STYLE INSPIRATION – TOKE MAKINWA
Toke Makinwa, popularly call Tokstarr is unarguably one of the biggest style stars out of Africa. You can’t talk about fashion and beauty without mentioning her name. It’s always a pleasure going through her Instagram page because you can get a fashion and beauty tip or two from her pictures.
The award winning multimedia star and entrepreneur is unapologetic about her fashion choices, slaying outfit after outfit and is always up to date with the latest fashion trends. She is not only a fashion slayer but also a fashion and beauty entrepreneur, with a luxury handbag and cosmetics line. She also made the phrase #Babygirlforlife a trending hashtag on the social media space.
We know there is hardly ever a fashion fail with Toke Makinwa, but here are 8 times this gorgeous OAP dropped our jaws.
At the this year’s Arise Fashion week in Lagos. The style star stunned in a purple men’s wear inspired blazer dress with balloon sleeves and frills. This gorgeous and colourful number was straight off the runway by Ghanaian Designer Papa Oppong. She finished the look with a pair of colourful sandals and purse.
ELEGANT AND SOPHISTICATED
At the premiere of She is The Movie, the OAP looked like a modern day Greek goddess in a one shouldered thigh high slit dress by South African designer Gert-Johan Coetzee. Incorporating the fairy tale theme, she completed the look with a pair of Cinderella inspired glass shoes and a matching purse.
OPULENT AND EXTRA
Sometimes doing the most gets you on the best dressed list. With the dress code being opulently Nigerian and extra, Toke Makinwa stepped out to the premiere of Chief daddy, in a show stopping Yoruba traditional inspired outfit. The fashionista slayed effortlessly in this Tubo design, with extra puffy sleeves, a laced up back and silver embellishments. She finished the look with a hand fan and dark sun glasses.
“How extra you show up at your sugar daddy’s funeral” She captioned one of the photos on her Instagram page.
SIMPLE AND STYLISH
While our style diva can be extra, she can also be simple and stylish. At the opening of bourbon house café, Tokestarr wore a gorgeous metallic Fab lane by Derin two piece. She shimmered in style, rocking this off shouldered balloon sleeve top and pants.
EDGY AND AUDACIOUS
Only a diva as bold as Toke makinwa can pull off a risqué look and still be stylish. Going out and about, she rocked a pair of black tight leather pants with a lacy body suit by Harvella.
PRETTY IN PINK
There is nothing as girly as wearing pink. At a recent visit to the Grandlux Lounge in lekki Lagos, the vlogger rocked a pink 2 piece top and skirt. She captioned the photo on her instagram, “Barbie would be jealous”.
Being corporate doesn’t limit you to the regular stereotype; shirts, pants, pencil skirt or the regular corporates dress. Toke put a twist on the corporate look when she rocked this gorgeous Style temple Blazer dress. The dress featured an overall on one of the sleeves, giving the dress a high-low effect. She finished the look with a pair of sandals and matching purse.
If you are looking for a way to turn your plain ankara into a gorgeous outfit than this look will inspire you. To attend the burial of her friend’s late mum, Toke stunned in this dress by Zhena Woman; A one shouldered dress with ruffles and lace cut outs attached to the dress on both sides from the waist down. What a way to bring colour to a gloomy event.
This style star has no intentions of slowing down and we can only imagine what fashion statements she will be making at the next red carpet event.