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Style Icon – Michelle Dede

Michelle Dede – the Nigerian freelance television presenter and actress has always been my Style Icon. I have admired her style for as long as I have known her; I remember spotting her presenting Big Brother Nigeria many moons ago, and thinking she was (and still is) the definition of Stylish.

 

 

Michelle Dede always looks effortlessly chic. She makes dressing up look fun and easy, like it should be, and that is what I love most about her style. This Style Icon inspires my style goals, and I am not surprised she has such an impeccable style. As a graduate of fashion design and fashion merchandising, I can see where her love for fashion and style comes from.

 

 

In an interview with In Her Closet, Dede describes her style as Eclectic, and says her love for fashion became official while studying in London.

 

My sense of style is eclectic. I dress based on my mood each day, taking inspiration from broad and diverse sources. Iโ€™ve always been interested in fashion, as a kid and in my teens in high-school, I experimented mixing and matching my clothes, to the amusement of my parents and older siblings.

I studied fashion design & fashion merchandising in university, so I was surrounded by fashion as well as gravitated towards all things fashion related. London is the home of unique, edgy, unconventional fashion which I love.

 

I agree, I think London is one of the greatest fashion cities in the world!

 

She has shared some style tips.

Wear shoes you like, not whatโ€™s fashionable or what your friends think you should wear.

Donโ€™t be afraid to experiment with colour, style is individual, so if you want to wear red shoes with a canary yellow outfit, do it!

 

I agree with her tips, style is individual.

 

 

What do you think of Michelle Dede as a Style Icon? Are you a fan of her style? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Care for your Accessories

Without a doubt, accessories form an essential part of any outfit. They not only complement what we wear, but can also give our outfit that ‘WOW’ factor if used correctly.

 

 

As important as accessories are in fashion and style, very few people actually take good care of their accessories. Many times we just chuck our earrings in the jewelry box until the next outing, or hide our watches in their drawers.

If accessories are so important in creating great looks, then we should be taking care of them a bit more. Not taking care of our accessories can make them start looking old, lose their shine or start changing colour. Most times, neglected accessories are prone to getting damaged quickly no matter how high quality they may be.

 

 

If you have not been taking care of your accessories, then here are some tips that you can start applying straightaway.

 

  1. Keep your accessories dry at all times

Ever noticed some of your jewelry change colour after a while? That happens when your accessories, especially the ones made out of metals like bras, copper and bronze get in contact with water and start to oxidize.

When your accessories come in contact with sweat, perfume or chemicals in your cream, the elements in your accessories start to react with those substances. This is the main cause of your accessories changing colour over time.

The best way to go about this is to ensure that you use your cream or perfume before you put on your accessories and not after you put them on. This will give those substances a chance to dry before they get in contact with your accessories.

Also once you feel yourself sweating, gently damp your sweat off so that it does not get to your accessories.

 

  1. Clean your accessories after using them

Since there are some elements that may react with your accessories when you are out and about, you will need to wipe your accessories before you store them away. Wipe your accessories with a soft cloth to ensure that no water, perfume or cream is lodged in corners of your accessories.

Make sure that you are thorough as even a little bit of cream hidden on the surface of your accessories could cause quite some damage over time. For example, nothing is as vulnerable as the watch you wear on a daily basis. If you want your watch to last longer, take time to wipe your watch before you keep it away for the day.

 

 

  1. Store your accessories in the appropriate place

Do you leave your accessories lying around after using them? Keeping your accessories out in the open exposes them to elements that could destroy your accessories. Some of your accessories like chain necklaces or long beaded earrings could get tangled or even get broken.

To prevent this from happening, make sure that you have a special box or compartment where you can keep your accessories. This will provide the perfect environment for your accessories to be stored as it will be kept in a dark cool place that will be far away from anything that could damage your accessories. Another example is a padded jewelry box will protect your delicate jewelry from being scratched.

These small actions can do wonders for the life of your and your accessories will thank you for this.

How do you care for your accessories?

12 Favourite Looks in 2016

I can’t believe I am writing this post so soon but whether we like it or not, 2016 officially ends in a few days. It has been an amazing year all around for myself, my family and Fashion and Style Police. I am eager to end it to be honest, and get on with 2017, with the hope that it would be an even better year.

My style was featured heavily on the blog this year. I am a fashion lover so it is natural for me to showcase my style as I dish out fashion tips and tricks. It was difficult for me to select my favourite looks because I love all of them but I had to pick my best 12 looks in 2016. Here they areย  –

 

Bare Legs

 

Bare Legs Outfit Post

 

This is one of my favourite looks of 2016 because I got to show off my legs on a chilly January day and it was a success!

I didn’t want to ruin the look with a pair of tights so I decided to brave it and I killed it!

 

How to Wear Leather Leggings

 

OOTD Leather Leggings Image

 

I really like this look. I remember it being so easy to style. Every piece fell into place. I can see myself rocking this entire look again.

 

Hello March

 

Charlotte's Web Outfit Image

 

This is another favourite look of 2016. This outfit is everything in my eyes. I think I looked super stylish. That Sari Kaftan top is definitely a winner. I wear it a lot.

 

Back to the Roots

 

African Fashion Image

 

This outfit was inspired by my African roots and I love it. The African print skirt is one of my summer favourites. Like the others, I found this look also very easy to style.

 

How to Style a Black Dress

 

Black Dress Picture

 

This black dress was one of my spring/summer favourites. It was super easy to style as you can imagine and it is a very comfy piece. I am super in love with it.

 

Colour Me Beautiful

 

Joe Browns Dress Image

 

This outfit was one of the most colourful outfits featured on Fashion and Style Police this year and it is also one of my favourite looks of the year. I love the colurful summer dress and everything else I have on, from head to toe.

 

A Summer Dress

 

Fashion Blog UK Image

 

Summer was an amazing fashion season for me. Looking back now, I had my fashion game so on point. This makes me wonder why I am so lazy this winter as far as outfits are concerned. I think my fashion mojo is kind of tied to various seasons which is weird because this layering season is my favourite fashion season but all I want to do is stay under my duvet.

This amazing summer dress look speaks for itself. I adore this look.

 

Casual Day Wear Look

 

Casual Daywear Style Image

 

Another summer look I love. I love the styling game here. Definitely one ne of my favourite summer looks of 2016. And the sandals are bang on trend.

 

Summer Fashion

 

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I remember rocking this outfit to a summer BBQ and feeling good. The coral top was very stylish and comfy. I can’t wait to wear it next summer.

 

Style Comfort Zone

 

Black and grey Outfit Image

 

I thought this outfit would be one of “those ones”, the ones I have to style because I was sent a secret item I won’t have picked myself but have to feature on the blog because I am good like that. Well I was pleasantly surprised to see how stunning the outfit turned out. I love the look.

 

Styling a White Shirt

 

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I love this look. I really really love it. It has a special place in my heart because it holds so many amazing memories of open doors for Fashion and Style Police. And styling it was dead easy for me too.

 

A Digital Nomad

 

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And the last but definitely not the least is my latest outfit – A Digital Nomad.

This look is so me. It is how you would see me on a regular winter day and I am very happy to read the comments; many of my readers are able to relate with the look.

 

So there you have them. My favourite looks of 2016. It has been fun. I can’t wait to show you what I have ready for 2017.

Which is your favourite look and why? Please sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading and have an amazing weekend.