"In my opinion, aunties are the true style queens," says Ruth Ossai ( @tropicalqueenrooty
). The photographer is referring to the well-dressed women of a certain age in Nsukka, a university town in Nigeria, though her words ring true for communities all over West Africa. In these parts, fashion choices only get more audacious with age. "There are so many stylish young people, but the elders carry themselves better because of their grace," she says. "They carry a sense of tradition unapologetically." Tap the link in our bio to see more of her style portraits and to read the full story.