Currently Obsessed With: Up SZN's Black History Month Collection

Happy Black History Month to all the melanated members of the Diaspora worldwide! ✊🏾

It’s a brand-new month and I cannot wait to share some fresh looks and dope brands with you in the next 27 days. But before I get ahead of myself, lemme put you on game to my current favorite collection (from an Austin-based, black-owned brand) that I’ve been wearing basically everywhere: the Up SZN Black History Month Collection. 👇🏾


In the words of my best friend in my head, Issa Rae, I’m rooting for everybody Black.👏🏾 That being said, when my friend and fellow creative Brandon Boone tapped me for his brand Up SZN’s newest drop, being involved was a no-brainer. Up SZN is an innovating apparel, branding and events company with a focus on The Culture and serving those within it with fresh ‘fits, ideas and opportunities. The best part about supporting the homegrown brand? It’s FUBU-certified. 💯

THE DEETS:  Black Queen Shirt -   Up SZN  ; Round Metal Frames -   Ray-Ban  ; Leather Jacket -   Boohoo  ; Slim Fit Hi-Rise Jeggings -   ZARA  ; Stan Smith Sneakers -   Adidas

THE DEETS: Black Queen Shirt - Up SZN; Round Metal Frames - Ray-Ban; Leather Jacket - Boohoo; Slim Fit Hi-Rise Jeggings - ZARA; Stan Smith Sneakers - Adidas

In addition to basically just being all-around dope, Up SZN t-shirts are super affordable and can be an ideal addition to your cozy wardrobe. It’s never been easier to make a declaration of your Blackness. 👸🏾🤴🏾 Don’t be fooled by these shots alone. The BHM Collection features more styles and options that any King, Queen or Child of God can rock proudly.


By now, you should already have something in your cart. But if not, allow me to share some of my favorite pieces that you gotta cop quick, quick!🔥

Represent a Black-owned business and The Culture itself with one or all of these dope pieces from the Up SZN Black History Month collection.
Keep Austin Black - $15 - BUY
God Over Everything Crewneck - $25 - BUY
Hella Black - $15 - BUY
Black King - $15 - BUY


Alright bbs I’m finna wrap this up so I can get back to cooking up the sauce!👩🏾‍🍳 But if there’s one thing you take away from this post specifically, it’s that supporting your fellow brothers and sisters in their dream is ultimately supporting ALL👏🏾 OF👏🏾 US👏🏾. It doesn’t take much to put on for your People. When you can, please buy Black. If you can’t buy Black, acknowledge a fellow King or Queen’s hustle. We all we got!

I won’t be gone for long. In the meantime, 🗣Alexa, play “We Gone Be Alright.”

I love my Blackness, and yours.


©️ Photos by Lorenzo Marez