Hi, BellaNaijarians!

#BellaStylista is a new BellaNaija Style series for fashionistas who kill it every day! For work or play, this list is to inspire you as we celebrate those who inspire us with their sense of style. We’ll be sharing the top trends, fabulous street style looks and our fashion highlights for each week.

Making a style statement with each look is exciting but also takes a lot of work. This week, one important lesson we learnt from BellaStylistas is the power of accessorising. Our favourite style stars use easy/light details like colour popping bags, edgy eyewear, mixed print scarfs and statement caps to take simple street style wear from blah to fab!

Before you step out of the house, add one out-of-the-box accessory that may or may not compliment your look for that dash of style.

Check out our favourite styles this week and don’t forget to tag us with #BellaStylista or send your photos and Instagram handle to [email protected] to be featured next week.



Fashion Highlight of the Week

Everyone is still buzzing with the #BlackPanther vibe. One of the best things about the movie is its use of costumes and sets not just to create the fictional world of Wakanda, but also to tell stories about Wakanda’s history and culture in every single frame.

Nigerian designer Walé Oyéjidé is the creative director of Ikiré Jones is one of the talented designers that brought the rich African ties to the movie with his costume designing skills!

Watch him talk about the movie’s key costume design elements, their inspiration, and why they’re game-changers here.

That wraps it up for Issue 21!

Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts on this week’s trends in the comments section. If you’d like to be featured in the next issue tag us #BellaStylista on Instagram or send your photos and Instagram handle to [email protected] to be featured next week!

Photo Credit: Instagram | #BellaStylista