Emily Cieslak Emily Cieslak is an assistant commerce editor at Dotdash Meredith and writes about fashion and beauty for Real Simple. Her work has been published on InStyle, Byrdie, Brides, The Knot, and Treehugger. She spent two years working as a fashion buyer at one of the largest retailers after college. This experience taught her the ins-and-outs of the fashion industry and how to identify style trends early on. She also helped celebrity stylists with dressing their clients and styling campaigns. Now she combines both her business and creative knowledge when writing about the latest style trends. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.