s August comes to an end, Nigerians are ready to usher in the new month donned in sizzling ensembles that speak volumes. True to their modus operandi, these style stars have maintained top-grade fashion servings in spite of the fluctuating mood of the recent weather conditions. For “normal” fashion enthusiasts, this unpredictability will require a more restrained approach to style, but Naija celebrities and influencers are anything but normal. The result is a slew of fantastical fashion renderings that rebuffs the temptation to conform.
Check out the chic looks sighted on Naija celebrities and style stars recently…
#1. Go bold or go home
Fashion will always hinge on personality and eccentricity, and we know actress Olufunke Akindele has lots of it. We’ve been told never to pair horizontal and vertical stripes, but Funke’s stylist shows that not every law should be heeded. To celebrate her birthday, the actress and producer opted for a multicolored pantsuit blending both horizontal and vertical stripes to a max tempo. She finished the look with baby blue pumps and a statement necklace that matched the big energy of the outfit. Now, that’s how to celebrate a new year!
#2. Red, hot, minis
Baby Girl for Life, Toke Mainwa decided to pull our heart’s strings with a flirty number, and well, she succeeded. She hit hard in a halterneck mini dress with teardrop designs and a voluminous hip by Desiree Iyama that proved that she will always be that baby girl. Toke’s strappy sandals and statement gold jewelry gave the outfit its perfect ending. When in doubt, wear a red mini dress and accessorize accordingly; it’s often hard to miss.
#3. Easy breezy mustard
When a designer steps out in her creation, you can be sure of a major serve. Mimi Linda Yina, popularly known as MedlinBoss, a trendsetter in her league, makes dressing fab seem effortless and extraordinary. The award-winning designer and CEO of Medlin Couture, renowned for styling Naija celebrities and style stars, stepped out in an interesting white top paired with wide-leg mustard pants that spoke the same language.
#4. Blazer dress 2.0
When stars decorate a dull black night sky, one can’t help but the enthralled by the sight. We witnessed such a moment on Alex Asogwa, aka, Alex Unusual, when she served shimmer in an embellished blazer dress. The Mikado satin offering by Atafo is a sight for sore eyes teeming with crystals studded across the black blazer. To match the outfit, she rocked strappy heels and dainty jewelry, allowing the dress its uninterrupted moment in the spotlight.
#5. Printed sweetheart
Nigerian actress, Enado Odigie surely knows how to weave an alluring feminine flair into the simplest outfits. She brought this charm to the Rue De Rivoli in Paris when she sported a sleeveless sweetheart-neck dress that was simple, sassy, and elegant. No doubt, it’s the kind of outfit that effortlessly plays up your femininity while making you the center of attention. Adorned in minimalist jewelry, the actress completed the simplicity of the look with understated footwear and a chic hairdo.
#6. Old money vibes
Who else goes through Instagram reels searching for elegant outfits that ooze old-money vibes? Being a lover of neutral colors and refined outfits, this dress spotted on Sandrah Tubobereni checks all the right boxes for me. The lacy, double-breasted, white number by Self Portrait hits right on the ankle in a super-feminine way, bestowing an air of sophistication on its wearer. The fashion entrepreneur spiced up the old money aesthetic with PVC heels, a black mini clutch, a white belt, and a white statement bow-inspired headpiece. It’s giving rich and unbothered.
#7. Vintage maxis
Who loves to go back in time and relive the fashion of the 70s? Eku Edewor has done so. For a recent outing, the actor and producer opted for a royal blue number with a plunging neckline by Abiola Olushola that underscored vintage elegance. She finished the look with a gold sautoir, an Egyptian-inspired cuff, statement earrings, and a pretty gold clutch. Simply chic.
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