We all love our African Heritage and always want to wear it with so much Pride and Confidence.
Culture is a beautiful thing and I’m elated that our African cloths are being infused into modern day wear which show that we are taking over the fashion industry and many other sectors in today’s world which was all being controlled by the western world.
Growing up I never fancied wearing African attire as I always felt it made me look too grown for my age. In elementary school whenever it was June 16th which was dubbed “Day of the African Child. My mum always sewed “adult styles” for my brother and I which were so elegant and nicely designed but I was never enthused wearing them.
Fast track to today, I wish I could have her sew me more of those dresses again as I have recently grown to appreciate the African wear but most especially with the new vibes infused into it.
So you all remember in my previous post that talks about the Beret Trend right? Where I talked of the African skirt I paired with a black off the shoulder tube-like top and the beret but I stated one vital point that what appears to look like a skirt isn’t really a skirt. 😀
You see with style you can get away with almost everything as long as you have that creative flair embedded in you.
1. Well what appears to look like a skirt is actually a dress!!! 😀😊 yeah I know I know… surprised right? Don’t be, to be creative you should know how to improvise. I decided to tuck in the upper part of the dress in and added a waist belt to accentuate my curves and bust most importantly to “hide-away” any sign of the other half of the dress that has been tucked in to make it look like a skirt.
2.For a more corporate look I usually would go for a high -waist pencil skirt paired with a nice tailored white shirt or silk top and a matching blazer.
For those working at a bank, they can wear the skirt without the matching blazer but rather opt for a black one due to their policies.
I have attached pics of me in the dress turned skirt and also an old pic of some of the ways my mama used to style me.
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