Dressed to Dance

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Dance is a liberating form of self-expression; it transforms intangible feelings into detectable movements. Dance brings me joy. 

Surely, I was thrilled to dance during our trip to California. We attended Oak Fam Bam, an afrocentric celebration with live DJs. Later that week, we ALMOST went to Dancing Under the Stars, but were to worn down from all the walking. Regardless, I enjoyed every dance-second that I got, and part of that was related to wearing the right outfit. 

 I have made the mistake of wearing something that looks pretty but can’t handle movement. I wore a strapless dress to prom, I wore a bodycon dress for a night out dancing. Trust me, when you like dancing as much as I do, the last thing that you want is five trips to the bathroom to fix your clothes. 

This time, I went for the representation of comfort: jeans. I made this bell-bottom pants out of some floral print denim fabric that I found at Joanne’s. I designed them to have a high-waist (this makes them easy to style with crop tops and regular tops too) and left the hem undone to create a raw look. 

At the end of the day I felt pretty content with my outfit choice; I was able to dance and sit on the grass comfortably. Even better, I really liked the aesthetics of the look, so I did not feel like I had to sacrifice style for comfort. 

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Text: Aurola Wedman IG: aurola.wedman  

Photographer: William Viquez  FB:WillPhoto  IG:willviquez

Denim pants: Designed by Aurola Wedman

Crop Top: Zara

Scarf: Le Tote (Follow our YouTube channel for a Le Tote video that will be coming up soon, includes free trial code).