Top Swimwear Designs Your Wardrobe Needs

It’s a free day for you and you finally have time to relax at the pool side but there’s a problem. Your swimsuit is not trendy enough! Relax, I am here to the rescue with trendy top swimwear designs your wardrobe needs. I might not be much of the swimmer but I do look forward to days I get to swim particularly the relaxing effect of the water and of course, photos that come after of the swimsuit. Who can relate?

Did you know swimming was discouraged in the Middle Age and there was no need for swimwear at all then? Swimsuits in recent times have shifted from the traditional body suit to two pieces and even women sexy bikini. Swimwear over the years have seen different designs and been made from different materials. Throwing on a kimono is a fashion trend commonly seen at the beach side or the pool now. Which type of bikini should you go for you wonder? Whichever you’re comfortable with. Being confident about your body makes it really easy to wear almost any kind of swimsuit. Some swimsuit designs to select from include:

Two Piece Bandeaus

There is a difference between a bandeau and a normal bikini. Two piece bikini come in two pieces, the upper piece and the bottoms. Bandeaus bottoms are designed to be more flattering for the legs. If you’ve got great legs, why not flaunt it? The strapless high cut bandeau made of chinlon with padded bra would look good for a beach day. The material is elastic, provides support and the bandeau is wire free.

bandeau bikini

One Shoulder Bikinis

So you’re not a fan of off-shoulder bikini or the bandeau bikini but still want to show off your arms? The one shoulder bikini would be great. The one shoulder bikini set is made of spandex and completely wire free. You can choose different bikini colors and even mix them up.

one shoulder bikini

Off Shoulder Bikini

An off shoulder bikini comes with the popular off shoulder cut and bikini bottoms. With the sudden trend and how great off-shoulder looks, this bikini is a must have for your wardrobe. It gives comfort and provides the extra sass you’d need at the poolside. Paired with sandals, you’re good to go.

offshoulder bikini

Traditional One Piece

I probably speak for myself and other millennials in saying we grew up knowing this type of swimwear. My first swimming classes had me clad in this type of swimwear. They come in the straight design you have to step into and different colours. Other swimwear designs are regarded as non-traditional. Modern day traditional one piece swimsuits now come in different cuts and some with catchy captions.

traditional swimswear

Crop Top Bikinis

Crop top bikinis basically have cuts that give room for the waist, navel and midriff to show, somewhat like a crop top. The wire-free padded bralette string bikini made of nylon and spandex comes with a scoop collar and strings to be tied by the sides. It is chic and a must have for your wardrobe.

Top Swimwear Designs Your Wardrobe Needs

There you have them! Top swimwear designs your wardrobe needs right now. There are various designs and styles to select from on the Zaful website and the best part? They’re affordable, available in variety of sizes and Zaful ships internationally even to Nigeria. Awesome yes? The colored words in the post are direct clickable links to shop amazing items.

This post is a sponsored post however all opinions are strictly mine. The best part of posting here is getting your feedback and comments. What are your thoughts about this post? Is swimming your thing or not? Are you a fan of bikinis or traditional swimwear? Which of the swimwear is your favorite? Do comment below.

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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.

polka dot mini cami dress

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.

embriodered tunic dress

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.

belled sleeve body con dress

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.

smocked overlap dress

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?

Rosegal Wishlist: Casual Outfits and More

Hi readers!

Welcome to yet another style related post, catch up on previous posts from my style archive right here. Sharing some of the casual outfits and more I have my eyes and heart on from the Rosegal website.

Rosegal was started by a group of friends who all share a deep and abiding passion for stunning clothing and fashion. By seamlessly offering both styles of clothing, shoes and accessories, they aim not only to capture the imagination but also the hearts of their customers.

They particularly offer a range of affordable clothing for plus size ladies. Finding perfect outfits for plus size ladies can be a problem, thus they offer plus size dresses for different occasions such as parties, swimming and for night wearing purpose. Plus you do not have to spend heavily to look beautiful and elegant. The site also has clothing for males and offers free shipping for purchases.

Embroidery canvas shoes

This happens to be in trend at the moment and I really would love a white pair. It would go well with jeans (particularly ripped) and a casual top which is my go to outfit almost every day.

rosegal embroidery canvas

Embroidery block tie up heels

Still on the love for the embroidery trend, I happen to really like open toe block heels. Compared to normal court heels or pumps, I’d rather have black high heels with block heels as they are more comfortable for me.

rosegal wishlist embroidery block heels

Vintage party dress

My love for vintage wears can’t be quantified. One thing I really love about this dress is the tulle floral material. It would be great for an evening event as well as a wedding guest look if you’re trying to look different. Plus purple happens to be one of my favorite colors.

rosegal vintage dress

One shoulder floor length dress

One word for this dress? Gorgeous! The one shoulder design, color and the length would make this a great choice as a dinner or evening wear. The rhinestone details on the chest makes it even more stunning.

rosegal dinner dress

Khaki high waisted pants

This pants is shape flattering and I have a feeling my legs will look great in them. I am a big fan of high waisted trousers and the narrow belt at the waist makes this totally wish worthy.

