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Show your COLOURS

Angelie Martin-Spencer & Arlene Martin

Saturday, July 21, 2012    

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This summer, Jamaicans have a lot to feel patriotic about and every reason to show our true colours — The Black, Green and Gold. With Jamaica 50 celebrations and The Summer Olympics, we have more than enough reasons to proudly don our colours. We love to Rock the Cloth and show you how to always get the look, but we prefer when the looks we create are useful and can live on in wardrobes so we haven't combined all three colours, because you may not want to wear multi-coloured outfits all the time. Instead, we show you how to achieve three very simple silhouettes in each colour that you can accent with the other colours of our flag.

The Black is a pair of leggings which Alexandria wears with a green blouse and yellow belt. Bangles in black, green and yellow complete the look. The top could very easily be made in yellow if that's your preference, or black, because the accessories would still work well.

To make the blouse

1. fold fabric in half

2. cut out armhole at top of fold

3. mark and cut out neckline

4. cut out sleeve — and cut inward for waistline to hip

5. assemble and you're done.

The Green is a simple tube maxi (a RTC favourite) which we've paired here with a black cage belt. The belt has gold studs; Sadida wears gold accessories, but there's no mistaking that she's celebrating the flag.

The Yellow is a simple strapless A-line maxi. Rebecca cinches the waist with a black belt and wears green and yellow beaded bracelets and necklace to finish the look.

It is quite clear that the girls are ready to celebrate Jamaica's Independence and our Olympic team in these ensembles, as they depict the colours of our flag.

Photos: Marc Evans | Models: Alexandria Fennel, Sadida Mills of Pulse and Rebecca Lyn | Make-up: Angelie Martin-Spencer

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