Hi, BellaNaijarians!

#BellaStylista is a new BN 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.


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

Spot the Trend

After attending the WIMBIZ annual conference earlier in the week at Eko Hotel, it was easy to deduce that women in business love their money where they can see it, in their closets of course. There’s a new trend for women’s power dressing. Initially, power dressing was conservative style drawing influence directly from the male wardrobe including tailored suits, jackets with padded shoulders, roll-neck sweaters and knee-length skirts.  Although the expression Power Dressing is hardly used, the style is still very popular and has been crafted to fit modern trends, occupations and embrace every fibre of femininity.

There are plenty of ways to dress like a powerful modern woman, without having to resort to shoulder pads and ill-fitting suit sets. Our #BellaStylisatas showed us this week how to dress like Women in Business, 2017 style.


Fashion Highlight of the Week

Ghanaian actress and media personality Nana Akua Addo was a sight for sore eyes in a Rikaoto by ME embellished multi-layer frothy tulle dress, styled by Xcdz for Afrima Awards 2017. She paired the look with an avant-garde gold face jewelry from Maison Martin Margiela and a red lip-glam makeup by Kilo. Photographed by Anny Robert.

That wraps it up for Issue 8!

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