The ESSENCE team has been hard at work rolling out our newest cover starring Jalen Hurts, Eagles quarterback and current heartthrob of Gen Z, and apparently some older generations as well (we don’t blame you). While behind the scenes, we’re busying ourselves, bringing you all the latest trends, the most relevant and current stories, and breaking news; we’re also grappling with an immense shopping problem. We all know the first step to getting better is admitting the problem. So if we can’t shop these pieces, then at least you can. Sell these out so we’re not tempted, please! And when I tell you our team has immensely good taste — it’s a bit of an understatement.
Take a look below at all the amazing pieces selected below.
Danielle Wright, GU Content Editor
“As I tap into a new era in my “main character” wardrobe, I’ve been wanting to tap into 90s grunge vibe. This Motel Rocks midi dress is giving The Craft in 2023 which is easily buildable with accessories and platform boots. “Available at
Kara Cohoon, Director of Product Management
“I love the edge, but they’re not completely Doc Marten-esque.”Available at My Theresa
Leslie Vargas, Social Media Manager, AFROPUNK
Sablā Stays, Art Director
“I’ve been trying to get my hands on a pair of Martine Rose lasered Denim for a while now, but I’m always late to the party and met with a Sold Out tag. She’s one my favorite designers who has the most interesting, elegant, and fresh take on streetwear.”Available at Martine Rose
“Online window shopping took me straight to check out when I saw this Christopher Esber piece. I am always drawn to statement garments that feature an architectural aspect, pushing the boundaries of conventional silhouettes.”Available at shop-ta.com
Jennifer Ford, Commerce Editor
“After catching a glimpse of Fe Noel’s highly sought-after fashion collection with Target, one thing became abundantly clear: “I need that cover-up dress.” You know, the one with the black palm leaf print, ruffled trim, and its sold-out status. This drove me to the designer’s website where I stumbled upon the Sola Wilted Sleeve Robe, a gorgeous although pricey alternative. Now I’m trying to figure out how to move it from my shopping cart to my closet because I simply have to have it.”Available at Fe Noel