A person’s fashion choices say a lot about them, and everyone has their unique tastes in fashion. While some love to go all out with their fashion, choosing corsets over kaftans, others would rather go with comfort while still being uber-stylish. Whichever one you go with, remember to rock it with the heads held high.
Previously, we spoke with Seyi Babs on how his lifestyle and fashion choices intertwine. This week, we spoke with Tomisin Oyerinde on her uber-stylish fashion sense, that gives her a sense of comfort and confidence.
Gist us about you
My name is Tomisin Oyerinde and I’m a bridal hairstylist and a travel curator. I love to meet new people, network and put smiles on the faces of people. I have great vibes! I could be very conservative about fashion, but when I want to, I go all out. I love travelling, eating, dancing, and reviewing places – I’m a Google tour guide.
How did all these start?
The bridal hairstyling journey started in my final year at the university, though I was doing every type of hairstyling then. After school, I decided to specialise in bridals only.
My journey as a travel curator and other things started when I went for my National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). I discovered my love for travelling then. Since I was posted to Akwa Ibom, I had to travel and I enjoyed every bit of the trip.
While I was there, I visited other South-South and Eastern states in Nigeria like Anambra, Calabar, Enugu, and Port Harcourt. The journey was amazing. I figured people also love travelling but prefer to do it in groups which they didn’t have access to. Hence, I saw a need in the market for a travel curator and that how the travel business started. Different people come around, meet new people, have fun, relax, learn new things, and have loads of fun together.
What is most important to you in fashion?
Between skincare, weight, clothes, or shoes, clothes are the most important to me. The way I carry myself and feel is largely dependent on the clothes I wear. Next comes shoes, and then, my hair. If I would describe my sense of style, I would say that as long as the outfit makes me comfortable and confident, I’m game.
My style icon is Olas Grace.
What are your top 3 hacks for picking the right outfit combo?
The first is Pinterest. Before picking most of my outfits, I literally sleep on that app! It has been a lifesaver.
The second, I’ll say, is I’ve been able to create a “collection” in my head of what makes me comfortable. This makes it easy for me to pick the right combination of clothes.
The third is consulting with my fellow fashionista friends. I do this to make sure I don’t look like a masquerade when I step out feeling fly.
I think these do it for me.
What fashion mistakes have you made before or seen others make?
Ahhhh! There’s a lot of this happening around. Personally, I’ve made quite a number of mistake especially with combining patterns. Combining patterns is great but it can be very tricky if you don’t know your way around it. It’s either you get it right or you don’t and I’ve made several mistakes with that.
I play very safe with colors though, so, I think I am on the safe side with that.
Another major mistake, however, that I’ve seen people make is not picking the right styles for their body shapes. I see very busty ladies with a slim lower body wear bodycon dresses, o wrong now.
Let’s talk food
I’d say my favourite food is pasta because it is a very diverse dish. Most of the time, I prepare it as a stir fry. But if you ask me to pick between amala and rice, I can’t o. (Laughs) Why can’t it be both?
Chatting with a fashionista is always enlightening. So much fashion knowledge to glean, LOL. Look out for our new and interesting series coming up this May on Mauvelli. But wait, on a scale of 5 to 10, what do you rate our fashionista? Let’s know in the comment section below