Welcome to Shop Your Closet, a new fashion feature in which Creative Director Andrea Linett picks items you already have, shares expert styling tips, and makes you feel like you have a whole new wardrobe. Here, she steps into the closet of artist Frida Kamau.
Subject: Frida Kamau
Owner of Soko Africanus, purveyor of handmade jewelry, home goods, artwork, textiles, rugs, and antiques/collectibles from Kenya. She also does flower installations for events.
“I’m a tomboy in winter and when working, but I also love Pan-African style (the OG version of Afro punk!),” Frida says.
In her closet:
“I usually wear these pants in a super dressed-down way with a plain tank and my work boots or sneakers.”
Andrea added a sheer pink button-down, high heel clogs and a skinny belt to cinch the waist.
“With skirts like this, my mind always goes for Bohemian with some kind of cotton Indian top.”
“I always think of these as strictly casual and wear them around the house with scuffs or to run errands.”
We added a ’70s silk blouse, structured tweed blazer, and casual, heeled sandals.