Fashionistas, how are you preparing for Lagos Fashion Week 2022?

What to wear to fashion week

What to wear to fashion week?

If you plan to attend the 2022 Lagos Fashion Week, you should have gotten your wardrobe sorted or started getting it sorted at the very least, by now!

what to wear to fashion week

If you’re a fashion enthusiast, you know that fashion week is THE place to show off your best style without fear of being judged. It’s the place to flaunt your fashion sense and everything in between.

Don’t get me wrong: it’s the place to see new collections from your favourite designers (if they’re showing), see and feel (if you’re lucky) what they’re working with this season, what accents, styles, colours, and so on that they’re working on for the new season, and so much more.

It could be the place to meet them too! Especially if you’ve been trying to engage them –this opportunity may be a light second, so don’t pass it up! So you have to be fashionably alert.

And, of course, you want to look good for when the paps come calling! Victoria joined the F&Co team for last year’s coverage, and she got her first Vogue feature. She woke me up squealing the next morning! So I’m saying that these things happen. So you’d better be ready.

Lagos Fashion Week
F&Co’s Vic at LFW 2021/ STEPHEN TAYO for VOGUE

Fashion Week is the perfect time to show off your personal style. It’s also the time to finally wear all those “quirky” pieces you’ve never been able to wear because “regular people” (I said what I said!) don’t “understand”.

What to wear to fashion week

You want to look good in front of the camera/fashion editors and be a part of the glam crowd at fashion week. It’s not so much about the price of the clothes as it is about the impression they make.

Having attended and gotten unrestricted access to Lagos Fashion Week for at least nine years (minus 2020 -because COVID- and 2021!), curated written and produced video content for (pre, mid, post) LFW, collaborated with influencers, designers and models, explored backstage etc, I think I can guide you very well.

So what to wear to Lagos Fashion Week? These simple style tips will come in handy.

Do Comfy casual.

what to wear to fashion week

You don’t want to be seen traipsing from place to place awkwardly in a pair of towering heels or super tight or super loose clothing. While you’re there to make a style impression, you should be stylish, very comfortable (important if you want to explore and have a good time), and confident after all, you’re not modelling on the runway.

By all means Statement pieces

It’s time to think outside the box for your style. Infuse show-stopping elements into your looks. For example, now might be a good time to finally break out those dazzling print or sequin shorts or even those Aso-oke co-ords. Let your inner fashionista shine. Make something pop.

Denim, Boo!

what to wear to fashion week

Because sometimes denim is chic, can be embellished, and handpainted and is generally versatile it is always a good idea. This by no means should be boring.
Go out of your way to wear the heck out of it.

Get your accessories right

Lagos fashion week 2022

Statement earrings, cocktail rings and sunglasses are must-haves for the afternoon, just before the runway shows. Pick shapes that flatter your face and outfit. But except you’re Anna Wintour, they need to come off once the runway shows begin.

Sneakers are gold and you’d see why

Because you’ll be doing a lot of walking, you’ll need comfortable shoes, and a pair of stylish kicks will make your look memorable. Keexs or good old high tops are always my go-to.

You can also wear whatever you want; after all, you’re supposed to show off your inner fashionista! So go ahead and enjoy yourself, you fashionista!

Don’t forget to follow and tag @fashionandco ng (Instagram) in all of your looks!