DOES THE WAY YOU DRESS REALLY MATTER?
Photography by Ruth Audu
I have always been a bit conservative in my choice of clothes and I'm sure you've all noticed that. This is just how I was brought up. I grew up in a strong Nigerian Christian home and I'm so thankful for that. When it came to clothes, we were not all allowed to wear sleaveless, backless, short or tight-fitting clothes. Even now my parents still squint or complain when I go against some of these codes but they're slowly letting go.
My upbringing has had a huge impact on my sense of style which is mostly conservative. While I don't dress for others, the way you dress determines the way people treat you. When I wore this outfit out, annoyingly I got a lot of attention from guys. Yes the skirt is more fitted since the last time I wore it here but the thigh slit is a tad too high. Which is why I've decided I won't be wearing this skirt anymore.
I like the respect I get, which is why I dress the way I do. Lord knows I have had my share of days wearing crop tops, short shorts but I'm so over that. I could go on on the religious side of this topic but I'll save that for another day.
Skirt: Thailand | Shirt: Thrift Store | Heels: Zalora Thailand
I know everyone won't agree with me but I would like to know your opinion on this, does the way you dress really matter?