Now Listening and Loving – Chidinma & MI’s LORRY

The first time we heard this song, we didn’t realize it was Chidinma, it didn’t sound like classic Chidinma.

 However, the sound is refreshingly different from her usual style of music and we love the play on the huskiness of  her voice.  She has an amazing  range of vocals, and this song is another testament to that.

Definitely a party banger, what do you think?

The Matching Set Trend You Need To Try

We love the matching set trend for how they take the guess work off choosing an outfit. Great for wearing solo on their own or pairing with other wardrobe staples,  you can never go wrong with this versatile piece. One of our favourite interpretation of this trend has got to be the stripe crop-top and midi skirt look. To make this look less risqué, opt for a pair that shows just a silver of skin in the mid-section, add a statement necklace and a pair of fab heels and Voila! you are ready to rock.

 

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10 Wardrobe Essentials You Are Guaranteed To Always Wear

Classics are the most important pieces in any wardrobe, hence the most essential. They are the key to building a solid wardrobe and form the foundations of any good wardrobe. These are the pieces that you constantly fall back to, and as such they get the most use in your wardrobe. While trends are fun, you would find that you still struggle with finding and creating outfits easily if most items in your wardrobe are trendy pieces.

The rule of thumb when it comes to creating a timeless wardrobe filled with pieces that would make dressing-up easier and more fun is to apply a higher ratio of your wardrobe to classic pieces and less of trendy pieces. Some have suggested a ratio of 70% classic pieces. While there are no strict rules to these ratios, there is a general concensus that wardrobe classics be of good quality as they are the most worn pieces in your wardrobe.

Scroll down for our take on where to start in creating the essential wardrobe, and then add a dose of your personality, lifestyle and accessories to continue building your perfect wardrobe!

 1. A well-cut denim in a dark wash – Darker denim are universally more flattering on most silhouette. The darker wash is also more suitable for a wider range of events than other washes. Consider Investing in a well-made and well-tailored denim.

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2. A well tailored blazer  –  Blazers have a way of instantly updating an outfit. You can throw them on dresses or jumpsuits, or pair with pants and skirts. Invest in classic colours like black, grey, white or  brown, you can then throw in a few funky colours for fun.

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3.  A little black dress – We cannot over emphasize the importance of an LBD in a wardrobe. This piece is so versatile it can be worn for almost any event and styled in a variety of ways.  You can pair with blazers, sweaters, button down blouses and great accessories, the possibilities are endless! You might want to consider investing in a couple of these in different styles. Check here for ideas on styling your LBD. Opt for simple LBDs with interesting details.

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4. Black smart pants – Every woman needs a pair of black pants. A good pair of smart pants will take you from formal occasions to informal occasions and can be dressed up with heels or down with flats. Invest in a cut that most flatters your figure.

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5. A white button down blouse – This is another piece you might want to consider investing in different styles, for the simple reason that you want your white blouse looking smart and pristine always. Choose button downs with varying details like bows, interesting necklines or cool little details that make all the difference to every outfit.

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6. Classic black, brown or nude pumps  – These are you power shoes and they would take you from boardroom to cocktails effortlessly. Invest in pairs that would give you good mileage, as they would work with just about any outfit. You can throw in a blue,  animal print or red for extra flair.

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 7. A great fitting skirt  – A great fitting skirt in a style that is most flattering to your figure is a solid wardrobe piece. Consider choosing this in neural colours of black and grey.  A penciled skirt is a good choice as it is very flattering and can transition easily from work to play.

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 8. A cotton plain white tee shirt or tank – This piece can be tucked into a skirt, worn on denim or paired with a jacket.  This trusty piece would serve for both formal and informal occasions.

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9. A pair of smart flats – These are both chic and comfortable. They will go with most outfits and will help give your feet some much needed rest from wearing heels, so invest in a good pair. For an extra dose of cool, you can invest in a pair of slip-on sneakers; they instantly make your casual outfits chicer.

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10. Stylish simple pieces of jewelry – These are the jewelries you always grab on the go. It can be a combination of  simple earrings, necklaces and nice pair of wristwatch.

So share, what items are your can never do without?

