Its a new month(February) but first I’d thank God we made it through the first month of the year so far. As usual, since we are still in a new year, some resolutions or statements would have been made or written fashionwise and am sure you would have started failing on some or possibly not even started. That said, here are some resolutions or statements to help us strut fashionably through the month and possibly the year.
1. STEP OUT OF YOUR FASHION RUT
Be more adventurous with fashion. Move confidently away from the safe basics and indulge in trends like leopard or floral prints, wide legs, longer pencil skirts, etc for a more ladylike and sophisticated look. Remember though that you really don’t have to follow trends in order to evolve your style.
2. SWITCH UP YOUR LOOKS
God knows even I have to take the bull by the horns on this one and change my hairstyle and also,I am embracing my natural hair. Try something new, come out of your comfort zone and explore new makeup colours, hairstyles, accessories. The possibilites are endless.
3. BUY NIGERIAN
Join the movement. Ditch the foreign labels and buy pieces from our lovely Nigerian designers, upcoming or established, either way lets support our own. So, I guess I’d be seeing you all at LPM at the end of this month, right? *winks*
4. OUT WITH THE FLATS, IN WITH THE HEELS
Yes, Yes…we all know how hard and painful it may be to walk in heels, but in ‘CoCo CHANEL’s’ Words, “A girl should be 2 things, CLASSY AND FABULOUS”. Strut fabulously in a pair of heels and think of the pain later(there is certainly no harm in trying).
5.GET MORE SLEEP AND DRINK LOTS OF WATER
Our body needs sleep in order to function well, have the required 8 hours of sleep and drink lots of water for a clearer skin.
6.READ FASHION LITERATURE
Brush up your fashion knowledge and read fashion literature by the likes of Kelly Cutrone, Grace Coddingtonetc. My current favorite is the “Teen Vogue HandBook” for all lovers of fashion, aspiring editors, stylists, fashion photographers etc. More magazines from different parts of the world, even if you can’t speak or read the language, Fashion still speaks a universal language – its all about the style.
Do you have any personal fashion statement you would like to share? If you do, drop it in the comment box. Have a great month and year ahead and fashionably of course.
“Credits: Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Mariam Moussa, Corbis, Complete fashion”.