By Konye Chelsea Nwabogor
The IT girl is that girl who has everyone’s eyes on her. She is confident, always looks good and has that certain je ne sais quoi. The Urban Dictionary defines her as “the girl that everyone wants to be. A large part of her attraction is her sense of style. She has her fashion game on point, constantly looking like she just stepped out of a fashion magazine, and what’s more, she makes it all look so effortless. If you’ve watched her closely trying to figure out what it is about her that sets her apart from the rest, look no further, THISDAY Style comes to the rescue—we studied the style of the most celebrated IT girls of today and have created a handy guide to get you started.
Cultivate a signature.
Yes. You have to have your style. Figure out what makes you stand out and look amazing and stick to it. But note that should never mean your style is predictable. Step out of your comfort zone from time to time with unique neck-breaking looks.
Yes, you woke up like that.
The most important rule is to make it look all effortless. Develop the ‘I woke up like this’ attitude. This is why it’s important not to look too put together. So, leave a detail undone—it could be messy, tousled hair, a carelessly half-tucked shirt, or a tote bag carried as an oversized clutch. Remember that ‘effortless’ is not just a catchword. It’s a way of life for the superlatively stylish.
Focus on Style and not fashion.
Focus on Style and not fashion. Any and everyone can dress head to toe in designer outfits and still not necessarily look good. Mix it up. It’s all about curating an enviable mash-up.
Be a step ahead of the crowd.
Don’t be a fashion victim. You do not have to follow every trend out there. You should put a twist on classics and dictate trends. Yes, You.
It’s all in the details.
Sometimes you look at an IT girl and can’t place a finger on what makes her look so fabulous. Her outfit is simple, so what could it be? Girl, it’s all in the details. It’s all about piecing the look together, right down to the last detail. That quirky accessory, those statement shoes—these are the tools you need to elevate your look.
Share those fabulous moments.
Don’t act like you don’t care about fashion and looking good. Own your space. Document it. Take pictures, post on Instagram. Share all those fabulous moments.
Never have an off day.
An IT girl is committed to her appearance. You can never be caught off guard. Make looking good a lifestyle. As Coco Chanel once pointed out, you never know when you could have a date with destiny (or the paparazzi). “And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”