Looking like a million bucks is serious business but for my brethren in Nigeria where the
recession depression is a bit much, we need to know how to look good on the low. This brief article will help you get the best out of your shopping while you do so on a budget!
Know your style
Knowing your style is usually one part we all struggle with even without knowing. Most of us are still figuring out our personal style and that’s okay, the most important thing is the journey and knowing what works and what doesn’t work. The importance of knowing your personal style cannot be over emphasised especially when it comes to shopping…shopping on a budget! Knowing your style and what works for you will help you shop better and smarter.
Black is a colour we should have in everything, shoes, pants, tops, underwear, accessories…name it, black should be there. It’s a neutral and solid colour that co-ordinates with other colours and patterns. It can make
or break any outfit especially when paired with right accessories and they don’t end up looking dingy when used a lot and on low quality materials. When you think “Coco Chanel” you automatically think black and white because most of her tailored clothes and fabrics are black, that alone has given the colours b&w some sort of instant sophistication.
Less is More
You’ve probably heard the popular saying “Less is More”, there couldn’t have been a truer saying. Think Genevieve Nnaji, her style is very simple yet classy and sophisticated. She’s not one to put on red hair and wear meat dress or come out of an egg but she still steals the show with her simplicity. There’s nothing a well tailored blazer can’t fix you know
unless it’s Nigeria’s economy.
The importance of beauty when it comes to fashion is major key and it cannot be over emphasised! Nothing makes a lady happy like a good hair, nicely done manicure, good makeup and a nice smell. The saying “When you look good, you feel good” is not just a myth you know! Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be ghen ghen makeup.
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Mix n Match
Oh yes, recycle them outfits and don’t be afraid to mix and match with other one’s too. You can wear one outfit twice in a week and no one will know as long as you mix it with a different bottom or top. Feel free to throw in extras like a little scarf to that plain blouse or accessorise black with a bold necklace.
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Do It Yourself (DIY)
There are so many diy-queens on the internet these days. Diy is a quick way to save money and turn old stuff anew, like turning your old basic top into off-shoulder by cutting it. You can even make knee length boots with old shoe and a long socks! Talk about creativity huh? Watch this video of this Diy Yeezy boots. Enjoy!