For those of us that are not Nigerian, buba ( it is a traditional attire worn by women in Nigeria and it’s called buba in the western part. It is usually complemented with a matching wrapper called “iro”)
I have been wanting to style my mums buba for almost a year now, finally I did it. I ditched the wrapper and complemented my moms buba with a pair of mom jeans.
when I told my mum that I was going to borrow one of her bubas and wear it out, she laughed and said go and take it now. She actually thought I was joking, but she didn’t know that I had cooked it up in my head for a whole year now. I picked this one because I liked the print and it has a pop of orange.
After I wore it with the jeans it looked big and stupid but then I decided to treat it like an oversized T-shirt so I knotted it.
Choosing the right pair of shoes was a bit of a hassle as it didn’t look good with flats or sneakers, so I had to pair it with heels.
Although I had cooked up the outfit in my head, I just didn’t plan how I was going to take a picture of it. I ended up at the Nike Art Gallery, although I had been there before; it didn’t feel like it because this time I went there in search of adire fabrics and yes sneaked in a few pictures.
Do you think I styled the buba in a nice way, and would you ever try wearing your mums buba if you are Nigerian? Please let me know your thoughts ladies.
Love always ❤️