CAMPUS STYLE – MAYOWA FOLAMI OF UNILAG
We recently started the Campus Style column, where we will be profiling stylish students on campus.
2nd year Law Student of the University Of Lagos, Mayowa Folami popularly known as Ziza is today’s guest. She is the Creative Director of footwear line, SFDByZiza and blogs about her personal style, DIY tutorials among other things at www.yourclosetgirl.com. Catch up with Mayowa via Instagram on @yourclosetgirlziza and @sfdbyziza.
Here’s how our chat with her went:
StyleVitae: What influences your decision to buy an outfit
Mayowa: The fit and colour. I love outfits that accentuate my features so I look out for those that will look good on me especially the colours.
StyleVitae: Where do you shop from and where are your top 5 shopping ‘spots’?
Mayowa: Mostly boutiques and few online stores like ASOS, Konga, Jumia, etc.
StyleVitae: Do you have a budget for shopping?
Mayowa: I don’t have a specific budget (lol), I shop according to what’s in my pocket without exceeding reasonable limit.
StyleVitae: As a student, what would you define as wardrobe essentials (i.e must-haves)?
Mayowa: Black dress, t-shirt, sneakers and skinny jeans
StyleVitae: How do you combine being stylish with school work?
Mayowa: Lol. Well, I try to juggle both…making time for each as much as I can.
StyleVitae: Which lectures do you dress up for most? Early mornings or afternoons?
Mayowa: Hmm. I honestly can’t say. I just dress up when I feel like and other days I try to be casual while maintaining my faculty’s dress code but I’ll say mostly afternoon.
StyleVitae: If you have just been informed of an impromptu test (within the next hour), what would you wear?
Mayowa: A t-shirt with jeans or a skirt (my skirts are usually short or with slit)
StyleVitae: What/who influences your style?
Mayowa: Rihanna, definitely Rihanna
StyleVitae: What’s your typical lecture outfit?
Mayowa: A top, skirt or jeans and footwear of my choice
StyleVitae: What would you not be caught wearing?
Mayowa: Crocs…I hate them.
StyleVitae: Do you follow trends or set them?
Mayowa: I’m more of a trendsetter whether it’s a more casual or chic way. I mostly create new trends for myself.
StyleVitae: Do you dress differently during exams?
Mayowa: Not really, except that I ditch the all black I wear almost every day in every week for my simple white and black outfit because in my faculty there’s no go-to wear for exams. Just wear your white shirt, black skirt and flats.
StyleVitae: Which fellow student’s style do you admire?
Mayowa: Carl, he’s a designer.
StyleVitae: Which fashion rules do you think are no more relevant?
Mayowa: Mixing neutral with bold colours. I feel like people pretty much do what they want these days…going bold all through, mixing different bold colours or going completely neutral.
StyleVitae: What is the oldest item in your wardrobe and how long have you had it?
Mayowa: My plaid shirt. I think I’ve had it for over three years now.
StyleVitae: How often do you shop? Every semester or session?
Mayowa: I’m an impulsive buyer so whenever I have cash on me and I see what I like, I go for it.
StyleVitae: What was the last item you bought?
Mayowa: A dress.
Credit: Style Vitae