Maricia is what I would consider a fashion connoisseur, her look is always clean and immaculate, but hey I could be wrong, see what she has this Black Girl Killing It has to say…

How would you define your personal style?

My personal style is very classic and clean. I think simplicity is very important with pieces of structure.

Do you find that you follow fashion trends, or do you play by your own rules?

I don’t really follow fashion trends. I sometimes take elements from certain trends and mix it in with my own style, so that way it becomes my own.

Are there any colours you tend to shy away from, and if so why?

When it comes to fashion I think its best to be open to everything, so no I don’t stay away from colour.

When you hear the term “Black Girl Killing It” what comes to mind?

When I hear the term ” Black Girl Killing It” I think of a strong, confident african american woman who isn’t afraid to be herself and is taking the world by its horns in terms of success and fashion.

Do you accept anyone’s critique or are you confident in your style choices?

I accept my mom’s critique, although I am confident in my style choices. She always has helpful feedback and suggestions.

As a child were you always into clothes or did you grow into your own fashion sense?

I have always been into fashion, simply because my mom is big on fashion and has an amazing style. I’d always ask her if I can have all of her clothing when I grew older.

Do you participate in your local fashion scene ?

I do, I attend fashion shows and charity events. There are many amazing designers and stylists that have not been recognized worldwide.

How does your day to day life factor into your wardrobe choices?

My day to day life is a huge factor in my wardrobe. My mood determines what I put on and what colours I wear.

What is your greatest fashion pet peeve?

My GREATEST fashion pet peeve is overly tight clothing. Fit is very important to me and I think when clothing is too tight it takes away from the garment.

What is your favourite trend right now?

My favorite trend right now would have to be turbans.

Have you ever tried your hand at design or sewing?

*looks around* Yes, I have. I sew really well and I have awesome design ideas but I can confidently say fashion design is not my passion.

Are there any designers that you like to wear or whose clothing stands out with you?

Jenna Lyons, the head designer at J.Crew. I love J.Crew, its almost all I buy now. Colorful, simple, chic and good fit is important and J.Crew embodies that in so many ways.

Your five must-haves as a girl: 

  • Statement necklace.
  • Chino pant
  • white t-shirt or button up
  • A duffle bag
  • 5 inch+ wedge

You can stay in touch with this BGKI at