About Me

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Meet Niyah. The editor-in-chief and creator of Inexpensive Chic. As a 16 year old aspiring fashion stylist, she thought creating a fashion blog might be a way to get her foot in the door. That was in 2011. Currently, Niyah is majoring in fashion design in a nationally ranked design school and runs her own business: StylingxNiyah.

Niyah’s motto is that “Fashion isn’t just about the clothes you wear, but also how they make you feel on the inside.” She believes that when you have on a great outfit, you start to feel more confident, and that confidence starts to show!

Inexpensive Chic can be summed up by this quote: “You don’t have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks.” This blog is your ticket to how to look great and feel confident all for less. 


Niyah decided to stop updating this blog in 2018, after a near 7 year run. Read why here: https://inexpensivechic.wordpress.com/2018/02/25/why-i-am-parting-ways-with-inexpensive-chic-after-nearly-7-years-a-highlight-reel/ 

You can find her blogging about style or hire her for your styling needs (online included) at StylingxNiyah.com. The best way to stay updated is via Instagram. So be sure to follow her @TheNiyahSimone. 

For business inquiries or general questions, email her at StylingxNiyah@gmail.com



  1. So glad to have found this blog by a fellow black woman + college student following her dream right now without waiting to graduate first before starting. looking forward to your inspiring posts as i redefine my style.

    elaine 🙂

  2. I must say your really beautiful..i love the tag line of your blog…its so true…..keep up the good stuff….Please do check my blog out and do follow if you like it…thanxxx….would love the support and help

  3. You have a really awesome blog! I am just turning 18 as well and I want to get into fashion and modeling, but at this age the doors seem kind of closed for me. How did you become a model? did you go to an art or fashion school?

    • Hello! Thanks for the compliment on my blog. I began by starting my portfolio with my family and friends taking the pictures. I then took them into an agency and was signed. A great resource I’ve also used to connect with photographers and build my portfolio (often times for free!) is ModelMayhem.com. Check it out and best of luck!

      And btw, I will be going to college to major in fashion design. But that has nothing to do with modeling, haha 🙂

  4. I love your concept and I do a series on my blog called “Battle of the Brands” where I compare the same look but by different designers and price points! “You don’t have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks” is so true. I also do a DIY series where my motto is, “Why buy, when you can DIY?”

    I hope you get a chance to check out my style blog!

    • Niyah says

      That’s awesome! I definitely will check out your style blog 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  5. You know Niyah I just read your about page. It’s the law of attraction. I believe being well dressed builds confidence but also improve a women’s mood. My wardrobe consulting firm is based on that premise. I have changed lives. Great minds think a like!

  6. I love your site already 🙂 My name is Sarah, and I responded to your Polyvore question under janey113! Like I said there, I would really love to be featured, it just may take a while for me to do a mini photoshoot!

  7. OMG, I have that same exact scarf!! Well, I had that same exact scarf, then I dropped it somewhere when I was at school, and it’s gone forever. lol
    You sound just like me in your description, and (if you’re still 15) I’m 15 too! I’m an aspiring fashion designer.

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