 

 

 

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6 Oufits To Try When There Is Absolutely Nothing To Wear

We all need a little dose of direction now and again. Especially on days when nothing looks or feels right,  though there’s a wardrobe packed full of clothes. Truth be told, that happens to even the most style savvy – Some days, your inner fashionista just wouldn’t come through. Rather than get overwhelmed, turn back to basic pieces that might already exist in your wardrobe and watch the magic happen! Here are a few outfit inspirations from some of our favourite bloggers to get you started.

1.  A Printed Dress + Classic Pumps

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2 . A jumpsuit + Blazer

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 Shop our picks here 

3. A Crop Top + Something High Waisted

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  Shop our picks here

4. A Maxi Dress + Flats

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  Shop our picks here

5. A Playsuit + Hats

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  Shop our picks here 

6. A Striped Dress + Sneakers

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 Shop our  picks here

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3 Fresh Ways To Style Your LBD

We love the little black dress(LBD) for its incredible versatility; it is one piece that will never go out of style therefore absolutely necessary in every wardrobe. There is no end to what can be achieved with this classic, as a result we say you can never have too many, really.

 Here are 3 cool ways to transform your LBD from bland to glam.

 

1. Pair With A Button Down Blouse Underneath.

 

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Pair with a classic button-down underneath and simple but ultra chic accessories on your 9 to 5 grind.

2.  Add A fun Hat and Sunnies.

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Pair with a chic purse and a fun hat for a party perfect look.

 

3. Throw on a tailored Vest.

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Punch up your look with an unexpected white vest and add bright sandals for an ensemble that can transition from day to night.

What do you wear with your favourite LBD? Share your style tips with us in the comments below!

Love what you see? Shop our Skater LBD Here and Bags Here.

 

A Hundred Years Of Fashion.

This awesome video created by mode.com, takes us on a fashion journey from the last 100yrs in 2 mins. The video highlights the major trends from 1915 to now.   We are loving the 50’s and 60’s for it’s chic femininity,  and the 80’s for it’s punk rock glam.

What era is your fashion favourite? 

Now Listening and Loving – Jidenna’s Classic Man

We’ve been listening to this song for a few months now; it dropped sometime earlier in the year.

We love the smooth, funky vibes and the amazing retro themed video.

 The fancy looks spotted by the men embody “old school cool” and we are totally feeling it.

It’s so refreshing to see men looking so dapper in classic old school style and promoting old school values, nothing beats good old school values.

We are really feeling this song by our fellow Nigerian brother Jidenna for it’s

Creativity, positivity and of course dude is hottttt!

Take a listen, and share your thoughts.

A Touch Of Colour : 3 Colours We Are Currently Loving

White may be the traditional colour for summer and we totally appreciate how it works well with most items irrespective of the trend. We are breaking away from the “traditional white for summer”,  and sharing our top 3 intense colour for summer 2015. These colours are vibrant and eye catching, so accessories can be kept to the minimal.  Here are the top 3 colours we think you should be adding to your wardrobe now.

 

Coral  – Probably influenced by the TV hit series  “Orange is the new black”, we are loving the rise of happy colour Orange.  Our favourite shade has got to be whimsical and feminine coral.  Coral always strikes the right cord when paired with summer whites.

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 Shop our coral picks  herehere, and here  

 

Cobalt    – You would not go wrong spotting something blu-ish this summer.  The bold shade of cobalt is what you need to hit the right style notes. 

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                                                Shop our cobalt picks  here and here 


Mustard  – A pop of yellow never fails to add the sunshine to any outfit , the mustard shade is a great pick for the season. Pair your mustards ensemble  with tan or brown for that understated elegance.

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Now Listening and Loving – Rihanna’s BBHMM

 

We are currently listening to this song on the replay.

The video dropped today and it’s quite heavy on explicit content,  if you want to see the official video, then watch it here.

We think Rihanna is super talented and a fun, fearless female and we love her for that. 

Listen and share your thoughts.

Looks We Love – Toyosi Phillips in A Skater Dress

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Media  Personality Toyosi Phillips looks undoubtedly the picture of chic perfection in this white skater dress. Beautifully accessorised with a tribal inspired bold necklace, she’s a picture of sheer perfection in her recent photoshot to celebrate her birthday.

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Steal her style in our Fever London skater dress, pair with a statement necklace to glam it up for semi formal occasions, and for Formal gatherings throw on a blazer or pair with a blouse underneath for that trendy pinafore look.

 

 

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