Casual Street Style Featuring o21 Designs

One term that defines my type of style best is casual and if you randomly run into me in public, you can bet on me having jeans and a T-shirt on except on Sundays and special occasions. Through the course of being a student, having to go for lectures made casual style almost too convenient and I must say I have become used to it. Today’s blog post is about casual street style featuring o21 designs.

o21 designs is a Nigerian brand into graphics, corporate branding, customized T-shirts and creating creative solutions. They are based in Lagos Nigeria but however provide deliverable items. They make branded items such as mugs and souvenirs as well, on both small and large scale.

Custom T-shirts design started in the early 1950s when some companies in Miami started decorating T-shirts with the names of local resorts and other tourist attractions. Custom T-shirts in recent times are used as a medium of expression and passing information through which individuals can express their political and social views, advocate for causes, or just to amuse people.

Casual Street Style Featuring o21 Designs

Casual Street Style Featuring o21 Designs

Still journeying on the natural hair lane, this T-shirt had my heart with the caption. The quality is top notch and it is super comfortable. This caption says everything, answering questions from those moments I have been questioned on why my hair is not relaxed or why did I choose to go natural. I have been natural for over two years now and honestly, there are days being natural is blissful and other days it’s just plain annoying.

My hair shrinks a lot and can be difficult to maintain which makes me put it in protective styles most times. However, I discovered leave in conditioner is super great in softening it up. It is my choice to go natural after all and I intend to enjoy the process all the way even on its bad days. Trust me, I have had some of those days in which you try out a YouTube tutorial and it comes out like nothing you watched your favorite YouTuber do. Who can relate?

Casual Street Style Featuring o21 Designs

I styled the inscription T-shirt with track pants which was a trend last year and paired it up with sneakers because casual is the way. The sunglasses was last minute accessory. How cute are my earrings from Nigerian jewellery brand Zivanora? You can style the T-shirt with other pants or skirt color as white goes with everything. Plus the caption T-shirt is available in other colors. Other ways to style this T-shirt includes; with a skirt and flats, with a skirt plus a jacket with high heels, with jeans with flats or sandals and with dungarees and sandals.

As an advocate of supporting Nigerian brands, I rate this T-shirt 10/10 as I really love it and would gladly order more and so should you too. Side story, the pictures in this post were all taken by my dad and he had so much fun at it that it brought back memories of him introducing me to photography when I was younger. Could you tell the pictures were taken at Tafawa Balewa Square Lagos? The place is really cool and a great site for taking pictures although the bus station officials told us to keep our camera at a point.

Casual Street Style Featuring o21 Designs

 

You can find and shop from o21 designs here. The best part of posting here is getting your feedback and comments. What are your thoughts about this post? Are you a fan of casual style? What is your go to fashion outfit? What do you think about inscription T-shirts? Do leave a comment below.

Casual Zaful Dresses To Slay In Under 30 Dollars

Dresses are an essential I always say a girl should have in her wardrobe. Asides the fact that they’re comfortable and chic, depending on the style and design, dresses are perfect for all occasions. I picked five casual Zaful dresses to slay in under 30 dollars which is equivalent to about N10,000 in Nigeria. Now I am fan of t-shirts and jeans but when I am not rocking caption tees, a dress is my go to option. Some casual dresses for women can be rather expensive but you do not have to break a bank to wear cute dresses. There is a wide variety of retro dresses and zaful floral dresses here. The best part is Zaful ships for free when you order from their site.

Read Zaful Inspired Female Outfits

Striped Lace Up Cami Mini Dress

The color and strap design of this dress has me in love. The strap is adjustable for your comfort and the lace up details adds a little bit of extra sauce. It is made of polyester and it being a mini dress makes it possible to wear as a short dress or pair with leggings/stockings or any other type of trousers.

stripped lace cami dress

Polka Dot Mini Cami Dress

Similar to the Cami dress but this dress has fixed straps. It is equally as comfortable. The polka dot design makes it even more attractive, especially if you’re a fan of bright colors. I would throw on a denim jacket and wear white sneakers for a super casual and cool kid look. Another way to style is with black heels and a purse.

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Embroidered Tassel Tunic Dress

This dress screams vintage and casual. It is a straight dress with round-neck collar line for comfort. The tassels and embroidery design makes it super stylish and it can go from a Friday work outfit to an outfit for any casual event. For extra details, make use of a belt.

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Bell Sleeved Mini Bodycon Dress

A bodycon dress is the perfect clothing essential to bring out the body curves. This dress is made of spandex and sports a Vneck collar line as well as bell sleeves which is a trend from 2017. It can be worn for both casual and formal events. Pair with heels with a purse and you’re good to go.

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Smocked Overlap Off Shoulder Asymmetrical Dress

This ankle length dress features the offshoulder design and I particularly like the flowery pattern. There is a slit in front which overlap in front and create a design that shows off legs. It goes for all occasions depending on how you style it. Style with a pair of heels and you can even wear it to church.

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There you have them! If you happen to be shopping for dresses, these dresses will have you looking stunning without costing a lot. I personally like the tunic dress. Which of these five dresses do you like the most? Share below. The best part of posting here is getting your feedback and comments. What are your thoughts about this post?

Graffiti x Styling Pleats Skirt

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How do you do today? Good I hope. This style post is sort of an impromptu set of pictures taken by a co-worker today. You probably know I am currently on internship and just outside the building where I work is this wall covered in graffiti. I am a fan of art and everything arty. I have always been impressed with painting and graffiti which is a form of wall painting happens to be one of my favorite. It’s amazing how a couple of globs can result into beauty and communicate with the viewers.

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Graffiti are writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted illicitly on a wall or other surface, often within public view. They range from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and they have existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.

