My head scarf is commonly worn by Nigerian women, it is styled with a traditional attire to attend weddings and other special occasions. It is a very popular head scarf amongst girls and women of all ages and it comes in different textures and colours. The Yoruba tribe call it β€˜Gele’ and this is the the most popular and commonly used name. One of my favourite fashion hack is styling my maxi dresses (purchased from a UK high street fashion retailer) with a gele to achieve a traditional look, when attending a Nigerian event. As someone, who lives thousands of miles away from my home country, with no direct access to a Nigerian fashion designer of my choice, to sew a traditional attire, this styling/fashion hack works for me. The gele transforms my entire look and ensures it is not obvious that the dress was purchased from an online or high street fashion brand. It takes a bit of practice to learn how to skillfully tie the Gele around your head, not everyone woman has mastered this skill and this is the niche the AutoGele fills. AutoGele (Auto: Automatic, Gele: Head Scarf) means the head scarf has been sewn in such a way that a novice can wear it with ease, because the head scarf is purchased originally, as a fabric that needs to be tied on a person’s head to achieve the look in the pictures above. I purchased this Gele three years ago and the number of times I have worn it makes up for the amount spent. I can go on about the Gele but I will stop here and save the information for another AutoGele post in the near future.

Outfit Details

Dress: Asos (Click Here)

Shoes: River Island (Click Here)

Gele: AutoGele (Click Here)


  1. Cinta
    May 29, 2019 / 8:28 pm

    My FAVOURITE ever. So in love with this😘😘

    • Tamara
      May 30, 2019 / 9:11 am

      Thank you Cinta..

  2. Deji
    June 7, 2019 / 7:21 pm

    On Fleek πŸ₯°πŸ˜

  3. πŸ’–
    June 7, 2019 / 7:33 pm

    The combination is just perfect πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

    • Tamara
      June 13, 2019 / 7:50 pm

      Thanks My Love

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