Fashion and Style, VACATION FASHION

How to style leggings – Vacation Fashion (Plus size women)

Vacation fashion is all about effortless style. The ability to easily wear an outfit within a moments notice and still look good is very key. Do you agree with this? While on a vacation all you want is nothing fussy in terms of fashion.

Light airy outfits which you can easily put on are essentials when going for a vacation to a warm place. Fashion trends will always come and go but the beauty about style is that you can play around with fabrics to your liking. All you need is few versatile pieces and the styling possibilities will be endless.

I was recently privileged to go for a heavenly vacation at the North coast. It was so luxurious and was all I needed to cool off my mind from the hectic Nairobi life. Alittle walk down memory lane; I was fortunate enough to stay at the Pride Inn Paradise, Shanzu. The service at this resort exceeded my expectations for sure. The Swahili decor in the rooms was so breathtaking. The moment you get a glimpse at of the panoramic view of the hotel, you will instantly get into vacation mode.

One fun fact about this hotel is that it is the largest aqua safari themed water park resort in the Coastal region of Kenya. You actually get to meet the big five! It’s equiped with the multi level slippery slides, water canons, climbing frames and a giant 500 litres bucket of water which empties after every few minutes over the guests below it in a big FUN SPLASH. This makes it such a perfect family vacation resort. Incase you are looking for a holiday destination I can tell you for free, with this resort, you will be over the moon the entire vacation time.

Anyway, I digress..back to Style and Fashion. I happened to rock cropped leggings in two different ways and thought why not share with you the looks. Probably this will give some style inspiration to someone out there. Leggings are cozy and comfy when wearing around the house but they can also form part of a cute vacation outfit.

Tip when buying cropped leggings: Opt for the slip free ones with a secure band to keep them in place.

When talking about versatility, leggings have the ability to be versatile. They have practically weathered the storm and are here to stay. The fact that they are lighter than jeggings makes them perfect for warm weather conditions. The cropped types are even better. So lets get into the two styles. Shall we? Links to the stores where i got the outfits will be put at the end of this post.

Style 1: Kaftan + cropped leggings

For the first look, i rocked this crystal chiffon kaftan in blue print. Kaftans of any type are really flattering on plus sized body frames. They are such perfect pieces while on a vacation at the Coast. Not to mention, they are super light and comfortable to wear.

Whenever I’m going to a warm place they are one of my go to pieces. But besides vacays, kaftans make perfect casual outfits especially if you are breaking from the ordinary jeans.

This cute straw hat is a perfect vacay accessory. Not to forget these strappy sandals too. Straw hats not only add a chic element but protect you from the harmful sun rays. Just ensure you go for wide beamed types to reap maximum protection. For size details this particular hat is 57 cm.

Style 2: Green sheer long top + cropped leggings

For my second look, i went for this green sheer long top. Like i said when i visit warm places, easy garments which i can quickly style are my go to. This green sheer top which was a find from BelaBstyles helped me achieve exactly that. It’s the kind of outfit which you can put on a moments notice and to crown it all its breathable hence perfect for the high coastal temperatures.

I love the vibrant green color. This top is super flattering for plus size body frames. An added bonus to this top is that you can style it with hot pants, jeggings or a cute denim skirt and still look cute. You can consider visiting my Instagram page. Besides styling this top with jeggings, i will showcase different ways of rocking it real soon.

I finished off the look with these cute white beaded sandals and a straw bag.The straw bag is so great for throwing in few of your necessities when moving around.

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WHERE TO GET THE OUTFITS

Kaftan: https://shopzetu.com/products/vivo-crystal-chiffon-kaftan-black-print

Green sheer long top https://www.instagram.com/p/CGViPP9AUjH/

cropped leggings https://jadecollections.co.ke/product-category/womens-fashion/

Straw hat https://www.instagram.com/p/CG_9n2SnJ1N/

Straw bag https://www.instagram.com/p/CG7ViIehyUA/

Both Sandals https://extraordinaryjourneys.com/maasai-market-locations-in-nairobi/

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Best Shops for Plus Size Women Clothing in Nairobi : Series 1

A while ago, i had such a struggle finding stores that sold plus size attire without compromising on my style. Most of the stalls which claimed to sell plus size clothes had these very boring stuff which was so upsetting. Just because somebody is a plus size doesn’t mean they want to go through all their life in deras or oversized clothes. Please don’t get it twisted I have nothing against deras. Infact i have a couple but you just can’t live in them forever.

