OUTFIT IDEAS FOR YOUR NEXT GIRLS' NIGHT OUT


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There is nothing more fun and relaxing than hanging out with your favorite girlfriends at a bar or club on a cozy Friday night after a stressful day, giggling about some boy drama and drinking liquor responsibly. This feeling is an opportunity to distress and unwind, and more importantly, get dressed up!

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The only hassle that can occur is the midnight decision you’ll have to make on what to wear, and we know how annoying that can be. That is why we at The Style Hive have compiled a list of chic and stylish outfits you can effortlessly rock to your next girls’ night out, accompanied by some ideas and tips to keep in mind as you are preparing.

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TIPS FOR A GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT

Plan your outfits ahead of time.
The benefits and need for proper planning for anything cannot be overemphasized. I doubt if anyone loves the stress that comes with trying to fix an outfit in a rush.

So therefore, always have two or three go-to outfits all ready to be worn right when you get that midday text from your girls inviting you for a night out.

Be up to date about the weather forecast.
Preparing a warm outfit for a warm evening without having any idea whatsoever about the impending decline in temperature is not fun. Carry along an extra sweater or jacket if the night is going to get cold.

Simple Make-up, but picture ready.
If you and your friends love taking pictures to commemorate your night out, then be prepared for it.

You might want to skip this tip if you do not wear make-up to night events. But if you do, then you must keep the lighting of your destination in mind. I recommend checking some YouTube tutorials on how to create the perfect girls’ night out make-up.

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Accessories should be on fleek!
There is no easier way to elevate any outfit than pairing it with the right accessories. From your rings to your bracelets and your statement earrings and neck chain, everything should be on point!

You need an Emergency Kit in your Purse.
An emergency kit is a little kit or a collection of items tucked in your purse that would come in handy in a pinch.
Having an emergency kit in your purse makes you prepared for any incident that might want to ruin your night out with the girls.

Keep your emergency kit simple and only pack things you know would be helpful to you. Here are some examples of things you might consider tucking into your purse.
  1. Pads or Tampons
  2. Painkillers (Ready to save you from a headache)
  3. Hand sanitizers or wipers (Have fun, but be free from germs)
  4. Safety Pins (Great option when your zipper breaks)
  5. Extra Cash (There is always little something to buy)

LET'S GET FASHIONABLE SHALL WE?

Whether you are a plus-sized or petite, going for a dinner or clubbing, these outfit ideas will inspire you to be the best version of yourself when next you are out with your girls.

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DIGITAL SAMPLING VS PHYSICAL MODELING: CHECK OUT DITTO AFRICA'S LATEST CAMPAIGN FEATURING IAMSIGO SS20




It is no longer news that the infusion of digital innovation and 3D virtual sampling into the fashion industry is gradually becoming a thing that we love. One of the most significant advantages of this invention is its ability to speed up the product development process. 

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When it comes to sampling development, 3D technology offers apparel brands the ability to modernize their sample-development, which at the end of the day saves time and money and helps brands respond quicker to customer trends and buyer demands.



There has since been a high rise of 3D virtual sampling in the African Fashion Industry, after Congolese Fashion Brand Hanifa digitally debuted their latest collection Pink Label Congo on Instagram Live.
This move was in response to the uncertainty that looms over the future of the fashion industry due to the pandemic. 

In the latest Ditto Africa's campaign featuring African fashion brand IAMSIGO, there was a need for virtual sampling. Ditto Africa is a content-driven and centralized mobile marketplace where global and local consumers can shop directly from a curated community of African Brands.

According to their instagram post, “Digital Sampling VS Physical Modeling- Virtual Sampling is part of the current digital transformation in the apparel industry. For our latest campaign featuring @iamsigo SS20, we wanted to compare the digital simulation with a real sample of the garment worn by a model -@eboneedavis (our friend and muse).”

Designer Bubu Ogisi is a prominent member of a generation of designers at the heart of the renaissance of Nigeria’s fashion industry. Not afraid to experiment with the Avante grade style; her pieces look as much like well-tailored clothing as they do modern art installations. We created this 3D sample to mimic an art piece hanging on a wall.


With this new development in the fashion industry, what then is the verdict?

Large and existing apparel brands are at the top chain of gradually benefitting, if not already experiencing the full benefits that come with 3D sampling, irrespective of the challenges that may exist.

