Connect with us

Advertisement

Features

My Style: Tsholofelo Dikobe

Published

 on

My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014054

I don’t conform to the fashion rules” – Tsholofelo Dikobe

It’s time for another fabulous edition of My Style – our monthly BN Style feature that aims to celebrate the unique style of our amazing BN readers.

The My Style page is all about showing how diverse and universal style can be. Style is individual, unique and fun and is a personal representation of how each person expresses their take on fashion; so BN Style watchers let’s appreciate her unique style. 🙂 Enjoy!

BellaNaija reader Tsholofelo Dikobe also known as The Khoi Fro is our My Style focus for this edition and we are loving her mix and miss fashion. Plus we know our BN Beauty Naturalistas are loving her Afro! This Botswana native is a lover of fashion and always puts her personal touch on everything she rocks. A graduate of the University of Botswana, Tsholofelo has been featured on numerous magazines in her home town and abroad and is a go-to stylist for celebrities in Botswana and Africa in general.

With her fashion blog www.thekhoifro.wordpress.com, Tsholofelo loves her style which she believes takes the shape of her past life, present and future years to come. She thrives off the oddity of fashion and believes her style is easy on the eye.

For her feature today, we are going to the streets of Botswana which Tsholofelo uses as her runway; taking a look at her unique view of fashion and her ‘frugal’ ways.

My Style is…
…What and How.

Where Style Meets Personality
My style is full of color and has several layers of interesting textures and decorative print of every emotion there is…just like my personality. My style express what I feel and how I look when I feel a certain way.

My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014010

Where I Shop Till I Drop
Mr Price for quirky accessories, flea markets for once-off retro/vintage pieces, Markhams, Legit, Zara, H&M, and online store Sole- struck.

I shop when I have to not when I need to, that way I shop the essentials versus the wants. I am a “frugalista”.

My Tresses
My favourite look is the Khoi-fro look. Natural hair; particularly the afro.

My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014060

My Makeup Look
I love avante garde makeup for themed events, but for just a night out with the girls a more natural look is what I gravitate towards.

My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014061

Makeup by Jennifer-Osei Mensah

My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014055

How I Accessorize
I am a self confessed accessories and nail polish hoarder. My favourite accessories are mainly my sunglasses, statement African neck pieces, retro vintage earrings, clutches and printed scarves. I am also a fan of small bags like sling bags.

My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014052

My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014022 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014026 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014003 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014032

On A Regular day
My regular day look comprises of anything exaggerated and a pair of comfortable jeans/pants, add a touch of colour or a statement piece.

My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014002 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014041 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014050 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014043 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014039 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014046

Bag Life

My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014020 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014024 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014025

Getting My “Working Class Girl” On
My typical work look includes anything tailored.

My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014021 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014040 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014011 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014034 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014053

I Own the Night
I don’t conform to the fashion rules, I am the type to wear a bright colour even at night. What I love is being comfortable.

My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014019 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014029 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014030 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014042 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014048 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014044

The Khoi Styling

My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014056 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014058 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014057 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014059

I Think Every Girl Should Have
A girl should have a chic LBD (Little Black Dress) for those nights out; a tailored blazer, good lingerie, comfortable pair of heels, a signature cologne and well shaped eyebrows.

I always go for my go-to blazer for last minute wardrobe fashion fixes; the right undies, statement accessories and killer Aldo heels.

My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014004

The Many Colors I See

My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014007 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014005 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014016 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014028 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014033 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014008 My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014009

My Advice for Other Stylistas
Your style is your visual representation; your voice. Style is communicating without having to say a word. Make sure that your “voice” is anything but squeaky.

If you have to think twice about an outfit- you are right, change it or remove the last thing you put on. If you think you are under-dressed, add a statement accessory. Accessories turn a drab outfit into a fab one. The ultimate style tip, is agree with your entire self and own your look. Confidence goes a long way!

If I Could Steal A Celebrity’s Wardrobe
I would choose some fashion duds from Julia Saar-Jamois, some minimalistic pieces from Solange, quirky duds from Leaf Greener editor of ELLE China, designer Nicholas Kirkwood’s shoes and finish off the look with Elena Perminova’s elegance.

My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014045

Which Celebrity Stole My Look
Not entirely but The 4aces Date have some fashion duds I love.

My Style Philosophy
Mix and miss- the aim is not to conform to the fashion rules. What’s different is I mix and miss fashion, deliberately. The oddity of mixing different textures, silhouettes and prints, I feed off it. I am not a fan of mixing and matching or matchy-matchy but I’d like to think that my look is easy on the eye.

My Style Tsholofelo Dikobe - BellaNaija - July2014027

Thank you to Tsholofelo for sharing her amazing style with us. To find out more on Tsholofelo, you can follow her on Instagram: @thekhoi_fro | Find her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/the khoi-fro | Follow her on Twitter: @thekhoi_fro | Visit her Blog: www.thekhoifro.wordpress.com

_____________________________________________________________________________
If you are interested in appearing in the My Style feature, 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

44 Comments

  1. Nuna

    July 8, 2014 at 10:09 am

    I loooovvvvveeeee. Very quirky and a breath of fresh air!!

  2. Radiant

    July 8, 2014 at 10:30 am

    The hair!!! The Working Girl Look!!! This look-http://www.bellanaija.com/2014/07/08/my-style-tsholofelo-dikobe/my-style-tsholofelo-dikobe-bellanaija-july2014009/ !!!

