Be Your Inspiration

Hey guys! I'm back with my second post already. Feels like just last week I published my first post (PS: it really was just last week. You should check it out, I heard its great!). So, I'm back with a topic that is very dear to me; Originality. This time, I'll be focussing on fashion.
I know, I know, nothing is new under the sun, but you can start your own trend that makes it into that list. This is what I always say, "na human being start fashion, so na me go start my own". I have never been the girl to wear what is in vogue. To be honest, my fashion is "COMFORT" (it had to be in all caps bro). 
Among all the cheezy quotes about appearance and such, "You are addressed how you you are dressed" seems to always catch my ears - however, not in the general way people usually understand it. How you dress up is an extension of your personality. Life would be a whole lot easier if people just tried to be honest and real with themselves. I do not care about how fancy the event I am attending is, if I am not the type to wear heels, I would NOT put them on. I want to be seen where ever I am as ME. I want to be addressed as ME, and not when we see the next week, you see a different version and get confused about who I really am.
You know what drives everything in this world? Consistency.
Think about all the iconic fashionistas all over the world, from our very own Denrele to Rihanna. These people started expressing themselves differently through clothes on one fateful sunny day (ok, maybe the weather was just there), and they kept doing that till date, so much that we look forward to seeing what they would wear to events.
I have this over sized jacket hanging in my wardrobe and each time I want to wear it out, my cousins would be like, "oh no, its too big" or "its too weird". Dude! Ain't nobody care about weird. In fact, that would be the point. I am not tryna dress up to look like a bunch of minions from Despicable Me (or from the movie Minions). A lotta people want to express themselves through clothes the way they really want to but are just stuck on thinking about what others would say. You know what? Hapu ihie ahu. Be your own inspiration. After all, in all these boujie fashion shows where they use akpa rice to make clothes and put on these unsuspecting models to showcase, people would sit on both sides of runway, clapping in awe and approval as if - nna ehn, the metaphor escapes me. I am reminded of this saying though, "Pringles and potato chips, its all about the packaging". Once you package yourself properly, you would catch the attention of anyone - and yes, even the haters.
I could go on and on with this fashion topic, but you gotta know when to drop the mic.
Be You.
Be Consistent.
The world would know - and relate.
Be your inspiration.

Stay tuned to my blog for more original thoughts from me! Oh and before I forget, happy Easter!!! #Udo



Definitions and Translations

1) Hapu ihie ahu : An Igbo slang for "Leave that side", or in English, "Forget it"
2) Akpa rice : means bag of rice in Igbo
3) Nna ehn: An Igbo slang used just before explaining a situation. Trust me, its literal translation never applies to the topic being explained.
 

3 comments

  • Adebisi Lagos

    Adebisi Lagos Lekki

    Make! !! I'm so proud of what you've become.... remember how much I believe in you.. This is Kazzdude

    Make! !! I'm so proud of what you've become.... remember how much I believe in you..

    This is Kazzdude

  • Spice

    Spice lagos

    love the way you write it's fun to read.

    love the way you write
    it's fun to read.

  • Cpo

    Cpo Lagos

    Maka you are quite real and I am very proud of you. Keep up the good work and you will go places. Celebrity!👍🏾

    Maka you are quite real and I am very proud of you. Keep up the good work and you will go places. Celebrity!👍🏾

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