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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. It is also 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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BellaNaija reader Maryam Adesola Salam from Paris, is our My Style focus for today and she has got a laid back, chic and effortless look that we are sure you’ll love.

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Maryam was raised in Paris, France and got her A-Levels in Business Administration, before moving to the UK for her graduate degree in Fashion Marketing and Branding (She just finished her 2nd year). This was where her love for fashion & style stepped in.

She started her blog called FashionByDaisy due to compliments she often got about her style. She decided to share her style with more people and created her blog where she gives styling tips and inspiration. Maryam is all about her outfits and sometimes focuses so much of them you don’t see her in the frame – Literally!

Being able to speak 2 languages – English & French, she documents her style in both languages and is currently an online contributor at a fashion magazine and is undergoing a marketing internship at TheVelvetCloset.

Her style is definitely a good balance between trendy and stylish… and she really loves hats.:) Read on to see more of her style and be sure to tell us what you think!

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My Style Is…
…a true definition of who I am. It’s minimal and chic – I like to keep it simple. Moving around different countries has a huge influence on my personality which shows in my style. Being born in Nigeria makes me adapt quickly to trends (Nigerians adapt quickly in countries). Paris has given me this chic side; laid back, minimal but still making a statement anywhere I go. And coming to the UK gives me that total confidence/freedom.

Where Style Meets Personality
I’m a laid back and humble person which reflects in my style. I always say my style is a visual representation of myself.

Where I Shop Till I Drop
I wouldn’t say I am tied to a specific store as I love to shop everywhere. If I like it and I can afford it, I’m buying it. But I am a big fan of Zara, Primark, H&M, Newlook – mostly high street fashion stores I can go into and feel the item before paying for it. Not such a huge fan of online shopping because I’m not really patient to wait for deliveries; but there are 2 online stores I love  -Missguided and Asos.

As I grow older, I’ve surely learned to spend and shop wisely. Now, I would rather purchase a statement piece and long lasting items from Zara because of the product life-cycle. Then I would buy my t-shirts, jeans, and general basics from less expensive stores. H&M and Primark are my go-to stores for nice basics.

My Tresses
My favorite hair style will definitely be straight or body-wave, and a center part even though I get more compliments when I have curly hair. I change my hair very often, like every 3/4 weeks, trying different style as I get bored quickly of certain styles.

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My Makeup Look
My makeup is very minimal because I want more focus on my outfit. I tend to go for an everyday natural makeup look, but purple lipstick is surely my favorite.

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How I Accessorize
I am not big on accessories. The only type of earrings I’ve been wearing for a long time now are studs. You practically can’t see them because they’re so tiny. I can’t really get my heads around dangling ones, but occasionally I give them a go.

Feet & Shoes

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Bag Life
I’m not so much of a bag person but I’m surely the shoe girl. Also, hats are surely my go-to accessories. I like fedora, face caps, bucket hats etc.

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I Really Love Hats!

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On a Regular Day
My regular daytime look is mostly constructed around sneakers – yes, sneakers. As a student, I mostly go to lectures during the cold season and I sometimes wake up late, so sneakers definitely do it for me when I’m running late. I also love the Sporty-Chic look it gives.

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Getting My ‘Working Class Girl’ On
I love the casual but chic and professional work look, especially as a Fashion Marketing & Branding student imagining herself as a future Brand Marketer/Manager. I need to keep it stylish and professional. One of the good things about working in the fashion industry is your personal style is always appreciated.

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I Own the Night
My outfits at night are not complete without a pair of block heels and a cute dress or skirt. I will be on that dance floor all night so I need to be comfortable.

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I Think Every Girl Should Have
Personally, I always have bodycon skirts, midi-length dresses, block heels and loads of t-shirts. But I would advise other ladies to always have a pair of black jeans, a classy black dress and a comfy pair of heels.

If I Could Steal a Celebrity’s Wardrobe
That’s a lovely question and I wish I could have them for real. But since it’s still wishful thinking, I would say Kim Kardashian West. One, because she’s a fan of the midi-skirt, but also because her style is so minimal but always makes the headlines.

I Can be a Seniorita!

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This Celebrity Stole My Look
I am a big fan of Nigerian celebs, but Mo Cheddah is definitely so ME. I love her style because it creams elegance and it takes simple to a new level.

My Advice for Other Stylistas
Dress for yourself. It’s good to follow trends and get inspired by celebrities, but you need to know how to balance it with what you love and feel comfortable in. Comfort is key – if you’re comfortable in an outfit, it shows and looks more beautiful and people will see your confidence through it.

