It’s that time of year again, so get ready. Yes, we’re talking about our beloved Nigeria’s Independence Day. While the day is widely known for commemorating the 62 years since our independence from colonial masters, it is also an opportunity for you to worry less about what colour top, trousers, or gown to wear to an event on that day.
It’s no secret that green is the colour of choice when deciding what to wear to a Nigerian history seminar or an Afrobeats music festival. However, we can all agree that wearing green on October 1st is quickly becoming a cliche.
Although the chances of green being dropped as the official dress code for Independence Day are slim, there is still a way for you to incorporate it into your look and stand out as the ultimate fashionista. This article offers style advice and inspiration to help you up your green game.
Monochrome is the way to go
The significance of the monochrome fashion trend cannot be overstated, particularly when green is involved. Green styling can be quite complex, so you should avoid overthinking it. Rather than mixing it with other colours, you could simply wear green from head to toe.
Defend your tribe
Going down a more traditional fashion route is another way to look stunning and turn heads. Throw out the idea of wearing a green blouse or shirt and reach for the nearest green Ankara fabric or Aso Oke in your closet.
The new green is glamour
Make people “green with envy” with an eye-catching couture piece made from expensive green fabrics such as silk or fur. Take that basic green gown from a 5 to a 10 with dramatic sleeves and a stoned bodice.
The next stop is accessory city
You don’t always have to wear a green shirt to demonstrate your support for the theme of independence. A green bag, shoe, or hat would suffice.