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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!

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Our feature diva this month is the stylish fashionista Cassie Ikegbune. Also known as Cassie Daves to all her fashionable followers on Instagram and other social media, Cassandra is all about personal style ans expressing it in chic ways. Born and bred in Lagos, she is a newly qualified medical doctor with a degree from the college of medicine at the University of Lagos – talk about brains and style!

She has a love for fashion and the creative world in general so you can sometimes spot her at fab events in Lagos, chilling with the fashion in-crowd at events like Lagos Fashion & Design Week and modelling. Cassie shares all her know-how, picks, personal stories, interesting finds and tips for pulling some of the fashion world’s trends on her fashion & lifestyle blog – CassieDaves.com.

Follow us as we share even more of Cassie’s style with you – we will check out her favourite trends and what she thinks every girl should have, whose style she loves in the Nigerian entertainment industry, her favourite makeup looks and more. Enjoy! 🙂

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My Style Is…
…a fun mix of everything. On most days, I even surprise myself with what I put together. I’m forever trying on new things and experimenting with new looks although I tend towards androgyny and vintage fashion.

Style unlike fashion is unique to an individual, and that’s what I love most about it. The uniqueness!

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Where Style Meets Personality
I’m an introvert on most days. I’m not so ‘jumpy jumpy’ and I think my style shows that. My style is never too loud, just subtle in a way that still draws people’s attention and makes them interested.

Where I Shop Till I Drop
I don’t have a favorite clothing store and I hardly shop online. I mostly thrift from vintage stores, and buy from random boutiques here and there.

I’m not a shop-a-holic. I hardly shop or plan to! I try to make the best of my wardrobe and I’m always mixing and matching my clothes to create new looks.

My Tresses & Makeup Look
I’m hardly creative with my hair but I love bangs and braids; although I recently cut my hair short and I’ve been loving that as well. It is stress free and frames my face well.

When it comes to makeup, I suck! The only thing I do on my face is line my eyes and apply lipstick when the spirit leads me. I sometimes have makeup done on me by professionals when I have fashion shows and shoots; and my friends help me out sometimes when I have a prim and proper event to attend. But most days I rock a plain face.

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How I Accessorize
I love to accessorize with scarves and more recently sunglasses.

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I Own the Night
For night time, I like to keep it simple but classy.

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My Vintage Flow

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On a Regular Day
You’ll most likely find me in my black harem pants and flats or oversized print shirts and denim pants.

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Shoes & Feet

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Getting My “Working Class Girl” On
I was a medical student for a long time and I’ll still work in an environment that calls for corporate but minimal dressing. So I’m mostly in pencil skirts, corporate pants and flats.

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Tunde K. Mason for cassiedaves.com

Tunde K. Mason for cassiedaves.com

Tunde K. Mason for cassiedaves.com

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I Think Every Girl Should Have
Personally, my black harem pants, print shirts, blue jeans, flats, plain white and black tees are definitely staples fro me. I think Blue/black jeans, plain tees, white shirt, statement neckpiece and a pair of heels are a must-have for all stylistas.

The Leg Show

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My Advice for Other Stylistas
Don’t go broke trying to look fashionable. 😉

If I Could Steal a Celebrity’s Wardrobe
Rihanna!!! She is everything that’s right with fashion. She basically slays in anything she wears! I’ll pick Solange too.

Which Nigerian Celebrity Stole My Look
I wouldn’t exactly say ‘resemble’ but I’ll pick Ezinne Chinkata. She is one person that has the definition of style on lock down for me.

My Style Philosophy
Keep it Simple but Significant! I’m a huge fan of comfort and simplicity but then I also never like to look like everyone else. So even though its simple, I like to infuse a bit of ‘Cassie Daves’ and keep it significant.

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Thank you to Cassandra for sharing her fab style with us. Follow her for more of her style on Instagram: @CassieDaves | Follow her on Twitter: @cassie_daves | Find her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cassiedaves | Visit her style blog: CassieDaves.com

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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

56 Comments

  1. Ralee

    June 1, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Looking good cassie..I really love your fashion sense,you slay it always.

