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My Style: Yvonne Basil



My Style Yvonne Basil - BellaNaija - October2013064You can never be overdressed or over-educated“- Yonne Basil

My Style is one of our favourite features on the BN Style page, and judging from the responses it gathers, I can safely say, it has our readers interested.

BellaNaija reader Yvonne Basil is our My Style focus for this edition and she just loves to love fashion. Yvonne Chikodi Anyanwu Basil-Hiett is a fabulous fashion & style blogger of Nigerian & Cameroonian heritage who lives in Texas, USA with her husband. She has been a registered Nurse for 4 years and recently got a Masters of Science in Nursing to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with which she wants to volunteer to treat children; especially African children. 

Coupled with her passion for children, Yvonne loves to express her fashion sense and style via her fashion blog and goes for fashion trends that express her personality and suit her body shape. She believes her style is always evolving and maintains certain qualities like being trendy, bright and sexy yet classy.

Keep scrolling to find out what style Yvonne loves and what she thinks every girl should have in her wardrobe.

My Style Is
…just like my personality. It is confident and open to change.

Where Style Meets Personality
My style like my personalty is confident, but not intimidating, sexy but classy.

Where I Shop Till I Drop
My favorite clothing stores include Zara, Express, H&M, BCBG, and many others. If I love it & I can afford it, I get it. Those times are even better when it’s on sale.

My Tresses
For my hair I can say I love bangs and a side or middle part with wavy long hair.My Style Yvonne Basil - BellaNaija - October2013027

My Makeup Look
I love a bright lip, different shades of red, pink lipsticks and lip glosses.

How I Accessorize
I think accessories can take an outfit from good to great. They add that extra something. A great pair of shoes will make a simple outfit like a pair of jeans and a shirt look more expensive or nicer.My Style Yvonne Basil - BellaNaija - October2013017 My Style Yvonne Basil - BellaNaija - October2013018 My Style Yvonne Basil - BellaNaija _ October 2013070

Feet & Shoes

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I am usually in fitted jeans with a fun t-shirt and Tory Burch flats, Toms, or heels.

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Bag Life

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Getting My ‘Working Class Girl’ On
I am usually in scrubs (uniform) for work so I love to dress up when not working. But for any work meetings, I love wearing pencil skirts, ankle pants and shirts. I like very feminine looks.

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I Own the Night
I love fun and flirty looks. I love short flirty skirts or shorts with heels and blouses. I also love dresses.

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I Think Every Girl Should Have
Black or nude heels, a great pair of flats, well-fitting jeans, a crisp white shirt and a fun colorful bag.

My Advice for Other Stylistas
Have fun with your style, mix it up and try new things as long as it works for your body shape.

If I Could Steal a Celebrity’s Wardrobe
It would be Blake Lively and/or Jennifer Lopez.

I Love Shorts

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How I Dress it Up

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Which Celebrity Stole My Look
Definitely Rita Dominic.My Style Yvonne Basil - BellaNaija - October2013072

My Style Philisophy
I believe, like Oscar Wilde stated, “you can never be overdressed or over-educated” and I believe “More is more”! I don’t get to dress up a lot because a lot but I believe it’s better to wear extra pieces and have the option to remove later than to wish you’d had more to add to your look.

Thank you to Yvonne for sharing her amazing style with us. To find out more about her style you can find her on Instagram: @yvonnesloves | Facebook: Yvonnesloves | Twitter: @Yvonnesloves | Her fashion blog at
If you are interested in appearing on My Style, simply send two pictures of yourself or that of a friend depicting a typical day and night look with a short summary of your style to style(at)bellanaija(dot)com. When your entry is approved, you will be required to send in more pictures and personal commentaries on your style or that of your friend as the case may be!

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  1. Tim'tim

    October 15, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Lmaoooo pple wicked o. Where una comments na? Nice one Yvonne Brazil

    • d'baby

      October 17, 2013 at 12:47 pm


    • Lola

      October 17, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      Yea, she needs to get rid of the bangs. It makes her look too old.

  2. MImi

    October 15, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Okay, I get it now. It is MY Style. Smh. Ok na. Zip it up Mimi. Just type and don’t talk.

  3. naomi

    October 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I love her style..not too flashy but suits her body style..

  4. That African Chic

    October 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I would describe her style as easy breezy beautiful
    Visit to read my experiences about life in the US

    • Olori Tari

      October 15, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      Yes to that ‘easy breezy’..!!

    • tolu

      October 16, 2013 at 4:21 am

      covergirl ko! uno like “may be its maybeline”

    • Oyindamola

      October 16, 2013 at 4:44 pm


  5. Bebe beebee

    October 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Nice style but not interesting.
    What I really love is the multiple color of pants she has.

    Not a bad idea 4 any lady.

  6. kokie

    October 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Nice bod

  7. chai

    October 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm


  8. nana

    October 15, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    The background in most of the pics caught ma attention more that the attire. Cool but average for me.

