CASUAL LOOK, fashion color theory, Uncategorized

COLORFUL

Fashion should be fun. Please turn up the volume đŸ˜‰

I love experimenting and coming up with different looks and today we are having a color party right here. Can’t get enough of the fun bright colors and patterns on this dress.For me fashion is all about having fun with different styles and this look is just about that.The hues and patterns make it not just an ordinary dress in my opinion.

When it comes to fashion I firmly believe there is no blending in. After all it’s an art and actually a way of expressing who you truly are.These blend of colors called me by my two names the moment I saw them on a maneqquin at Belabsryles and I just had to carry it! Love how the colors complement each other tastefully.

Next time you want some cute fun dresses, before you start complaining the way you can’t find them as a plus sized woman, check out this store! Incorporating simple accessories would definitely complete the look since the dress is colorful and is popping well enough on its own.

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MONOCHROMATIC OUTFITS, Uncategorized

HOT CHOCOLATE

As much as I’m excited about May, still can’t believe the year is almost halfway. For me a new month means new opportunities. At the beginning of every month, I find myself reviewing my resolutions and adjusting accordingly because life happens and plans don’t always go as envisioned. Who can relate?

That aside, as we begin May, I wish you a month filled with unlimited opportunities. May favor come your way as you pursue your purpose in life. Remember keep progressing each day even if it’s one percent improvement but just don’t settle. It may not always be easy but if you can’t run, just crawl. Don’t stop!

Back to fashion….shall we?

Going monochrome is one of my favorite ways of dressing. Monochromatic outfits have this way of effortlessly elevating your look. You can go monochrome with pretty much any color. What I love about this look is the fact that you can experiment with one color in different shades. I find that look to not only be chic but fascinating as well.

My initial plan was to pair this taupe waterfall with some palazzo pants but the moment i got a glimpse the brown dress I decided to pair them together and voila the outfit was complete. The dress is actually a dolman sleeved dress which actually looks good without an extra layer on top. Will definitely style it on it’s own. (Stay tuned for the look on instagram)

The different tones of brown coordinated very well. To finish off the look, i went for my favorite 4 inched pumps. I mean who wouldn’t love shoes with a suede lined foot bed for maximum comfort! I bet now you know why these shoes have been and will still be rotating in my wardrobe like crazy.

I’ve actually named this look ‘hot chocolate. Hot chocolate anyone? Outfit details are as shown below:

Long Lily Waterfallhttps://shopzetu.com/collections/waterfalls/products/vivo-long-lily-waterfall-taupe

Cuffed Brown dresshttps://shopzetu.com/collections/knee-length-dresses-1/products/vivo-cuffed-dolman-jersey-dress-black

CASUAL LOOK, Fashion and Style, FASHION TIPS, Uncategorized

Styling White sneakers + Jumpsuit

Great to have you here again. As always, it’s another fashion post!

I started a series on 6 ways of styling white sneakers and in this post, I’m serving you the second look!This time round, I’ll be styling white sneakers with a jumpsuit. The look which I’m showcasing in today’s post is not only chic but very comfy. So if you are the kind that loves style and comfort all at the same time, you are most likely going to love this outfit.

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Look 1: Strapy jumpsuit + white sneakers
Look 2: Strapy Jumpsuit + White Sneakers

I talk a lot about versatility and cannot stop emphasizing on how white sneakers are one of the most versatile wardrobe pieces which you could ever think of. The sneakers being styled are Umbo ladies sneakers from Shop Zetu. They are very comfy & easy to clean. If you wanna shop them, the link is in the comments box.

I find this second style to be such a chilled out effortless look. Who ever imagined that one can actually wear sneakers with jumpsuits? Not this lady right here but the beauty about fashion is that it’s an art and you can explore! Wide legged jumpsuits work best on plus sized women. This particular jumpsuit has a lot of movement which makes it super comfy. The black and white stripes give it such an interesting look. Whether plain colored, floral or striped you can go for any wide legged Jumpsuits of your choice if you want to achieve this look. I threw in a belt to help define that waist area.

A while ago I shared Life Changing Tips to Consider When Buying Your Jumpsuits as a Plus Sized Woman. In case you missed the post, check it out right here. You can also add layers to your jumpsuit Incase it’s chilly. If going for a blazer, just be sure to pick one which is slightly above your hips for that chic look since the jumpsuit is a wide legged one.

