This Outfit of the Day features the designs of one of my favorite people, my friend Lola Wusu! Today happens to be her birthday (Happy birthday, girl!) so I thought I’d to show her some love by posting the look I pulled together featuring her dope Genesis Portrait Crew. Side note: When the people in your life step out on faith to create something on their own, support them. That goes for clothes, books, art, music, food — you name it. Show up for your people!
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Lola is just a vivacious, beautiful spirit. Her love of life is contagious and it’s no wonder that the sweater incorporates the phrase “live to love.” Her family name, Wusu, means “mighty warrior” and, according to her website, “That’s exactly who this line is for; those mighty warriors for whom fashion meets community, for those who want to look good, do good, feel good. Every. Single. Day. Just like Lola.” This idea of being a mighty warrior resonates extra with me — an MS warrior fighting every day to not let my chronic illness get the best of me.
I absolutely love the bold simplicity of the sweater. The rigid white lines plus the pop of red in the lips combine to create magic on the ultra-soft black crewneck sweater. I had to mirror that aesthetic by putting on a red lip of my own. And I took the pop of red a step further by breaking out my beloved Air Jordan 1 x Anna Wintour/Vogue collabs.
Genesis Portrait Crew: Wusu & 4th
Sneakers: AJ1 “High Zip AWOK” (Nike x Vogue)
Hair: Braids by Meme Ford
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