The Bickley sisters are an up and coming stylish New York City blogging duo who absolutely adore fashion. They’ve been building their Instagram brand (@yin2myyang) and working with some big name brands on exciting partnerships. We chatted to the trend right duo about summer coming to an end and the best spots in the city.
What has been the most exciting partnership of the summer?
We have been very lucky to have a few awesome partnerships this summer. Our most exciting partnership of the summer, though, which is actually an ongoing one, is our partnership with Bumble. Since May, we have been serving as Community Marketing Managers, otherwise known as Bumble ‘Queen Bees’, for the New York City region. Throughout this partnership, we have been hosting two events per month for Bumble, spreading the word that Bumble isn’t just a dating app! It has Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz all within the same platform. It’s an empowered social connectivity app for dating, friendship finding, and business connections. We love being part of the Bumble family and have been able to host some amazing events and make great relationships through our partnership with them. We are so excited to see what our ongoing partnership with Bumble continues to bring and are so grateful for all of the excitement and success that the partnership has already brought us this summer!
What is the best thing about working together as sisters?
We feel truly blessed to be able to work as a team and more often than not we have so much fun together. The best thing about working together as sisters is that we know each other very well and at the end of the day we always know that we have each other’s back’s and have a strong understanding of each other’s personal work habits and unique skills in a way that two non-related coworkers might not. We are able to set our own schedules, and work around each other’s personal obligations and also work from wherever we want, which is such a luxury for us. In addition, one of the best things about working as sisters is that we don’t have to go to any events alone! Many of our influencer friends have expressed their envy towards the fact that we have the privilege to attend together and always have each other’s company. We love to roar with laughter and always try to find humor in everything that we do and not take things too seriously. We usually agree on all collaborations that we participate in and also those we don’t, rarely having any opposition on the brands we choose to work with. Finally, the best thing about working together is that we are so comfortable with each other and we know each other so well that working together comes naturally and we vibe off each other and always know that we have each other’s best interest in mind and love each other very much.
How does your personal style differ from one another?
Our differences and unique styles are one of the main reasons why our followers are so interested in engaging with us. In addition to having different fashion taste, we are different ages, have different body types, eye color, hair color, hobbies, and personalities. Sometimes people do not even believe that we are sisters and think we are just best friends! It is hard to explain concisely how our personal styles differ but the main difference between them is that Sophie is very spontaneous with her fashion, while Charlotte is very polished and on top of the latest trends with her fashion. For example, Sophie might find a sweater she’s had for years and decide to put it on with a new pair of trendy trousers that are in style, and might not really think about the trendiness behind it, she just figures out a way to find all of the pieces to put together for her look until she likes what she sees. Charlotte, on the other hand, is very aware of the trendiness of her outfits and always has the hottest and newest pieces dressed in a feminine way with her adorable petite figure. That’s not to say that sometimes we won’t both adore the same trends! When we run into loving the same thing, we call it #twinning and like to show how each of us would wear that item in a different way. No matter what we are wearing, and we rarely coordinate with each other before shoots or events, we end up complementing one another with our outfits and somehow the mix works and our followers love it! Some people might be more drawn to Sophie’s look, others to Charlotte’s, and some to both, liking Sophie’s look one day better than Charlotte’s and then the next day liking Charlotte’s better than Sophie’s. This allows us to gain exposure from three different audiences. Even though a lot of the times we wing it and just go with how we are each personally feeling style-wise, it always ends up looking aesthetically pleasing and complimentary, like yin and yang!
What are some trends or brands you are both loving right now?
We love the floral and feminine looks that have been so trendy this summer. We have really been crushing on Ganni’s latest styles with their beautiful prints and dresses. In addition, we are absolutely obsessed with Milly and it’s neon and colorful trends right now. Every look is adorable. In addition, we are both big fans of the structured and transparent bags, especially from the brand Staud. Staud has become a brand that we are very familiar with and fond of this summer. They make so many beautiful and fun bags that we are really digging right now. We are always loving Topshop’s accessible style every season and also think that Gucci is always killing it. As we enter into the fall season, we are excited to see what new trends will be in and what new brands we will discover.
What are some of your favorite spots to eat outside on a summer night?
We love the city in the summer and love eating out on a summer evening. Lots of restaurants have outdoor seating areas but nothing beats the Soho House rooftop in the Meatpacking District. We love the Soho House rooftop for its delicious food, its super chic atmosphere, and the creative and collaborative social scene. The Soho House rooftop, with each other and some friends, epitomizes a perfect NYC night for us because it is such a fun scene and you are always guaranteed a memorable time.
What are you looking forward to before summer comes to a close?
We are extremely excited to have recently been invited to Revolve Around the World in Los Angeles which was such a fun-filled four-day fashion trip with lots of events and different Revolve styles that we were able to sport. We are both huge fans of Revolve and it is the brand that we both shop the most from in the first place, so to be able to represent the brand as influencers has been such an honor. We were just recently invited to Revolve Around The World in Paris during Paris Fashion week and we are so, so excited to have been invited to this just as the summer comes to a close! We know that it will be just as amazing as our trip with Revolve in LA, if not more. We can’t wait to meet more influencers and represent all of Revolve’s amazing brands and trends through the outfits we wear this fashion season and with revolve in Paris!! Stay tuned!!