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My Style Tosin Sho-Silva - Bellanaija - August2015045Less is more” – Tosin Sho-Silva

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 his unique style. 🙂 Enjoy!


Today’s My Style Star is especially chic! With an eclectic style that incorporates vintage, rocker-chic, classy, fun and flirty – we think you’re going to want to bookmark this page.

Oluwatosin Alexandriah Sho-Silva is a fashion enthusiast who is currently studying for her MA in Fashion and Textile Design at Herriot Watt University in the UK. Prior to this time she attended Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls in Lagos and got a BSc in Architecture from Covenant University in Ota, Ogun state and a level 4 Diploma in Art and Design: Fashion Pathway from Kensington and Chelsea College in London. We’re sure by now you can tell she really is into fashion & design.

Tosin currently lives in Lagos with her parents – owners of Rose Blossom Bridal, and her little brother.

Stemming from her love for fashion, she created her own fashion & style blog – and wants to start her own womenswear label as soon as she graduates. We’ve got first dibs!

Today, we are going to follow Tosin as she walks us through what makes her tick when it comes to fashion and style.


My Style Is…
… is a media for self-expression and as such I have realized that my style changes and evolves over the seasons, also depending on location and basically how I’m feeling at a particular point in time. However, factors in my style that remain constant are simplicity, comfort and sophistication. I hardly follow trends but work with what silhouettes and shapes that best flatter my body frame.

It is often said that style is a way of expressing whom you are without having to speak. I strongly believe this. You can almost imagine what kind of person someone is just by studying their colour coordination, choice of preferred silhouette for a garment e.g. trousers etc. and I find this very interesting.

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My style is versatile. Everyday I want to be something else. Classic chic today, street style tomorrow, it’s all depends on my mood.

Where Style Meets Personality
I’m a very simple person obsessed with neatness and precision in all I do as a result of my design background. This is very evident in my style in terms of colour coordination, makeup, hair etc.

I’m not the most feminine lady and would never trade my comfort for anything so I am most likely to be seen in pointed loafers, sneakers and Chelsea boots as opposed to heels.

Where I Shop Till I Drop
I really love shopping at Zara and Missguided. As it is for many people, shopping is therapeutic for me. If I’ve done a lot of work in a day/week, I reward myself.

My Tresses
My hair is more often than not, high up in a sleek bun because it’s a very neat and clean look, which I pretty much stand for. Asides that, a short side part or all back weave will do.

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My Makeup Code
My everyday make up look is a matte nude lip with black eyeliner from Zaron, brown powder from MAC studio fix, filled brows with a Jordana pencil and mascara from Rimmel.

I never use eyeshadows (unless done by a professional makeup artist) but if I want to go a little extra, I highlight and contour with the Sleek Contour kit, use a foundation from the MAC match master, add some artificial lashes and a bright matte lip colour.

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How I Accessorize
I like to keep my accessories minimal. I stick to the basics more or less; bags, shoes, sunglasses, belts etc.

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I Own the Night
High-waisted shorts or jeans with a pretty blouse and court shoes is my go-to look for a night out. I often indulge in cami tops and midi dresses as well, finishing the look off with a classic red lip.

On a Regular Day

Winter Glam: On a regular Fall/Winter day, I’m always dressed in a turtle/high neck, cropped or chunky knit jumper with jeans and Chelsea boots or trainers. For jackets, I love my maxi coats and smart structured jackets. To accessorize, I throw on a chunky knit scarf, blanket or faux fur stole/headband.

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Summertime Fine: Spring/Summer brings in a lot of pastels, whites and creams for me. Culottes, lace, baby socks, sandals, garlands and oversized sunglasses are all components of my looks in this fabulous season.

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Shoes & Feet + Bag Life

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Getting My “Working Class Girl” On
My typical work look would involve palazzo trousers, high-waisted pencil skirts, pencil dresses, culottes, court shoes, well-tailored blazers etc. Minimal accessories and nude makeup as well.

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My Must-Haves I Think Every Girl Should Have
High waisted everything (jeans, shorts, pencil skirts and culottes), basic white and black tee, court shoes, a solid and structured leather bag, well-tailored black blazer, bouncy sneakers and a turtle neck jumper are all my must-haves.

For others I would suggest a pair of well fitted jeans, a well tailored coat and black long line blazers, chiffon cami tops, a good structured leather bag, black pencil skirts, basic t-shirts, neutral coloured sunglasses and court shoes.

Clean Hues

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Advice For Other Style Lovers
First things first, know what suits your body structure in terms of silhouettes, textures and colours. Forget trends and work with what you have to flatter your most attractive features.

Up Close & Personal

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Me & My Denims

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If I Could Steal A Celebrity’s Wardrobe
Giovanna Battaglia! She is absolutely fabulous in every way.

Which Celebrity Stole My Look
I actually can’t think of any.

My Style Philosophy
As a modernist architect and designer, of course, “less is more” – Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

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Thank you to Tosin for sharing her amazing style with us. Follow her for more of her style on Instagram: @TosTos_ | Follow her on Twitter: @TShoSilva | Visit her fashion & style blog:

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!


