Alternatives to Jeans, CASUAL LOOK, Fashion and Style

STRIPES PLEASE

Oh stripes, how they rock my world! I can do stripes back to back without getting tired. There are so many fun ways of playing around with them and incorporating this feature on a jumpsuit gives your outfit some depth.

As a plus sized woman I’m the kind that has always drifted away from jumpsuits awhile ago simply because I never used to find pieces which fit me without compromising on my style. If by chance I happened to find one, it just didn’t fit my silhouette perfectly. Can you resonate with this? Thanks to the fashion designers who are constantly coming up with amazing designs to fit plus sized body frames as well.

Let’s mention something about this black and white strappy jumpsuit. Shall we?

I’m totally fascinated by how this jumpsuit is flowy at the bottom. It gives some level of comfort without compromising on style. Not to mention, the pockets also add some fun to the overall look. Styling possibilities for this jumpsuit are endless. You can casually rock it with white sneakers, sandles or dress it up a little bit with heels. The outfit doesn’t come with a belt but you can accessorize it with a belt of your choice to bring out that waistline. I’ve completed the whole look with this amazing silver studded beret hat. This outfit can take you from having brunch with your friends, coffee dates, vacays and can be a Sunday best too. Just depends on how you rock it. For Church I’d put a layer inside.

Black and white strappy jumpsuit unbelted

Black and white strappy jumpsuit

This jumpsuit and belt are from Vivo Woman. The beauty about this brand is that it’s Kenyan. I highly vouch for them. Enjoy!

Check out this other amazing jumpsuit from their collection right here.

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Outfit Details

Strappy Jumpsuit – https://shopzetu.com/collections/jumpsuits-playsuits/products/vivo-diani-strappy-jumpsuit-maroon

Black studded beret hat – https://www.instagram.com/p/CIQ-P6HnYjf/

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6 ways of styling white sneakers – Outfit 1

Today I’m starting a series on “6 ways of styling white sneakers”

One of the reasons why white sneakers are considered versatile is the ability to pull different looks with them. You can style them with so many different outfits for that effortless chic look.

The most obvious way to rock sneakers is with athleisure outfits but with a little tweaks here and there, you can rock them in numerous casual looks as well hence the inspiration behind this series.

The white sneakers which I’m going to style are Umbo Ladies Sneakers from Shop Zetu. What i love about these sneakers, is the fact that they are super comfy. The shoes are currently in stock so if you’d like to nab them in your size, I will put a link to the store in the comment box.

I find white sneakers to generally be perfect for days when you are traveling, have a lot of walking to do but still wanna pull a cute casual look.

To kick it off I’m starting by styling the white sneakers with a fancy dress.

Fashion Tip : It is very important to evaluate the fitting of the sneakers before buying them by first putting them on with the socks which you normally would wear them with then trying to walk around. This helps reveal discomfort if any. A good sneaker should feel secure around the heel without slippage.

The fancy dress has a decent amount of stretch which is very key when it comes to comfort for plus sized women. Love the white stripes going on. I feel the yellow adds some edge to the overall look. This is a look which you don’t have to spend a lot to achieve.

I find this look to be simple yet stylish. The most amazing thing about it is the fact that its super comfy. . You can recreate this look with any fancy dress which you already have. The goal is being frugal by not spending too much on shopping every now and then . The fancy dress is a find from Beauty Boutique. Not sure if they still have it in store since I bought it a while ago.

If you however want some options of where to get fancy dresses you can visit BelaBstyles or Lyl Fashions. The good thing about these stores is that they keep restocking so you can always find if not similar something even better.

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Are denim skirts out of style?

My Instagram DM @authenticallyritah has been getting a little bit more of these questions lately:

Are denim skirts still stylish in 2020?

“Can we rock denim skirts and still look stylish today?

Well, at this point i totally resonate with this famous quote from Lauren Hutton “Fashion is what we are offered four times in a year by designers. Style is what you choose”

When it comes to denim skirts, we have so many shades all the way from light to darker ones. You can never go wrong with the classic black or white washes in my opinion. The other colors can still be rocked with no issues at all. Just depends on how you style them ultimately.

The length of the skirt is also very crucial if you want to add an everlasting charm to the entire look. Knee length ones always do the magic.

