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Stylish simplicity makes everything appear better” – Yewande Alaka

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 Yewande Alaka is our My Style focus for this edition and she is a beautiful Sagittarius with a Bsc. in Business Information Systems and Management & an Msc. in International Business Management. She was born on Friday 20th December  and currently lives in London.

Even though she has achieved a lot in the past 10 years, she still wants to come home to Nigeria where she believes her dream of a career in fashion will come true. After all there is no place like home.

Yewande sees her style as playful and colourful but always classy.

Keep scrolling to see Yewande’s style, find out what she thinks every girl should have and whose style she loves more, Genevieve Nnaji, Kim Kardashian or Eku Edewor.

My Style is…
…playful, colorful but always trying to keep it classy.

Where Style Meets Personality
I am very girly when it comes to dressing up. I am a junkie for colors; this is where it reflects in my personality because I am always a happy, lively and energetic. However I still always try to incorporate male looks sometimes just because that is what fashion should be about – the ability to try new stuff, mixing & matching, playing with colour etc but still working with what works for you and makes you comfortable. I must say comfort is key!

Lastly, I am a principled person and this reflects in my style by keeping my looks conservative. I am not a huge fan of exposing body parts (although I think I can be caught wearing short dresses on nights out).

Where I Shop Till I Drop

I honestly do not have a favorite clothing store. I shop anywhere! When I say anywhere I mean from high end net-a-porter to as random as Sunday markets where you get bargains! I must say I love bargains, sale periods are my favorite.

But I would usually be caught with brands like ASOS, Zara, H&M and Forever 21 in my wardrobe. I am a Primark junkie, they have so many wardrobe basics and necessities at amazing prices you can’t even say no to.

I know I am a shopaholic and I love designer brands. Whenever I desire something really expensive, I come up with a plan to gift myself for maybe my birthday so I save up and buy it. After all we only live once. Lastly, Virgos Lounge satisfies my love for trendy but vintage pieces.

My Tresses
I must say I don’t experiment a lot with my hairstyles. I’m usually very skeptical when it comes to trying a new hairstyle, this is just the fear of it not looking good on me. So I would usually be caught with a weave installed. When I get bored of weaves, I would have a DIY up-do. When I want to wear a flattering evening dress, an up do is usually way to go.

Although I have been on my natural hair now since 2010 but I never do the kinky natural twist as I find it time consuming and requires dedication. Although its absolutely gorgeous when I see my friends or people who have them. 7 out of 10 times, I would be caught wearing short 12 inch curly hair. That should be my favorite because I get to play with it and style it differently.

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My Makeup Look
I try not to be too loud with my make up, I usually prefer when it has a nice flow with the outfit. I think wearing different lipsticks gives a different look every time so I try to experiment with it.

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Feet & Shoes

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On a Regular day
I usually find wearing maxi dresses or skirts really comfortable for day looks. When I decide to wear jeans, I might have a bit of the tomboy look going on because I like male looking flat shoes (brogues, loafers, etc).

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Bag Life

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Getting My ‘Working Class Girl’ On
I just finished school and haven’t secured a professional job yet. But I think work looks should be kept highly professional but also not too boring.

I love colors so I could still add colors to my outfits on a working day.

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I Own the Night
When I’m going out, I usually spend quite a lot of time on my makeup (my dad and other half hates this part so much, lol). I am a sucker for dressing right for an occasion. I really dislike when I’m over dressed or under dressed; just right is perfect for me. I can wear short, long or midi dresses depending on the gathering.

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I Think Every Girl Should have
Bags! I love good quality handbags. It has such fantastic durability. I usually get classic handbags because I know it would hardly go out of fashion and it’s a great compensation for spending a large amount. Tank tops and denim shirts are life savers. Whenever in doubt of what to wear, a tank top or denim shirts works the magic.

My Advice for Other Stylistas
I believe in not copying other peoples style, just be yourself and work with what works for you. I mean, you can always get inspiration from people’s style or looks but just make sure to wear something you are 100% comfortable with. Also study your body type and know what fits your body.

3 Times the Charm

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If I Could Steal a Celebrity’s Wardrobe
I would definitely love to have Kim Kardashian’s wardrobe. I lover her versatility with her style. She makes almost everything look gorgeous except when she shows off too much skin though.

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Which Celebrity Stole my Look
I think Eku Edewor and Genevieve Nnaji. Their style is just absolutely gorgeous and effortless.

Eku’s style is a breathe of fresh hair, I love how she’s always classy with her looks and can go from glamorous, chic, and casual to edgy and tomboy-ish.

Genevieve is just classy and effortless, she hardly disappoints on the red carpet.

My Style Philosophy
“Less is more” and “stylish simplicity makes everything appear better”

Thank you to Yewande for sharing her amazing style with us. To find out more on her style, you can find her on Instagram @wiz_allure | On Twitter @weeziypepermpe | Visit her style blog swishstyles.blogspot.co.uk

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Photo Credit: Kimkardashian.celebuzz.com
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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!

