4 Summer Trends That Would Refresh Your Wardrobe

 

We love to think of summer as the time for sunglasses, beaches and sunshine all day long! The reality however, for those of us in the tropics is cloudy gloomy days and stormy wet weather, thanks to the rainy season. Be that as it may, the seasonality of fashion is something that transcends geographical boundaries and as such you always find elements of trends that can be adopted regardless of your location. So even if we cannot do sunny beachy looks until the return of the hot dry season, we have rounded up 4 trends you can adopt straightaway to ensure you stay stylish irrespective of the weather.

 

Summer Whites

A summer wardrobe without a white outfit is like white rice without stew. The chicness of a white outfit will take you through to the party season when a lot of the dress codes would call for “all white outfits” so it is worth investing in one. Statement Jewelries are a good way to elevate this look.

Full Bloom Floral Prints

This summer’s floral is full throttle head to toe full bloom. We are talking psychedelic blooms in bright colours, they are bold and would make people stop and stare. These florals are on everything, even the shoes and denims are blooming, the options to incorporate this trend are endless. We particularly love this summer’s floral maxi, for it’s easy breezy vibe, you don’t have to worry about what to pair it with , just throw on and go – no fussing. In choosing a maxi dress, opt for one with some waist definition, a high waist definition will create a slimmer silhouette irrespective of how voluminous the dress is. This trends always works well with sleek gold accessories

Statement Stripes

Though stripes never go out of style, one can never have too many of this classic print. This summers stripes is not your average stripe, think bold stripes with contrasting colour blocks or graphics.

Translucent Colour Tainted Lenses

No look says summer like a pair of good ol’ sunglasses. Retro shapes like oversize round styles with tortoiseshell or leopard print frames, aviators and cat eyes are a big hit, these old school favourites are turning out to be the new cool. Take your sunglasses game a notch higher with coloured lenses or mirrored coloured lenses to be summer ’17 compliant. Pinkish shades appear to be a popular choice.

 

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Now Listening and Loving – DJ Spinall ft. Tubaba & Wande Coal – MONEY

This song off superstar DJ Spinall debut album “Unstoppable”,  dropped late last year, but the video just dropped this week and I am loving the song all over again.

Admittedly, I might be a tad partial with this one, because it features  two of  my all time favourite Nigerian artist, Wande Coal and Tuface,  they can do no wrong.

It’s a great party song, but has a nice mid tempo for when you want to chill and just listen.

3 Easy Ways To Update Your Corporate Style This Year

It’s no news that we are essentially judged by the way we look and dress. While appearance is not all it takes to move up the corporate ladder, we cannot deny that the right outfit can certainly boost confidence, make one feel more attractive and ultimately impact on productivity.

Scroll through to see 3 easy ways to spruce up your style and garner the much needed confidence to work your way up this year.

1. Embrace eye-catching colours –  A pop of colour would always liven up any outfits. Consider wearing colour rich pieces with solid neutrals for a fun sophisticated look.

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2. Consider a strategic slit – A full frontal slit may not seem work appropriate, but in midi lengths, they are demure and provide a great way to infuse your cool-girl style into your corporate look.

 

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3. Opt for perfectly tailored pieces – Wearing well tailored clothing that sits well on the body makes a world of difference in ones appearance. Consider perfectly fitting pieces in flattering silhouette, and it would never go out of style. All that’s required is simple accessories and great pumps and you’d be ready to bring your ‘A’ game.

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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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3. A Crop Top + Something High Waisted

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4. A Maxi Dress + Flats

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5. A Playsuit + Hats

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6. A Striped Dress + Sneakers

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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? 

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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11 Cool Ways To Get Summer Trendy

 

As summer officially goes full throttle in the northern hemisphere, and those of us down south begin to get wet and cooler climes, thanks to the rainy season. Some of us may begin to wonder what is considered “cool fashion” right now.

