A hair wrap that is, read on ….
WEARING: Boohoo knot shirt ( alternative, alternative) Thrifted polka dot skirt ( alternative , alternative) Yellow pumps <-- exact pair (alternative) It's a [head] wrap( here, here)Clutch: Macy's ( alternative)
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” –Mark Twain
I still want to share with y’all my mini vacay pictures but for now this OOTD will suffice. What I mean in the title by ” It’s a wrap” is referencing the loyalty-like head wrap. To many, it may seem so foreign and exotic. To me, your next door African girl is like making a big deal out of a baseball cap … get it? YEAP! Anyhow, I’ve been waiting to feel “safe” with my tummy before wearing this Boohoo knot body suit. I believe it’s not so bad … but no lie I still have ways to go to attain the defined shape I want.
Summer is very much known for bright colors! This is the time of the year where you can mix bright colors together and it looks so beautiful. You really can’t go wrong! See, I even mixed two different shades of orange ( reference the shirt and head wrap) and then I added the yellow heels for another punch of color – voilà! It’s a wrap , indeed!
STYLE TIP: For print mixing, one has to really pay attention to the details or you will look confused! SERIOUSLY! I picked the white polka dot skirt due to the small white details on the head wrap, which are also white and black like the polka dot. It gives the mix a balance. #1 rule of mixing, find a balance!
I’ve rocked this Marley crotchet braids (styled by me) coming to a month now. I love that it looks exactly like my natural hair. It’s been the main influence of my Oh-so African, ethnic Afrocentric vibes look! I love it! I feel most like myself in color and prints as you know! And might I just add, ain’t I looking so-solangy?? My sis mentioned that!
**STYLE TIP: African head wraps and/or turbans are a quick and easy way to add an exotic or ethnic feel to a look. It doesn’t have to be a print fabric either, a simple, one-tone fabric will work just fine! It all comes down to how you wrap it.
I will be replicating this exact look next week but in a black and white palette ( same skirt) just to show you don’t always need color to nail that ethnic look.
I hope all is well with you, blessings***