My Style Philosophy
Style isn’t about the price tag – all you have to do is wear what you have and can afford wisely.

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Thank you to Maryam for sharing her great style with us. Follow her for more of her style on Instagram: @FashionByDaisy | Follow her on Twitter: @FashionByDaisy | Find her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FashionByDaisy | Visit her style blog: FashionByDaisy.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

23 Comments

  1. quirky

    June 25, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Nice clothes. But there is something quite messy with your look. However, you are right on track. Just get a better stylist view. Btw, You are stunning.

  2. polypoly

    June 25, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    nice pictures I must say.

    No tea no shade, I was unable to see her style in them pics chilleee…..just seemed like she was playing dress up and a there was a photog to follow her around and get some beauty shots. I mean, this is a My Style feature and not interview on what you wanna do when u grow up.
    I wish her story board flowed naturally and not too boxy to fit the interview format.

  3. dobzi

    June 25, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    She is laid back but still very fashionable. Love it!

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  4. Sugar

    June 25, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Naaaaah……….Not impressed, try again later!

  5. true talk

    June 25, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Nigerians!!! Deceiving each other since 1960. even when d style is yack u hear nice pics>>>

  6. Meme

    June 25, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    very pretty chocolate girl but not stylish per se

  7. @edDREAMZ

    June 25, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
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    Lovely dresses though but if yu dont have money dont try this rough play b4 yu go broke i swear…..
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  8. Sandra

    June 25, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    I love her style.
    First of all, you all need to know she doesnt live in Nigeria according to the interview so definately her style is different and may not be for the Nigerian weather, maybe thats why you can’t relate to it.
    2ndly, in the interview she said she started her blog due to compliment she get often about her style, that means she dresses like this in real life.
    @Polypoly – Its normal if you call it dress up because she is a fashion blogger, she need camera man to take her pictures or will the pictures take itself for her blog post?This is a girl i read her blog often and its explain each outfit, where she wore them to… she re-create an outfit she wore out to take pictures of it and share, simple. You go girl, i lovee your style. Go check her blog to understand her style or follow her on instagram…. Naija people will ignore the positive part and criticize instead of encouraging.

    • polypoly

      June 25, 2015 at 6:03 pm

      hey Sandra!!! I was not throwing shade tho….like I said above, this feature did not feel like a “My Style” segment, felt more like an interview with a Fashion Merch abi na Marketing student. Maybe I shoulda directed my comment to BN team. I wish the story board flowed better.

  9. Tola

    June 25, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    I love her style! Keep doing you!

  10. Tosin

    June 26, 2015 at 12:55 am

    she’s beautiful. beautiful style.
    in other news, i just watched The Bling Ring, the film about superficial everything lol.

    • Andrea

      June 26, 2015 at 9:53 am

      Nice shade but do you expect the dresses or shoes are bag to be made from tree/wood so it’s can be natural to you, or you want her to go naked.?!!

  11. jummai

    June 26, 2015 at 8:22 am

    so boring, not chic at all.

  12. ACE

    June 26, 2015 at 8:56 am

    She is okay. Love her skin colour tho

  13. Andrea

    June 26, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Lovely, I think Bellanaija didn’t pick the best of her pictures appropriate for Nigerians readers,(I checked her blog & instagram then I see how cool her style is). Winter just ended here so it’s normal most of her pictures aren’t very summery. Her style is simple and easy , atleast she’s not like all other very expensive designers buyer fashion blogger.

  14. betty

    June 26, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Beautiful skin , a bit of moisturizer would make it glow and enhance it

  15. JustAgirl

    June 26, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    I must be honest! She is a pretty girl, but her style does not do it for me.

  16. Tolu

    June 27, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    LOVE IT!!! You are beautiful and your style is amazing

  17. Ayinde omotola

    June 28, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Nice pictures ….so proud of you darling…u will definitely get there…Rome wasn’t built in a day don’t forget

  18. Ebony

    July 2, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Pretty girl

  19. hauwa

    July 25, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Very pretty girl. Awesome complexion too.

  20. chidinma

    July 26, 2015 at 11:46 am

    First time seeing her, she is beautiful and I like her styl . Its simple but idk for some reason I am not feeling it that much. But its really cool.

    simplyuneeke.com

  21. deedee

    August 22, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Pretty lady but am not really feeling her style though…its okay but not all that

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