In modern times, paint (particularly spray paint) and marker pens have become the most commonly used graffiti materials. In most countries, marking or painting property without the property owner’s permission is considered defacement and vandalism, which is a punishable crime. – Wikipedia

Graffiti may also express underlying messages and a whole genre of artistic expression is based upon spray paint graffiti styles. This particular graffiti spells out the name of my place of work and was painted by Tobi Oke aka 9jartitude. He is a really good artist and one of the most hilarious and down to Earth people I know.

Graffiti x Styling Pleats Skirt

Today’s outfit happens to be a white T-shirt, one of my wardrobe’s staples and a pleated black skirt. Both of which I have had since 2013 but only worn four times. The signature glasses featured too. Respect the four eyes lol. My personal style is casual most times. You know that feeling when you have a couple of favorite clothes and sort of leave the rest chilling in your wardrobe? Yep, that one. I’ve got my hair in cornrows at the moment. That type we rocked in primary and didn’t want to show it, hence the hat came to play.

Graffiti wall

Might make this wall my favorite picture background before internship ends. By the way, I’ve got a couple of style posts in my drafts. Shall we put them up? I just might. Funny how I have been using that ‘might’ word a lot these days.

Pleated skirts are trendy for sure and here is my take on it. I would rock it with a crop top if I were to restyle it. Soooooo, have you ever seen graffiti somewhere apart from in a movie? How would you rock this skirt? Would you leave out the hat or a different T-shirt? Comment below.

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Easy and Stylish Ways To Wear A Shift Dress

Hi dear readers!
How are you today? Good I hope. Currently revering my last days as an eighteen year old, birthday in less than a month. Any tips or advice you might want to share with a girl? Starting to understand the whole concept of being an adult. Long time no style post? Haha sharing today easy and stylish ways to wear a shift dress. Check out this recent post on how to make your own clothes as a fashion blogger, talked about how I made a shift dress.

What’s the big deal with shift dress? Well, shift dress is pretty simple, classy and flattering depending on the style of the dress. Shift dress originated from way back in the 1920s. The shift dress then symbolized independence, comfort over looks. However, Hubert Givenchy is said to be the originator of the shift dress. He made some for fashion icons of the sixties and fifties including Jacqueline Kennedy. Like how cool is that? Salute!

Shift dress with heels

A pair of heels is perfect with most dresses so the shift dress isn’t an exception. Styled it here with my black and red Nine West heels. A pop of color makes an outfit look classy. Well, the dress seems sort of short, not to me anyway but if you’re not comfortable with how short your shift dress is, you can wear stockings. That would create a different look too. If you’re 5’9 or above, you’d understand the struggle of finding clothes that are your perfect size but I actually wanted this one like this. Legs for days? *winks*

Easy and Stylish Ways To Wear A Shift Dress

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flower patterned shift dressHow To Wear A Shift Dress

Shift dress and a skirt

Another way to style a shift dress is wearing it with a skirt. Check out how I styled my shift dress with a black knee-length skirt. Just tuck your dress in the skirt and you’re good to go. This can pass for a corporate look. Depending on the type of skirt worn, it could come out as another dress or a casual look.

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Shift dress and jeans

If you happen to be a lover of high waist jeans as I am, then you can style your shift dress with a pair of jeans. If you’re opting for a very casual look, this is perfect. You can throw on a jacket too. The jacket could be short or long. My Crocodile coat came to play here. From sleeveless to covered up in a jiffy. You could wear a denim jacket on your shift dress too.

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how to wear a shift dresshow to wear a shift dress

how to wear a shift dresshow to wear a shift dress

Basically, you can play around with your shift dress, it gives you soooo much freedom. You can wear your shift dress in a lot of ways. You could style it with a pair of shorts and sneakers too.

Which of these looks do you like the most? How would you style your shift dress?

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How To Tie Ankara Scarf

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How are you today? Good I hope. Done with the first phase of my tests, feeling a bit happy and thought I’d share a style post featuring how to tie Ankara scarf in less than two minutes. Practically cajoled my best friend to take these pictures.

How To Tie Ankara Scarf

My favorite go to style is basically a T-shirt and jeans with flats as I wore in this post. Been too lazy to do anything to my natural hair lately so I decided to tie a scarf today. This white T-shirt and jeans seemed great for a casual Wednesday look.

How To Tie Easy Ankara Scarf

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Did you know until the Renaissance, some form of cover for the hair was regarded as appropriate for married women in most European cultures to show modesty and indicate marital status? However, for unmarried women it was considered appropriate to display their hair to attract suitors.

Anyway, on to how to tie Ankara scarf. This is my type of top knot turban style. You can make use of any scarf for this style, however the scarf should be one that can be folded into a triangle.

Step 1.
Smooth the scarf and fold it into a triangle. (Kindly ignore my hair)

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Step 2. Place it on your head and grab the two ends of the scarf. The vertex at the tip should be placed in the middle.

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Step 3. Tie the two ends together.

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Step 4. Tuck the vertex into the middle part of the two ends.

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Step 5. Twist the end of the first part and wrap it round the bulge created by the tucked in vertex. Tuck it in.

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Step 6. Twist the other end of the scarf and wrap it round the bulge. Tuck it in.

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Tada! There you have your top knot turban style and one of the many ways of how to tie Ankara scarf.

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Scarves are a great way to slay when your hair is not ready to. Play around and discover new ways of how to tie Ankara scarf. Lazy hairstylists say hooray! By the way, lipstain is moxie by Mua Luxe, from Demi Akin’s valentine giveaway. She’s one of my favorite bloggers.

So, what’s your say about scarves? Kindly comment below.

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