Style Icon: Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi

The stunning Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi is the style icon this month. For those who do not know who this beauty is, she is a Nigerian model based in New York City. Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi came into the limelight at the tender age of 16 when she won The Face of Africa” contest. This talented young woman has been slaying on runaways and billboards ever since.

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Style Icon: Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi

I love seeing Oluchi on and off the runway. Her signature style is usually feminine, chic, and elegant. This stylish woman can look good in pretty much anything and she knows it. I love how she puts her pieces together. She is definitely a natural when it comes to fashion and style, but then again, that should come as no surprise since she has been modelling high-end designer pieces since her teenage years.

I recently came across an interview Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi had with Vogue and she talked about where how love for fashion started from. Here are some excerpts from the interview:

Fashion was a huge part of Oluchi’s life growing up in Nigeria

I spent most of my after-school hours at a local fashion house called Henrietta Design Collections. She specializes in made-to-measure traditional Nigerian and Western outfits for her clients. I would hang around, watch, and assist her with errands. Those were my early associations with fashion. She actually introduced me to modeling.

It is lovely to see that this famous supermodel remembers her background and acknowledges where she got her love for fashion and modelling. Many people tend to forget stories like this as they ascend.

Adding a bit of Lagos fashion into her New York Wardrobe

Well, I had to adapt to the style culture to blend in. I updated my closet to main classics that never go out of style . . . including countless jeans. But I infused a little bit of Lagos fashion into my New York wardrobe by mixing knee-length, plain-fabric tunics with jeans on Fridays, and wore caftan dresses on the weekend, especially during summer.

I would love to see her wardrobe. I can already picture the stylish pieces and designs she is describing. Her outfit below is a vivid description of a blend of New York and Lagos fashion.

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What do you think of this month’s style icon? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. Thanks for reading. Have a lovely day/night whereever you are.

 

 

 

3 Style Tips for the Fashionista

Fashion trends are always popping up. There is a never-ending trend of new styles to keep up with and fashionistas all over the world know all about the struggle. The struggle can be so real when you have a bank balance that doesn’t match up with your quest for new clothes and accessories. Keeping up with the different stylish trends is great but what is even better is sticking to your signature style in the midst of the noise.

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There are certain style rules every true fashionista should follow. You don’t want to get caught up in following every current fashion trend. It is okay to keep up with fashion so your wardrobe stays fresh and current, but you also want to make sure you stay true to your style at the same time. Here are 3 style tips for the fashionista to keep in mind:

Shop for clothes in the right size

This is a very important style tip. It is important you shop for pieces in the right size. The last thing a fashionista wants is to have a wardrobe filled up with pieces that don’t fit right. Baggy or overly tight pieces would mess up most looks, so ensure you shop for the right size in the right store. Sizes mean different things in different stores, so double-check you have the right sizes before you shop.

Go for styles that flatter your body shape

Not every style you like would suit you. Sometimes we may find certain styles really trendy but they may do nothing for our body type. It is important to always go for styles that flatter our body shape regardless of how stylish we may find them.

Never follow trends blindly

I mentioned this point earlier but it is such an important tip and I am going to mention it again. With fashion trends popping up every now and again, it is important to make sure we don’t follow trends blindly. Staying true to your signature look is more important than shopping for every new trend. A true fashionista would go for timeless pieces that would be in vogue for seasons.

So there you have them; my 3 style tips for the fashionista. What do you think of these fashion tips? Do you have a tried and tested style tip to share? Please sound off in the comments section below. Thanks for reading. Have a great day.

 

 

 

Ideas for Stylish Women’s Suits

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I have been into women’s suits for many years. There is nothing like a sharp-looking suit that can take you to the office during the day, and out for dinner in the evening. Suits have been in vogue for decades and the fashion trend is definitely not going anywhere anytime soon. Tailored women’s suits are versatile and flattering when you shop for the right pieces for your body shape and your lifestyle. If you are searching for ideas for stylish women’s suits, here are some style tips to help you create that power suit look you may just fall in love with.

Mix and match colours

Contrary to popular belief, wearing a suit does not have to be boring. Mixing and matching your suit pieces will most likely help you stand out for the right reasons. I think it is super stylish to blend two different colours together. A red jacket paired with a white shirt underneath,  black trousers, and heels would look super stylish. If you are thinking of updating your wardrobe with something classic, this tip is for you. The options are endless when you wear your suit pieces as separates.

Check the length of the skirt

Skirt suits are great for the office. When shopping around for a new skirt suit, make sure you are happy with the skirt length and that it suits your body type. I like midi skirts for work, minis and maxis don’t work for me. One is way too short for the office, the other swallows me up. This is why I double-check the length of the skirt to ensure it is midi, and that it suits my figure.

Shop for quality women’s suit

I saved the best style tip for last here. If you only follow one tip on this list, ensure it is this one. You want to shop for quality women’s suits from reputable retailers. The last thing you would need is to find out you have spent money on a suit that would not stand the test of time. Like many things in this life, when it comes to shopping for a great tailored suit, always go for quality over quantity.

Suits can be worn in many different ways and to many different places. There is a stylish suit for every woman. All you have to do is to shop around until you find the perfect set.

 

 

 

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