Wednesday, 6 August 2014

3-Hit Style Combo: Portia-Te'Rea-Busola!

Hi!
I am bringing to you another 3-hit style combo feature post today! I really enjoy compiling pics and editing posts like these-I think the only "meh" part to it is when I have to wait for my fashionistas to send me their answers! But when it's all put together, it's totally worth it.
I have right here three fabulous divas: Portia, Te'Rea and Busola. Below is a short bio on each of them, so please check it out, and afterwards, I will show you the real fun stuff....

PORTIA

Hi darlings!
My name's Nwaokonko Portia, fashion and personal style blogger at JustPorsh , a graduate of Law with an obsession with fashion.

Tell us a bit about your blog.
Well, I started my blog as an escape from boredom but its grown into one of my greatest passions. My blog's about my personal style, and other things I love about fashion.

What are 5 fashion items (clothes, shoes, accessories, etc.) that describe your personal style?
Shoes! Shoes!! Shoes!!! Shoes!!!! Shoes!!!!! Lol
Well, basically, I love everything about fashion. I don't have a particular description of my personal style cos I try different things everyday. I'm still evolving. But I think I have gotten to a point where I'm comfortable with the way I dress. I'm not trying to be like someone else, just getting better at being me.
Ok, 5 items.... lets see. Shoes, Pencil Skirts, Maxis, Simple Jewellery, White tops...

Please share about 2 or 3 style tips that you think would help people improve their style.
1. Stay true to who you really are. Find out what works for you and stick to it.
2. Less is more!

Where can one find or follow you on the web?
Facebook- http://facebook.com/justporsh
Blog - http://justporsh.com
Instagram - @JustPorsh
Twitter - @justporshh


TE'REA
My name is Te'Rea and I am a Revenue Auditor.

Tell us a bit about your blog.
My blog is about style and beauty and showcasing how ladies can be stylish without breaking the bank.

What are 5 fashion items (clothes, shoes, accessories, etc.) that describe your personal style?
My personal style is simple, yet chic. Whether it is clothes, shoes, or accessories, I choose an item and center my outfit around that.

Please share about 2 or 3 style tips that you think would help people improve their style.
1. Know what looks good on you,
2. Don't be afraid to try different looks as long as it flatters you.

Where can one find or follow you on the web? 
chic-n-everything.blogspot.com


BUSOLA
www.thefashionstirfry.com
My name is Busola Coutts. I am a mom and a wife with a major in Business Administration. I am originally from Nigeria but I reside in Toronto, Canada.

Please tell us a bit about your blog 
 My blog is primarily about fashion. It features a lot of my personal style, but I also write about beauty and some daily inspirations.

What are 5 fashion items that describe your style? 
I really don't think I can define my personal style. I would say it varies from preppy, boho, to edgy and sweet. I am that girl you would find in thigh high boots one day and the next, I am wearing ballet flats.

Please share 2 or 3 style tips that can help people improve their style 
I am by no means an expert but i would suggest:
a. Never shy away from knowing your body type- Wear what fits and compliments you.
b. If an outfit doesn't make you feel confident then ditch it. Confidence is beauty.
c. Adding a little bit of color, prints or statement piece to an outfit every now and then doesn't hurt.

Where can one find or follow you on the web?
 I am on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Bloglovin and Instagram  . The link to my blog is www.thefashionstirfry.com

PORTIA'S, TE'REA'S & BUSOLA'S STYLE
Colour-block:
 Playing with colours just lifts the spirits, in my opinion. I feel particularly happier when I am dressed in bright colours. However one has to know how to rock the colour-block look and know how to create a balance. Portia's look has a muted feel because of the pale yellow top. Te'Rea's coral skirt and blue top creates a beautiful contrast, and Busola wears a bright yellow coat over mint green pants, but the black and white top tones it all down. All three ladies wore neutral-coloured shoes.

 Denim:
 The little details are what make these three looks stand out, despite the fact that it's casual denim. Portia decides to add a blazer over the cropped top to make the jeans look more exciting, Te'Rea adds a neck scarf over her denim jacket, and Busola wears a denim dress over a denim mini skirt. 

 Corporate:
If you find wearing a white shirt and black pants or a black skirt to work boring, or too lawyer-ish, you may want to consider wearing a statement necklace and a bag with metallic details like Te'Rea did here. Busola added a casual feel to her look by rolling up the blazer sleeves to reveal the top's sleeves underneath. And Portia wears a fitting leopard skin fitted skirt suit. The length of the skirt makes it appropriate for work or church, and those pink shoes just made the whole outfit pop!

