You want attention? Face tattoo! Everyone would talk,” is a line from Nickelodeon’s TV series, Haunted Hathaways.
However, for the interesting reactions Ebuka Obi-Uchendu has created with his fashion style, we at Makeover would say, “If you want to stay relevant in Nigeria’s fashion world, be like Ebuka.”
To say that the TV host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, who is currently the anchor of the Saturday-night Big Brother Naija eviction show, for the second time running, has set style standards would be overstating the obvious.
Two Saturdays ago, he set the social media on fire with his ‘bloody’ oxblood-coloured suit, which he wore as a monotone. However, whether there are varied reactions or not, Makeover presents a few style lessons to be learnt from the warm-faced style celebrity.
Be unafraid of setting trends
One way to make a major statement in the fashion world is to set standards for the world to follow and Ebuka has repeatedly held that spot. The keys to this are confidence, creativity and comfort.
To look good, you have to feel good. As such, if you want to be reckoned with in the style world, you have to ensure that you set healthy standards for living so that you can look fit enough to rock outfits effortlessly.
Push yourself outside your comfort zone
Maybe you’re a black person or a royal blue perso, or someone has told you yellow looks good on you, and for that you refuse to try other colours, you are simply being too hard on yourself. Instead, work around and outside your comfort zone. You’ll never know unless you try.
Be comfortable in your skin
However wonderfully cut your outfit is, if you’re uncomfortable, it will radiate and eventually destroy the overall ensemble. Before you choose an outfit, ask yourself the million-dollar question: ‘Am I comfortable?’ That way, whatever anyone says about the outfit, your comfort is enough answer.
Embrace your creativity
As Ebuka has shown, you never know just how much you have it in you to set standards, unless you’re willing to embrace your creative side. There really isn’t much to be afraid of when it comes to creativity, especially in the style world. Be like Ebuka; make your outfit pop.
Patronise and value experts
Ebuka’s oxblood suit for April 7, 2018, was styled by celebrity designer, Mai Atafo. This only restates the need to always patronise experts at the expense of cutting costs. There is nothing more depressing than being tight-fisted and expecting to see the best when it comes to creatively-designed outfits.
Sometimes, the difference between looking dashing and appearing horrible, however nicely styled you are, is in the carriage. Ebuka screams confidence with his style, and whatever your opinion, there is no denying that he leaves you wanting for more.