How to Make the Most of Your Wardrobe: 4 Style Tips

styling the polkadot summer trend
Polka-dot top and orange high waist trousers
Polka-dot top and orange high waist trousers
I find that wearing clothes a certain way can get quite boring and predictable most time. Hence I've found different ways to style my clothes and more importantly make the most out of my wardrobe. because it's one thing to have a lot of clothes and another thing to know how to style them. It's definitely possible to restyle your clothing to look like completely different pieces and make people think you have a lot more clothes than you actually do (life hack!)

1. Styling Clothes Backwards
The number one tip I use is to wear most of my clothes backward. With this, I mean tops, dresses and even blazer! Yes, I rarely accessorize with jewelry hence I prefer to style my clothes backward because it makes the neckline rest higher, it offers more coverage, looks a lot more stylish (in my opinion) and completely changes up my clothing, as with this wrap top


2. Dresses as Skirt, Tops
 Styling your dress as a skirt or top is another way to create individual pieces and completely change up your look. One can also style skirts as dresses too especially skater or flared dresses.

3. Folding up your trousers
Folding up the hem of your trousers can not only make you look taller if done right but can also make your look either more casual or even more fashionable. For example with jeans, I find that folding them upwards makes my outfit even more fashionable and I look taller too.

4. Creating Belts!
Styling your scarfs as belts or even your bag straps as belts is another way to multipurpose pieces in your wardrobe!

Polka-dot top and orange high waist trousers
 the polkadot summer trend

On the Outfit
We all know polka-dot prints is one of the hottest trends of 2018 and still very much in! True to the tips in this post, I styled this polka-dot top (styled here, here) backward and paired it with a pair of trousers from Inighi.

Inighi is a Made in Nigeria Brand,  I love their basic pieces, particularly their vibrant trouser collection and ready to wear work-friendly pieces. I took advantage of one of their sales to get this pair of trousers for 6,500 Naira which is a good deal. While I love the design and material quality of the pants, the zip quality is very poor.  I complained to their customer care and they promised to work on it though.

I realize I actually never concluded my Made in Nigeria campaign and it's basically because it got a bit repetitive for me. I'm still very much going to be reviewing and styling pieces from Made in Nigeria brands as most of my purchases this year and half of my wardrobe consists of Made in Nigeria Pieces, so we're still on this guys! Just search Made in Nigeria on the blog for all my reviews. 
Polka-dot top and orange high waist trousers
styling the polkadot summer trend
Photography by Bae

Finally, I'm ending this post with a little word of encouragement for someone. I've been reading a lot about faith and hope in the midst of struggles so I know this is for someone. One of the hardest things for anyone to do is to have faith and practice patience when it seems like that breakthrough is not coming or when it seems like God is not listening.

Romans 12:12 tells us to "be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, persistent in prayer". Of course it's easier said than done a lot of times but I want you to take comfort in this, it may seem like that breakthrough is not coming and nothing is happening but as we can see from scripture in the case of Hannah who was barren before giving birth to the great Prophet Samuel or David being anointed king only to finally rule years later and then secure the throne for his generation and let's not forget Sarah and Abraham who became the parents of nations at their old age; sometimes the longer it takes the bigger and better it comes because God is trying to show himself (Romans 9:23).

Please wait just a little bit longer and don't panic. Hold on to Isaiah 28:16 which says  "this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic". Remind yourself of the scripture always and keep praying. What's your favourite scripture on hope, let's encourage ourselves? 


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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the concluding words Sarah. I believe the were meant for me (amongst other people) ❤️❤️

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