What I’m Wearing
Top - Got it made | Jeans - Primark | Boots - Hidden Fashion | Belt - Shein
Hello guys and welcome to another week of Expression Through Style here at Style Medium.
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This week is the last is instalment of my Black History Month series as we wrap up Black History month here in the UK. But you guys know I’ll still be gracing you with some afro / black inspired goodies even after this month ( cause you know I’m black every-month, not just October).
We are ending this series with a bang, like a boss, looking regal and majestic!!
This look features an Agbada type piece I got sown for my gradation in 2015, it has matching bottoms but with this look I paired it with some real skinny jeans, fitted ankle boots and a yellow canvas belt to make the mustard yellow of the stop stand out that little bit more.
And then of course we have the crown. The Gele, a head piece worn by West African women ( there are several varieties of this worn by women all over Africa).
If you are Nigerian and reading this don’t judge me cause I cannot tie a gele to save my life, this was my very first attempt and I used the wax stiff damask material and well this was the best I could conjure up
So we just have to go with it! I felt like a boss, a queen, an African Queen so don’t even come for :)
Although BHM is coming to an end, I wanted to use this post to encourage us to gain more knowledge about the contributions and impact black people and black culture has had on our world as we know it.
We have already talked about how whitewashed history is, however we now have the responsibility to seek out knowledge for ourselves. If it is not taught in schools, colleges and unis don’t wait for it but hunt it down yourself.
I speak to both Melanated and non- Melanated people alike, to my Melanated readers find out more about your culture, the things they don’t teach, the contributions people who look like you have made in history, the positive role models. Feed your mind with the positives in a world so full of negatives.
To my non- Melanated readers find out about other cultures outside of your own , get to know other people who do not look like you with understanding!!! Get woke and stay woke!
I see no better way to sign out this series than with late Maya Angelou’s poem ‘Still I Rise’. I have put parts of the poem below that emphasises the point I am making above.
You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops, Weakened by my soulful cries?
You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Thank you all so much for coming on this journey with me, would love to hear your thoughts on all of the looks in this series and also the topics and themes covered.
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