currently listening to “woman like me” by little mix featuring nicki Minaj
welcome to the official first blog post of the year 😁 and it’s amazing how it’s a collaboration with a blogger babe who is my namesake… awesome right? I know!
We have been wanting this collaboration for quite some time but you know wanting to do something is a thing and opportunity to do it is another. when she came to Lagos for a mini holiday, it was a great opportunity for us to do it… so guys meet my beautiful and creative namesake and fellow blogger babe Adaeze Ume of http://www.adaezevibes.com and @ada_ume
We all know everyone can wear a skirt over pants or double up on tops, but Ada and I discovered how to completely transform classic layering to not so classic. It’s complex, interesting and ideal for all those in-between-days when it’s difficult to predict the temperature. Layering is one not so trendy trend that I’ll be rocking more this year, maybe just because I love street style and I love how stylish and sophisticated you can look in a well layered ensemble.
Layering is not as easy as it looks, it’s takes more that what you think to achieve a well put layered outfit. But not too worry we have a few tips to help you out 😉 and if you follow them rightfully it will be as easy as ABC.
I layered a dress over a shirt and jeans trousers, as Ada Ume would say, not everyone can wear a dress over a trouser and still look good. Am flattered girl 😁! when I created this look I loved it. I love how it can transform through any temperature and from day to night look effortlessly by just simply taking out the shirt. I cinched one side of the flay on the dress forming an asymmetric hem to add a bit of statement to the dress.
TIP 1 – VARYING TEXTURES IS ESSENTIAL
layering with different textures is a very Important tip especially if you’re going monochrome. Different fabrics and textures add depth and dimension to the clothes otherwise they would look too flat or overwhelming. Try mixing heavier and softer textures like wool , silk, cotton, lace, leather or insert a different texture as the middle layer.
TIP 2 – COATS AND JACKETS DOESNT ALWAYS HAVE TO BE THE LAST LAYER
Who says outerwears should always be the last layer? Jackets, blazers, coats can function well as middle layers. Just be sure to use tip 1 or an oversized piece while choosing the last layer.
TIP 3 – WHEN IN DOUBT GO FOR A WHITE SHIRT (or black but white works better)
The white shirt has to be the ultimate layering essential. It’s neutral goes with virtually everything. Black works too but white is probably the ultimate. Hanging loose, tucked in, under a dress, coat or jacket, slim fit or oversized the possibilities are endless.
Other tips we didn’t make use of here are;
TIP 4 – patterned items can be incorporated into minimal style
TIP 5 – Don’t forget about the sleeves ( play with different sleeve lengths in colors and textures)
if there’s one thing I love about Ada’s look it’s how sophisticated and versatile her outfit was. She took my 2nd tip like it was hers and threw on a white blazer on the red jacket, how stylish. Ada is so pretty I couldn’t stop staring at her while we where shooting 😂 such an amazing babe. I see us doing more of this.
Here’s what Ada has to say;
“When Ada suggested we do a “Layered” theme! I loved it because If you Layer up the right way, you instantly look 100 times more stylish!
I decided to go with something inspired by men’s wear and I love that Ada went the opposite route! Variety is the spice of life, right?
Any of these looks could easily work for a work meeting, a dress-up event, or stylish work day, etc! Ada, tell them more ideas please?
Feel free to loose the white jacket if you want to adjust to the Nigerian weather! Me I’m extra and I’m very thankful that A.C was invented to cure Nigerian weather.
I loved collaborating with Ada! You guys should cherish this one, she’s awesome! Until the next collaboration, Love & Light!✨✨💕💕”
shirt – Zara
dress – @fashionjunkie9jacollection
denim – Random boutique
shoes – Zara
purse – D&G (my perfume bag)
Rings – H&M and mum’s closet
Thanks for stopping by 😘
Ada x Ada…