he city that never sleeps: it may sound like a metaphor for any busy city, but no place does it quite as hard as Lagos. The hustle and buzz of the city equally rubs off on its fashion takes. And if you’re a woman who loves to occasionally switch up your style, you’re in for a treat with the latest inspirations from our Lagos style stars.
Naija fashion has never been about following trends, it’s about creating them. From creatively styling pieces to matching personalities and making a case for daring colors, that’s how these stars do. Read on if you’re searching for some new fashion ideas to spruce things up in the style department.
Check out some interesting looks seen on Lagos style stars recently…
#1. Red mood
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Wearing red is a handy power move we should all tuck into our arsenal. Sporting a snazzy red number has an aura that keeps giving. Red is a symbol of power, and a red gown evokes a smooth sensual feminine power that only a woman can wield.
Actress and producer Eku Edewor understood the assignment during the Lord’s Gin Achiever Awards earlier in the month. She opted for a stunning silk red dress from Vicnate. The maxi dress with side pockets and a bow tie at the back matched the beautiful actress’ skin tone.
#2. Poise charm
Some outfits make you look like the rich Aunty who lives everyone’s dream life. For that, it’s wise to consider a simple cape dress that rises to the occasion. Take a look at Nigerian actress Temi Otedola in a breathtaking olive one-shoulder cape dress from Valentino. This attention-grabbing dress is the best bet for a classy family dinner.
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#3. Color streaks
We’ve seen crazy and exotic color-blocking trends. But sometimes, poise is in its simplicity. BBN star, actress, and entrepreneur Erica Nlewedim chose the latter in a pantsuit that was all shades of calm and sleek. Styled by Moses Ebite, this is the look you wear to a meeting with future investors. Remember to slide in a bandeau or a camisole.
#4. Delicate pink
Pink is considered a cool trend now, but bear in mind that the hue has always been That Girl. Despite the several designs a pink dress can be made into, there’s no other color that represents femininity the way pink does. When a black woman dons the hue, it doesn’t eradicate her strength and individuality. Rather, it revives her warmth, her femininity, and her essence.
Tolu Bally, a Nigerian fashion designer, knew this well when she stepped out last week in an all-pink outfit from her 2207 by Tbally collection. She rocked it with a pair of pink heels and a mini bag from Valentino. And her caption summarized it all: “The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go.”
#5. Artsy prints
Ankara isn’t just a lifesaver because it looks good on every person in society. It’s more than that. The beauty of Ankara expresses the strength every Nigerian carries innately. And when a Nigerian dons an Ankara fit, it slaps differently.
There are a gazillion ways to design Ankara, and Nigerians never run out of more designs and inspiration. But here’s one for you: the green and brown dress sported by actress Linda Osifo. The mini bodycon dress flaunts exaggerated sleeves and an oval cutout on the chest. You can decide on your accessories or replicate Linda’s green bag and yellow heels. A fundraising event or luncheon is a suitable occasion to wear this frock.
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#6. Exotic two-pieces
Are you in the mood to add some sizzle to your closet? Here’s an inspiration for you: incorporate unusual textures. Ankara, sheer fabrics, and fringe trims are a sweet route to explore. Kim Oprah, BBN star, did so. Her two-piece outfit came correct with a slew of eye-catchy details that instantly elevate the take.
#7. All draped
Recently, Anna Banner wore a pretty draped brown dress from Giuseppe Di Morabito and we couldn’t resist. She paired the number with a top-handled pink bag from Les Petite Joueurs and pink pumps.
Draped dresses are a classy staple and something every woman should have in her closet. The beauty of draped dresses is how it accentuates a woman’s figure and sharpens her curves. Just like Anna, pair it with pink for a chic pop of color.
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