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Everyone loves Mimi Onalaja! This TV Presenter and style star has steadily worked her way up the ranks – all on her own – despite having no previous showbiz connections, Mimi won the hearts of producers and everyday viewers with her down to earth attitude and glam-girl-next-door style. She gave Nigerian retail brand ZAZAII a peek into her world and what style means to Mimi for their inaugural Shop Her Style series.
In the video, Mimi hand-picked her favourite pieces, styling 6 complete looks from top to toe (yes – hair and makeup and skincare included) that showcased her take on the ZAZAII X BEAUTYREV edit at the time.
Check out Mimi’s 5 Style Rules
KEEP IT SIMPLE, THEN ADD ONE PIECE OF EXTRA:
Most of the time, I like to work with simple, clean looks and a few items of clothing as possible. It’s easier to manage my look and stay in control of my style this way. Then, I add one statement element (mostly earrings, sometimes sleeves, maybe fringe…anything really) and I have a simple look that pops!
PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR HAIR
Even I am still learning this one, but hair does really tie a whole look together. A wrong hairstyle can completely change the direction of an outfit, so a little more attention to it is key.
This is most important to me. I only look as confident as I feel, and there’s no confidence to be felt if I’m fussing and tugging at my clothes all night. Be comfortable, always.
SHOW SOME LEG:
Now, this is something I love to do. It’s the perfect way make a look a tad bit edgier without feeling like I’m doing too much. Say yes to those shorts and definitely to that mini shift dress.
TRY SOMETHING NEW
I stay true to myself with my style 98% of the time, but once in a while I’d try something new; what’s the worst that could happen?! Plus it’s a great way to have some fun and make great fashion memories while at it.