I was walking around my Harlem neighborhood one day with no intentions of shopping or buying anything at all when I stopped at the pop-up Sugar Hill Market. As I walked in, I was immediately drawn in by the beautifully tailored African print designs of BERIQISU. Formerly known as Dreams of Fash, BERIQUSI is a line of women’s fashion featuring bold prints and everyday chic silhouettes inspired by vintage styling.
To say it was love at first site when I saw this skirt is an understatement. The prints, the colors, the pleats, the fit — it’s pure perfection! NYC-based designer and BERIQUSI founder Belkis Whyte proves that she really knows how to tailor her designs to the everyday woman, making eye-catching statement pieces that suit everyone from Beyonce (yea, she’s worn her pieces too!) to a regular curly girl in the city.
As long as I was out, I figured I might as well head downtown and pick up a shirt to match. I selected an off-white, cropped lace number on the sale rack at Urban Outfitters for only 10 bucks (what can I say…I love a good sale)!
The pieces are an unlikely match, but somehow they come together flawlessly. And, best yet, they can effortlessly transition from a day at the office to a date or evening out with friends.
skirt: BERIQISU // top: Urban Outfitters // bag: Coach // shoes: Forever 21