As a style enthusiast I always love to see people look their best, however not everyone is style inclined and not all can afford a personal stylist. Nevertheless being on the Fabulist can be easy if you know these five simple tips, then you can always look red carpet ready.

Genevieve Nnaji

Genevive Nnaji at HOAYS Premiere

1. Research Research Research.

Thanks to the internet it’s easy to look up different styles and fit for your body shape, fabric colors, e.t.c. Most stylists look through lots of runway images of recent collections to find the right style and looks for their clients. You may not have access to designer collections but you can get inspired from readymade styled looks of different style professionals. Hence you can spend time browsing best celebrity looks or runway looks to see what is in the market before making your final style pick.

Biola Alabi

Biola Alabi Looking Picture perfect for HOAYS

2. Learn to tweak your wardrobe.

Carrying out wardrobe evaluations and creating your own look-book is easy, if you don’t think so then hire a personal stylist. Having a perfect dress in your wardrobe does not mean you have a final look, sometimes adding a tweak with a ribbon or a brooch can do the magic. Learn to add that va-va-voom to your wardrobe staple and everyone would see you as style perfect.

Linda Ikeji in an appropriate Versace LBD at HOAYS Premiere in Lagos

Linda Ikeji in an appropriate Versace LBD at HOAYS Premiere in Lagos

3. Appropriate Length is significant.

Do you want to look picture perfect? Then learn to be interesting. You don’t want anything looking out of place with sleeves looking too long or anything kissing the floor. Anything too short or too long is inappropriate.

Even if it’s not a red carpet event, learn to make alterations to the length of your clothes. Wardrobe alterations don’t cost much and will definitely add perfect fit and style to your look.

Ezinne Looks Chic and Camera ready for the ready carpet

Ezinne Looks Chic and Camera ready for the ready carpet

4.  Be Camera Ready

Just like having the right length is significant, photographing well and having outfits that look great in photos work hand in hand. You will certainly be photographed at a red carpet event, that’s if you do go on the carpet, and this will happen from every angle. Every angle needs to look good and this digital age demands that buying clothes that look great in pictures is food for the eyes. Do have that in mind when shopping.

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5 .Be prepared for a fashion Faux Paux

Do celebrities have wardrobe mishaps? Yes! But are rarely noticed because they have personal stylists, well you don’t have a stylist so be prepared for any wardrobe emergencies. Always have pins, threaded needles and baby wipes for stains especially for lint management when wearing black.

The morale on Fashion is not about the piece but what you do with it. So before you walk out the door ensure to be ready for emergencies and stay fabulous.

Ozy Saammie-Okposo looking Fab for the redcarpet at HOAYS Premiere

Ozy Saammie-Okposo looking Fab for the redcarpet at HOAYS Premiere