Freetown barmaid Mariama works at my local boozer ‘The Plum Store’, where everybody really does know your name. I’ve been admiring her work wardrobe for several weeks now. She’s a bit of a one trick pony – something skinny on the bottom and tight on top – but it’s the way she jazzes it up with some thoughtful accessories that keeps the look interesting. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen her in the same outfit twice.
This is classic Mariama. Tights and a tank. But what we need to look at here is the shoe – a plastic flip-flop with a multi-coloured bauble feature. Not only fun and stylish but practical during the rains.
Mariama is a ray of sunshine in this streamlined yellow matchy top and bottom. And you have to admit the hat is cute.
This contemporary look is full of I-don’t-take-no-sh*t barmaid attitude. Perfect for slamming ashtrays down on the table and side-eyeing drunk customers.
Back to the streamlined matchy but this time in white. A brave colour choice in a town that, by the end of the day, often leaves me looking like I’ve been in a mud wrestling pit.