How to style it yourself

Dian S. Hicks

TikTok isn’t just about watching and learning the newest dance crazes. The social media app is also becoming the hottest place for all types of trends – especially summer fashion

Users across the globe are combatting their isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic by creating short dances, lip syncing or comedy videos on the short-form video app, and they’re introducing us to some new outfit possibilities while reviving trends. Whether you’re aiming for a casual outfit or you’re trying to dress things up, celebrities are here for inspiration as they put their own spin on the latest looks on TikTok and Instagram.

We rounded up the biggest summer fashion trends we’re seeing on social media, including expert suggestions of what to wear, how to style the pieces and where you can purchase the looks. 

Straw hats

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Nigeria’s Yoruba women announce their arrival in style

Dian S. Hicks
Three models pose in A Ti De
Three models pose in A Ti De

Nigerian photographer Oye Diran reimagines the fashion of the Yoruba people in a stunning series of images.

Short presentational grey line
Short presentational grey line

When an aunt sent Oye Diran an old family photo, he was mesmerised by the high sense of fashion and style exhibited by the Yoruba women of West Africa in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

The photo was of his mother and her sister adorned in iro and buba, the colourful two-piece outfit of wrapped skirt and top popular with Yoruba women in Nigeria.

Diran, a Yoruba himself and Nigerian photographer based in New York, noticed how the style of the iro and buba had evolved over time, but that the outfit still maintained its elegance.

Inspired, he ploughed through the internet looking for more vintage images of the outfit but was disappointed with what he saw.

“What I found were updated

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13 best dried flower bouquets and wreaths that add long-lasting style to your home

Dian S. Hicks

If replenishing your lovely display of fresh flowers is proving tricky or hard to justify during the lockdown, it might be time to consider trying dried flowers.

Dried flowers are trending in interiors – handmade marketplace Etsy UK has reported a 93 per cent increase in searches for dried flowers in the last six months – meaning there is a bigger online range to choose from than ever before.

There are many reasons to consider investing in a bunch of dried blooms. They are environmentally friendly, thanks to their low carbon footprint, long shelf life and biodegradability, and low maintenance – keep them away from direct sunlight and don’t put them in water – that’s it!

They should last for at least a year with care, which is good news for your bank balance. If they get dusty, clean them using a hairdryer on a low, cool setting.

Dried flowers

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