Giving the cold shoulder has never felt so good. This new trend has taken the fashion world by storm with stylistas across the continent revealing just a peek of their shoulders for just the right amount of slayage. This trend is slowly overtaking the off shoulder rave and has become the darling of asoebi ladies on the gram right now. Beyond traditional styles, we love the versatility of this trend. It’s sexy enough for date night and demure enough for a work meeting. Here are our top 10 favorite ways to give the cold shoulder.

  • Monica Awe-Etuk (@awedbymoni):

Hello jumpsuit! A red, midi length take on this trend is a go bold or go home statement. And with the ruffles, she looks ready to party.

Chunky bracelet, a chunky purse and chunky heels brings on the hotness bill to one look.

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  • Lupita Nyong’o:

The Kenyan Academy award winner pops in her famous melanin in this nice shot.

The crochet gown, her minimalist make up and chunky black rings sealed the look.

Do you note how the left sleeve has an extra covering and none for the right? Cute!

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  • @iamdivvanista:

Fringe envy! The Aqua colored beautiful dress is coupled with an orange clutch purse and shoes.

The fringe which cuts through the shoulder to form a ‘v’ just under her bust is why this look is on our list.

With the minimal makeup which complements the look, you will agree that good things come in threes.

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  • Ini Dima –Okojie:

The bold print top is a shoulder strap style of the trend. And it fits her silhouette.

Having her hair pulled back in a bun helped in showing off the beauty of the top, giving her look some class.

She wraps it all up, accessorized with a choker and ankle strap heels.

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  • Jumoke Raji:

There is nothing basic about this look.

It accentuates her curves and is all shiny and shimmery.

A floor sweeping gown is something we always see at any Nigerian party. Isn’t it?

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  •  Funke Huntoon of Style Pantry

Bohemian cool!

This black midi dress is perfect for a work meeting if you just swap those chunky red earrings with more minimal ear accessory.

You will own the room and have whatever you want, if you ask for it.

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  • Toni Tones:

She has got the strongest personality on Ndani TV’s Rumor Has It web series and

this has transcended to this bold look perfect for a formal date night.

A look through her gram account has us asking… ‘Hey Toni, Why you so pretty?’

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  • Styled by Rida (@Afua Rida):

The puff sleeves coupled with large pockets and chunky earrings are why we love this Ghanaian blogger’s style.

The woven three-coloured purse breathed life into her ensemble. Afua’s smile says it all; she is comfortable in the dress.

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Image Source: @afuarida/Instagram

  • Sharon Ooja:

Shalewa of Ndani TV’s Skinny Girl in Transit  looks effortlessly chic for Women’s wear designer label Rabesque’s Bloom collection.

The breezy material, playful cut, speaks ‘ready for a carefree day at the beach’ to us.

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