With everything taken into consideration, fashion brands are left with the option to choose whether the benefits of 3D sampling outweigh the challenges, whether investing in 3D technology will be worthwhile and whether the use of 3D sampling would be a great way to achieve each brand's unique goals.

One thing remains, as we move into a world where there is excessive use of digital technology, virtual sampling is inevitable.



Photography// Aham Ibeleme
Model//Ebonee Davis
Foot Wear// Maliko Studios

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4 UNUSUAL COLOR COMBOS THAT TOTALLY WORK! FEATURING HAFSAH MOHAMMED (@HAFYMO)

Digital creator @Hafymo (Instagram), is here with a 15 seconds styling video tip on 4 unusual color combos that totally work!
Who knew Blue and Mustard could look this good?
Watch video below:

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WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY

                 

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Getting away from the hustle and bustle of life is exciting, and can offer an incredible chance to reset and relieve yourself from the stress of the day-to-day. But just like any random getaway, the need to prepare and pack all the necessary essentials always comes first.


Personally, the most important aspect of packing for any short trip is to pack slightly more than what you actually need. Not too much because clutter would eventually cause a heavier load and disorganization, but being overly prepared is much better than being under-prepared.


Now that we have agreed that being overly prepared is better than being under-prepared, what then should we pack?

In this article, I would be sharing what you should bring, and what not to bring to help you thoroughly enjoy your weekend escape.

WHAT TO BRING

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TWO PAIR OF SHOES
Whether you are traveling for a business trip or visiting family and friends for the weekend, you would need some shoes to wear. 

If your weekend getaway supposedly happens during the winter/rainy seasons, then it would not be a bad idea to come along with a pair of boots without heels. They are sturdy for walking and work with most of the winter outfits.

For a summer/warmer weekend getaway, look for sandals and sneakers that are fashionable and comfortable.

TWO CASUAL TOPS AND ONE DRESS
Pack two casual tops to wear on Saturday or just a stylish casual sweater paired with a pair of jeans. For Saturday evening, a well-structured dress would be great, and it would also be a good option you can wear to the bar or restaurant.

Sundays are for relaxed casual outfits, so a t-shirt paired with a comfy jean would be perfect.

Ladies, be sure you pack the exact bra you need for each shirt in order to avoid major or minor mishaps.

TWO PAIR OF JEANS OR PANTS
Since you would be away for the weekend, packing 2 pair of jeans to wear the entire weekend would be brilliant. When selecting your jeans, ensure that they work well with your accessories and tops/shirts.

Alternatively, you can pack a perfect pair of men’s travel pants if jeans are not your first choice. Plan on bringing them clean and taking them off only when you’re ready to switch to your night/sleep wear.

PAJAMAS
Be sure to pack your pajamas. 

If you don’t have one, a basic oversized shirt and any random track pants would be good, so long as you’re comfortable in it.

TWO PAIR OF SOCKS AND UNDERWEAR
If you’re among the very special and lucky individuals on earth who cannot have a good night's rest without a pair of socks on -like me-, then this is for you.

Because this is a weekend trip, you should pack the precise number of socks and underwear you need for 2-3 days. Spare socks would come in handy if there’s a lot of walking and stomping around planned.

PHONE AND CHARGER
When it comes to technology for a weekend getaway, I often suggest not bringing any or simply just turning off your phone/laptop and not working at all. But that might be a little bit overboard, depending on the type of job you do.

So, if you would have to bring any device along with you on this weekend trip, it should be your phone and charger. You could pack that laptop as well if it is necessary.

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SOME OTHER ITEMS YOU SHOULD PACK
  • Your toiletry kit (Toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, contact solution, basic make-up, soap, shampoo, and conditioner)
  • Accessories and Jewels
  • An Event Specific Outfit
  • Earbuds

WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT BRING
  • Books
  • Unnecessary Gadgets

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KHLOE KARDASHIAN CELEBRATES 36TH BIRTHDAY IN STYLE. SEE PICTURES.

Khloe Kardashian recently turned 36 (27th of June), and the lavish birthday party was attended by family and friends.

For the decor, "She had a huge gold shelf display stacked full of cakes and sweet treats in pretty shades of pink, and a huge fire pit that was decorated with a huge balloon arrangement in pink adorned with her nickname ‘Koko’"

See pictures of the Celebrant and decor below:

Credit - Bella Naija.









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