Iro and Buba: Modern Twist – StyleByToyoC x TokaToka

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A little bit of background here, Iro and Buba is the traditional attire attributed to the Yoruba culture in Nigeria. The Iro is the wrapper and the Buba is the top. As fashion is evolving, the younger generation have found new ways to keep the style modern but still keeping the traditional attire alive. TokaToka created a modern twist to the Iro and Buba while keeping it chic. I love the floral silk print material and how it flows on the body. The modern interpretation of the wrapper is gorgeous; wrap skirt with ruffles. I felt comfortable and chic wearing this outfit.

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Velvety Black and White – StyleByToyoC x DenimUnusualbyDuke (DUD)

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It’s a new week and I want to encourage someone today. Don’t give up, keep pushing through and success is right around the corner.

Have you heard of the brand, DenimUnsualbyDuke (DUD)? DUD is a Nigerian clothing brand offering pieces that are denim and velvet inspired for the everyday person. If you are looking for a change in your top and wrapper collection and everyday pieces, you should check out the brand.

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WHAT’S THE FUSS ABOUT THE PUFF?

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Thank God it’s Friday. Any plans for the weekend? I have a busy weekend though. Is it me or this month is going by so fast? What’s the fuss about the puff sleeves? I am sold on this trend..From the bell sleeves, formerly considered hippy and Bohemian, now referred to as modern and utterly chic. Bell sleeves add a unique dose of fashion to the simplest outfit. Once you have your statement bell sleeves, keep the rest of your look minimal. The bishop sleeves appear more feminine and soft and balloons out towards the lower arm before gathering into a cuff at the wrist. The flounce sleeves have similar silhouette to bell sleeves, but more subtle and feminine, and best reserved for stand-out dresses and tops. Ruffle sleeves are up my alley because they are loud, fun and attention-loving. Oversized sleeves/ extra-long have dominated the world of streetstye. All theseΒ voluminous sleeves are showing serious staying power, stealing the spotlight and making women across the globe feel connected and wanting to own a piece. Just like me (hehe).

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