Black envelope cross bag

A black cross body completes the look for an outfit. The simplicity and style of this envelope bag makes it so easy to pair with different outfits.
rosegal cross bag

I could go on and on about more items I wish for but you should totally head over to the Rosegal website to check out more of the cool outfits for men and women and accessories they have. Clicking on the item name in this post leads you to the page where you can shop for them.

rosegal sales

Want some new clothes, why not take a look over here? Summer sales is ongoing, all from 33% off. Use my code RGEN for another 10% off.

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5 Best DSLR Cameras For Bloggers

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Shot with Canon T6i

Hi readers!
How are you today? Good I hope. 5 best DSLR cameras for bloggers! I’m all about looking out for fellow bloggers hence the reason I drop blogging tips from time to time. Check out how to make your own clothes as a fashion blogger, five super tips for bloggers and five things not to do as a blogger.

I follow quite a number of blogs dutifully and I see some wishlists which I find funny because a lot of bloggers seem to think having a camera is a great part of running a blog. Don’t get me wrong, it is an important part of blogging but I don’t think having an high end camera as a blogger is compulsory. Every camera has its specifications but it depends on how you make use of it. The lens also plays a major role in how your images turn out.

winifred binogun

Shot with Canon 500D

Unless you’re a blogger and photographer, you don’t have to break your purse just to get a big camera. Alternatively, you could get photographers to help out with your shoots. A lot of top notch bloggers do that (including me most times) and it is great. There are great cameras out there but I have checked out 5 best DSLR cameras for bloggers.

So you want to get a camera and you don’t know which to go for? Pay attention. Personally, I like the Canon brand as this is the brand of the first camera I shot with and got used to quickly. Canon cameras are easy to shoot with and aren’t heavy to an extent. I have shot with Nikon and Sony though and they are great too but Canon remains a favorite.

However, I’ve got 5 best DSLR cameras for bloggers, vloggers and pretty much any beginner. These cameras won’t burn a hole in your pocket and if you’re a bargain finder, you could check out Queens Cinema in Ibadan for cheaper ones. You can check Otigba or Computer Village in Lagos for neatly used cameras that cost less too. These 5 best DSLR cameras for bloggers are:

1. Nikon D3300

This camera has a 24.2MP sensor that maximises image sharpness. It has a clever Guide Mode that is a useful learning tool that gives real-time explanations of important features. There is no touchscreen display or Wi-Fi connectivity but you can get a cheap plug-in Wi-Fi adaptor. I shot with it back in 2015 and it wasn’t that bad.

Price: N145,000

5 best dslr cameras for bloggers

2. Nikon D5500

The D5500 sports a touchscreen control and there’s also built-in Wi-Fi. It has 24.2MP sensor, non-anti-aliased sensor and delivers excellent results. It is better than some Canon brands if you can get an hang of it quickly.

Price: N224,000

nikon d5500

3. Canon EOS Rebel T6i

The EOS Rebel T6i features a 24.2MP sensor that delivers stunning image quality, there’s a solid AF system, built-in Wi-Fi and touch-sensitive screen. The screen can also be rotated which makes it great for vloggers. It has more comprehensive controls and superior image quality. This camera is a personal favorite of mine thanks to Ali Olamide. I shot with prime lens once and it works well.

Price: N400,000

canon 750d

4. Canon EOS 100D

If you need a super cheap camera that delivers, 100D got you. Although it was made in 2013, its quality is still great. It has 18MP sensor, a hybrid CMOS AF II variant and the three-inch screen that is touch-sensitive. The very first professional camera I shot with back in 2014 and fell in love with the picture quality immediately.

Price: N125,000

canon 100d

5. Canon EOS 700D

It has button controls that makes it intuitive to use. The 9-point autofocus system is also dated and there is no Wi-Fi connectivity. It has 18MP and a good video resolution of 1080p. I haven’t made use of this camera yet but I have heard good things about it.

Price: N160,000

canon 700d

All DSLR images were gotten from Tech Radar

Which of these cameras do you make use of? Which would you love to get? What’s your experience so far regarding photos as a blogger? Are you experiencing any difficulty? Do share below. The best part of posting here is getting your feedback and comments. What are your thoughts about this post?

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Body Insecurities x Ankara Cape Dress

ankara cape dress

ankara cape dress

Hi readers!
How are you today? Fine I hope. One of the things I had in mind to work on this year is self-confidence and being more personal on the blog. Confession: I used to be somewhat insecure about my body. Surprised? Don’t be. There should be more to blogging right? Dealing with body insecurities is something a lot of teenagers and even adults go through.

Prior to Senior Secondary school, I was slightly a tomboy and it had an effect on how I saw myself as a female. I had friends with curves and all the feminine thing going on while I was just there. Some might call me a late bloomer but yes, I am one. At this present day, I still have slight insecurity about the way my legs look. I am 5’9 and my legs are long. My legs have been called all sort of names which make me hide them behind jeans. Don’t get me wrong, I do love myself but it’s okay to feel insecure once in while. I have also learned that we can’t all be perfect. Some people look up to billboard models and stars with perfect bodies but some of them confess to living a strict life and pushing themselves hard just to stay perfect.