So we did the legwork for you, these are the biggest, most  stylish, summertime trends to keep your style on point. Whether you are trailblazer in your career or heading out for some adventure with friends, you are bound to find a trend that suits your lifestyle.  Fortunately, we can pretty much wear these summer trends all year round in this part of the world, the more reason to go shop for a thing or three.  Here’s your essential guide on what you will need to get your wardrobe summer ready and trendy.

1. All About Laces

Your summer wardrobe is not complete without a lacy piece. This classic pretty fabric is getting a lot of love from fashion lovers right now. It’s the right piece to give your wardrobe that subtle sexy flare. This summer’s lace trend goes beyond the traditional white lace. Spice-up your summer look in trending summer colours of coral, mustard, or cobalt.

 

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2. Culottes

Culottes are proving to be summer’s hottest pants style, these cropped baggy cuts are still going strong this summer.  Create a stylish balance by keeping the top slim or tailored. Make it work appropriate by pairing with tailored blazers, smart button-downs shirts and pumps.

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3. Off Shoulders

This trendy style flatters almost all shapes and allows us to indulge a bit of our bohemian side while showing off toned shoulders.

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4. Stripes

Clean, crisp stripes mostly in monochrome colours are also  a huge summer trend.

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5. Crops

This belly-baring trend has taken its place as one of summers must have. If you are skeptical about baring your midriff, then play it safe by pairing with high-waisted bottoms, that way you reveal just a peek of skin and still keep it classy. Alternatively you can opt for one with an overlay, or pair with a tank underneath.

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6.Backless Dresses

We love how this trend adds drama to an outfit, talk about the big reveal. It is totally taking over the Nigerian wedding social scene this summer.

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7.The Romper

A traditional summer staple, this season’s romper goes beyond the casual piece it is known to be. Trade in your cocktail dress for a dressy romper with interesting details for a change.

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8.Matching Sets

This sleek and sophisticated trend can surprising serve as an alternative for suits if the right pieces are chosen. Wearing matching pieces was previously seen as a lack of creativity, but this summer, wearing matching sets appears to be the ‘It Girt’ Look.

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9. Interesting  Cut-outs

Cut–outs in dresses, tops or jumpsuits are great because they add just a bit of jazz to an otherwise simple silhouette.

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10.Big Floppy Bows

Probably the girliest trend this season, we are spotting big floppy bows on everything from blouses to shoes.

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11.Mules

Regarded as the “It Shoe” of the season, the mule has received a youthful makeover. Whether flat, chunky heeled or stiletto, this season’s mule is something you definitely want to slip into.

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5 Ways To Update Your Style In 2015

The New Year is all about starting fresh, a new attitude and of course a great new style to go with it. Here’s our list of 5 super chic way to put a spring in your style in 2015!

Read on for our tips on dressing for success this year, and chic pieces in stock at Itfactor to help you achieve it.

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The shirtdress is definitely going no where, pair this classic piece with nuetral pumps for a trendy formal look.

 

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Pair this shirtdress  with nude heels for a polished professional look.

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White is a very sophisticated colour, which makes this white shirtdress with statement pleated back detail a keeper. Pair with smart sandals and statement necklace for a fab look.

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Keep your weekend style game high in this elegant maxi.

 

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Silky fabric and a bold teal colour makes this  sophisticated  jumpsuit a great wardrobe piece, Pair with sandals for an elegant party look or topped off with a blazer for even more versitility.

 

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We all love the bodysuit for how it keeps us looking  perfectly tucked-in with no bunches around our waistline right? now,  picture a pink bodysuit with pleated front….score! This bodysuit will look great paired  with  penciled skirts and smart pants for work.

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Style this trendy soft printed pants with a graphic Tshirt and heeled sandals for a trendy casual look. 

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Plaid is such a huge trend right now. Wear this nicely tailored plaid pants tucked into a smart shirt and fab heels for a sophisticated formal look.

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Make a bold statement in this elegant sheath dress that show off your figure in all the right places.

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Bold and edgy best describes this dress, this is your go-to piece when you really want to make a statement, in the right way of course! 

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