Leather:
I see a lot of fitted leather skirts, but I really like Busola's leather skater skirt- it is so lovely. Or why not wear a leather top like Portia did? In this part of the world, I noticed that people shy away from leather, because of the heat. But single leather pieces are very OK, and even if you live in the colder regions like Te'Rea, you could spice up that leather jacket with a bright neck scarf.

Stripes:
 In my last 3-Hit Style combo post I mentioned how I noticed some people hardly wear stripes because they just don't know how to style it. Well, you could add a coloured blazer like Te'Rea did with her palazzo jumpsuit, or go all colourful like Busola. Also you could team up stripes that run in different directions like Portia.

Monochrome:
 The monochrome look has a classy feel to it-you don't always have to split your torso from your lower body by wearing different colours. Either match your top to your pants or skirt, or wear a plain jumpsuit, or even wear a plain-white dress. Yes, I think Portia's dress is so bold and lovely. I think the silver detail at the top makes it pretty. You could wear shoes to contrast the look or even wear shoes the same colour as your outfit.

 All-black:
 I really like Te'Rea's look here. That white strip of course gives the whole thing an edge. Busola adds a leather jacket creating both a layered and textured effect, wearing bright shoes, and Portia has on a sexy bodice underneath her overall skirt.

 Native/tribal:
Not everyone owns the African ankara or batik fabric, but I realized that aztec prints are also very tribal. Busola combines it all to create a mixed prints look, which is in vogue at the moment. Te'Rea wears an aztec print skirt under black, and Portia's combo is an interesting mixture of checkered fabric tied into a knot, a lacy top and our very own Nigerian headgear.


So you have to give it to these ladies-they can dress up!
I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know which looks you really liked in your comments below!

xoxo

35 comments :

  1. Beautiful ladies. They did well with the outfits. Hard to choose
    www.tosyne101.wordpress.com

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    1. haha yea def hard to choose any favourites :)

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  2. their style is timeless and chic:) i love them all

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  3. Nice feature; they all look great.

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    1. beautysworld-beauty.blogspot.com

      boteri2002@yahoo.com

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    2. Thanks Beauty-I have seen your email-thanks

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  4. Awwwwww!
    This is really amazing. Honoured to be featured amongst these gorgeous ladies.
    Thanks sooooo much for the feature.

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    1. you are welcome portia! I am glad you liked it

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  5. So, so sweet. Thank you so much darling :). It means so much!

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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  6. Hi babe! I nominated your blog. Come check it out.

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  7. Beautiful ladies with beautiful styles! Love it. :)

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. i deleted Te'Rea's comment by mistake (clumsy old me) so here it is:
    From Te'Rea:
    "*tear*....This was sooo sweet of you and I am truly honored! Thanks so much for featuring me with these other two amazing and stylish ladies. I will definitely be following their blogs.
    Thanks again doll!

    Te'Rea
    chic-n-everything.blogspot.com"

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    1. And now my reply: you are most welcome Te'Rea! you are all amazing and stylish. xxx

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  9. lovely style...i love busola.x
    http://www.deemako.com/

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    1. So ur a fashion stir fry fan :)
      Thanks desola

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  10. They all look very nice.

    ebunoluwole.com

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  11. meh this babes are hot! i love their style.....

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    1. Yea at Fola's Oasis we only feature d hottest! xxx

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  12. They are all stylish.....i don't wana be partial lolol
    fashionitazbybuiti.blogspot.com

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    1. Yea! I actually meant "which" looks do you prefer, not "whose" looks :) e.g my fave 3 are te'reas cover pic wit the green blazer and lovely pants, busola's brown maxi skirt, and portia's leather top and skirt.

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  13. They are very beautiful ladies, but, I love me some Portia :)

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  14. All of their styles are so unique and beautiful I want to try them all. Its so hard to choose which one is my best cause I love them all :)
    http://myfashioncabin.blogspot.com/2014/08/rustic-feeling.html

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  15. Portia fans in the house say helllllo... helllllo. Lol. I love Portia's style. So effortless. I love the other ladies styles too. Going to check their blogs now


    www.buzzedbyneauty.blogspot.com

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    1. haha "portiadom" is growing everyday i guess. ok babe the other bloggers av awesome style-u wud love their blogs xxx

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  16. Loving all of these looks! The color block, tribal print, and monochromatic looks are my favorite! All 3 of these ladies have such fabulous style!

    Robyn
    http://feelgreatfashion.com/

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    1. Im glad u like it Robyn xxx
      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  17. Ahhh..all these fab fashionistas!..amazeballs
    www.addiva85.wordpress.com

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