Apologies for not putting up a post last week. The said post has been sitting in my drafts for 7 days you wouldn’t believe it but .. well, I cannot properly explain the reason behind that right now but in due time I would let you guys know.
So in 2012 both in the S/S and F/W seasons, the black and white fashion trend was so in. The elegance that this look has, cannot be overstated and it is very much achievable with most people’s wardrobes. I don’t know if its because opposite attracts but the monochrome look is one of the simplest and chic ways to look for work.
Icons like Caroline Harrera, Zang Toi and Coco Chanel have proved how graceful and sophisticated the white/black look is. You could do a 5050, lean more towards the black or more towards white and still rock it gorgeously.
This week, instead of subjecting someone to wearing black/white for 6 days I shuffled down to the Nigerian Law School (where thats the uniform there already) to fish out a lady on her grind for this week’s post.
Occupation: Student (Nigerian Law School)
Interests: Traveling, Shopping, Social media, Women empowerment, Natural beauty products.
Top: Dorothy Perkins
Skirt: Mr Price
Belt – Primark
Bag – Obtained from a friend
Shoe – Primark
Inspiration: I woke up this morning and wasn’t exactly in the mood for school (we all hate Mondays) hence the all black.
Jacket – Miss selfridge
Skirt – Asos
Camisole – Primark
Shoes – Dorothy Perkins
Inspiration: My Law Dinner. Well we had our law dinner that day so we all had to dress formally compulsorily.
Top – Matalan
Skirt – Matalan
Bag – Louis Vuitton
Style: Business Casual
Inspiration: The sun inspired me today. It was a really hot day, needed something light, hence the chiffon blouse.
Shirt – Matalan
Skirt – Matalan
Bag – Boohoo.com
Shoe – Primark
Inspiration: No inspiration whatsoever. I was fashion lazy today. This is the typical Nigerian law school ‘uniform’ (white collared shirt, black skirt) 80% of us are dressed like this, decided to blend in with the crowd today lol.
Jalabiya/Kaftan (the long dress) – Tailor made
Hijab (the scarf) – Tailor made
Inspiration: My Prayers. I needed to wear something I could observe the Friday ju mat prayers in.
Tee – My Boyfriend’s Tee (hmmmnnn)
Shorts – H&M
Slippers – Wuse Market Abuja
Bag – Dorothy Perkins
Inspiration: Hot Saturday afternoon, doing some running around so I needed to be free and comfortable 🙂
At the Law School they are not allowed to wear prints and patterns even in just black/white so we couldn’t really show so many styles.
Ditsy prints or all over really big graphic prints in black/white would make you look slimmer. Embellished black/white pieces would rarely be over the top so they can be easily rocked by most body types. Colour blocking is really easy to style with these colours as well as print mixing. My favourite black/white look however is like when the whole outfit is black and there’s just a trim in white and vice versa. Extremely elegant.
There it goes from our barrister-to-be. Thanks babe for letting us have you here. 🙂
Do leave a comment below as usual guys, on your favourite look and if time permits you, create a look of your own inspired by the outfits above. A winner would be picked by Itunu and she would then wear the look in a follow-up post.
Lastly, for any enquiries message me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” – Coco Chanel.