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True Style

By Lakyn
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by fashion these days, and even easier to lose yourself in the race toward becoming “stylish.” Fashion designer and personal stylist Lakyn Carlton, with her humorous but informative takes on everything from plaid to platforms, is here to help, not by telling you what to wear, but by informing you about fashion history, industry, and rules that are meant to be broken, in order to help you figure out what you want to wear. Transcripts and Q&A submissions available at
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8. All Black Everything
True Style's very first Black History Month episode covers lesser known Black designers and dressmakers, touches on the importance of honoring Black culture, and, helps you spice up your all black outfits. Transcript available at 
February 28, 2022
7. Size and Fit: It’s Not You, It’s the Clothes
In this super-sized (get it?) episode, we delve into the history of women's sizing systems in the U.S., and talk about what to do when your clothes no longer fit. Transcript available at
November 09, 2021
6. American Apparel: The Rise, The Fall, The Scandal
I give a brief history of American Apparel, talk about some of the more iconic pieces, and tell you where you can find high quality basics today! Transcript available at 
October 19, 2021
5. All About Denim
Learn the history of jeans, how to pick the right pair for your body goals, and, what to wear when you wanna divest from denim! 
October 12, 2021
4. This Old Thing: From Wardrobe to Wasteland
In a follow up to last week's episode all about the creation of garments, I talk about where garments go to perish. With some eye-opening facts about donations and outlet stores, as well as some tips on what to do with your clothes when they've "worn" out their welcome, I hope to start you on your journey toward consuming more thoughtfully, and discarding more sparingly. Transcript available at 
October 05, 2021
3. How to Make a Dress: From Concept to Closet
Today's episode is a part one of a two-parter dedicated to where our clothes come from...and where they end up. I walk you through the process of taking a design from design concept to your closet, and all the labor required along the way. Transcript available at 
September 27, 2021
2. Seasonal Transitions and White After Labor Day
Are you ready for fall, but not quite ready to give up your summer dresses and outfits? I gotcha back with suggestions on how to carry your hottest pieces into cooler temps, with a little fashion history lesson about exactly why our moms told us not to wear white after Labor Day. Transcript available at 
September 20, 2021
1. The Met Gala, American Fashion, and Dressing Up
Welcome to the first episode of the True Style Podcast! On the inaugural episode, I talk about the Fashion Superbowl, aka, the Met Gala, American fashion and one special designer that changed the way we dress today, and, I get into how to dress for formal events. As I am new to this podcast thing, there are a few little hiccups, so I thank you for joining me on this early part of my journey to becoming the newest Podcast Princess. Transcript is available at! 
September 13, 2021