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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Insyze Spotlight: Baraka McCann

We love spotlighting plus-size fashionistas, especially ones that let us in our their fashion tips and tricks! We chatted with Baraka McCann, the beauty and brains behind the blog SheSimplyChic.

Baraka blessed us with a fabulous Collection labeled "Simple Chic and Daring." These items are everyday essentials or a few statement pieces.

Simple Chic and Daring

This collection ranges from plus-size blazers, to trendy shoes and jumpsuits. What we love about Baraka's collection is her range of brands from Eloquii to Asos and so many in between.

We highlighted a few of our favorite picks, but you can check them all out by shopping the entire collection.

Long Tailored Blazer

This long oversized plus size blazer is perfect to match with skinny jeans and booties. You can finish this off with large gold hoops and rock a pony or hair down.


Color Blocked Faux Leather Wrap Dress

This leather blocked dress is on trend this season that you can wear winter into spring. You can wear this look with booties, slip-on shoes, or even heels when it is warmer in the spring.


Plus Grey Faux Fur Bubble Coat

This plus size fur coat is the jacket of the season! It combines the fur trend, the colorful trend and just is an overall beautiful piece to add to your closet. We are dying to wear this!


Baraka Interview

In addition to sharing this fabulous collection, we also got to ask Baraka a couple questions.

How did you originally get into modeling back in 2010? 
I always wanted to model from watching America’s Next Top Model! But, I was walking in J.C. Penny and was stopped by a recruiter, She complimented how beautiful my face was, and asked did I ever wanted to model? After that I went to modeling school, and the rest became history!

When did you know you were going to work with fashion as a career?
I knew when was a child, I just didn’t know how to approach it or how to get started! It started with the lady from Neil Hamil Agency, getting best dressed in high school to directing Fashion Shows. I sleep, breath, eat fashion!

When and why did you create your blog SheSimplyChic?
I originally started my blog because my college peers told me I should show my style more. I looked for a sign and started, now I do it for not only personal preferences but for women around the world and women who look like me! To see a woman who is daring and not afraid to step out on faith, especially in fashion!

How did you get into influencing and what advice would you give to someone who is interested in pursuing that?
Once I started my blog back in 2016, I didn’t know “Influencing” was a market. I started my business because fashion is something i genuinely love. My advice to anybody who wants to influence, in anything you do: First love what you influence, second consistency, I post three times a week again! It’s hard, and life happens, but try your best! Third advice is make sure your pictures are good quality, your hashtags are in range! Trust me people are looking.

What is your #1 style tip that you think everyone should know?
My number one Style tip is always wear the least color in your outfit to bring forward in your look! It will make your outfit pop each time!

What trend are you loving right now? What trend are you ready to see leave?
I am loving the faux leather look, also loving the new animal prints we are coming out with! The trend I’m ready to leave shiny satin.

Favorite plus-size clothing brands?
I love ELOQUII, ASOS Curve, Fashion to Figure! Top three!

Do you have any photo tips for taking outfit shots?
Have fun! I know I look serious in my pictures, but i love a vogue look!

You can follow Baraka on Instagram and her blog; we promise you won't regret giving her a follow!