Nigerian fashion blogger and stylist, Derin Odugbesan- Thomas has become a mainstay figure in the fashion industry courtesy of her bold and directional style. The BellaNaija Style team susses out her style secrets below …

Style According To Derin From Isale Eko

Embrace Jewel Tones

Rich jewel tones are essentially seasonless – they look incredible year round, and truthfully they look even better on melanin rich skin tones. Derin’s style is all about mixing and matching classic and modern, and the way she interprets her color stories and play on texture and tone is always refreshing

Know What Works

Be obsessed with details and know when to wear statement pieces and when to leave off , or your outfits will look quite confused. Derin knows yellow looks amazing on her, she wears it often and makes a statement without seeming like  a try hard. She trusts her instincts and excels at putting unexpected pieces together with unifying themes like colour or texture.

Prints Are A Plus

This Lagos based content creator’s penchant for eye-catching prints, is evident in her excellent wardrobe choices. Her particular brand of aesthetic consistency has made Derin From Isale Eko truly stand out in a sea of Instagram slay queens and self proclaimed fashion icons. From sweet and simple motif-print shift dresses to bold, patterned coords prints are key to her stylish successes.

Go Big  On Accessories

As someone who doesn’t actually enjoy shopping, I appreciate that Derin has a sizeable accessory closet, but turns to certain brands and bags again and again. Without fail, she’s spotted in luxury accessories brand Zashadu, with box clutches or structured day bags. Derin’s accessory formula always works.

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