Talent Spotlight: Meet Solana Salado, aka The Dapper Dahlia

Solana Salado, otherwise known as The Dapper Dahlia, has worked with us on a handful of lifestyle brand campaigns. Read through below as she takes us through her inspiration, how she got started in the industry and what she predicts for the future of influencer marketing. 

Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started as a creator:

By day, I’m an editor and content creator for an entertainment and food website. In 2018, I created The Dapper Dahlia blog and social media platforms to connect with others in the vintage community and to serve as my creative outlet. I create tutorials of vintage-inspired hair and makeup looks and share vintage styling tips and inspiration. The 1940s is my favorite decade for fashion, beauty and film, so my content is a mix of Old Hollywood glamor and classy everyday looks. I like mixing modern and vintage, as well as thrifted pieces with splurges, to show that vintage style is for everyone.

What do you love about using the Outfit platform?

I love working for Outfit because there’s a variety of campaign opportunities, from attending events to making social media posts, with brands I know my audience will connect with. I have had nothing but wonderful experiences working with professional, reliable and fun brands on Outfit on campaigns that fit my platform. I also love how simple it is to track your earnings.

What inspires you in your work?

I find inspiration in many places: in vintage magazines and cookbooks and classic films, even in songs I listen to on Spotify or on my record player. I’m also inspired by the many talented style and beauty content creators I follow, from the vintage community and beyond.

What do you envision for the future of influencers and creators?

I envision even more well-established brands, as well as new ones, realizing the unique talent and value that content creators offer and inviting us to be part of campaigns more frequently. I envision more platforms that connect influencers with each other, where we can be transparent about life and work as influencers.

Follow The Dapper Dahlia on Instagram or add her to your next marketing campaign with Outfit.


Sophie Pagani

Digital marketing expert and Outfit contributor based in NYC. When she’s not reading up on the latest social trends, you’ll find her wandering around Chinatown or practicing some knitting.