Angel Obasi understands how to turn a look and with #TheLook, you can too

In a market oversaturated with outrage influencing and exaggerated gimmicks, Angel Obasi has hacked the business side of being a content creator and an influencer.

Since she started her professional career as a fashion influencer, Angel has evolved, streamlining her brand aesthetic, bringing an excellence and refinement to all her collaborations and expressing an unfiltered love for fashion and personal style. This delicate balance has kept her relevant and helped Angel, popularly known as Style Connaisseur, grow her Instagram community to an impressive 200,000 followers.

In the years since she started influencing, Angel has diversified her portfolio, leveraging her reputation as one of the best creators in the fashion space to launch and sustain 3 businesses that allow her share her passions with her community: An eponymous accessory brand The Style Connaisseur, a content production company, a furniture company, Space Between Design and she is about to launch another accessory label, Anchiel, modeled after her love for hats.

Angel preaches the gospel of how minding one’s business makes the journey easier in the creative industry. Her big tip is to focus on improving your craft while building the right relationships and the big gigs will follow. 

For our first episode of MCN’s The Look , the MCN show where we delve deep into the relationship influencers have with clothes and how they find new ways to share this love with their audiences, Angel takes the reins and shares with us her favorite outfit from the 2022 Lagos Fashion Week from Nigerian designer and her long time collaborator, Cynthia Abila. She tells us how the idea came to life, the surprises from the designer who was also showcasing at the LFW and in MCN’s sustainability fashion, how to re-style the outfit in other fabulous ways for other events.

To get a sense of Angel’s unique style, we have compiled a list of our favourite looks from her.

Top Looks

With her statement hats, accessories mostly from her brand and fancy heels, Angel Obasi has an impeccable versatile style that is fresh and exciting. In no particular order, here are some favorite looks of her to inspire you this week.

Look 1

Style Connaisseur Ankara PlaysuitAngel is not new to wearing colorful prints. She shows off her stunning legs in this yellow and blue playsuit from Mae Otti, complimenting with accessories in the same colors.

Look 2

Angel Obasi suit setYou can bet on Angel rocking a pair of suit to perfection. Either in shorts, tapered or flared pants, they always get her looking boss chic! This shorts set from Ace Kouture is no exception. Also, there’s something exotic about black and gold right?

Look 3

Style Connaisseur Casual styleAngel’s idea of casual is oversized, colorful and yet still so chic. This Ako Africa blue oversized shirt with a statement print on white pants, is the hack to achieving the right dose of casual chic.

Look 4

Angel Obasi- Ankara Maxi DressMaxi but make it sultry. Who doesn’t love a good maxi moment especially with high slits and prints that make your skin pop just like butter? Angel wears a lot of African prints and accessorizes in a way that makes them work for just about any occasion. Love how the green belt cinched her waist to give this Obioma Fashion dress the perfect definition.

Look 5

Angel Obasi Orange setFrom the collar to the cut-outs and then the color, this outfit is a show stopper. Paired with one of her signature hats and keeping it simple with complimenting white accessories, Angel cuts a dashing figure in this Mai Factory Filani set.

Look 6

Style Connaisseur NeutralsEven with neutrals, we still get a pop of color. The baggy trend isn’t just perfect on denims but pants in general. They have a great appeal that just works when worn right. Her love for statement pieces is evident with this pair of Ako Africa paper-bag waist pants styled with the perfect deep cut tan corset top. Of course, there’s the signature hat.

Bonus- The Look

Angel Obasi- The LookIf this didn’t make the cut then why are we here? Hearing Angel speak about how this Cynthia Abila statement jumpsuit & jacket set came to life really showed why it was rightly chosen as The Look. Go watch and let us know your thoughts!



  • Omotola Saba

    Hi, Omotola here, the human form of the 100 Emoji and the fashion and beauty writer at Marie Claire Nigeria. She started writing for fun and merged it with her love for fashion, and beauty. She's mostly at home, picking up yet another new hobby, scrolling through pinterest, laughing with her family or at dad jokes, or sleeping.

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