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What I Wore: Long Ankara Jacket On Straight-Cut Ankara Skirt

Happy Style-Sunday! Today is the last Sunday in October. How has the month been for you? For me, October started slow but it's ending in a rush. So much is happening at the same time. I'm staying thankful.

Here's what I wore to church today.

Ankara Jacket

Ankara bumper jackets, kimono jackets, blazers, just name them. You can’t go wrong with them. And you can rock them with skirts, jeans, shorts/bumshorts, pencil skirts or short skirts. They are valuable pieces to have in your wardrobe.

I have had this piece since 2016. As I write this post, I vividly remember where, how and why I got this piece as well as what happened the first day I  wore it. It's interesting how your clothes can cause you to 'play back' certain past experience and the feeling associated with them.

Like I mentioned in this post: what you wear is an evidence of your personal development. If we were to gather all of the clothes we have ever owned, we could paint a picture of ourselves and how we have become who we are today.

Whether we have eventful lives or not, our clothes have stories to tell.

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We can see key moments in our lives marked by the outfits we wore for special occasions. Damage to these clothes may say even more. A rip may be a permanent reminder of an accident; a bloodstain may be evidence of a brawl, etc.

Your clothes can also tell you about your weight loss or gain, like I just realized I have gained back the hips I lost last year. Hallelujah!

For today's church service, I wore the jacket over a white shirt to compliment the colours on the jacket and I kept my accessories minimal to let the print shine.

And my shoes? They are the same pair I wore during one of my 'outings' at my Traditional marriage ceremony. see here

I had a Bible, two copies of HWMH, some money, lip gloss, handkerchief, a jotter and a pen in my purse.  

Knowing cute new ways to wear old clothes can showcase your creativity with style. I love it when I can wear the same clothes over and over and over again in different ways.

READ ALSO: How To Keep Repeating Your Clothes Without Anyone Knowing 

See how I rocked this same jacket in 2016.

I still have some pieces in my box that I've had for years but do not want to dispose of (yet) because they carry past experiences. I know that a record of past experiences is a record of who I am.

P.s My recently published book, 'He Wasn't My Husband' chronicles a part of my past — past relationships that didn't lead to marriage. Read it yet? Click To Order Here.

What’s that item you’ve had in your wardrobe the longest?

Posted by Nwamaka Onyekachi
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