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Tee's (Not So) Instant Guide To Finding Your Personal Style 1

Hi every one! Doing good? I usually get a lot of questions and comments like "Oh Tee, you have your style figured out. How do I create my own signature look?"

After thinking and thinking ( Read as researching and researching some more), I've put together an instant style guide to help you come into your own fashionably.

This is going to be a two-part post. This one is going to focus on eight style templates. I've compiled them in such a way that everyone should belong to at least one group. The plan is to help you identify your current style because, frankly, everyone already has a personal style.

The second post which will come up same time, next week, (I promise. Don't roll your eyes) will help you dress in a way that is peculiar to your personal style.

It's going to be a pretty long post, but hey! this took me weeks to write so stay with me.

Vintage; Vintage fashion is basically a combination of fashion from the 20s to the 70s. If you find yourself very into prints, polka dots, florals, laces, pleats, A-line/flare cuts, cardigans, berets and the like, then you know you have an old soul. Think more of Beyonce's street style.

Bohemian; You're definitely Boho if your style inspiration is any one of the Olsen twins, If you own any of the following - printed maxi dresses, gladiator sandals, a fringe cross -body bag, a floppy hat, flared jeans, denim cut-offs, feather earrings and every style of boots imaginable, there's your answer.

Chic: I like to think that chic is synonymous with clean cuts. If your outfits include a lot of tailored and structured jackets and blazers, tapered pants, elaborate coats, then you're definitely chic. Think Victoria Beckham. Maybe Rihanna when she hasn't had too much to drink.

Sexy; Plunging necklines, thigh-high slits, mini and micro-mini skirts, body con dresses, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian... You see where I'm going. Eh?

Casual; This is most likely where you would find me. I'm very pro-comfortable fashion. I cannot come and go and kill myself. The typical casual girl would often be in T-shirts, boyfriend jeans, duster jackets, over-sized shirts, shift dresses, sneakers and not-so-high heels. It's a combination of elegance and comfort. Probably Kristen Stewart

Tom Boy; If you absolutely cannot be bothered with dresses and heels; If you do not subscribe tot the typical feminine ensembles, then this is you right here. You're most likely drawn to black rather than pink; baggy clothing over form-fitting dresses; high tops and sneakers over heels. Or maybe even barefoot. Yhup, Kristen Stewart again.

Preppy; I'm not sure that someone's entire style can be preppy. Maybe once in a while? However, A-line skirts with cardigans laid over button-down shirts, girly blouses and geeky glasses are the typical preppy looks. Think Taylor Swift and Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl.

Gothic/Rocky; Lat but not least is the Gothic/rocky style which majorly involves a lot of leather pants and jackets, hoodies and vintage T-shirts as well as very black lip and eye liners. I don't know how you want to do this one in Nigeria sha.

So, did you enjoy this post? Did you find a category where you belong or do you belong to more than one? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section and don't forget to check in next week for a follow up post.

Until Next Time,
It's Tee


  1. I like this post! The pictures are very much helpful in better understanding.

    Funmi x

  2. Oh i am definitely casual..comfort is key to me in everything I put on my body. Like you said" I cannot come and go and kill myself" lol. Weldon babe

  3. Quite and interesting, funny and educative post. U know already na; tomboy cum casual style. I cannot come and go and kill myself. Lmaaooo.
    Welldone babe. Congrats on all the upgrades I'm seeing, haven't not been here for a while. Mean!

  4. I totally belong to more than one category. Chic and Gothic does it for me and we can totally pull of Goth in Nigeria ooo you just have to be reasonable.

    1. Really? I wore black lipstick once and some lady pulled me aside to give me "friendly advice". It wasn't funny.

  5. 😂😂😂 when Rihanna hasn't had too much to drink, you are a case.
    Honestly i think i fall into the "i can't come and kill myself crew lol"
    I don't think I've seen a full on goth in Nigeria yet.
    Let we hold my eye roll till next week lol
    Style Chat with Grace Alex

  6. I love this post and I know tons of people that need this. And the illustrations are really awesome.


  7. Preppy and casual, with a once in awhile sexy is my signature. I love the illustrations, very cool. Awaiting the second part of this.

    1. Ohhh. Interesting, I'd love to see your preppy style. I don't see a lot of those.

  8. Very interesting post. Nice one Tee But i' m going to need help figuring out where I belong.

    1. Thank you Gracy. Your style is definitely sexy. But home training is not allowing you be great. Lol

  9. I definitely fall in the casual and tomboy category. I still can't wrap my head on how girls can be so comfy on heels.

    1. Hahah. Definitely. Though I've been seeing you gravitate towards sexy a lot these days. Don't worry, you'll get there. Lol

  10. I'm a combo of almost all of them. Sometimes I'm sexy other times I'm vintage sometimes I'm casual sometimes I'm tomboy other times I'm casual...nice post.

  11. Just seeing this, beautiful post. I'm chic ( VB or as my sister would say, Bree VanDeKamp!) when I'm formal, and totally casual every other time. I think there's some preppy styles for the chic category too, I know I do a cross sometimes and it still screams VB.

  12. This post is spot on Tee. My style is definitely retro and chic. Though I'm more of an old soul lol. That comment about a woman advising you, Nigerian's can be nosy sha #smh

    Princess Audu 


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