ashion often brings out the best in all of us. Even if you’re not always stoked by fashion trends, ever wondered why your spirit lifts when you slip into an outfit you love? Last week, style stars in Lagos pumped up our TLs in style combos that reverberated with their persona. These ensembles had one thing in common: comfort. It didn’t matter if it was a bodycon dress, a breezy floral piece, or a tailored suit, it was evident that rocking what vibes with your taste is the crux of personal style.
Arguably, Nigeria has always been a trendsetter in African and global fashion. This is evident in the interesting Lagos street-style takes. From elevated casuals for movie dates to fancy numbers as wedding guests, the unspoken style code is amazeballs standard only. And when it comes to the fashion game, few individuals play it better than Nigerian celebrities. With a bubbling itinerary in a fast-paced hub like Lagos, there’s always a lineup of events that demand bold and glamorous renderings.
When an outfit becomes second skin without looking ratchet and tacky, hold it dear to your closet. Afrobeats star Tiwa Savage wore a green and black Louis Vuitton mini set in the recently released, “Who Is Your Guy Remix” music video, which already has over 1 million views in less than a week. Clearly, the star always puts her Midas touch on everything whether it’s music, film, or style. The mini set paired with sheer tights, platform heels, and a matching face cap is the depiction of the dripping zest Savage is known for.
A blazer dress is a sartorial equivalent of business at the top and party at the bottom. CEO of Medlin Couture, Mimi Linda Yina sure knows how to sport a sleek blazer dress like the boss babe she is. This is a great alternative for a pantsuit on days you’re feeling dressy. The exaggerated sleeve dress from her brand embodies all the structure and sharp lines of a traditional blazer, but with the bonus of being a one-piece wonder. And amplifying the LBD with a dash of colorful accessories is pronto styling that works. Simply put, if you’re looking for an outfit that says “I mean business, but also know how to have a good time,” this vamped-up blazer dress is a solid power move for the modern fashionista.
The timeless florals, when done right, are the condiment any closet craves. From full-on floral dresses to subtle accessories, petals are still hot. Angel Obasi posed in a high-slit Dolce and Gabbana dress that truly impressed. The dress’ simplicity and complementary hat give off a refined aura. Floral dresses are like wearing a garden but without bugs and dirt. The sight of its vibrant colors and delicate petals would easily piece any fashion puzzle on days you encounter a style rut.
It’s safe to say that week after week, event after event; the drip-filled red carpets, elevated street-style fashion, and picture-perfect photo shoots constantly dial up the drama.
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