Jennifer is the Beauty Editor & Style Representative of BellaNaija.com. Get in touch - Send an email to: beauty(at)bellanaija.com or style(at)bellanaija.com | Follow us on Instagram: @bellanaijabeauty OR @bellanaijastyle | Follow us on Twitter: @bellanaijastyle

33 Comments

  1. ao

    December 25, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Very nice.

    Pros: Pretty girl. Nice hair styles (looked soft and touchable). She has a signature look and her style seems effortless. Clothes seemed to flow and there was consistency from one outfit to the next without being boring. She knows how to dress for her body type, which is key.

    Cons: While she has a nice body and booty, I would suggest shape wear to keep things under control and prevent panty lines from showing through the pieces that are clingy. Otherwise, very nice.

  2. Heeba

    December 25, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    She has a gorgeous smile!! That’s all I noticed.keep
    smiling

  3. LoL

    December 25, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Beautiful smile n style.

  4. Dlapikin

    December 25, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Beautiful lady, very classy. I love your style, very fresh not overwhelming.

  5. Shallie's Purple Beehive

    December 25, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    lovely decent style! BN you might want to correct breath of fresh *hair

    aomosale.blogspot.co.uk/

  6. Godslove22

    December 25, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Nice and simple….She’s pretty too 🙂

  7. Shrug

    December 25, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Cute but ordinary. It’s like looking at every Lagos girl’s IG

    • Anon

      December 26, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      Touche.

  8. rossy petite

    December 25, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    My girl her styl is gorgeous, you’ll want to look again and again

  9. me

    December 25, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Hey babe. I really love your style. Class, girly, chic, effortless and just clean. However, the thing that got me was your smile. You’re so pretty and that boootay is banging! #NoHomo

  10. Chigbo

    December 25, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Yes she does have a lovely smile. Two things…..
    First, it says she’s been on her natural hair since 2010 but I am struggling to see natural hair in these pics. Make una no insult me o cuz I dey use glasses already.
    Second, why return to Naija ….you dey find husband ? Na joke o!

    BN abeg post something.X.

    • jinkelele

      December 26, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      i see it, if you have softer or bigger curl texture you can
      simply straighten with flat iron if you want to blend in with
      weaves. besides the pics aren’t dated

  11. www.anemistyle.com

    December 25, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Gorgeous girl, love her hair, make up, smile and style, I am not sure about her colour combos, I understand trying to be colourful and vibrant but sometime with colours less is more and better paired with neutral or muted colours. Other than that quite classy and stylish. #Anemistyle

  12. Lizzie

    December 25, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    That Jumpsuit…. love it.

  13. Stephanie

    December 26, 2013 at 5:07 am

    cool style + a beautiful gal too
    http://www.blogsvila.blogspot.com

  14. @ify_eva

    December 26, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Great style…tho the clothes look fresh from
    boutique!!

  15. FOlake

    December 26, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Beautiful girl …. Nice style but please go easy on the cream u use… Dnt spoil ur skin oh any how nice style absolutely love the jumpsuit

  16. Demmy

    December 26, 2013 at 11:51 am

    She is so beautiful. Love her style. xx

  17. Yours Truly

    December 26, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    She’s one beautiful chick, but, I’m not really keen on some
    of the outfits. I must say I love all the hairstyles, and she’s got
    such a beautiful smile yourstrulyblogposts.blogspot.com

  18. jinkelele

    December 26, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    she wears crop tops well

  19. Love

    December 26, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Lovely smile

  20. Hey

    December 27, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Love love her style n also that she seems down to earth from the write-up

  21. inda adalu

    December 28, 2013 at 1:16 am

    classic

  22. Mariaah

    December 30, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Aww.. I love her just the way I love Yinka (Miss Yxclusive) They have got the same smile, look.. Its so spooky!

    Love your style, I want everything you own!! 🙂

  23. Yep i said it, bite me

    January 7, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    CLEAN, FRESH, SEXY

  24. BrokeInFlo

    March 2, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Wish I had your wardrobe and your sense of style.

  25. Pemmy

    July 12, 2014 at 4:01 am

    You have a vert great sense if style, and I definitely do see myself rocking every outfit.

  26. cherry

    July 17, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    I love your style… its mature

  27. olabisi

    July 24, 2014 at 11:46 am

    elegance

  28. Deedara

    August 16, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Pretty girl, classy and fresh sense of style. I like.

  29. Miss Mo

    September 5, 2014 at 3:02 am

    Awwww, how did I miss this?

    My kind of girl o. Similar style and I see quite a # of pieces I own too.

    Love Love Love you. :)))

  30. Anonymous

    September 25, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I love your style

  31. fashionista LeonorA

    October 6, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Lovely

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