It’s not always easy for a tall, covered-up girl to find pieces she can just throw on without layering other items or needing alterations, which is why I’ve been wearing this outfit over here on repeat. You may remember I got to be in the #ModestByAscia digital campaign for Riva Middle East, and I was lucky enough to be able to attend the launch while I was in Dubai in February too. When the event ended, Ascia, being the honey that she is, spoiled me beyond measure giving me a ton of pieces from the collection and I’ve been living in every single one, to say the least. It’s honestly the best being able to wear clothing that’s made for women like myself. No frumpiness, just cool and stylish as hell and covering my body in all the right places. When it comes to dressing up or down the struggle is often real for me and being tall with a booty always makes it even harder, so I felt like a million bucks in this look.
You can shop this shirt, these trousers and the rest of the collection here. Scroll to the end to see us in the campaign ads if you haven’t seen it already!
Other outfit details: Valentino shades from Sunglass Hut, earrings from Woolworths, sock boots from H&M.
Photographs by Abdul Malick Ally