Today I’m going to explore different ways in which you can style a denim skirt using this lovely skirt which i got from Jamia Mall. Love it because it really fits well and the quality is amazing, height and dark blue wash are to my liking. It hence fits the bill.

So without further ado, let’s explore the various styles which Authentically Ritah is showcasing today right below:-

Style 1 :Go for a Statement Top

Getting a stylish statement top will combine so well with your knee length denim skirt.

I went for this high low dress top. Okay i’m really sorry i cant link the exact shop where i got this top because it was a gift from a good friend. I have however seen such pieces at Sun Beam.

Front tucked tops would be another great alternative in this case to give the denim a whole new different spin from the ordinary designs.

Sandals will also pair very well with denim. I opted for these nude ones from heel to toe. These ones rotate in my wardrobe like nobody’s business lol!

In case you are wondering how this top would look at the back, check it out below:

I’m intrigued by the fact that from behind one would actually think it’s a dress but upon turning you notice the denim vibe.

You can always add a belt to these type of attire for that finesse. Which one do you prefer, the belted or unbelted style? Feel free to leave a comment in the reply box at the bottom of this post!

Style 2 :Go for a Brighter Top

For a second look, i’ve paid the denim skirt with this bright top from Lyl Fashions. I love the interesting pattern at the lower part of the floral top.

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you most probably know that i am a junkie of these white canvas. Got this ones from Bata Kenya. They pair perfectly with the denim skirt and are great when you are going about your errands.

You will notice the cute top was in the try-on haul which I did in the previous post. I also rocked this look before right here as well.

You can choose to tuck in the top or just leave it out. Still looks good in my opinion.

Combining the skirt with a colorful top makes the denim pop since it’s of a darker wash.

Style 3: Show a little bit of skin

I love this fancy light sweater top for several reasons . For starters it was relatively affordable, it’s flattering and shows a little bit of skin without revealing too much. The combi generally looks awesome on a plus sized body frame in my opinion.

Lets not talk about my squinty eyes in the pics below. The sun was a little bit too much but I believe you most importantly get the outfit grip lol!

I digress…. the look has been paired with these super comfy black and white sneakers. These ones are also from Bata Kenya.

Anyways, if you love casual shoes that can work perfect when you are on the move these sneakers will serve you really well. I’ve recently had this hat obsession and thought to add this adorable beret from forever Trendy.

You can find these kinds of fancy sweater tops from Toi Market.

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Final verdict on whether denim skirts are out of style:

To respond to the question” Are denim skirts out of style?” I’d say nope. You can wear them forever and still look good. It just depends on how you style them. Combine them with what sparks joy to you and remember your comfort is key.

Okay trends will always be there but I don’t think being too much into them will make your life any easier. It’s so important to choose your own style and rock it without being so much into what’s in or what’s not in.The essence is to embrace the trends and not to obsess about them. Just strike a tasty balance by creating something unique to yourself.

I hope this post has inspired you to rock that denim skirt again just in case it’s taking a backseat in your wardrobe.

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What can i wear instead of JEANS?

Most of you have requested for casual alternatives to the classic jeans. I’m excited to let you know that today i’m going to be sharing with you a stylish option that will work perfectly well as a casual outfit.

I adore my classic jeans and jeggings but truth be told, there are certain occasions when dresses will work well compared to these pieces. Today i’m rocking this black stripped knee length dress. Its one of the perfect alternatives to jeans when dressing casual.

The material stretches so well which is very essential for me as a size 16. I love the fact that the material is not too clingy. The height works well for me and the comfort is superb. Of course i paired it with white canvas, my favorite for weekends when I’m up and down running my errands for that extra comfort.

When you are done with errands and want to elevate that casual look, you can swap the canvas with sandals. Just remember to get sandals which are comfy and easy to move around with. Throwing in a slim belt will also give you that sassy look.

I hope you are inspired by this casual alternative look to jeans.


Outfit details

Stripped black and white dress – Mr. Price

White Canvas – Bata Kenya


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The weekend denim vibe

The weekend is here again and it’s undoubtedly a favorite time of the week for many!

Who doesn’t loove weekends!The me time, unwinding, catching up with family and friends is among the little precious things that rock weekends. This is always the time to let your hair loose, dress down and just take a breather from the hussle n bussle of the week.

