My Time as an Express Style Editor

You may be surprised to know that I have not always been this fashionable young woman. When I started my career, I brought what I could afford, and that meant a lot of Rainbows, Danice, and Kmart. Back when it had several stores, including the big one at 34th street in the city. I also wore a lot of comfortable casual clothes because I worked as a case manager, so I was doing many home visits. Much of my clothes were comfy and full of stretch – sneakers, casual tops, and Ponte pants.

As I moved up in my career and got promoted, I moved from doing direct service to more administrative work. I also started law school around this time, so my wardrobe had to change I did a little research and looked around online. EXPRESS popped up as one of the chicer more affordable stores that still allowed me to be me and let my style shine through.

For me, it’s the versatility of their items. They update their styles regularly, are size inclusive, and they are affordable but well-made. One of the first items I brought from EXPRESS in 2017 was a camel-colored skirt suit, that is still going strong today.

Now I'm a frugal luxury girl and I tend to sign up for reward programs and loyalty programs for shops and brands that I frequent. So I signed up for the EXPRESS Insiders program and a credit card and got to shopping for my law school - boss lady style. About a year into wearing EXPRESS, I received some information about their ambassador program – basically, people who love to express post about it on social media and receive a monthly gift card. I applied and was accepted.

Two years later, I was approached to join their new Style Editor Program, an offshoot of the ambassador program with more opportunities to partner with EXPRESS and earn money styling people and sharing your favorite pieces. You even get a commission on items brought from your links and styling suggestions.

The Style Editor program is unlike any other influencer or affiliate program I've ever been a part of.  There's a sense of community. Support comes from the team overseeing the program, other style editors, and the staff at the physical stores. I mean the clothes are great but it's the community that we’ve built, the ability to supplement your income and do the things you love to do. There's no pressure to sell products – it’s so much more than that. The program takes us for who we are and lets our individual styles shine through.

Recently, EXPRESS worked with several Editors to showcase them on their website and marketing materials. They even provided us with personalized signage for our in-store events.

So you’ll continue to see me flossing in my EXPRESS for the foreseeable future.

If you’re interested in the EXPRESS Ambassador or Style Editor program, Or you’d like styling tips, drop me an email.

You can also shop via my link - HERE

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