Everywhere is your runaway; wherever you see it as.
Sierra McKay knew fashion was her passion at an early age. Now, the married, mother of two is a staple in the New Orleans community, as a go-to fashion influencer as well as boutique owner. With her business Si Styles LLC, she brings looks from the 80s and 90s together to the streets of this beautifully cultured city, creating each sidewalk as her runway.
Being the huge history buff I am, vintage fashion has also intrigued me. While thrifting hasn’t been the best experience for me, coming across Sierra’s vintage boutique has made collecting vintage pieces easier. I was recently given the opportunity to talk to Si about her business, her passion for fashion and how she stands out as a “sidewalk stepper”.
BR: What is Si Styles LLC?
SS: Si Styles LLC was a brand that was created to express my love and passion for fashion and share with women all over the world. Si Styles LLC is named after myself, Sierra the owner also known as Si. I decided to add Styles because I felt that my styling services and every piece of clothing identifies with my personal style and I can offer that to my customers.
BR: When you started your boutique business, was it difficult to find pieces?
SS: Honestly for me it’s never been difficult finding the pieces, the difficult part would be finding the best way to advertise them.
BR: When did you realize fashion was your passion?
SS: I realized fashion was my passion once I graduated high school but I didn’t decide to pursue it until 4 years ago.
BR: When you use the phrase “Style Matters”, what does that mean to you?
SS: To me Style Matters means exactly what it says “Style Matters”. Each and every one of us has style but some just need help tapping into it. Your style defines who you are and every time you dress you are sharing it with the world. That is why Style Matters!!
BR: Where do you see Si Styles in 5 years?
SS: In the next 5 years I see Si Styles in a store front providing in house styling services, one of a kind vintage pieces and also a variety of clothing designed by Si.
BR: What is your definition of a “sidewalk stepper” when it comes to fashion and style?
SS: Sidewalk stepper when it comes to fashion and style is someone who stands out amongst the crowd. The person that won’t go unnoticed because of their statement piece(s) and sense of style.
BR: Any advice for those interested in starting their own boutique?
SS: Anyone interested in starting their own boutique I would advice them to research as much as you can, be consistent, be willing to invest and be ready to put in work!