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Who Says Bright Colors Are Only For Summertime....

Bright colors make me happy, but it is hard to incorporate them into my wardrobe in the Winter time. I find myself wearing lots of black and gray, and wanted to figure out a cool way to add some blues, yellows and pinks. I have been searching for a patchwork African maxi skirt for several months and found a few on Etsy. However, having issues with size and quality, I was hesitant to buy a skirt online.

Every June, the Odunde festival is held on South St. in Philadelphia, PA. It is an African based festival that offers various goods including clothing, jewelry, accessories and trinkets. The vendors travel from all the country including New York and Atlanta for a weekend of festivities. While scrolling with my mom, I found a beautiful maxi skirt that had everything I was looking for. The skirts that I saw online ranged from $75.00 up to $200.00. I was thrilled to find out that fit my hips perfectly and had pockets was selling for $50 bucks! The seller told me that the care was very simple. Wash the skirt in cold water and air dry and the skirt will last forever.

I paired the skirt with a long sleeve shirt from Talbots (thrifted) and a Levi's denim vest (thrifted) and nude pointy flats (thrifted). The look didn't feel complete without a bright accessory to bring it all together. I pulled out a neon pink knot loop infinity scarf that I found at a thrift store. I also have the same scarf in neon green. It feels so good to go into my own closet to bring the look together. It felt even better because the outfit was both thrifted and bought from small businesses. Don't be afraid to wear bright colors in the Winter. Fashion is the way that we present ourselves to the world; why not make it creative and fun!

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