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SNEAKERS SERIES – ANDROGYNOUS BLUES

HAPPY NEW MONTH MY PEOPLE!!!

Welcome to the ’ember’ months. The year 2016 is almost done so i feel we should start planning Christmas presents by now or what do you think??

Before moving on, I’ll like to say a huge ass thank you for all the feedback i got from last months newsletter. You guys are amazing, really! I really didn’t think it would resonate as much with so many people but appaz it did and i was smiling all through it.

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As you might have noticed from the posts title, this is a continuation of the Sneakers Series i started last month, quickly catch up on the first post if you missed it. From double denim, we move on to androgynous blues.

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Waistcoats are most often than not seen simply as a mere part of a formal menswear(the three piece suits) so usually, only really dapper men wear waistcoats on regular days simply because their style level is above average. But the gag is, its so much more than just a fraction of a set and styling it couldn’t be easier. Waistcoats are the perfect clothing item to make use of in exercising your androgynous side plus they can pretty much revamp your wardrobe 😉

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I got this patterned blue waistcoat from my elder brother’s closet many years ago (maybe something like 5 years). At the time it wasn’t his size anymore because “growing muscle to terrorize the girls” and he wanted to dash it out but i just grabbed it. See i never thought of wearing it even cause that wasn’t my style at the time but the lil thang was too cute so i grabbed it and threw it in my closet. 5 years later and we are here slaying together. (i must have been really tiny for it to be fitting me now)

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Recently I’ve been more on the clean minimal makeup look(whatever that is). What do you guys think?

Not sure of how to style a waistcoat, here are a few tips:

  • Fit is the most important thing. A waistcoat is supposed to create a streamlined shape and a poor-fitting one will leave you looking scruffy.
  • If you need to look smart; button up. Looking to go casual, use just 1- 2 buttons and leave the rest open like i did here.
  • If you’re going to wear a tie, make sure it sits neatly underneath the waistcoat, and doesn’t peek out from the bottom.
  • Unless you’re going for an event that is strictly black tie, you can definitely experiment with colors, fabrics and textures.
  • Waistcoats suit all shapes and sizes so go for it.
  • A higher cut V-neck is recommended if you’re wearing it under a suit jacket as it allows you to show off the fact that you’re actually wearing a waistcoat.
  • Not too tight and not too short either.

There are a lot of do’s and don’ts regarding fit but not so much as with styling. Being one of the major pieces of menswear, there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t own one or four waistcoats already! More so if you are about that androgynous life.

patterned blue waistcoat

What do you think about this outfit? Would you wear this? How would you have styled it differently?

Until next time, but be sure to catch up in the comment box below 😀

L. A. D. E

 

32 Comments

  • Gracey September 1, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Amaaaaaaaazing!!! Effortlessy done. Me likey.

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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde September 1, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Aww thank you Gracey!

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  • Tobi Akinmade September 1, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    I would totally rock this. I love your hair btw. Did you braid your hair or is the braided part a bun attached to your hair?

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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde September 1, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Thank you dear, Its actually a full braid wig that i rolled into a bun 🙂

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  • Adenowo Oluwaseyi (NOWO: The BLOG) September 1, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Loved the way you mixed it up. Turning up a corporate outfit with a pair of sneakers. Bravo!

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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde September 1, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Thank you lover!!

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  • Jennifer Amani September 1, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I love everything!!!’ The make up, hair outfit and that smile errrthang !!!!!!! And Loool @growing muscles to terrorize girls
    . I would definitely want to wear this outfit I might try it with jeans instead.

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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde September 1, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      SISTERGIRL!!! Thank you so much boo, really! 🙂

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  • Funke Olotu September 1, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    I love your clean makeup look, natural & classy

    And your outfit! it’s chic & edgy

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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde September 1, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Thank you Funke!!

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  • Praise Abu September 1, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Love the whole look. I’m really digging this your minimal make up.
    I really want to add a waist coat to my closet(add to shopping list) Love the way you styled it, if i’ve to style it differently i think i will try a wide legged pants(formal touch) or on a dress. You slayed as usual and great pictures.
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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde September 1, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      Yaay thank you darling! I can picture the wide leg pants already, cool thang!

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  • Bennymakachi September 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I wantttt the sneakers. Clean look overall.

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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde September 1, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      Come and get it oo! Thanks boo

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  • Moji September 1, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Love this look! And the sneakers been giving me life. Need to try a waistcoat ASAP. Can’t believe I don’t own any. Maybe ’cause I don’t have any brothers.
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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde September 1, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      haha, you dont need to have brothers oo! get one already 😛

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  • Joy September 2, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    As usual, you didn’t disappoint. I like how you styled the waistcoat and I’m already going for one. Meanwhile, your minimal makeup is lit. The way you smiled looking down reminded me of Chimamanda Adichie. Eku ise my dear.

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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde September 5, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Hayyy thank you darling!! Happy New month

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  • Berry Dakara September 6, 2016 at 1:04 am

    I would wear heels with this outfit, but only because I’m not into sneakers if it’s not for exercise. I know… I’m crazy. 😛

    Anyways, you just made me remember my waistcoat. And now I don’t remember where it is. 🙁

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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde September 19, 2016 at 10:09 am

      hahaha…thanks!

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  • TANG September 6, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Apparently, all my comments have not been showing. Sigh. Love this look.

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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde September 19, 2016 at 10:06 am

      ahh really?? Sorry my dear but thanks for still sending in one

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  • Olaitan September 6, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Everything looks clean and good. Your makeup is a 100. The growing muscles to terrorise girls line got me.
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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde September 19, 2016 at 10:04 am

      Aww thank you hun!! See you know we’re namesakes?!

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  • Matlab September 24, 2016 at 10:46 am

    gorgeous photography, location and outfit!

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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde September 27, 2016 at 2:19 am

      Thank you!!

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  • Satya Dev October 20, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I like ur outfit, style and walk…..
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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde October 20, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      thank you!!

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  • greg November 9, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Nice fashion outfits.I really like it.
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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde November 13, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks a lot!

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  • MJ Junior November 17, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Why so Flawless?!

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    • Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde December 11, 2016 at 9:10 am

      haha thanks!!

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