I’m glad nowadays there are a couple of stores which have pretty awesome stuff for this niche. I have compiled a list of the stores that are worth visiting for great plus size apparel here in Nairobi. For starters today i’m sharing with you THREE stores in no particular order whatsoever. These are stores which i have either bought from or seen their collection and can vouch for without any hesitation.

  1. Lyl Fashion

Great for : Trendy pieces

They pride themselves in selling American dresses. They stock high quality dresses, coats denim and kimonos amongst others. If you are looking for plus size apparel which is unique and can’t be easily found elsewhere, this is the place to explore. Sizes range from 12 to 26 depending on the attire. So far i know Lyl fashion has two stores. Their town branch is at Re-insurance Plaza, Mezzanine floor inside boutique Africa. The other branch is situated in Yaya area, Wood Avenue at Woodlands Mall 2nd floor. Their trendy casual dresses will blow you away. Check them out here.

2. Vivo Woman

Great for: Chic pieces

When you need something to spice up your wardrobe, Vivo Woman will never disappoint you. The beauty about this store is that it’s a Kenyan fashion brand and they keep updating their collection. They stock comfy basics ranging from dresses, outerwear, tops, skirts to bottoms. Their sizes start from XS all the way to XXXL. They have stores in 13 locations: The Junction, Yaya Centre, Capital Centre, The Hub, Village Market, Galleria, Mama Ngina Street, Kiambu Mall Garden City, T-Mall, City Mall – Nyali, Westside Mall – Nakuru & Rupa Mall – Eldoret. You will be particularly intrigued by their chic skirts and body con dresses. For more about Vivo Woman visit them here.

3. BelaBstyles

Great for: Adorable pieces

I’m delighted that i recently discovered BelaBstyles. This amazing store caters for plus size women as well in designs never seen before at very affordable prices. The quality is amazing as well. Their wide range of dresses,skirts and tops will melt your heart instantly and you will be spoilt for choice. Their sizes can go up to 18 or 20 depending on the item in question. They are located on Kiambu road, Chief Gatabaki Centre, second floor, shop no 18. You will adore their official and maxi ranges. This store is definitely worth a visit. Check them out here.

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African Prints, Ankara, Fashion and Style, Wedding Fashion

Easy wedding guest outfit – Ankara fashion

Have you been invited for a wedding and don’t know what to wear?

The last wedding i attended, i noticed a handful of guests were wearing white! As a wedding guest, i try to spare all white, off white, cream or any color that takes after a white wedding gown for another day. As tempting as it might be to wear these colors, i always remember that this is the brides day and she is the one who should have that very special attention.

Nowadays there are so many options at hand which can be worn for weddings. Weddings are happy days hence this is the perfect time to play around with bright colors. If you are not sure about what to wear for a wedding and there is no specific dressing code, you can simply go for an ankara kimono. It’s simple and stylish. The beauty about ankaras is that most fabrics come in bold colorful patterns.

Using hues of green, blue, yellow and black, i was able to brighten my look with this kimono outfit. The stretchy yellow skirt was a great comfortable piece which brought out the ensemble together.

I neutralized the whole look with a black top. Jewelry that goes with my attire is an absolute. I hence chose to keep it simple with the rectangle gold coated earrings. The low heeled suede blue pumps are not only cute but super comfy because i can wear them for hours without getting exhausted.

Outfit Details

Ankara kimono – Carrefour Kenya

Top and Skirt – Vivo Woman

Earrings – Supercosmetics Kenya

Shoe – Bata

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and are truly inspired to experiment with ankara. I will definitely be sharing more fashion ideas in my future posts. You can let me know what kind of outfits you’d like to see as well.

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