Always on point and fearless, Amina Isa tells BGKI her views on fashion and style…
How would you define your personal style?
Personal style…Girly and highly influenced by what’s in style today…maxi skirts, high waisted everything, blazers….EVERYTHING BY AMERICAN APPAREL and Topshop.
Do you find that you follow fashion trends, or do you play by your own rules?
I definitely follow trends, but i try to make everything i wear have my own touch to it i guess…
Are there any colours you tend to shy away from, and if so why?
WHITE (pants)….other than that, not really…my closet used to consist of mainly blacks and grey’s and other dark colors…however, lately I’ve introduced some bright colors. But i always tend to buy things in black before anything else (dont know why).
When you hear the term “Black Girl Killing It” what comes to mind?
Fashion…instantly….Black Girls who love fashion and die to look AMAZING
Do you accept anyone’s critique or are you confident in your style choices?
I do, I would always love to hear what people think and what they believe is better. BUT it doesn’t necessarily mean i’ll consider it lol
As a child were you always into clothes or did you grow into your own fashion sense?
Always into clothes and styling from a young age….never really developed my style until very recently…I still look back at photos of me from like, last year and think, Oh my gawd, why did i wear that??
Do you participate in your local fashion scene?
Well I’m a freshman, so still the newbie around, but I’m a design major and I’ve joined a few clubs already…but nothing too exciting yet…hopefully by next semester though!
How does your day to day life factor into your wardrobe choices?
Even If i’m tired or I’m only going out for a short time, I still try to make an effort. I pretty much thrive on keeping my style/the way I look up to the level I need it to be (or like it to be). I don’t really own anything I consider ‘a fashion crime’. So the only big things that can affect my day to day style are; the weather, and what I’m doing that day.
What is your greatest fashion pet peeve?
SEE-THROUGH LEGGINGS!! and girls who wear crop tops with fat ass tummys
What is your favourite trend right now?
Maxi Skirts/Dresses and Highwaisted pants
Have you ever tried your hand at design or sewing?
Yeah been designing for a while….its been somewhat of a hobby since i was a kid…+ sewing too
Are there any designers that you like to wear or whose clothing stands out with you?
Well right now i can’t really afford any of the high high fashion stuff, but i ADORE Alice+Olivia as well as stuff by Alexander Wang and BCBG. But for now, I am currently obsessed with Zara and American Apparel and Topshop.
Your five must-haves as a girl:
- KILLER wedges
- KILLER everyday/walking/travelling HEELS
- High waisted pants
- hot unique/funky cardigan/blazer
- hoop earrings
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