How to style up for harmattan in Nigeria

Hows the weather in your area? If you’re not a Nigerian, you cannot appreciate harmattan. I mean, that’s about the coldest season we have when some are enjoying winter chills.

During this season, the weather is dry and a bit cold in the early and late hours. The afternoon sun is however not kidding cos it gets so hot.

You see why I said you can’t deal with this if you’re not Nigerian. Yet we enjoy the combo weather so much that we want long sleep during this season.

Back to our style talk, how do you dress up and make the best of this once in a year brief season.

If you’re like me, it’s the time to dig up those layered clothes and rock them.

A perfect season for kimonos.

Why Kimonos? Because they are your best friend when the weather does a bipolar switch by noon. Just pull off your overall and enjoy in your summer top and pants 👖 or slacks. Leggings are great choices, get the rooms that won’t show off your inner wears especially if you’re going to workplace.

What can you wear under your kimonos long and short?

1. Shorts and tops

2. Leggings and tops

3. Midi dresses

4. Short dresses

5. Long dresses

The list goes on. Just style up and look amazing for yourself.

Don’t forget to use some cool fragrances, smell good hmmmmmmm.

You can buzz me to order from my beautiful kimono collections, you will definitely want to order more for you and your friends.

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How To Create Style That Works For Your Body Type

You are YOU. Client A is Client A. This should click and settle in first. Because one of the major problems we have with ourselves, or styling our clients is assuming A can wear what B is wearing, when they both have different body types. What works for you, won’t work for me. We are different, we have different body types, we have different skin tones and undertones.

Even when your clients insist they want to wear what you know won’t suit them, what do you do? It can be a hard task trying to convince a client on what you think suits their body type. But the knowledge you have is important, asides that, how you present it to them matters and goes a longer way.

Know their body shape. Have a deep knowledge about all body shapes. Know how to convey what you want to say respectfully, without insinuating anything that might upset them. Everyone is sensitive about their body, especially women. A right message passed a wrong way might go a bad lane.

Their choice of style should work with their body shape to give that flattering effect.

Clothes will flatter you best of it suits your body type

Looking good is not about your size or shape issues, it about how the design can flaunt the flaunt-ables and conceal the conceal-ables. Hiding the parts you want to hide and showing off the graceful side.

Following the latest trends?

before you skip after the latest trend, ask yourself ” Does it suit me?” “Does it make me comfortable?”

Don’t go out looking all worked up, uncomfortable and itching to get out of the clothes you spent so much on. Go for comfort and confidence. Best match!

The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress. – Hubert de Givenchy

The aim of dressing yourself or a client is simple – creating the illusion of a well balanced body. A common problem women have is, placing emphasis on particular areas. The common problem zones are – Tummy, arms, backside, thighs. Simply focusing on these parts alone clouds your dressing and styling judgement. You are a whole body. There is something beautiful you want to show off, get that right.

If your client wants to conceal their tummy, they may have great legs to show off. Don’t go overboard concealing the tummy by making the clothes tight. This makes the tummy bulge eventually in wrong and obvious places. A shift dress properly styled is magical for anyone with that problem.

play up some parts to distract the viewers and give yourself or your client new look to play with al the time. As a fashion designer,Once you can gain a clients confidence in selecting styles for them, you have won them totally. This won’t happen by arguments or you trying to prove to them what you feel is right. It comes with wisdom and you, proving you know what you know well!

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