Wearing Ripped Jeans in Nigeria is a Mini War. | MÉLÒDÝ JACÒB


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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wearing Ripped Jeans in Nigeria is a Mini War.

In Nigeria, most people from age 30-100 do not get the reason and style behind wearing distressed/ripped jeans. I went to the market and a man shouted from afar “you should have torn all your clothes”. I replied to him, mind your business”. People tend to see you as bad or sluty wearing ripped jeans in Nigeria. Honestly, all I see are pretenders looking for people to judge and feel more righteous than.

People are mostly judged by the physical which is not bad but it is one of the biggest contributing issues we are facing in Nigeria. People want to feel better than you just because they are dressed in a certain way which they think is more appropriate than yours. Religious nation yet so envious of each other. Most times, when I go out wearing ripped jeans more than 4 people seem to have issues with it but one question they fail to ask themselves is whose body is the jeans on?. Well, this doesn't affect me in any way because I don't pay attention to such people I wear what suits me.

Giving that I mostly wear Ankara prints that are formal I decided to pair this cold should top with my ripped jeans instead of just pairing it with the skirt that matches it. 
You can purchase items from this outfit by clicking on the links below.
Ankara top: MADkollection. Also, styled here.
Ripped jeans: RebelliousFashion
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Bucket bag: Jessicabuurman
White heels: Casnabuty.
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  1. You look so pretty!! Love this casual look!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  2. Love these jeans and combo with this top and shoes is gorgeous! You look wonderful!

  3. Oh my goodness, that sounds so awful to deal with. People need to worry less about what other people are wearing and worry more about being kind and non judgemental! You look wonderful as always.

  4. Well, this Nigeria and that's how we are living now. Thank you.

  5. You look absolutely beautiful! These jeans are so fun and you hair looks gorgeous!

    xx, Elise

  6. Wow that must be frustrating, years ago it was like that here if you dressed "alternatively" but now anything goes, nothing turns heads lol. But you look great!

    Allie of

    1. Well, it's changing but some people who feel they are better won't let others be.

  7. I am a huge fan of distressed denim but only in the last year or two am I really loving this super distressed look like your jeans. I love the contrast of the dressy shirt with shredded pants. So cool! And how awful that people yell nasty things at you. But good for you for staying true to yourself, wearing what you love, and ignoring them! You inspire me!


    1. Trust me some Nigerians pretend a lot. I am sure they love it but can't have it so it feels bad.

  8. you look absolutely stunning in your ripped jeans babe! Love the whole outfit.

    lots of love, Miri

  9. In love with this top! It's so chic and perfect with these jeans.


  10. You look so beautiful darling 😍😍😍 never thought of combining denim and Ankara but you nailed the look ❤️😍😍❤️❤️

  11. My dear this is Nigeria, I am already used to it but do not care and will not even give a listening ear to them. I wear what suits me cause God sees the heart. Most of this religious people are not even good people at all. Their own is t judge and judge as if they are better.

    I like your outfit and the different location. Do you hun!

    1. Don't mind them jare. I am going to rock all my clothes so well.

  12. You look seriosuly stunning ♥

  13. You are looking trendy & stylish in the outfit. I love your whole style, kisses:)
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  14. You are looking stylish and trendy in the outfit. I love your whole style:) Poses are awesome, xx!!
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  15. That is such a cute top! Love it paired with your destroyed denim!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  16. You are looking stunning in this jeans and top. I am glad you don't care what people say. I have dealt with judgement so much. People will blame you for their mistakes and thoughts. Its annoying. You take care my dear.

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

  17. Looks so cool with the ripped jeans!
    xx Rena

  18. Some people should really mind their own business. I could never understand people who feel the need to comment on other's clothes. We should be free to wear what we want.

    You look great in this...I really like how you styled these distressed jeans with ankara top.

  19. I really get that notion, people used to raise their eyebrows on mini skirts, crop tops and yes the ripped jeans. I guess if you are wearing it comfortably and confidently who cares on what they say. You look really cook on it and I like your cute top.


  20. I adore ripped jeans and this pair looks great on you darling!


  21. Such a beautiful look, love the jeans!


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