Sometimes, matchy matchy.
Have you ever had fabric that once you saw it, you knew exactly the kind of outfit you wanted to make out of it? I got this fabric from a colleague, and once I laid my eyes on it, I immediately fell in love. I mean, who wouldn’t want non-conventional African fabric? I think it’s slicker than your average ankara, kitenge or kente.
I’ve always thought of having a coordinated outfit, but I’ve never really found the perfect way to wear them. I mean, not that I hate matchy matchy outfits, but they tend to be borderline between very on-trend and almost tacky.
But that’s just my humble opinion.
However, besides my opinions on matched outfits, I’ve always wanted to try having a 2-piece outfit. Something that can be worn both as a coordinated outfit, or the pieces worn separately to constitute other outfits. This is what brought me to today’s outfit. I got this one custom-made from a recommendation from my sister and her husband, so I thought I could give the designer a go. I, however, designed the outfit myself. Once I tried this outfit on for the first time, I knew I’d made the perfect coordinated outfit choice. I mean, how versatile is a crop top and an A-line midi skirt? I could probably have 2-3 other posts focusing on the versatility of these items. They can be worn both casually and dressed up, girly and boyish, you name it. Pair the outfit with a pair of newish black court shoes and you’re laughing.
Coming to think of it, in this outfit is probably the second time I’ve worn a crop top (besides this one time). And yes, this is just the beginning. There’s ways that you can wear crop tops as a bigger, curvier woman and I’ll be sharing tips on how to do that in future blog posts. I’ve sort of always been conscious about my tummy, but trust me, once you get the balls (pardon my French) to try it out and nail it, the easier it will be to take more fashion risks. Trust me. There was once when I couldn’t even wear fitting tops, let alone short sleeved tops. I have come a long, long way. I’ll definitely share little stories on my fashion journey, but for now I encourage you all to take risks. Once you exude confidence, people will follow suit.
People will stare. Make it worth their while.
Outfit – Custom-made
Heels – ASOS
Earrings – Old