Megan Wilson is a Richmonder who wears many hats (figuratively and literally). The blonde beauty is the Marketing and Communications Manager of CARITAS, a freelance writer, personal shopper, professional closet organizer and blogger.
Wilson started her blog, Sweet Sauce, in 2014 on her 27th birthday. She says she was “in a creative lull and needed something to dig into” and as the former editor of The Collegian, the University of Richmond’s student newspaper, she was confident she had the skill set to “be the editor of my own (blog) that I wanted to read."
She’s more than accomplished that goal; Sweet sauce is definitely a blog that everyone wants to read. It’s is a life and style site packed full of personal style photos, inspiration boards, interior design DIYs, styling tips and RVA adventures. She especially loves the Richmond fashion scene because “Richmond has soul…fashion is a tool of self expression. No one likes to blend in”. Wilson included, of course.
The blogger favors bright prints, punchy colors and playful accessories— just the person to school us all on spring style. I asked Wilson if she’d put together two outfits based on her favorite trends for the upcoming season with pieces she’s found at local boutiques and give us the low down on the looks.
Off the Top
Spanish influences speckled the runways last fall. Now, the ruffles, off-the-shoulder necklines, and embroidery have made their way into Richmond boutiques and stores. (Photo by Isaac Friend)
This Aztec-print dress is from Mod & Soul. The brand has grown a large following online with it's bohemian-inspired collection. Luckily we can now shop it in person. The boutique just opened in the Arts District on Broad Street. (Photo by Isaac Friend)
I paired this dress with sunglasses from Pinupish, a jean jacket, hat from Ashby (, and block heels. The fringe bracelet is from Claville Fashion Truck, the gold bangle is from The Shops at 5807, and the stamped leather bracelet is made by a local artist found at the 43rd Street Arts Festival held in September every year. (Photo by Isaac Friend)
Pantone Water Colors
For those of you who think of fashion as art, the Pantone colors of 2016 have been declared: Rose Quartz and Serenity. I recently got to play around with Claville Fashion Truck, full of teal and pink truck with bright patterns and flowing fabrics. (Photo by Isaac Friend)
I picked up this gorgeous water colored scarf featuring the 2016 Pantone pairing. I layered it with a blue tassel necklace, Havana hat, and a crochet-back tunic all found at the the mobile boutique. (Photo by Isaac Friend)
Crochet is also a big trend for this spring season. I think this is a very classy interpretation of the trend. I'm also wearing high-wasted jeans and those same block heels. I imagine I'll be wearing multiple times a week now that the weather will allow it. (Photo by Isaac Friend)