    • ms lala

      October 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      same here..

    • Concerned_Boyfriend

      October 15, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      Aje ni e!!

  9. Gorgeous

    October 15, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Affordable and chic style. nice one girl. And abeg i love your bling bling wedding finger

  10. Vicky

    October 15, 2013 at 3:49 pm


  11. nolla

    October 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I am lost. What is stylish abt her

    • MImi

      October 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Can’t you just be like me? It is my style na. Careful o before her friends but on their voltron armour. Don’t mind me.

  12. Gistyinka Blog

    October 15, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Hmm you fashion sense is great…

  13. OK

    October 15, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Yes you CAN be over dressed.

    • Aduke

      October 18, 2013 at 7:34 am

      I concur!

  14. MelonX

    October 15, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    No impressed…I can easily go to Saks purchase a bunch of dresses and shoes take pictures in them send to BN, then return the items the next day. Just saying…

    • juliana

      October 16, 2013 at 11:09 pm

      tell the truth babe, this is how you roll, LMAOOOO

  15. funke

    October 15, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    thunder thighs ,it turns me on

  16. Mamajay

    October 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Her style is boring

    • Anon

      October 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      I agree.

  17. ms lala

    October 15, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    The Background got my attention so i kept staring at the home (nice home bythe way) behind her instead of her outfits…try taking them on the streets or some place that does’nt distract the viewers…cute style and congrats on ur Masters go girl!!!!!!!!

  18. billionaire in grace

    October 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Not really impressed…it is just a big OK

  19. I Rock

    October 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Chikodi and co that has been featured on here, keep on keeping on cause it aint easy putting yourself up for blog comments (be it positive or negative). Y’all look good.

    I aint gonna lie though…the truth is that the only My Style feature that I’ve ever loved almost all the way was by Stella (Jadore Blog). Maybe it’s because we have very similar styles though am not crazy about ankara/traditional wears and wigs/weaves.

  20. Ifeoma Nwawe

    October 15, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Some hits and misses there. i am not a big fan of her choice in skirts and she doesnt just own any of the looks. I like that her style is actually affordable and its basic everyday wear.. No too much senrere..

  21. Ifeoma Nwawe

    October 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    i like those purple shoes, for someone who doesn’t wear heels.. I think it will be just fine..

  22. Esta

    October 15, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    This style is just so basic .kept scrolling down to see something better. Well its her style after all.Ms Soles style has been the best for me so far…

  23. dont mention

    October 15, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    this ur style get as e be oh……e no bad…e just get as e be…..congrats on ur masters n ur background just got me daydreaming, i better finish n get my nursing degree too soon…..chai…

  24. Jules

    October 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Yeah I agree. Stella of Jadore Fashion is the bomb!
    This style featu re is not working for me. ..But then, it’s ‘Her Style’

  25. AshANi

    October 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    hmnn..seems most people missed the subject title! its MY style> referring to the lady (is it the same person tho? some pics she looks older, others..much younger..just saying..ok back to my point) not OUR style o! pls allow her, its her taste, her combination, her house( I sabi?)..
    p.s. I don’t know her o..
    >>peace, love and cupcakes..

    • Truth..

      October 16, 2013 at 2:24 am

      Yea,the bangs didn’t do her any justice.

  26. Funmi

    October 15, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Where is the style na?

  27. tobi Amokeodo

    October 15, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Well, do all this ppl leave abroad? Haba! Can’t we do one post for the girl that lives in surulere or ojuelegba. Admin?

    • Mareno

      October 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      Exactly.. BN wats happening to featuring ladies who are Naija based for the mystyle issue???

    • parisclub

      October 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      what do you mean now, ha take it easy on us

  28. Sunshine

    October 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Make I keep my mouth quiet……. But on an after
    thought…….na me get my mouth. Is it me or is her body type
    distracting us from her style???? It’s just OK. Just reminded me to
    pick up a yellow top for Naija thingz.

  29. kaddy

    October 15, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Beautiful legs, u also make me want to gilt my leggens for
    Jeans dey look terrific On u Nice style

  30. Stella Kashmoney

    October 15, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Love all her shoes.

  31. babysco

    October 15, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I prefer the side part hairstyle on her.Some misses and some hits.but overall,I love her style

  32. J

    October 15, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Yvonne always stylish Congrats all whoa so good to c you and keeping it up as usual. regards from pays

  33. uuuu

    October 16, 2013 at 12:55 am

    please what is this??

    • Truth..

      October 16, 2013 at 2:25 am

      Phorografs no ni

    • CarliforniaBawlar

      October 16, 2013 at 2:51 am

      water and garri make eba for you and your husband on your wedding day………:-P

  34. Mabel

    October 16, 2013 at 4:55 am

    I love the shoe collection. As far as style goes, I really don’t see any discernible style, just outfits. Individually you have some great pieces, but I don’t think you are putting them together well, or choosing the right shoe/bag combination at times. Give the speedy bag a break too, it makes your image looks dated and cheap.

