The Sleek Wardrobe | A Lifestyle Blog by Aprile Serry | Personal Styling Services

get to know Me

Welcome to my website, The Sleek Wardrobe.


Life has gifted me with many valuable lessons and I share those on my blog. Topics that may be of interest to you range from style tips to self-care practices.

 

I also love helping people define their personal style. You can learn more about my personal

styling services here. 

 

Thank you for taking time to stop by.

The Sleek Wardrobe | A Lifestyle Blog by Aprile Serry | Personal Styling Services
Aprile Serry

about my Style

As a creative entrepreneur I am very fortunate to pursue projects I am passionate about. My passion does not stop at what I do. It also extends into what I wear as it affords me the opportunity to express my personality through my clothing choices. 

Who is my greatest style icon? 

My grandmother was an incredible woman and a she took great pride in her appearance. She always looked polished and put together no matter what she was doing. If she was going to work, running errands about town, or traveling she made sure to put her best foot forward. My grandmother also taught me the importance of living a full life and taking care of myself. She also inspired my love of travel.

 


How would I describe my style?

My style is simple as I prefer looks that are not complicated. I love clean lines while also incorporating unexpected design elements and twists - usually through my accessories. 


My father is from Sierra Leone, West Africa. My mom was born in the United States. Growing up with both of their cultural backgrounds impacted my style tremendously. My father’s culture influenced my appreciation for mixing textures and patterns, and strategically embracing bold colors. While my mother's upbringing helped me to value the importance of sensibility and practicality.

How has my style changed over the years?


After my divorce, I began to re-evaluate my priorities as well as my relationship with material things. My closet consist of items I love and yet are also practical. I have always appreciated clean lines and a classic aesthetic. Over the past few years my focus has been on building a streamlined wardrobe rather than amassing tons of clothing that I hardly ever wear.

 


What was the inspiration for my blog?

In 2020, I decided to launch my personal styling venture. And then, the pandemic came. Rather than focus on how things were not going the way I planned I decided I would evolve my website into a blog so I could provide style tips more regularly. As a child I always enjoyed writing. Taking this new approach provided me an opportunity to offer style advice as well as expand upon other lessons I have learned in life.

Why do I enjoy styling people?

When I was younger I watched a makeover series on TV called, What Not to Wear. Every Friday night I would watch Stacy London and Clinton Kelly use their expertise to support women in becoming the best versions of themselves. What kept me captivated for many years was seeing women  exude a greater level of self confidence after their style transformations. 

The Sleek Wardrobe | A Lifestyl Blog by Aprile Serry | Personal Styling Services