10 Tips On Reinventing Your Closet At No Cost

Long overdue post! We chatted style blogger Suzy Fleurette Nnomo @7coloredflower on instagram recently about her on going experiment not to buy new clothes for a year! We contacted her at the start of her experiment and promised to check in half way through. Here are 10 tips she shared with us on how she started this journey and has survived so far…

– Prepare and organise yourself before the journey: that means, make sure you have enough necessary items in your wardrobe that you are going to use multiple times and in multiple ways.
– Tell people around you about the journey: People around you will kind of watch you because they don’t really believe that you can achieve such a goal.
– Please avoid shopping stores: This is not easy but start window shopping if you can, then eventually you will stop hanging around shopping stores. They are too tempting.
– Unfollow all your favorite clothes-related Instagram accounts during the journey!
– Start doing something creative if you don’t have one already. Spend more time improving your special skills or find a new hobby.
– Exchange clothes with friends and family if necessary or find events near you that actually offers people the opportunity to exchange clothes.
– Explore your wardrobe more! You actually have more clothes that you are aware of! Go to the basement and unpack your old boxes with clothes!
– I will also recommend to give away or sell clothes that you are not using anymore. Get rid of them! They are invading your space for nothing.
– Dare to fix and repair what you already have. By doing this you will learn to see potential in your items.
– Last but not least, use and abused! Use everything You have available. Your personal style might be challenged but hey! You will end up daring and not really caring.
So we guess our question is…will you dare go a year with purchasing clothes?
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‘Don’t Look Basic’ – Kinam Summer 2017 Collection

We had a chat with Wax Print Designer – Kinam about her 2017 summer collection set to be released this May, along with her online store and we cannot wait for its launch! Here is what she had to say…

AN: Tell us about your summer collection…

Kinam: It is called Don’t Look Basic and it is all about daring to be different. People shy away from clothing with vibrant patterns and colours In these parts. Greys, nudes and plain colours are ‘safe’, no doubt…but they become boring and basic over time. So this collection is all about daring to be different. It is about exploring flamboyant bold colours and prints.AN: How did you go about deciding the direction for this collection?

Kinam: I went with ‘daring’. Both in bold colours, patterns and cuts. I was inspired by the colourful patterns of traditional clothing in Ghana my birth country and also contemporary designs in Norway the country I have grown up in, I love both countries. So this guided my creativity.

AN: What does it mean to be proudly peculiar?

Kinam: Being proudly peculiar is not just about clothes, it’s so much deeper than that. Being proudly peculiar is about you owning who you are, being unapologetically you. You being your authentic self, you daring to be different and not trying to fit in.

Wear what you want to wear because you approve of it , and dont let the society dictate what you should wear. Embrace whatever it is that makes you stand out. Express yourself. Be ‘Proudly Peculiar’

AN: What is the collection made up of?

Kinam: Statement dresses, shirts for men, ruffled shirts for women and wide legged summer trousers for women. It will also feature 7 different summer jackets for men and women.

AN: Would you describe the collection as…Sexy, Casual, Formal?

Kinam: I will describe it as casual, sexy, fearless, bold, eye-candy and fun. Wearable to festivals, casual dinners and fancy restaurants. Wearable anywhere depending on how you style it and combine it with other clothes. It can be dressed up or down. You will always look chic and fabulous in Kinam.

AN: What type of person is this collection for?

Kinam: It’s for that strong, bold, flamboyant, confident, nerdy and cool chick or guy. For anyone who is tired of looking like the person sitting next to you on the bus. If you love to turn heads then Kinam is for you!

I hope my collection will inspire peolple to want to wear colorful clothes. – Kinam

AN: When can we get a sneak peek of this collection?

Kinam: At the party to celebrate the launch of my online store on May 14.

AN: Will the collection be available for sale on the website?

Kinam: Yes.

AN: Will delivery also be available outside Norway?

Kinam: Yes

AN: In three words describe Kinam Summer 2017

Kinam: Bold, Sexy Colorful.

Enjoy a sneak peak of Kinam’s Summer 2017 collection at the launch party of its online store on May 14, 2017 at Uhørt from Kl 1500. You can also shop the new collection at kinam.no

6 Random Questions x Style Blogger – Nnenna Echem

Nnnena Echem is a 24 year old style influencer from Oslo. She currently studies and runs a blog which covers her personal style, fashion, beauty tips, travel and lifestyle at nnennaechem.com. She is also a content contributor for popular blogportal femelle.no

We recently got to know her a little bit more through 6 random questions about herself and her personal style which we adore here at afronorsk.

AN: What is the last clothing item you bought?
Nnnenna: A trenchcoat!

AN: How will you describe your style?
Nnenna: I love being chic. I love that little…extra when I plan my outfits. Either it being accessories or something that makes the outfit pop!

AN: What current trends are you loving?
Nnnenna: I’m loving the ‘off the shoulders trend’ ❤

AN: For fashion- Paris or Italy?
Nnenna: Paris!!!

AN: What is your most treasured thing in your closet? 

 

Nnenna: I love all my handbags…I’m obsessed with handbags.I am loving Gucci ATM.


 

 

 

AN: Describe the fashion scene in Norway in 3 words.

Nnenna: Minimalistic, creative and classy!

Follow Nnenna’s blog for style inspiration at www.nnennaechem.com