My go to weekend piece is denim. It’s such a chilled out timeless fabric which can give you that relaxed vibe. This denim skirt is so perfect for weekends. The darker wash is versatile and you can blend it with almost any colors of your choice. If you know me, you will know canvas are my staples for the weekend. I find this particular ones very comfy especially if you are going about your errands. There is something special about them in white!

I find that brighter tops pair really well with darker washed denim. This cute white floral top did just that. It brightened the denim beautifully.

In whichever way you rock that denim skirt, have a pleasant weekend.

Outfit details

Cute floral top – Lyl Fashions

Denim Skirt – Jamia Mall

White canvas – Bata Kenya


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4 Top Tips of Selecting Your Jumpsuits – Plus Size Fashion Hacks

Confession time: For the longest time, i never used to wear jumpsuits!

I used to look at jumpsuits from afar because of the experience ‘i’d had at a friends birthday party after wearing some other frumpy ones. Omg what was i thinking then…lets just say the experience was horrible for lack of a better word!

The attire was stiff and ninety percent of the time instead of enjoying the occasion, i kept on pulling it down. As if that was not enough, i noticed from the birthday photos that the suit highlighted specific areas on my body in such a tasteless way. From that day on wards i vowed never to wear jumpsuits again and concluded that this jumpsuit thing was not for me as a size 16.

Today I’m dazzled to say that this narrative has changed and i have no issue with jumpsuits. In fact they are one of my go to outfit for those casual looks. I now know better and will gladly share with you some jumpsuit guidelines which I’ve learnt.

Theses tips will save you big time when it comes to selecting your pieces. You will not keep pulling your jumpsuit down like i did at my friends birthday party hahaha!

Without further ado let me jump right into the what to consider when shopping for a jumpsuit as a plus sized woman:

  1. Highlight your waist area

Defining your waist area when rocking a jumpsuit as a curvy woman is very key. Going for very loose fitting jumpsuits will not do you any justice. This will only make you look like a sponge bob and i’m sure you don’t want that.

Highlight your waist area by either opting for a belt or going for pieces which cling to your waist area. Make sure that it’s slightly above your natural waistline for that elegant look.

2. Wide Legged

As a plus size, stay away from those very skinny jumpsuits. Wide legged types will streamline your ensemble for that perfect look.

3. High quality stretchy fabric

I cannot emphasis enough on how this works like a gem for those curvy body frames. The secret here is to go for those soft, high quality materials that have a great stretching capability which are not only comfortable but give that elegant look as it drapes smoothly on your body.

Stiff fabrics which don’t stretch keep on pulling up which in turn doesn’t give you that chic look altogether. Examples of these high quality stretchy fabrics are spandex which comfortably stretches with your body structure.

4. Complementing necklines

A neckline can kill or nail your entire jumpsuit look especially if you have wide hips. Open necklines such as V-necks or wide necks, tend to look much much better on plus size women as they elongated the neck balancing out your style for that polished look.

Jumpsuits are such an elegant option when you feel like breaking from the dresses and skirts. This is a trend curvy women who might be shying away from like i used to, should try incorporating in their wardrobes.

I hope this hacks inspire you to try on jumpsuits as an alternative on your casual days. I will be humbled if you shared this post with somebody who might love such content. Let me know your thoughts on this post and what you’d like to see more in this platform by commenting below.

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How to style blue jeans with ankara: Weekend look

Do you want to create an edgy look for the weekend?

Weekends should be fun and relaxing. After the long week of dressing in official clothes five days in a row, it’s time to pull out that classic blue jeans from your wardrobe. Blue jeans are one of the most versatile garments which one should consider as a wardrobe must have. The beauty about jeans in general is that they are super easy to style hence you don’t need to spend lots of hours getting that ensemble together.

If you want that edgy weekend look in blue jeans, swap your go to tshirts with a touch of ankara. You just need to wear a basic tank top then throw in a colorful ankara kimono to build boldness in such a fun relaxed way. The beauty about this outfit is that it doesn’t compromise on style and comfort especially if you are a plus size.

Here is a look that will make you stand out over the weekend.

There is nothing that gives you a whole new edge than adding a touch of ankra to your jeans. You can add some finesse by wearing stunners for that outdoor ensemble.

As always thanks for stopping by. Have a pleasant day!

Outfit details

Ankara Kimono – Carrefour The Hub

Jeans – Toi Market

Basic tank top – Vivo Woman

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