The third piece rule with formulas

Lagos Fashion week is finally over and the street style is the part that always keeps me excited. Off course I look forward to what the designers have to offer but nothing beats street style.

Mide Coker did it for me this year, she got my creative juices flowing. Her looks this year gave me life, you go girl
Her looks cemented the fact that the third piece rule is a big fashion DO and totally adds dimension to a look.
Stay focused dear, I’m bout to share a style changing hack.
Third piece is literally as it seems, add a third piece. 
Confused? What’s your basic look ?
A top and a bottom I.e first and second piece
A dress, it’s already a two piece
Done with that? Now the third look comes in
Could be a blazer, hat, scarf, belt, sweater, tie and so on
Shoes can’t be seen as a third piece, you must wear shoes so it doesn’t count except barefoot is your thing. 
Well let’s use some picture inspirations and style formulas to break it down.

third piece rule

The third piece here is the belt, imagine the look without the belt. 
Style formula : dress + pants + belt ( 3rd piece) + Shoes 
third piece rule
Style formula : Shirt + pants + vest (3rd piece) + Shoes 
Style formula : Shirt + pants + hat (3rd piece)  

Style formula : Shirt + Shorts + Blazer (3rd piece) 
Style formula : Shirt + skirt + necklace (3rd piece) 
Style formula : Shirt + skirt + tie (3rd piece) 
Theres no limit , you could add a third, fourth, fifth piece till you nail the look or start looking crazy whichever makes you happy lol. 

Style formula : Shirt + skirt + belt (3rd piece) + turban( 4th piece) 


Style formula : Shirt + pants + belt(3rd piece) + scarf (4th piece)


Style formula: Shirt + skirt + long vest ( 3rd piece) + choker (4th piece)

Style formula : Shirt + pants + jacket (3rd piece) + hat ( 4th piece)  

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Style formula : Vest + pants + belt( 3rd piece) + bandanna (4th piece) + hat (5th piece)

third piece rule
Style formula : Shirt + skirt + denim shirt (3rd piece) + choker (4th piece) + glasses (5th piece)     
third piece rule

Style formula : Dress + denim shirt ( 3rd piece) + hat (4th piece) + glasses (5th piece)

third piece rule

Style formula : Shirt + jeans + longline shirt(3rd piece) + hat (4th piece) +  glasses (5th glasses)

third piece rule

Style formula : Shirt + pants + crop sweater (3rd piece) + necklace (4th piece) + turban (5th piece)

third piece rule

Style formula : Shirt + Jeans + jacket (3rd piece) + hat (4th piece) + glasses (5th piece)

third piece rule, waistcoat, hat, glasses

Style formula : Shirt + pants + tie (3rd piece) + waistcoat (4th piece) + hat (5th piece) + glasses (6th piece) .

So switch up the formulas to suit you go crazy with it and have fun.

Lots of love


  1. Shaun Kalu

    November 23, 2015 at 12:55 am

    These looks are amazing, I love the all black ensemble.
    Great blog too, followed your blog.

    1. Iyesogie Ogieriakhi

      November 24, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      Thanks for stopping by dear, don't be a stranger

  2. Sheren Mhanaya

    November 23, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Ah! Some amazing outfits. I love Sammy's outfit. Very swarve 🙂 X


  3. Duru Adolphus Jnr.

    November 24, 2015 at 6:45 am

    I lloooooovvveeee the second picSHur.. **Wears Evil grin 🙂

    1. Iyesogie Ogieriakhi

      November 24, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      Haha thanks hun, hope you read the rest of the post

  4. Blogoratti

    November 24, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    All great looks and individual styles.

  5. Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde

    November 25, 2015 at 12:24 am

    Love love the pictures you selected!!

  6. felix jarikre

    November 25, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Had fun going through your blog.Love it.Like your style.Keep the creative juice flowing!

  7. ikofficial

    November 25, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Thank you so much for the feature. Someone saw this and told me to check it out. I'm indeed honored. You have an amazing blog also.

  8. Hekyma _

    December 3, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    All these outfits are beautiful.
    I love almost all of them.


  9. K.C

    December 6, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Love the third piece rule concept! It'll probably be especially helpful when I'm running late somewhere. Everyone's looks are great!

  10. K.C

    December 6, 2015 at 1:00 am

    Love the third piece rule concept! It'll probably be especially helpful when I'm running late somewhere. Everyone's looks are great!

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