  2. polypoly

    June 1, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    girrrllllllll, u kno what!!! just come on down to the podium and receive your “Effortlessly chic & fab” award. We the team of fashion enforcements officers at Bella Naija comments section, hereby certify you as a fashionista. Yasssssssssss booooo, come on thru, like all tha way thru.
    sissy poo u are slaying all these wanna thrift store/ wanna be hippy naija fashionistas. Take all of my edges., cos u loook #snaaaaatttchedddddd

    Rihanna’s wardrobe – ur head dey dia. better pikin, but i am line for Rih’s closet already….lol!! Rihanna gat that fashion RIHality on lock

    BN Team – uhmm, this wallpaper Ad is not tha bizz hunty, it doesn’t match with the BN website font/ design. idk sha, uche gotta pay those bills. so go ahead and slay with the ads.

    • TeenagerIamnot

      June 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      @poly poly, how old are u? No vex becos half of the time l no dey understand wetin u dey write. I am in my mid twenties. You come across like 13?

    • Polypoly

      June 2, 2015 at 12:25 am

      Hey gurl hey!!! Teenager U r not but u surely are not an adult, U tried it hun, and failed….learn how to throw shade properly okayyy!!! Gurl bye

      This is how we communicate on social media in the north of the americas, get in line boo!

    • Lotana

      June 2, 2015 at 10:43 am

      The North America of Olorunshogo. I beg my friend grow up. Anyways, shouldn’t you be doing ur homework rather than be on BN?

    • Nne Umu Boys!

      June 2, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      Dear Poly,

      Go and read your books.

    • polpoly

      June 2, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      sorry boo I don’t need to read nan… u need the books boo, now worry about nepa light…hiss

    • Cassandra Ikegbune

      June 3, 2015 at 5:33 am

      LOL. This comment had me rolling. I love the humour in it. Thank you, thank you! I’m here to receive the award ??

  3. Sonya

    June 1, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    this is truly a representation of personal style. The color, fit and textures of her clothes are suitable for our naija weather. she definitely has a thing for oxfords and was that a brogue i saw? fab. she wears her skirts well and dresses for her body type. for someone who is newly a doctor, i’m surprised there are no pictures with her scrubs!

    • Cassandra Ikegbune

      June 3, 2015 at 5:36 am

      come and see my scrub pictures on my instagram baby gehl/guy? – @cassiedaves

  4. Onlooker

    June 1, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Her best looks were the ones where she was holding her camera

    • Cassandra Ikegbune

      June 3, 2015 at 5:29 am

      Its been said that my camera is indeed my best fashion accessory. Lol

  5. ijeoma Michael

    June 1, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    life is what you make it

  6. Lawan

    June 1, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    I love it!

  7. Bleed Blue

    June 1, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Individual and unpretentious. Nice.

    I follow on instagram. Her style is “on fleek”. Or should I say her style is “bae”…..
    Honestly keeping up with social media lingo can give someone back ache.

  8. Melvy

    June 1, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Its just a particlar style for her……. Vintage!!!! Isn’t style supposed to be diversified????? But then…. What do I know????

    • Nne Umu Boys!

      June 2, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      Dear Melvy,

      Style is not “supposed” to be anything BUT personal. The choice to diversify is solely that of the stylista.

    • Cassandra Ikegbune

      June 3, 2015 at 5:28 am

      Nne biko welu five first! Ezigbo nwa

    • Cassandra Ikegbune

      June 3, 2015 at 5:23 am

      My dear, BN mixed it up a bit actually but if you do know anything, you should at least be able to decipher what’s vintage style and what’s not. I only have four truly retro (a.k.a vintage) style pictures up there.

  9. mama dazel

    June 1, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Ok I Like that she personalizes her

  10. Linsey

    June 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    My fav so far nice one girl it shows your a real fashionista not those wannabes

  11. Jo!

    June 1, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Ezinne who? Ezinne chinwhat?????

  12. Miss_Flygerian

    June 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    One of the best style features I’ve seen on BN. She makes vintage look good.

  13. Moet

    June 1, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    to each their own. haba…

  14. Tassy

    June 1, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    finally, we have one person who showes “naija style” not all these babes that are in yankee/ jand that bella has been showing us. somethimes u wonder where in naija u want to wear those outfit to, when u see thier “working class”outfit u wonder if its the acceptable dress code in most nigerian organizations…. u go gal..

    dear bella, we need more “relatable” peeps not “oh, i shop in zara, miu miu, orisirishi

    • Stacie

      June 2, 2015 at 1:00 am

      hahaha. I feel your pain… ( no offence meant)

  15. blogaddict

    June 1, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Cassie doesnt know it but admired and followed her silently for a while now cos she keeps it real (Dont go broke trying to be fashionable). Even though I’m a size 10 i have learnt from her to be fashionable &comfortable at the same time.
    Keep slaying Girl!

