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How I'd style @SotiOfficial - #AsToldByNimz #StyleTips ​#AirportFashion

Soti

...is a rising Afrobeats artist taking the game by storm. Insta, tweet and stalk her @sotiofficial.


Right now Soti is high on my people I want to style list. Why? Cos attitude gyalllllll. I really want to bring out a different side to Sotonye through style. If you've heard me say "misbehaveee", then you might understand this a little better.

Misbehave represents letting go of all care and worries and just living in the moment. Smile, laugh, pose, cry, whatever. Live fiercely in that moment. Days I truly feel to misbehave are days when my outfit is on point, my skins glowing and the motive is lit.

So who better to project that misbehaviour onto than Soti?

K Boom, so here's how I'd style Soti.

This might just become a series, so we'll start with "Airport Fashion" - y'know the ones where the pappz snap photos of you trying to leave the country and you act like you didn't expect it.

Look 1

I'd crop shirt her, layered under a crop statement tee and high waist skinny jeans it.

For added "I-just-threw-this-on'ness" I'd have her in Fenty slides with a mini backpack.

I always start talking about hair but never continue lol- but for her hair I'd want her in a ponytail pulled back through a baseball cap (y'know the whole I'm-trying-to-be inconspicuous-but-not-really look). Complete with oversized sunglasses.

For a more modest look; I'd keep the t-shirt cropped. Tuck in a full length white shirt and swap the skinny jeans for a maxi pencil skirt.

K. Now to try and find the pieces for this look. Lawls.

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White Crop Shirt

(Google searched for this. It's no longer available for purchase on ASOS). Style tip, undo the cuffs let the sleeves hang.

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Sun Tee

I kinda like the chunky belt - add it to the Look.

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Tall Jeans

 

These jeans are from the tall section. I like the gathers at the bottom when worn on un-tall people.

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Rih x Puma Slides

 

So I was talking about the fur slides. But these are cuteee.  Btw slides will always be my airport footwear! Always!

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Nike Swoosh Hat

My love for this hat is eternal tbh. I'm always returning baseball caps cos the fits never just right

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Cateye Sunnies

Soti has a small round face, so I'd stick her in cat eye sunglasses for some added dimension. (lol I just added that dimension stuff to sound professional. But nah, cat eye suits small faces better than round lenses, especially if you have cheeks)

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The Backpack

Airport fashion, Look 2

This look is pretty simple and involves my cheat code to life - shop the men's.

So, an oversized tee from the men's section in XXL and a matching bucket hat. That's it.

I'd keep hair down and sunglasses big. Men's T ends up becoming a dress and they're cheaper than buying a "boyfriend Tshirt dress". I'd put nuff rings on her fingers and a choker round her neck.

I'd either thigh high boots the footwear, high tops it or sliders once again.

For a more modest look, I'd wear a long sleeve jersey maxi dress under the shirt and keep it all the same minus the thigh high boots.

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Issa another backpack

Perfect airport accessories.

I really went and selected all the colours I could find. But real talk I'd rock each one.

So Shirley has the perfect thigh high boots for both the pink Looks and the black looks 😱

Airport fashion look 3 -

The comfortable two piece/co-ord look. Something you just throw on without having to worry too much about or iron. Usually sweats, cable knitts or jersey. Velour's making a comeback so that'd work too. I'd sit her in a two piece, flat-top hat with a wide brim, sliders (of course) and off we go. It's the perfect I woke up like this look, barely any make up required. You don't even have to brush your hair/iron your scarf. Add a cute clutch, and away we go.

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Removable Clutch, not bag.

K. That's enough on airport fashion, next I'm thinking I want to do red carpet looks. But that's not really ASOS, so Ima put that on hold for a minute.1

So it's either creeping late night/date night or daytime day out. HELP ME DECIDEEEE, PWISSS!

So is this next piece a date night or a day out? I'm on the fence.

For a celeb it could be either, right?

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Hmm, how to style it?

I'm back with my shirt talk. Pattern blouse or white shirt. Maybe even a navy blue striped shirt, hmm.

UPDATE:

I bought this dress, I tried it on, I lavvvvvd it. Then I realised I now have what I need to parody lemonade, so Nimyonce coming your way soon inni!