    Congrats on the second degree, wish you all the best in your work with children!

  35. Eve82

    October 16, 2013 at 7:10 am

    IMO, the thighs are too big for shorts…did not work for me!

  36. Modella

    October 16, 2013 at 8:14 am


    • Aduke

      October 18, 2013 at 7:27 am


  37. Bella

    October 16, 2013 at 9:52 am

    OK. Firstly banging house, and the surroundings are proper but unfortunatley that has totally taken away from your style, which is safe and ok but somewhat lukewarm. I saw a lot of misses and a few hits, like the shorts, you dont look too comfortable in them scorts. Your legs are toned but you are a big girl. Love the black ZAra “gladiatorish” shoes, but the rest is honestly nothing to write home about! sorry

  38. bubu

    October 16, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Loooooooove her legs! Yes pls. N I’m a straight chic. My fave looks were d shorts.

  39. eli

    October 16, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Kudos to her for putting up her pictures 🙂 Just wanted to
    comment on her “… every girl should own black or nude shoes”. the
    idea of the “nude shoe” was to make women’s legs look longer and on
    occasions when you want a toned down shoe (similar your skin tone
    hence making it almost invisible) to accent your outfit.
    unfortunately it is more for Caucasian/white skin. if you have
    brown skin and you want this “nude” effect, try getting more darker
    shades like “browns” “tans” and just darker nudes. Because the
    “traditional nude” will contrast against black skin thus defeating
    the purpose.

  40. Nosey

    October 16, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    e mi o ri ‘style’ o!

  41. mujer casada

    October 17, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Regular garb. Some cute nos. I think hair overwhelms the personality.

  42. Nenye

    October 17, 2013 at 7:42 am

    She is a typical Texas chic.whacky fashion.she needs help.OH! I just remebered she’s a nurse.SHE’S FORGIVEN!!!

    • parisclub

      October 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      what do you mean now, ha take it easy on us

  43. Damojo

    October 17, 2013 at 9:09 am


    If this geh commits suicide, they should arrest all the people that made comments on this post.

    Ahn ahn, una wicked………..

  44. ijescorner

    October 17, 2013 at 11:35 am

    nice scenery…

  45. Asaa

    October 17, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Good enough. Please stay away from bangs or the likes that
    cover your forehead! no for everyone! they make you look old. You
    look so young and fresh in center or side parts! keep it

  46. stylefash25

    October 17, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Looking lovely as always Yvonne.

  47. Ready

    October 17, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I’on know. I just wasn’t feeling HER style. I get that she’s feminine, but I don’t think I got a definite style vibe from her. I will say though, that she has some really good pieces; some were paired gorgeously like the denim shirt and coral pants, and then there were some that could have had a little more oomph if paired differently and accessorized better. Also, although she’s got toned legs, compare any of her shorts looks to her maxi dress looks; she looks more regal and sophisticated in the covered thigh looks.
    I hope my comment doesn’t come off as bash-y. It’s not beans to send pictures of oneself to these blogs…shii, God knows I won’t send mine for a long time. But I figure she wants opinion, so here’s mine: ditch the bangs and dark lipsticks, lay more emphasis on cohesion, and consider longer hems and less chunky heels.

  48. Women no get life at all

    October 17, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    See all these people hating on her ehn, they all drooling and wishing they are in her shoes.
    Come saturday, they are on their way to Oju-elegba to do bend down select and look as nice as this (hahaha)
    If you fine reach this babe and gat outfit as nice as these, send to BN fast fast

    Wo Yvonne abi ki loruko e tin je na, am a guy and i admire you. leave all these hater chics (or chicken) to be hating.

  49. lool, u can always trust Naija peeps to tell you the truth as long as they are not in front of you, the ring and the MK is the ish

  50. mama babyjake

    October 18, 2013 at 2:00 am


  51. Aduke

    October 18, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Dearie, pls get rid of the bangs ASAP! As in like yesterday! Makes u look very old, hides ur pretty face and its just NOT for u! The side parting looks good, shows ur face well, waaay younger and just a whole different n better u.

  52. parisclub

    October 21, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I got to give it to her, if you are in the health
    profession particularly nursing where its a uniform thing is easy
    to lose your sense of style.Not all nurses are heavy dressers and
    to me shes good,easy,laid back,comfy fashion. Shes pretty too
    ,lovely smile, nurses are beautiful.

  53. pweetypeepy

    November 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Although, it is called my style but i think we are here to pick up one or two ways of dressing better and maybe looking gorgeous. I totally don’t like her style. Just like others have said, i was also carried away by the background instead of her. Please dear, just a piece of advice., go and work on your style and maybe come back with something better. Thanks.

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