Skip to main content

Monochromes - Again

Styling Co-ords

"Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it" - Yves Saint Laurent

Hi everyone! Apologies for being MIA. If you've followed the blog closely you might have noticed that new posts come up on Sundays or every other Sunday if I'm being honest. Pardon me, I'm working on making that regular. However, I'm afraid that weekly posts are still not enough so, please, if you have any (style) ideas or suggestions or anything at all that you'd want to see on the blog, don't hesitate to leave me a comment or send us an Email.
Thank you!

Now, I'm probably already late on the Co-ord trend. But, better late than never right?

I remember when my mom used to dress me up in matching outfits and I'd sulk for as long as I had them on. Who would have thought that the trend would come back and not just for kids too.

For my first look I styled an Ankara print Co-ord skirt set. A flared crop top with a matching semi-wrap skirt. What I love the most about this ensemble is the fact that both pieces can create entirely new outfits on their own.

For the second look, I have on a print pant-set. Very loosely fitted to give off a pajama feel. While I'm pretty certain I can re-rock the pants to create a new outfit separately, I'm not sure I can achieve that with the top being that it's a little more limiting.
Co-ords are incredibly easy to style because they come already matched. However, in the case that you have to make yours like I did, do keep the following tips in mind.

Avoid exaggeration. Because your co-ord set is most likely bold and eye-catching, keep your accessories minimal. Otherwise, the prints or colors can clash with them thereby making the ensemble too busy to look at.

Keep colors in check. Colors play a huge role in creating a flattering role. It is advisable to stick to those that'll flatter your skin tone.

Keep the gap at a minimum. If your co-ord set has a crop top, it is important to show just enough skin. Not too much, you don't want to look tacky.

Choose the right fit. This cannot be overemphasized. Make sure that your co-ord set sits perfectly on you.

Which outfit is your favorite? Do you own a co-ord set? Where would you wear one to? Don't go without leaving us a comment.

Until Next Time,
It's Tee


  1. Love it... The crop top n d skirt is my jam...

  2. i'm still not sure which i look forward to the most each time i open your blog,the smile or the outfit.Nice one

  3. Am just in awe... stay blessed dear. Great post.

  4. Def going with the pant co-Ord, it's giving me life right now.. I see myself using the top as a dress shirt���� I can't shout..

  5. I love both outfits and especially love the prints for the 2nd outfit. I see the top working with shorts as well... u tell me, ure the expert.. I love ur blog, and your style.. I feel anyone can rock your style suggestions with ease no matter what body type! Super proud Tee ;)

  6. I love that you give style tips relating to the trends you rock in each post. I love both sets, it's hard to choose, you just have a way with prints. As for more post suggestions perhaps you could split your outfit posts for the week in two then put up a separate post with tips. For example, this could have been three posts. Outfit 1,then 2, then tips. I hope my suggestion was helpful.

    Princess Audu 

    1. Thank you Sarah, that makes sense. I'll consider splitting the outfits across many posts.

  7. Queen of ankara, love the second look the most and you can totally rock the top in different ways. Really like the print of the second piece.

  8. This is so nice. To think I just discovered this blog? Will definitely comeback.

  9. You're truly the Queen of African Print /Ankara as Sogie says. I'm totally rooting for the crop top and wrap skirt 😍 😍. The color and print is everything. Please keep inspiring ☺☺

  10. You make African prints look super amazing. Love all the outfits and your shoes are super cute. Beautiful smile too. I agree with Sarah on splitting the posts.
    Keeping My Nails + Interesting Facts

  11. I love both prints and the colours of both, colours are something I don't really keep in mind, I will from today

  12. I love the first and i have mine already...Yayyyyyyy!!! thanks to Tee. you guys really need to get yours. you would love it.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

1, 2, Ways To Style Your White Button-down Shirt

"Fashion is not necessarily about labels or brands. It's about something else that comes from within you" - Ralph Lauren
 I feel the need to apologize in advance for the number of Ankara outfits that you'll find here. After garri (well, any form of swallow really) and soup, my next favorite thing is Ankara, closely followed by retro prints.
In this post, we're styling a basic white button-down shirt in two refreshing ways.
Now, a white button-down shirt is a wardrobe essential. Like a little black dress or a pair of very flattering jeeans, it is a fashion must-have.
It is chic through all seasons, for all ages and it works for about just every event.
For the first look, I tucked my white button-down shirt into an Ankara pencil, midi length skirt for a tailored appeal.
This simple ensemble can work for the office on a Monday or a Friday as the case may be.
Aiming for a more casual feel in the second look, I decided to pair my white button-down shirt with a pair of…

3, 4 Ways To Style Your White Button-down Shirt

"Elegance is not standing out but being remembered"- Giorgio Armani
Because 1, 2 Ways To Style Your White Button-down Shirt was such a favorite, we're back with another one!
It can not be over emphasized. A white button-down shirt is the real deal. Its tailored shape brings elegance to both casual and formal ensembles alike.
There really aren't a lot of wardrobe essentials that we lean on more than this statement piece. I know I said that about the basic white tee and maybe a couple of other fashion items, but stay with me here. Okay?
This time I decided to take it up a notch (or I'd like to think that's what I did).
In the first look which is my favorite of the two, I have on an Ankara pinafore over my white button-down shirt. This had me reminiscing on my secondary school days  Funny enough, I couldn't wait to graduate from Junior Secondary just so I could get out of wearing pinafores. Now they're stylish. Yay! Fashion. 

For the second look which is…

Dressing Appropriately for Your Body Type

"The dress should follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress" - Hubert de Givenchy
Hello everyone! Long time no see. I'm sorry, life has been, well, life.
Over the months, I've gotten E-mails with questions in the line of "Oh this looks so good, do you think it would look good on me too". Then, there's my friend and flat mate Ehimen who doesn't wear any colors except black because she thinks they''ll make her look big. I thought about these and I decided to put together a little guide to help you dress appropriately for your body type.
Now, essentially, there are four body types; the hour glass, the apple, the banana and the pear.

THE HOURGLASS You know you're hourglass when you're extremely curvy with a tiny waist.
Work towards highlighting your curves and not hiding them. You can achieve this via belts.
For bottoms, wear a lot of pencil skirts and wide-legged pants.

Wrap dresses are perfect.
For tops, …