I'm throwing it back to when I wore this 1980s and 1990s inspired look. What can I say, I'm a 90s kids in love with the 80s charm. I think my love stems from the music and movies of the 80s. The uniqueness it brought to the world, mostly in the American culture, is still a source of inspiration in these modern times. I love the look of the 80s and 90s and I quite often recreate my outfits in dedication to these two decades.
Being Nigerian and being absolutely in love with Ankara prints and clothing, I thought it was very necessary for me to include a feature on one of my favorite dresses that I own. This green, glittery gold, and white dress was inspired by a black and white patterned dress I spotted on Instagram. I got really lucky with the fabric because when I had gone to the Downtown LA Fashion District, I found it in a store and it was down to the last few yards left.
I've noticed that many people find it difficult to figure out what to wear to work. I've read about it on other blogs, there are magazine articles dedicated to work attire, and my friends have told me that sometimes they don't know what to wear to an interview or their first day of work. This mini-series, "What to Wear, Work it!" is here to assist people in finding the most appropriate outfits for many different fields of work.
I was at Venice Beach today working on a dance project and the whole time I was thinking, "I should have brought a more comfortable change of clothes." The outfit I wore was perfect for the occasion, I just wished I had this on (picture above) or brought it to change into after. Man, am I obsessed with active-wear or what?
Southern California weather has been weird for the past week. First, it's nice and warm, then it crazy humid and then it rains for two days straight! Even the people who I know have lived in California longer thought this heat and rain was unusual. I thought it would be great to style not only for specific occasions and events but maybe also for the weather in a particular region. I wore this outfit recently and thought it was the perfect combination of style and comfort for the LA weather recently.
I'm starting a mini-series called "The #TBT Outift." In which I will post pictures of some of my favorite past outfit pairings in celebration of Thursdays because that means it's almost the weekend! Now without further ado, my post.
I've found that as a college student, comfort plays a big role in deciding what I wear to school. I would love to tell you that I wear perfectly put together outfits everyday, but let's be honest... I don't. And a lot of people I know, both men and women don't either. Early morning classes and late night studying, homework, and essay turn-ins don't allow for picking out clothes in the morning or planning the night before. Let's be practical here.
I very recently went window shopping at the Westfield Topanga mall. Anybody who's been there knows that it's huge! Me and my best friend went around the whole mall more than twice, just trying to find our way around. In the process, I tried on a lot of shoes from different stores. Even some thigh-high Timberland high heel boots that were extremely difficult to get into and I had to have help getting out of.
To me, accessories are what make an outfit stand out. When one takes the time to add a little something to what they are wearing, it honestly shows.
Happy Fourth of July! Every outside venue and gathering will be crowded with people celebrating America's Independence today. Along with the festivities all over the United States there will be countless outfit inspiration to the well known American flag. This is my take on a patriotic ensemble. I personally don't think I can wear the entire flag on my clothing but incorporating the colors isn't a challenge.