About the author

Valerie Mekki

Valerie Mekki is a seasoned fashion and lifestyle content writer for Windsor Stores. With a career spanning over 20 years in the fashion industry, overseeing product development, merchandising, and buying for two globally recognized brands. She made a career shift in digital marketing and now focuses on writing about the latest fashion trends, providing apparel education, and offering styling tips and tricks. When she's not writing articles for the Windsor blog, Valerie dedicates her time to her blog, 'Oh, Hello Work Life,' and to her podcast, 'The Mindful Career Change.' Through these platforms, she passionately explores and shares insights on personal and professional development. She believes a career can have a 'second act' - "Never give up on your dreams or passions, they will always find their way back to you."