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Re-use.. Reduce… Recycle..

Sep 21, 2014 | Stories

Today.. we are going green! Do we all practice the 3 magical R’s.. which is to re-use, reduce and recycle?? It is actually easy to take this for granted and more or less not  pay it any attention..However..it is real.. Green house emissions are real.. we need to be more responsible for our carbon footprints in the environment..

What better way than to be quite frugal in our fashion ways…In Africa, we have quite a colourful tradition..very rich..very vibrant… How many of us have countless traditional pieces we wore previously for weddings and have not really worn them again?

We can re-use them, we can recycle them and  reduce waste..In the picture below, I am wearing a velvet long skirt from a friends traditional wedding. It was originally matched with a white vibrant silver blouse. I love the skirt..even though it is velvet and quite rich.. It has been in my wardrobe for a while and I decided to give it a spin.. as opposed to buying  a new garment ..or even throwing it away..

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I teamed it with a lilac tunic type top my darling friend Ejay scored for me from Asos..It has quite a delightful billowing back-view.image

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My bag is really cool.. It  is a metallic purse from  Nigerian based Accessories Designer Qamin.. She has really cool pieces.

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There are countless ways of making your traditional skirts not so traditional and even wearing it for formal events..

I am obviously going through a MAJOR cropped top phase..Please feel free to tow a different direction..

1. You can wear your traditional skirts with a classic white shirt or blouse.. tucked in …

2. Depending on the length of the skirt.. it could be teamed with a really coool tshirt..

3. With a camisole and a blazer over it??

The list is endless.. Do you have garments laying”in waste” in your wardrobe? Feel free to drop me a few lines.. I shall very gladly point you in the right direction.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Re-use, Recycle,Reduce…

Ezinne Chinkata

ezinnechinkata@gmail.com

Photography: Kola Oshalusi

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