 

ankara cape dress

 

But nature doesn’t make us all in the same size, shape, same nose type, hair color, bum size, beard type, muscularity and all which leaves some people wanting to be like someone else. People give advice about accepting yourself for who you are but it is easier said than done really. It is however possible to change some things about yourself. One thing I’ve learned is most of the insecurities come from our mind and the moment you tell yourself what’s right to think about yourself, you start to act like it.

I used to hate my height, feel conscious about my bust size, cry about my flat bum, used to be terribly shy and didn’t like my smile at all but right now? I adore my body! Heard of ladies who hate their stretch marks. Like why? Most importantly, the body isn’t all there is to a person, what about personality? What about intelligence? What about good habits? What about a good hustle? There is so much to love about yourself. And the major one, not letting other people’s say about your body affect you.

ankara cape dress

Being an undergraduate in a school with a lot of fine, sexy and smart girls, I have been compared so many times that I laugh at people’s ignorance now. Some girls cover up with makeup but if you have noticed, I don’t exactly wear makeup except there’s a need to. Love my face bare and I see no reason why anyone should feel unhappy with how their real face looks like. Every person has a unique thing about them and that is what makes them what they are. In summary, your body is yours and the temple of God. You and only you have a say on how you see it.

Now to today’s outfit, I have on the offshoulder ankara cape dress from The Brand Honey. It is available for order in all sizes. A cape is a sleeveless outer garment that is being attached to a cloth bodice which drapes the wearer’s back arms and chest. Capes have been on the fashion scene since the nineteenth century though it has had periodic returns. Capes are of different designs and they are a captivating piece.

ankara cape dress

 

ankara cape dress

I am not exactly one to follow fashion trends as I wear what I want whenever I want to. This is my first outfit with a cape and guess who chose the style? My mum! She knows how much I love offshoulder outfits. I styled this Ankara cape dress from The Brand Honey with studded open toe wedge (I still hate heels. Read why here) from Atmosphere and my glasses case came handy as a purse because why not? My sister’s pearl drop earrings completed the look. Just ignore my hair lol. This Ankara cape dress is perfect for any Owanbe and Sunday service slaying.

ankara cape dress

ankara cape dress

Pictures were taken by my good friend Timilehin who is also a student of Unibadan and one of the baddest photographers. Follow him on Instagram @tp_dapson

Ever had body insecurity issues before or you still do? How did you deal with it? Would you jump on the Ankara cape dress trend or let it slide? Share below. The best part of posting on this blog is getting your feedback and comments. What are your thoughts about this post?

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How To Wear Coats

Hi readers!
Yet another style post? Yep. I haven’t stopped writing. Never will I. I said in one of my posts that I was working on something. Well, I have another ePub published on okadabooks.com
Whoop! Whoop! It’s somewhat hilarious though. Kindly search for “A date with Jollof“, download and leave a review. Thank you.

trenchcoat

Styling trenchcoat

Styling coats

I posted some time ago about Olofin Ifeoluwa of Bills Signature, one of my good and talented friends. Read about him here. We had another collaboration and he styled the both of us. Lol yes he styles females too. If you’re in need of a style fix, he’s the guy to go to. Remember the coat which I got as a pre-birthday gift from this post?? Well it was restyled with a black tank top and ripped black leather pants with a pair of black heels. He rocked a vintage shirt with ripped denim jeans, brown brogues and a black coat.

I still don’t like heels but there’s this sophistication it adds to an outfit. A coat is not conducive for Nigeria’s weather you say? Harmattan is coming up soon and it’s got you covered whenever it gets cold. I think it’s a good investment. You should have one in your wardrobe. Click here and here for good bargains. Coats can be expensive but can also be thrifted.

how to wear coats

trenchcoat style

trenchcoat

I believe everyone is coated with good stuff. Some brains, some beauty and good talent. Whatever you choose to do with it/them is on you. Now, when it comes to facing your fears and dreaming, you should let go. There are so many achievers that failed so many times before they succeeded. Take Thomas Edison for example. Do you know how many times he failed before he eventually achieved his goal? A lot of times.
So whether you’re a stylist, a geek, a designer, programmer, blogger, writer, painter, media analyst, college student, a baker or something else; you are coated in good stuff. Believe that. All pictures were taken by Kareem Ifeoluwa of Rex Media (@ife_rex). He’s one of the best photographers in Ibadan. Coated with good stuff!

trenchcoat

trenchcoat

The year is almost over. Jeez! How fast time flies right? Who else is looking forward to seeing The Wedding Party starring Adesua Etomi and Banky W? Seen the trailer and I can’t wait! The Nigerian movie scene is doing so well these days.

Are you the coat, jacket or waistcoat type of person? How would you style the coat? What do you think of this look? The best part of posting here is getting your feedback and comments. What are your thoughts about this post?

P.s: Have you seen my latest interview? Check it out here

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Graffiti x Styling Pleats Skirt

Hi readers!
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.

graffiti x pleats

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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