One of my constant sources of IRL fashion inspiration is those around me, and I count Nana Agyemang, also known as @itsreallynana, as one of my biggest. Like most people with a group chat these days, she’s a soundboard for a lot of my fashion-related thoughts; we constantly message each other links to pieces we’re thinking about buying or outfits on Instagram that wow us.
But as similar as our thoughts are on fashion, we couldn’t be any more different in terms of personal style; Nana notoriously eschews bright color, opting to style herself in a spectrum of neutrals, from rich hues of mocha and olive to crisp whites. Her steadfast dedication to neutrals became such a thing among our circle of friends that anytime she did wear color she’d use the hashtag, #nanadoescolor as a tongue-in-cheek gesture to mark the rare occasion. “Every time I see super-saturated colors I run the other way. No offense to anyone that loves a pop of color, I just think that wearing neutrals is a guaranteed way to look chic. I’m no longer #nanadoescolor, I’m now #nanadoesneutrals,” says Nana.
Despite her use of homogenous tones, she still manages to pull off interesting outfits that usually make me wonder if I should rethink my own approach to color. To get some insight on how she curates her wardrobe, I asked her about the essential building blocks that make up her everyday looks. As I found out, sticking within a similar tonal family not only streamlines getting dressed, it can also be fun and experimental. Keep scrolling to see the full list of items she has on repeat.