One Dress Style To Try When You Really Need To Conceal Your Tummy

Of all the things that make women look or feel unstylish, ill-fitting clothes probably top the list. Everyone would feel a need to conceal their midsection at some point due to weight gain or just a bloated feeling. Finding the right outfit in such situations is such an important factor that it doesn’t matter what you’re wearing, as long as it doesn’t fit right you probably would not feel right.  Ill-fitting clothes would draw attention away from you and your fabulous clothes and accentuate your bulge and wobble.

 

To conceal this all-important region, here are few tips to consider,

 

  1. Avoid excessively baggy clothes; they would exaggerate the size of your tummy. Instead, opt for clothes that just skim over your tummy without being tight.
  2. Choose an outfit style with draping, ruching or patterns around this area; these styles all conceal the tummy.  Strategically colour blocked styles, and styles with side panels are also a good option.
  3. Choose outfits with asymmetric style, these styles create a vertical line that tends to draw attention away from the mid region and create a lengthening effect.
  4. Empire waist outfits, peplum styles, shift dresses, fit & flares, and deep V-necks are also great for drawing attention away from the tummy.

 

The wrap dress is one dress style that conceals any would-be wobble around the mid-section and totally negates the need to suck in.

 

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The Matching Set Trend You Need To Try

We love the matching set trend for how they take the guesswork 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 sliver 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 consensus 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 is 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 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 overemphasize 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 the 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 neutral colours of black and grey.  A pencilled 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 jewellery – These are the jewellery you always grab on the go. It can be a combination of simple earrings, necklaces and a nice pair of a 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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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!

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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!

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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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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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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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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 photoshoot 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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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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