  3. Some hater

    July 8, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Indeed a breath of fresh air. Now this is what I call style! I feel like I know who she is and what she represents even by just this feature.
    Not some of this Nigerian girls abroad that think wearing nice clothes is a style. Loool.

  4. goddessofvictory

    July 8, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Her style be making me dizzy not for me ra ra. More power to your elbow girl!

    • mimi

      July 8, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      i dont know why ur comment makes me laugh (all in a good way)

    • Ibukun

      July 12, 2014 at 12:35 am

      Me too! Lol

  5. Anon

    July 8, 2014 at 10:40 am

    This is style. Very zany! Not to my taste though but well done.

    • iba

      March 13, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      Zanyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy? You little meanie!

  6. Fabulicious

    July 8, 2014 at 10:42 am

    She has fine legs but I will pass on her style.Its really busy.

  7. MzChizzy

    July 8, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Ko wa easy on the eye rara…ki lo de? where are you from again? *now scrolling up*

    • Ivie

      July 8, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      lolzzz…funny you

  8. @edDREAMZ

    July 8, 2014 at 11:41 am

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
    .
    This is really lovely i must confess… Clap for urself u try wella…..
    .
    .
    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  9. Aibee

    July 8, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Truly this is Her Style. She’s not just wearing clothes and looking like every other person. She is dancing to the beat of her own drums. Nice and quirky. Her style reminds me of Solange.

  10. tinu

    July 8, 2014 at 11:48 am

    issorai i feel your energy…… keep serving the lord….

  11. Gorgeous

    July 8, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    My kind of style. Colorful and flashy, yet with correct taste. Yay! I also love her hair.

  12. Igbeyinadun

    July 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    hmmm… a different style from what we normally see. Well I dont know about the style being nice, what me i know is that her her is sooooooooooooo lovely. Abeg, teach me how you maintained this ooo, when my hair grows small, na chop chop. Abeg share tips thanks you.

    • Igbeyinadun

      July 8, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      *thank you.

  13. CeeCee

    July 8, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Really don’t like what I am seeing, but each to their own.

  14. Better

    July 8, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    It’s a lie. After all these dramatics you change and wear normal clothing. This is not a style.

  15. sally

    July 8, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    nice style… i like but not an everday thing for me…. she is very daring i like

  16. Cee

    July 8, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    All I see is RAINBOW…she really dresses like that on a normal day?

  17. Ivie

    July 8, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    love the fact that you own it!!! It suits you too… me like it!

  18. baboushka

    July 8, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Ok this is definitely HER style but not for me too busy these photos are making me dizzy. Her hair I can rock any day totally loving it!

  19. Derry

    July 8, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Bold prints & vibrant colours, i love

  20. Modella says,tanx BN for the new site!

    July 8, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Woww,she is daring..Good for editorial..God knows how many times I keep clicking for this ‘My style feature’ BN why not make it a weekly stuff? Are there not many submission?

  21. laila

    July 8, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    LOVEEEEEE Her Style! Go girl!

  22. Idy

    July 9, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Nah! Jst too colourful

  23. sheilananamurewa

    July 9, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Wow….rhetro and vintage,not your regular girl look,go gurl u rock!!

  24. sum1special

    July 9, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Now this is who i call a fashionista. She plays with colours and clothes which makes her a fashion queen. Love her vintage and retro look, its refreshing.

  25. Kiks

    July 9, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    keep serving the Lord? (lmao)

  26. lotadiamond

    July 11, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Haven’t seen anyone with a better sense of colour. …….u are in touch with your colours and mother nature and they both embrace you with open arms.

    • Ibukun

      July 12, 2014 at 12:37 am

      huh?? mother nature ke? it is well.

  27. peyton

    July 16, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    I love the hair, her style i like now how do i carry that hair daily, to courts and not be termed a mad woman?? answers please iam at my breaking point not sure what i want to do with my hair

  28. elsa

    July 17, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Ohmigod! I LOVE your hair! It has a life all on it’s own and i love it. U rock!

  29. wallpaper

    July 17, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Amazing hair and legs!

  30. Tsholo Dikobe

    July 25, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Hahahaha love all your comments. Made me laugh. To all those who think my ‘energy’ is too much, I guess i prefer DANGEROUS FREEDOM THAN PEACEFUL SLAVERY. To all those who love the looks, i am glad my energy had reached you. 🙂

    Thank you Bella Naija for the feature. Bless. 🙂

  31. obi-talk

    July 29, 2014 at 12:40 am

    I love, love this chic’s style, I would borrow everything. now this is wat I call STYLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. az

    August 12, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Fashion! Smashion! lol. Very colourful, retro, lovely! a bit too colourful for my taste, but that’s why it’s her style not mine… she rocks it.

  33. Ms. Sane

    August 14, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Bold & Eccentric. These are the words that come to mind when I think of her style. Definitely not my style, but I totally love how she works it. Go gurl!

  34. Deedara

    August 16, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Very bold style. She wears it very well!

  35. Miss Mo

    September 5, 2014 at 3:20 am

    Definitely a unique style.

    Great color combos tho’

  36. susan

    September 23, 2014 at 7:43 am

    cute but not for me. she dey act drama ni? too dramatic abeg.

  37. Idomagirl

    October 14, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Love all the colour…and that fro of course. 😀

  38. Rebeca Stone

    April 23, 2015 at 3:33 am

    you need to have more style . I love some of your styles and do not pose that much.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Tangerine Africa
css.php