BASIC WHITE SHIRT TWO WAYS WITH STYLE CHEAPSKATE


Hey you guys!
If there's one item an average fashionista should not do without, its the white shirt. This simple closet basic essential goes with everything obviously. My only issue however is the immense attraction of a white shirt to dirt. While its a love hate relationship its a must have for every closet.


Today I collaborated with Alma of the Style cheapskate to show you guys two ways of styling a white shirt. I came across Alma's blog some time during my early blog days, I read her feature on Fashion Bomb Daily and when I discovered she was based in Abuja, Nigeria I quickly followed. Alma slays back to back with her beauty looks featuring affordable items and her budget friendly style too. We had a fun time doing this shoot and Alma turned out to be friendlier and more free spirited than expected which was awesome. And shout out to her hubby because as bloggers a good support system can not be overemphasized.


While I went for a more corporate outfit with an Ankara vest which I made and my favourite high waist trousers styled here and here, Alma went for a casual chic look. She opted for denim jeans, a button up white shirt and I love how the accessories just complete the look. Head over to Alma's blog for more pictures and outfit details 

Photography by Blessing Audu and Alma's Hubby, Jesse

 High waist Trousers: Thrifted || Ankara Vest: DIY || White shirt: TMart, Calabar || Shoes: Zara || Necklace: H&M

How was everybody's weekend by the way. I spent mine shooting this collaboration and I satisfied my food cravings at a bloggers meet up courtesy the Blogger Point, stay tuned for a more detailed post coming up later this week.

How do you like to style your white shirts? Which look would you rock and to where? What blogger would you like me to collaborate with next? 


Be sure to visit Alma's blog for her outfit details and more, you won't regret it. 

Looking forward to more collabs this year. See the links below for my most recent blogger collaborations


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21 comments:

  1. I love how uniquely you both were able to interpret the same same concept. Tired of seeing collabs where both bloggers basically look the same! Weldone to you both.

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    1. Thank you Lade. As for bloggers interpreting themes or trends similarly, its quite understandable as we get inspired from each other but I do see where you're coming from.

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  2. If there's something I love about your style it's how you just don't do basic. You totally made the basic white shirt not basic which is so cool! Live what Alma did with it also. Good job!


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    1. Hi Collins, thanks so much, means a lot. I like to think my style is simple but I guess not lol, this is a compliment.

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  3. I love her look. She nailed it! I love heels, I just can't wear them without looking like a boy not sure if coming out of the closet would be a good thing! I buy them all the time and end up giving them away so no more!!! Flat soled or chunky heels? Now we are talking! You made that vest? Girl, what's your shop address??!! I recently went back into sewing and I love the experience. Still learning but it's fun.
    So I would pick the long sleeved t-shirt, pull the sleeves closer to my elbow, tuck that into a high waist brightly colored pencil skirt with boots... Hmmm I should d do an OOTD shoot with this!

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    1. Practice makes perfect with time you'll get it. And yeah I made the jacket, a while ago though. Unfortunately my sewing skills are getting rusty due to a lack of a sewing machine but I will get back though. And I actually sell vintage items if interested. Sewing is definitely fun. I like your outfit suggestion, might try it out and yes you should do an OOTD shoot on it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. I really, really love your look. The whole semi-formal vibe is something I'm willing to try, Alma's look is something I wear on a regular. You two kilt it still :D

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    1. You should try it, I seem to always embrace more formal looks but hopefully I'll do more casual fits. And Alma did a great job, thank you Ebun.

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  5. hi, first timer here. I love the way you styled your white shirt. I also loved how Alma styled hers as i am a big lover of the white shirt and denim outlook..
    Overall, you two look great. Nice one.

    Kene' | http://www.kenekingsley.com/

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    1. Yay, welcome Kene. We love new readers, thank you for stopping by. Hope to see you again.

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  6. White shirt is irreplaceble in women wardrobe, both of you look wonderful!

    jointyicroissanty

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    1. Right, we can style without them really. Thank you

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  7. I like the use of colors to spice up the white shirt. Good job both of you! 👏🏽

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  8. Love how unexpected you styled this white shirt, it's not similar to Alma's style. Nice and thoughtful collaboration from you both. The photography is super as well.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

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    1. Yeah I like that we took different approaches too. Thank you. Credits to my sister and Alma's hubby.

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  9. You made the ankara vest yourself? Boy, I am so impressed! This was a fun read. You truly can't go wrong with a white shirt.

    Oréoluwa’s blog

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    1. Yeah girl, that was a while ago though. I'm not even sure if I remember how to again but I will re-learn. I'm glad you enjoyed reading.

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  10. Love how you transformed a basic white shirt into something extra which is really cool. I love the pop of colours too and that jacket is lovely. I also love Alma interpretation of the theme. Love love her shoes.
    My Style Look Book Series

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    1. Thank you praise and I Alma's shoes is definitely on point.

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  11. White shirt is among the must have for every fashionista

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