We all remember high school memories , right? How we dwelt in uniforms ?…Being the school rules around! So lucky are those who had to homeschool or even wear their clothes too school now! But those of us who weren’t this lucky, we just had to stick in our uniforms.
I especially recall the high school social fuctions more, commonly known as ‘funkies’. Funkies were the most loved of all school events now that they were mainly interactive sessions that all students longed for. I mean, who wouldn’t want a break from coursework and get to have fun socializing?
Anyway, do you happen to remember how guys could show up all swagged up? Wondering how? Lemme tell you:
- In a pair of trousers shaped like some pencil pants , or chino pants. 👖
- In a well trimmed and ironed shirt ! 😂As we popularly termed it,‘the finywad shirt’.
- In cool loafers while others did the famous ‘sharp-shooters’.👞
- A pair of gigs was mandatory! 👓
- A nice boyfriend watch was #rule number 1.⌚
- Some did suspenders , not all though…
- A well ironed tie as well , not for all too…hihi! 👔
- The perfect bag pack!💼🎒
And these were uniforms, school uniforms ,but re-designed! Haha😄
And funny enough, these were always preserved for funkies only and you’d never spot them in these during normal school days unless you wanted to get it burnt.
So on Saturday ,26th February , I decided to do such a high-school-boy look . And yeah , I was headed to a “funkie “– the cultural session at Kenya Institute of Mass Communications. The runway was graced by beautiful ladies and gentlemen! Music wasn’t an issue ; for all your tastes were there! It was just fantastic!
I set my rules : an all-uniform day #THROWBACK! And I stood out for sure. Most ladies were up in their feminine maxis and minis and midis but I opted for the “boyish” look😎.
I just wanted to unique, yeah! But just for a more chic look, I had my floppy hat on ,the earrings and some manicure.
As much as this high-school boyish look is a totally old vibe, it is an easy look to wear for an edgy casual vibe. Not only for the tomboys it is since any lady can wear the look and come out too gorgeous. I mean, don’t we just love the men’s button-downs? Or the males-inspired chino pants?
Anyway, here are some of the ladies who were up in maxis and minis…
My look was inspired by Rachael Wood who pulled off in a Alituzarra suit for the red carpet during Golden Globes that happened in early January . So instead of rocking the normal dresses, why not rock a completely different vibe with suits or tomboyish looks?
Dress this way to: any function or event over the weekend.
Chino pants, scarf – Ruiru Market.
Shirt – Roysambu Market.
Floppy hat– Gnagee Collections, Nairobi.
Spectacles– Stalls opposite Archives, Nairobi.
Suede ankle boots – Gevanjee Stalls , Stall No.12.
Photography :Spinboy Photography.
What do you think about this look lovelies? Lemme know your thoughts in the comment section below…