A lot of people think that being a fashion blogger means that I’m constantly shopping the latest trends 24/7, but I actually prefer to own investment pieces that I can wear for a long time. It’s a much more realistic and smart way to go—Coco Bassey
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 a fun and flirty style that a lot of us try imitating but never get right – we think you’re going to want to bookmark this page.
Today’s My Style Feature is personal style blogger Coco Bassey of www.millennielle.com – an M.A. student of Global (Media & Communications) Studies, Brandeis University and resident in Atlanta, Georgia.
Why do you love your style?
I think one of the things that make my personal style unique is that it’s relatable and accessible. I tend to stay away from overly flashy and gaudy clothes and accessories, and I have a lot of basics and neutrals in my wardrobe. To me, my personal style is all about making sure things fit my body perfectly; a tailored fit is much more beautiful than showing off excessive skin.
What’s your style philosophy?
Less is more, minimalism is key, and a tailored fit can make even the cheapest piece look expensive.
How I express my personality through my style
I’m a dreamer and a huge softie at heart — I guess that’s why I’m always drawn to softer color palettes, neutrals and textured fabrics. So, when I’m not at work, my favorite daytime look is the deconstructed button-down because it’s so classic and versatile! It can come as a skirt, backless top or even a matching set.
Some of my favorite stores
On the high street, I love Aritzia, Topshop and ASOS— I can always find the perfect pieces for great prices there! When I’m looking for higher end fashion pieces, I head to Saks Fifth Avenue or TheRealReal.com for a great find.
I’m always wearing Make Up Forever HD foundation, Becca Cosmetics luminizer in “Topaz” and a matte nude lip (either Kat Von D’s “Bow n Arrow” or Kylie Cosmetics “Dolce K”).
Regular day look
My work look
Like most girls my age, I work a regular 9 to 5 job so I actually spend a most of my week dressing business casual – tailored pants and a blouse or sweater, depending on the weather.
My night look
All black everything is my default nighttime look — I love a skinny jean paired with a flattering bodysuit and pointed-toe booties
A lot of people think that being a fashion blogger means that I’m constantly shopping the latest trends 24/7, but I actually prefer to own investment pieces that I can wear for a long time. It’s a much more realistic and smart way to go.
My wardrobe Staples
Oversized knitwear, black leather pants, white button-down shirt and wide-leg trousers.
Accessories I Love
Dainty gold jewelry, black ankle boots, aviator sunglasses and a high-end cross body bag.
My Advice to BN’ers on style
Be true to who you are and invest in yourself.
The closet that I desire the most
I love Keira Knightley’s classic style — she does the red carpet and streetstyle so well!
Thank you to Coco for sharing her amazing style with us. Follow her for more of her style on her; Blog: www.millennielle.com | Instagram: @cocobassey | Twitter: @cocobassey | Facebook: Millennielleblog
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!