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  1. Abena

    August 7, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    LOVE HER STYLE! She wears easy to find stuff.And its very clean and neat.Impressive

    • ak

      August 7, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      She is gorgeous!

    • jide

      August 7, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      It boils down to dressing to suit her body type. Her piecess are simple and basic yet perfect for her frame. High-waisted stuff work for her obviously. Pls Eyin sisi mama oni waist cincher and body magic, pls don’t go squeeze yourself inside high-waisted anything o. This is not for everyone o

    • Seriously

      August 8, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      Yes, she wears easy things but makes them look so fashionable and perfect. Tosin, is beautiful with a banging body and knows how to dress her body without trying too hard.

      Most wannabe fashionistas try too hard and spend money they don’t even have just to make a statement. But this girl right here spends her money well and looks perfect.

  2. ejogene

    August 7, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Beautiful girl! Your style is on point! Love, love love that white pant!

  3. Sjaneviel from Suriname

    August 7, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    I can see myself in all her clothes…… she has fine legs

  4. Ocean Beauty

    August 7, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Finally I see someone with the same style as me (understandable and easy to relate with). Except she has more hips than me.

    • nunulicious

      August 7, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      ocean beauty. if she has more hips than you then babes, sorry oh!

  5. Billiionaire in grace

    August 7, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Very nice

  6. EllesarisEllendil

    August 7, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    ???In my humble opinion, you style it like a boss. Exceptional job with the illusion of height too.

  7. Tee

    August 7, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    I really really like your style…fun, edgy, chick, classy!

  8. New fan

    August 7, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    OMG! I LOVE HER STYLE.!!!!!! so clean and effortless.

  9. [email protected]

    August 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    She’s perfect. She looks like a doll and she’s a chameleon. But it doesn’t seem forced at all.

  10. CatwalkWithPAT

    August 7, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    effortlessly stylish.

    her body is the truth please…..soo trim.

  11. Bee lady

    August 7, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Am usually never impressed with people’s fashion style posted on this blog, but this lady’s style is impressive if am being honest.

  12. Heretostay

    August 7, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Your mom makes lovely wedding dresses to die for…. had 2 friends and was there for fittings. U are just here mini Kudos

  13. Duchess Maria

    August 7, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Very cute girl. I like your style hon.
    You have a great body as well. Thumbs up all around.

  14. Opsy

    August 7, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Love love love her style…

    Effortlessly chic & stylish.

  15. MOM

    August 7, 2015 at 4:05 pm


  16. MARY

    August 7, 2015 at 4:12 pm


  17. She a Fashion Killer

    August 7, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Ohhh My Goodness. This girl nailed it. I did not want the pictures to end. Flawless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. chi-e-z

    August 7, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    All this people with perfect legs haba I mean didn’t you guys ever play outside or get bitten by 1 tiny mosquito or smthin abeg no mind my bad belle… ugh curse thee strawberry legs 😀 great style

  19. hmm

    August 7, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    I could swear i was looking at different girls,..

  20. JustAGirl

    August 7, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    I caught you in the short yellow lace dress tucked underneth the long purple skirt. I though I was the only one guilty of that.

  21. DD

    August 7, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Lovely. She is so chic. Love her advice on knowing what works for your body type instead of blindly following trends.

  22. Kay dollz

    August 7, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Tosin is a pretty girl,I love her style too.babe be rocking the clothes like she was born in them.

  23. Victoria

    August 7, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Effortless beauty and super style…..

  24. jess

    August 7, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    A winner everyday is a girl that knows how to dress her body type. This lady does. 100% perfect. Looks as if every piece was made specifically for her. Sneakers have never looked this sexy.

  25. Amh

    August 7, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Very chic.elegant.

  26. priscy

    August 7, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    This girl is hot for dayzzzz
    I started looking at d pictures in d salon, and when I got to my car, I just could not put my phone down till I got to the last picture
    Girl, u’ve got style
    Lemme go and stalk her on instagram
    Ur shoes and glasses are giving me life mehn
    Nne, are u single?
    I have a good single bro ooo

  27. Paloma

    August 7, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    love ur style! you gat it!

  28. Loveeeeeeee

    August 7, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Me loveeeeeee!

  29. B.E

    August 7, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Amazing style! Amazing physique…sob I need to hit the gym hard now ?

  30. Habiba

    August 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Alexandriah’s sense of fashion is impeccable, unblemished, pristine, irreproachable… I keep repeating myself….simply flawless.

  31. Hadassah

    August 7, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Been waiting for sooo long for Bella Naija to feature her…
    She is amazing!!!
    You go girl…… Tosin-of-life!

  32. CuriousJulie

    August 7, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    i am always so curious, who takes the photos of these beauty fashion bloggers. Do they have a paid photographer who follows them around everywhere they go?

  33. ALLY & DEE

    August 7, 2015 at 7:19 pm


  34. PH Boy

    August 7, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Fine girl! You Garrit!

  35. Fabulicious

    August 7, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Very relatable style.I love it.

