Style through her lens
Throughout my life I always went to uniform schools up until my senior year of high school and when I started University. Although much can be argued about the great benefits of uniforms in academia, it can be hard for a creative who likes to express themselves through their style. For me, I was between two ends of the spectrum. Often I would try to find a way around the uniform and risk getting in trouble for it) by dress up with accessories, loud shoe, a jacket etc. Or some days when I just didn’t care and was to lazy to dress up I’d us wear the regular uniform and since everyone else is doing the same it didn’t look bad or like I wasn’t trying. But If there is one thing got from going to uniform schools is it gave me a drive to find my own sense of style. Also i still have this is cute navy tennis school skirt. It’s a great piece when I’m going for a more preppy look or I guess in this case a sort of edgy preppy look ( idk if that’s actually a thing I might have just made it up). For this outfit I’m wearing a grey crew neck, leather jacket, blue tennis skirt, and black combat boots.
*this blog post was originally published JULY 14, 2017 here*
For This post I created a simple outfit that i would typically wear on a regular day. I love layering but I never want to overdo it. That’s why button up shirts are such a staple for me because I can just wear it on its own or add it to an outfit for a bit more dimension. Slightly layering is a great way to add something special to the simplest of outfits. For this outfit I used a blue jean button up to do just that. I’m wearing an olive green long sleeve, black high waisted skinny jeans, tan boots and of course a button up shirt.
xoxo Isioma ♡
*this blog post was originally published JUNE 10, 2017 here*
Today’s blog post is going to be a little different from the typical blog posts on here. But this will be the first of many as I am starting a new series on this blog called Style Profile. For these posts I’ll be shooting photos and videos of stylish people I know as well as interviewing them about their personal style. This is a way for me to occasionally shift the focus from me on this blog towards others who deserve the attention.
With that I present to you my first feature, My Nigerian Brother, Elijah Ikhumhnen. Elijah is a Junior at Marquette University studying Biomedical sciences. He’s originally from Lagos Nigeria but currently resides in Milwaukee, WI. I met Elijah my freshman year at Marquette and ever since then I’ve always admired his sense of style. So when I decided to start this blog of course he was the first person I asked to feature. Elijah talked about his Asos obsession and how he evolved into being more comfortable with his style.
Elijah is wearing a long sleeve white turtle neck, a burgundy jacket, distressed skinny jeans and suede tan oxfords. Everything in this outfit is from Asos.
“I kind of came up with that style myself because I like burgundy a lot especially when its on jackets.”
Elijah is wearing a white T-shirt, a jean jacket, black joggers, black vans, and a white hat. This outfit is from Asos and H&M
“Basically Asos and H&M. That’s where i shop mostly”
When did you realize you where interested in fashion?
“Late high school because a lot of my friends dress up and i do but i didn’t tend to do it at the time. I remember my freshman year of college i wasn’t really into it because I thought people would think i’m snobby and then after sophomore year i just became more of myself and started dressing how i wanted.”
How would you describe your style?
“Everybody likes to say i’m classy. I think what describes me most of the time is chelsea boots and a turtle neck.”
Do you have any fashion inspirations?
“I don’t really have any fashion inspirations. Most of the stuff I do, I where it and see if it fits then i ask my fiends if it fits. But there is one guy i look at, his name is @igeeokafor he’s on Instagram and I like the way he dresses”
Fashion advice from Elijah:
I would say be yourself. Everybody’s style is different so you shouldn’t try to copy somebody if you’re not going to be comfortable in it. Be comfortable in the way you dress.
“I think I’m stylish because I’m Nigerian, a lot of Nigerians are very stylish”
Check out the video I shot of elijah here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4O8FaRd6pU
Follow Elijah: https://www.instagram.com/e.his/
*this blog post was originally published MAY 21, 2017 here*
I definitely can’t say I have a specific style when it comes to fashion. My style constantly changes depending on the day. Some days I could go for a edgy look, a classy look, a girly look or even a more androgynous one. I don’t want to limit myself because I think the fun part of fashion is getting to try different things and create an image for yourself that is unique to whoever you want to be. So I promise on this blog you will see me trying out many different style as I already do on a regular basis. But I guess I do have few consistent go to styles that I tend to often stick to, I tried to channel one of them for this look. I don’t know what I would call it but I guess it’s kind of like a bold or punk style because it makes me feel strong. When I dress in this style I usually stick with dark colors, a leather jacket is constant, strong footwear, and a bold red lip to finish it off. For this look i’m wearing a striped black and white sweater, a faux leather moto jacket, a button down jean skirt, black knee socks, and black combat boots.
xoxo Isioma ♡
*this blog post was originally published FEBRUARY 26, 2017 here*
Since I live in Wisconsin, where we are condemned to cold weather like 90 percent of the year. I thought it would be fitting to make my first few blog post about winter outfits. Well, more like cold weather outfits since it wasn’t the usual below zero freezing weather when we shot these photos. otherwise I would be bundled up from head to toe in an attempt to stay somewhat warm. Although I’m not a fan of cold weather I do like the fashion trends that come along with the season. I love seeing the layering of different pieces and the stylish jackets and boots people wear. For this outfit I guess I was trying to go for the whole comfy but still somewhat stylish ordeal. I wore a cream coloured turtle neck sweater, high waisted dark wash jeans, an olive green bomber jacket, and a pair of tan platform sneakers. This was a pretty nonchalant outfit but it still came together nicely while keeping me cozy on a decent winter day.
photos by my sister
xoxo Isioma ♡
*this blog post was originally published JANUARY 24, 2017 here*
Hello friends! I’m back and blogging again. From a young age I’ve been interested in fashion and style. I see style as a way of personal expression. I love to dress up & put together outfits. I’ve tried fashion blogging a couple of times before but never had the motivation to completely follow through with it because its kind of time consuming and I’ve had a lot of other things going on. But since I’ve already created this blog I might as well put it to use instead of letting it just sit here on the interwebs. I’ve decided it will be a good way to express my interests in both fashion and photography with the world.
This blog will be a hub of posts all bout fashion and style. You can expect blog posts of my daily looks showcasing my personal style, blog posts of street style looks showcasing people who’s style i find interesting from around Marquette’s campus, the Milwaukee area and wherever else I end up, and in the future blog post featuring and interviewing fashionable people I know who’s style I admire. I hope you all like my looks and this blog go’s well! ( :
xoxo Isioma ♡
*this blog post was originally published JANUARY 12, 2017 here*
Hi! My name is Isioma and I’m captivated with arts, music, photography and fashion. I created this page because of my interest in fashion and photography. This page will be a hub of pictures from my daily looks showcasing my personal style and street style looks showcasing people who’s style i find interesting around me.