  16. blogaddict

    June 1, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Cassie doesnt know it but i have admired and followed her silently for a while now, cos she keeps it real (Dont go broke trying to be fashionable). Even though I’m a size 10 i have learnt from her to be fashionable &comfortable at the same time.
    Keep slaying Girl!

    • Cassandra Ikegbune

      June 3, 2015 at 5:20 am

      Heyyyy! Thank you so much. I’m just over here being real glad I helped even if its the smallest way.
      But why anonymous? Reveal yaself! Shoot me an instadm maybe?

  17. Tweeny Tee

    June 1, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    *CHANTS* CASSIE!! CASSIE !! CASSIE!! CASSIE!! CASSIE!! CASSIE !!

    • Cassandra Ikegbune

      June 3, 2015 at 5:38 am

      Yo! I don’t know who you are but ‘You loyal, you smart, i appreciate you’ *in Dj Khaled’s voice* ?

  18. www.Anemistyle.com

    June 1, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Absolutely love her stylish yet simple outfits. She is in a league of her own. #hugefan

  19. fga

    June 1, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    I need some of her healing biko. Jesu!

  20. oparaboy

    June 1, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Nice style!

  21. Maggz

    June 1, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Stunningly beautiful lady.
    I love your unique style. It suits you to a T. Keep doing you.

  22. poison ivy

    June 1, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    @Bleed blue, they don’t use on “FLEEK” again hmmmmm……..which on is ‘BAE’ again oooh.
    Sometimes i just thank God for my carefree attitude towards social media .

  23. Nedoux

    June 1, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Love your style Cassie.

    Perfect blend of beauty and brains 🙂

  24. Princess Lulu

    June 1, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Best My style Ever… Her style is so my style#Vintage

  25. zou

    June 2, 2015 at 12:13 am

    yes!!!!!! she has got style…u rock girl!

  26. ihatetodothis

    June 2, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    great style. but the knees especially the right knees. it looks like the face of a bull dog

    • Cassandra Ikegbune

      June 3, 2015 at 5:18 am

      LOL. Now that you mention it, I can actually see it too. Eekk

  27. chukwukadibia

    June 2, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    When she says vintage,does that mean she’s admiting that she goes to balogon to buy ‘bend down select’ as in second hand cloths?if that’s true then I am in love with her already.dont like fake people..

    • Cassandra Ikegbune

      June 3, 2015 at 5:16 am

      Some vintage shop in Yaba actually but yes we dey bend down too. Haha

    • WumiTuase

      June 25, 2015 at 10:58 am

      You are the realest! I love that there is no forming here.

    • WumiTuase

      June 25, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      I love that Cassie is so real! lol @ we dey bend down. Vintage is a definitely a timeless trend. love your pictures too!

  28. Tee

    June 2, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    So I wonder are there vintage stores in Naija or is that a stylista way of saying “bend down boutique”?

    • Cassandra Ikegbune

      June 3, 2015 at 5:17 am

      Yup! There are – coded places though but still in the market. It’s also a stylish way of saying bend down boutique.

  29. chee

    June 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Oh cassie,i love ur guts!! Keeping it real girl….word on marble#dont go broke trying to look fashionable#

  30. desola mako

    June 4, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    looking good Cassie, I enjoyed the read. x

  31. Nene

    June 5, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Hey cassie,I totally love your style.it’s so chic. Pls can I get a link to a site that has a tutorial on how you tied your scarf in the 11th and 17th pix?

    • Cassandra Ikegbune

      June 7, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      Hey nene, I just put up a headwrap tutorial on my blog. Really easy and simple, I hope it helps you.

  32. nene

    June 8, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Gracias *big smile

  33. chidinma

    July 26, 2015 at 11:39 am

    I LOVE Cassie, ever since I found her blog I have been loving it. She also shows love and encouragement to other bloggers like myself and I love that about her. You go girl.

    www simplyuneeke.com

  34. zinny

    July 26, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I so much love your style cassie and you just inspired me more

  35. pinkee lee

    September 23, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Niceee…exp. d pixs wit ha cam…we both same body size…

  36. Chidimma

    January 14, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    keep it up Cassie. I’ve been following you on instagram for a while now and recently started reading your blog posts. I must say I love the uniqueness of your style. Keep slaying!

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