2018 came with many funny and catchy phrases and sayings which found their way into our Instagram captions and some even into our social media bios.  Out of all this my personal favorite was ‘If I don’t give them, how will they take it?’ The giving here actually refers to giving your audience and followers slayage and serving looks and in 2018 our BellaStylistas really gave it to us! With fun and intriguing experimental looks alongside new interpretations to classic ones, 2018 was quite a stylish year especially thanks to the fashion influencers who were consistently giving us life with their looks and raising the fashion bar even higher. From Johannesburg to Lagos, fashion influencers absolutely brought their A-game for 2018 .

Here are the fashion influencers who consistently killed it all through 2018


Starting off our list is the ever fabulous fashion influencer and stylist Soraya De Carvalho. Whilst minimalist style is the new black, this UK based fashion influencer shows how much fun and stylish layering and complex looks can be and in 2018, she kept giving and serving style inspiration for those of us who stay away from minimalist fashion.


This fashion influencer and creative consultant remains such a breath of fresh air with her unorthodox and out-of-the-box style. For most of 2018, influencer Jennifer Oseh, known on the gram as The Lady Vhodka, gave us back to back interesting looks that left us ogling and inspired.


Lerato Kgamanyane was a fixture on our best dressed list for most of the past year especially as each look she served was undeniably better and more stylish than the last. This South African award winning TV Host’s chic and classic style remains a personal favourite and one that leaves one giving a mental applause every time.


The ever uber chic and always slaying fashion writer, influencer and creative director Eki Ogunbor steadily gave us life with her looks in 2018 and most especially her Lagos Fashion Week outfits where she gave all the curvy girls out there perfect fashion week style inspiration.


Fashion influencer Angel Obasi made 2018 so much more stylish and colourful with her many beautiful and mostly Ankara-infused outfits and stunningly smile leavings us wanting more, hopefully in 2019 we get even more slayage!


Ugandan TV host Bettinah Tianah took melanin goddess to a whole new level as she was steadily serving skin goals all through the year while goddessing in amazing looks.


Popping outfits and popping skin are some of the things this fashion influencer gave us back to back all through the year. South African style influencer Vanessa Matsena’s 2018 looks can easily be used to create a style inspiration moodboard for 2019, that’s how stylish they were!


Oh how we love beauty entrepreneur Chioma Ikokwu and her great style! This year the hair entrepreneur experimented quite a lot with her style and each time we loved the results and thinking about the slay and looks she’ll deliver in 2019 has us sitting on the edge of our seats.


It would be unfair to round up this list without including the beautiful South African fashion and beauty influencer and content creator Mihalii Ndamase! This influencer gave us a show with every outfit she pulled especially as you tell she was having so much fun with her style.