick to it. We stan these crochet tops (which, by the way, are making a comeback) because they remind us of the impeccable work of Black designer, Gigi Hunter.
(@hallemilan, @kennedyahood, @geeeebabyyyy)
We love the nod to one of our fave cult-fave Gabrielle Union movies. (#IYKYK). It’s always going to be Clovers for us.
The Pink Way
Black women sparkle in every color — period — but pink looks especially amazing on these two beautiful queens.
Stripes and Sets
Matching sets are truly here to stay. We’re particularly obsessed with this chic two-tone stripe shorts set.
Remember airbrushed tees? They’re back, and these ladies slayed and styled them in their own unique way.
Style tip: Take your flowy shirt dress and wear it off one of your shoulders to keep cool in a heat wave but also to add dimension to it.
A Monochrome Moment
Want to elevate that classic all-white look you’ve got in mind for the function? Try pairing it with a splash of color through your accessories. A cute bag is a perfect detail, but colorful shoes or bold statement jewelry can be a simple but chic addition that’ll make you stand out every time.
You can never go wrong with a fitted mini dress that has a unique sleeve — like this stylish petal sleeve cuff.
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