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When we meet someone who runs her own business and has styled everyone from French chanteuse Yelle to crooner Gavin DeGraw — all while looking like a model herself — we can't help but feel a little jealous. But, those impressive creds belong to the delightful Erica Lavelanet of the addictive fashion blog and styling biz The Fashion Philosophy (TFP), and she won us over immediately.
Lavelanet curates looks for music videos, album covers, editorial shoots, and indie films. “I love working with bands and artists,” she says. “It’s really incredible to help someone represent themselves to the world through what they’re wearing.”
When she’s not on set with rising artists, she's sharing her own fierce-meets-femme looks on her blog with her fans — us included. So, to indulge our style swooning, we tasked Lavelanet with creating eight summer outfits using pieces from T.J.Maxx. Ahead, find music-stylist-approved looks that you can afford — even if you don't have a Billboard hit.