  36. Yemmy

    August 7, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Love your style , it’s has a very real look , a girl next door look whilst still being very adventurous and playful . Truly a cocktail of different faces of you but one thing is clear your stylish ,classy and your great, fun personality is evident in your style . U rock!!!

  37. iph

    August 7, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Absolutely stunning!!! U go gurl. Love luuv luv.

  38. ITK - resident commenter

    August 7, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    effortless and bravo hunni!!!!
    this is someone that was born into fashion and doesn’t need to prove a point. she is just natural. the previously featured fashionistas always seem like they copied one celeb or spent hours on pinterest trying to create their outfits….lol!!

    as my driver will say “ori eh kpe”. ur head is correct Tosin.

  39. sum1special

    August 7, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    By far my best on style edition.simple and clean

  40. Idomagirl

    August 7, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    What a beautiful girl! And I find her style very relatable. Def one of my favourite My Styles…

    Please I want that lacey blue dress, thanks in advance. 🙂

  41. Peaches77

    August 7, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    You are such a chameleon, aren’t you? I totally relate with this.Your style is effortlessly chic, and clean with a good dose of originality.
    I like!

  42. zirah

    August 7, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Y so fine nd fly

  43. Passerby

    August 8, 2015 at 1:14 am

    Fantastic styling!. Effortless and classy. Plus she has the body for it. V. Nice.
    It seems people are trending towards outer image consciousness these days. I hope it won’t blur our ability to look deeper into people’s personalities because that matters more.

    • Tari

      August 8, 2015 at 5:52 pm

      Did you read the title of the post?
      This is about dress style!!
      You can bring up your talk on inner image in an appropriate post.

    • Hadassah

      August 14, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      Hello Passerby!

      Tosin is also a fantastic person!…
      From the inside out 🙂
      Hope that answers you
      Have a fab day

  44. Tosin

    August 8, 2015 at 1:34 am

    mais siiiiiiiiii!
    Tosins are just too fly.
    What!?! Smoking hot woman, smoking hot style.

  45. Miss Eg

    August 8, 2015 at 2:32 am

    The best style star ever. No doubt about that.

  46. Tony

    August 8, 2015 at 3:20 am

    GBONO FELLI FELLI!!! Best of the series, cohesive and clean… not like the jagga jagga style of other entries

  47. Miss Mo

    August 8, 2015 at 5:29 am

    Definitely stylish and chic.

    Love when people keep it simple yet classy and elegant.

    Effortless style, not trying too hard and being herself at it. 🙂

  48. Onesi

    August 8, 2015 at 7:08 am

    A.M.AZ.I.N.G! Style. I love it. Your style suits your personality, absolutely gorgeous.

  49. Kemigisa

    August 8, 2015 at 7:45 am

    fyn gal she is so far my best!!!

  50. ChUch

    August 8, 2015 at 9:36 am

    I love. Just like everyone else here. BUT. Practically speaking, those don’t look warm enough for winter. Those sandals will not work for winter. No scarves. 🙂 winter will not respect that at all. It looks good in the eyes, but…

    • Summer

      August 8, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      Ehmmmm….. maybe she took the pictures in fall…. or maybe she has a high tolerance for cold…. i have met people that wear flip-flops in the snow.. different strokes hun!

  51. Asabaown

    August 8, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Sisi Tosin! U finish work with ur fashion sense biko, clean and effortless. U most definitely killed this one and just got a new visitor to ur blog!

  52. Kili

    August 8, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Oh my God! So her mum is aunty Ronke of RoseBlossom-her mum is making my wedding dress. Nice and very busy woman lol. She couldn’t talk too much when I stopped by. Her bridal store is very welcoming, clean, neat and spacious, and I swear she knows what she is doing unlike some “place” I know in this same Lagos ie BnMIkeja.
    She even gave me pointers on not showing too much skin else I ll look trashy cos I wanted a deep cut at the back. Beautiful and stylish daughter, I looooooooove her style.

    • Dee

      September 10, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      Also went to BnM before I went to her store when my friend was shopping for her dress, I was unimpressed

  53. bolaji O

    August 8, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    OSHEY BAE!!!

  54. Miss Anonymous

    August 8, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Effortlessly chic! I love her legs ?.

  55. Nkoyo

    August 8, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Tosin sho-silva……been loving you long time. Your style is clean and perfect and your body shape is just perfect. Love love love.

    • Tari

      August 8, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      I doubt there is anything like that.
      For example, I love them a bit bigger and way more bootier.
      It is all about choices.

  56. Tari

    August 8, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Style on fire!
    Hot legs burnt!

  57. Tosin'shusband

    August 11, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Tosin you are everything!

    Married? engaged? in a serious relationship?

    If not, contact me please at [email protected]

  58. Youngwifey

    August 12, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Wow! her mum made my wedding dress

  59. tessy Paul

    September 3, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    She’s classy, beautiful, simple n her style is amazing

  60. Amy

    October 15, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    You look so classy and beautiful , please can I have some of the clothes pleasssse

  61. some1special

    November 19, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    She definitely has got it.her style is on point and relatable.

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