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 a 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 the summers must have. If you are sceptical 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 surprisingly 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

Cutouts 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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Now Listening And Loving – Simi’s Jamb Question

This Track made us happy, made us laugh and made us talk about the days of the dreaded JAMB exams.

 We love the soulfulness, just the right tempo for this wet and gloomy day….Listen and share your thoughts.

10 Pieces Of Jewelry Every Woman Really Needs

There is a tendency to stack up on jewellery and for a good reason too,  accessories are what truly elevates an outfit. But chances are, most women would go back to the same set of jewellery over and over again. Scroll through to find our guide to a well-curated collection of accessories that would serve you better and help you avoid a jewellery box crammed with pieces you do not wear.

The Delicate Necklace

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Every woman needs this dainty piece of necklace that they can slip on at the drop off a hat and look instantly polished. It is wise to invest in good quality when making this choice. This piece should look great both on casual t-shirts and still be able to hold it’s own on a cocktail dress, That’s how often it will be put to use.

 The Cuff Bracelet

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On days you want to tone down on accessorizing, yet want to maintain a put together look, this is your go-to girl. This can also be a group of thinner stacked bracelets. The aim here is to choose a piece that can add an instant pop to your outfit all year round.

 The Statement Earrings

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A good pair of stand-out earrings is necessary for every wardrobe.  This piece adds the Wow factor! to your party looks.  Depending on how attention-grabbing this piece is, you may not need any other accessory when paired with your cocktail dress. It’s worth investing in a good piece.

The Bold Statement Necklace

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This is your eye-catching gorgeous necklace. It is absolutely necessary for adding a fresh, bold look to your simple everyday outfit.  Totally fab on basic black or white t-shirt and LDB or LWD.

 The Dainty Ring

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These trending simple stackable rings always look great and give that chic understated charm.  A great option for the 9-5  and when you want to give off that clean minimalistic yet polished vibe.

The Simple Studs

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A simple pair of studs adds a lot of function to your wardrobe. This goes with everything in your wardrobe and would help your everyday outfit look more polished.

 The Cocktail Ring

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Though the name implies that it’s evening wear, cocktail rings add more character to a look and can be worn to a wide range of events.  Wear one with an evening look or a simple work dress on the 9 to 5.

The Simple Everyday Bracelets

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Great for running a quick errand or for a work outfit, this is another important piece in your wardrobe that would be put to regular use.  Invest in something you truly love and of decent quality.

 The Loop Earrings

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A pair of gold loops is a functional piece both for work and play. This is your ticket to that easy instant elegance.

 A Classic Watch

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A classic decent quality menswear-inspired wristwatch is a good way to go here. They portray a strong look, which helps to balance any other girly accessories you might have on and brings to the fore your inner girlboss!

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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 nowhere, pair this classic piece with neutral 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 a 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 make this sophisticated jumpsuit a great wardrobe piece, Pair with sandals for an elegant party look or topped off with a blazer for even more versatility.

 

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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 the pleated front….score! This bodysuit will look great paired with pencilled 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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This trouser would give off a chic casual vibe paired with a simple Tshirt and elegant sandals.Itf356Aresize

 

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Make a bold statement in this elegant sheath dress that shows 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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