Sunday, September 6, 2009

Talking swagger, talking fashion...

So, I was going thru the archive of swagger360.blogspot.com, one of my fave blogs, and I came across this. Unfortunately, according to my own judgement, this was not discussed

"I'm curious to hear what you and others think about those without the attitude or those without "swagger" since there is a distinction being made between the two. A lot of people these days are using the concept of swagger as an ideal to be achieved--something that makes you cool. In other words, if you don't have swagger then you're not cool. A lot of times, this is based on how a person looks or what a person wears. I guess what I'm trying to get people to think about is: what is REALLY cool? Is it really about wearing the "right" accessories and wearing clean shoes?"

I have found myself thinking along the same lines too.

One thing I know is that not everyone can be innovative fashion-wise. At least, I know I am not, at the mo. Almost everything I wear is an idea from someone. If I see someone with my body type or poise, I look for something admirable on them and try that style. Seeing that I can easily identify with the Beyonce-type body shape. I have been told so cos Bey is curvaceous. Lol, one of my girlfriends was like my bootay can work anything. haha. OK, check my twitter background on http://twitter.com/yinkuslolo. Na dem sabi

Although, I can be labeled fashion conscious. I like to know what's hip in so-so season. but I follow so many fashion blogs and call admire an Alexander Wang's or Balmain's. You will not see me in those though. Denims are my staple.

I went shopping last wkend, and I actually spent about 80% of my time in the Males' section, shopping for shirts. No, that's not a lesbo move. I am just feeling the shirt with leggings/tights movement lately.

What does swagger mean to you?
wearing what's cool? knowing how to dress?
adding 'swag' to ur screen name on any portal doesn't, for sure.

PS:
Orientation ends Monday,
orisirisi planning ends Monday. Yay!
Classes start Tuesday,
work starts Tuesday. Nay!
I want the transition to last forever.
I am not ready for a semester,
promised to be stricken with all-nighter-s.

22 comments:

Bubbles said...

swagger= over used word

Elusivebabe said...

Swagger for me is mostly based on the way a person carries themself and yeah I guess clothing is part of the whole swagger package..lol

I loveee the shirt with leggings/tights look!

Elusivebabe said...

Youve got a nice figure. =)

Elusivebabe said...

I follow you on twitter btw, under a different name though so you probz dont even know its me!

iphyigbogurl said...

ahh..yinkus u have a nice body!! get it gurrrrrl!!! lol
oh....and i still cant distinguish between a swaggerless ans swaggerlicious person.....lol
i guess i need to step up my game.

muyiwa said...

if na beyonce shape u get truly,thats ...............,swagger simply means doing your own thing in a very confident manner and it can be your innovation in fashion or any other area ,thats equal to you no send anybody

Nice Anon said...

Swag means different things to different folks but to me? I rock things knowing i look good in them. Can't no body tell me nothing!

You're shape is supa fly. Loving it

NaijaBabe said...

I don't really know what ur means to the society. Though I don't really use the word either, for ne, it'd mean the totality. Ie poise, dress sense... The while works I guess

Sassy Trends said...

where have you been yinka?

Chi-Chi said...

I don't even use the word

We both have nice bodies lol

UnderCover07 said...

I agree with what Elusivebabe said; but if a person has a good dress sense and a nasty attitude, it dnt count as much swag to me. I simply say they have a nice dress sense.

And yea, I jst got hooked on the shirt n leggings thing too...I always thot I was too petite to pull it off, but boi was I wrong :)

RocNaija said...

A one time relevant word..

So you've caught the tweet bug as well then?

Fabulo-la said...

Swagger?
Only God knows.
I feel old when pple start ising that word cause Im not quite sure what its supposed to mean...

Oh well...

uNWrItten* said...

swagger is relatively undefined...creating your own sense of style that only you can rock with pride...:)

leggy said...

yay,you can def identify with bee.lol

Lady X said...

You have a nice body o! I agree with your friend Booty can rock anything! And that swag thing... People need to stop over using it! You get the ones that've got it and the ones that don't all using it

miss.fab said...

Lol if you don't have swagger I guess you can speak it into happening??? Idk... I agree that it is overused/improperly used though.

BSNC said...

please stop tempting me, the twitter bug will not get to me. I SHALL OVERCOME


you are hawwwt o..

bob-ij said...

Honestly, I believe swagger and attitude are synonymous because what it is is the aura you have when you dress. Swagger can be silent, it can be loud!.. I'm not fashion forward... I don't search for trends... I just notice it and most times don't follow. In the end, I see myself as a person who gpes for interesting before all other factors... and it's pretty simple...

x!

Tosin.s said...

i think swagger is all about confidence..its a type of attitude.

keep up the blog.

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Mo said...

swagger... just another word with it meaning known solely to the 'sayer'...
style,confidence,attitude its nything n everything...

Yemi David said...

LOL..jst saw ur twitter pic...HOTT..
I have almost the same body type too..I dnt wear jeans cuz my hips dnt fit..lol