Amina Lula is a Toronto based PR and social media manager for online shopping site eLUXE. This Somali-Yemeni beauty started off her career in the fashion business as an intern-cum-employee at Rachel Roy, who Amina describes as “an incredible mentor.”
On her style, Amina says:
“It's never consistent so I don't think I can describe it. I dress for how I feel and the occasion. I guess you could say eclectic.”
Check out her five days of style below:
Monochromatic Mondays – Believe it or not, I found this cinnamon coloured outfit inside Forever 21, the slim fit pants and crochet top. The shoes are Celine, my favourite shoe – I love a naked foot with an ankle strap. I wore this outfit without my earrings during the day. I had an event that evening – so to take my outfit from day to night – I added these oversized gold plated earrings are Kenneth Jay Lane.
Tuesday – I normally don't wear jeans, but I love the fit and fabric of these J.Crew salmon coloured jeans. I wasn't feeling any particular way when I decided to pair it with this silver sequin top from Zara. I just felt they looked good together. My shoes are Sam Edelman, extremely comfortable and chic. There was already so much going on up top that I decided to not wear any accessories.
Wednesday – it was a little warmer on this day and a good chance for m
e to wear my recently bought T by Alexander Wang moss maxi. Wearing it alone would be too casual so I paired it with this pink Zara blazer and a pair of smoking shoes from Kelsi Dagger. I rarely wear flat shoes. My bracelet is from W.I.S.H Creatively, an organization my friends started to empower women in developing countries – you can write your dreams in the scroll inside. To go with the casual look, I decided to throw my hair up into a top knot. It's always easier to manage when it's tucked away.
Thursday- Flower power : I love prints, especially mismatching them but unfortunately I didn't have such a top to pair with these silk floral pajama pants from Top Shop. So I opted for a solid navy lightweight Kain Label top. To make the outfit less casual, I wore the nude leather bow J.Crew pumps.
Friday – I'm wearing all Rag & Bone here, I was obsessed with these crochet/knitted pieces when I saw them in the spring '12 show – I didn't know there was a skirt, so when I went for the sweater, it made sense to get the skirt – there is so much detail, exposed zipper detail in the back, it's beautiful. Blinding neon sandals from Zara.
“AfriPOP! What I Wore This Week” showcases the styles of the different African fashionistas worldwide. Our fashion junkie of the week will showcase what they wore going about in their daily lives; from a work day to a night out on the town! We are highlighting the fashion-forward, eclectic styles of those that look beyond brand names to focus on a personal style and aesthetic.