Overally this is such a great look if you like your feet comfy and at the same time want to score high in terms fashion.

I have put links to all the stores where I got the outfits. You can check them out but Incase you miss you can always recreate your look with similar outfits of your choice.

Feel free to tag me on Instagram with your sneakers & jumpsuit look. We can have conversations as you wait for my next week’s blog post.

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Stay tuned for look 3, 4, 5 & 6!

Till next time, Have a lovely day. Cheers!

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Outfit details:

Strappy Diani Jumpsuit – https://shopzetu.com/products/vivo-diani-strappy-jumpsuit-beige

Umbo Ladies White Sneakers – https://shopzetu.com/products/umbo-ladies-sneakers-white

MONOCHROMATIC OUTFITS

5 Top secrets – Styling monochromatic outfits

Are you trying to spice up your Monochromatic Outfit? I’ve compiled 5 secrets (PLUS a bonus secret) that will help elevate your monochromatic Look from plain to interesting.

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fashion color theory

Monochromatic outfits explained – Style and fashion

I believe we all love to look awesome but as much as the fashion world is flooded with so many trends, unfortunately most of them do fade!Today lets take a look at the Monochromatic Fashion. This is a trend which you most probably have rocked at some point.

But first things first;

What is a monochromatic outfit?

The word “monochrome” is actually a combination of two words. Mono means single. Chromatic on the other side means color. So simply said, a monochromatic outfit is one which consists of one color which dominates your overall look.

Model rocking a black monochromatic outfit

Black silver studded beret hat

Lets take a look at some of the benefits which you can reap from wearing a Monochromatic Outfit:

1. It’s Timeless

This trend  has stood the test of time and will always remain ageless. You can never go wrong with this one. When you are not sure of what to wear, go monochrome. It’s here to stay not this year not next year or even the years afterwards.

2. It’s effortless

You don’t really have to overthink when putting together a monochromatic outfit. Since you are going for one dominating color, you save yourself the hussle of looking for complementing colors. It actually reduces decision fatigue! As long as you master afew basics, you are good to go!

3. Gives you a refined look

Going monochrome actually makes you look simple but not boring. It’s a distinctive way of dressing that makes you look smart, elegant, mature and sophisticated.

4. Works with any color

The joy of going monochromatic is that it works with practically any color. You can actually play with a color of your choice be it pink, purple, green, red…you name it.

The thing is going for colors which go well with your skin tone. You don’t want colors which wash out your face or make you look pasty.

Final Thoughts

I hope this post has helped you understand what a monochromatic outfit is…just incase you didn’t. Monochromatic outfits don’t have to be boring. In my next post i will be showing you HOW TO ELEVATE A MONOCHROMATIC OUTFIT FROM BASIC TO FUN.

On the flip side, fashion trends do come and go. It’s hence wise to invest in trends which are timeless. The Monochromatic Trend is one of a kind. You can consider experimenting and having fun with it. Find pieces which flatter your skin tone, figure and be sure to keep it elegant!

Feel free to tag me your monochromatic looks on Instagram and let’s keep the conversation going on as you wait for my next post.

If you want more inspiration on putting together a monochromatic outfit you can consider checking out a monochromatic board which i created on pintrest…just for you.

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Athleisure, Fashion and Style, Uncategorized

How to select an athleisure Outfit

Gone are the days when the only time to rock active wear was while going to the gym! Thanks to the athletic brands which are working tirelessly to incorporate fashion and style into their pieces.

Today’s article is going to give you a basic guide on how to select your athleisure outfit.

What is an athleisure outfit?

Just In case you aren’t aware, an athleisure outfit is a trend of wearing active wear outside the gym. This could probably be while traveling, catching up with friends, doing your day to day errands or just chillings at home. It is actually a fashion statement on its own.

If you love the the trend here is a basic guide on how to rock an athleisure outfit:

  1. Active bottoms

When building an athleisure outfit, the first thing to consider is bottoms. Go for your favorite active wear bottoms. This could be yoga pants, joggers or leggings.

I went for these black joggers. They are very comfy and the stretch is super amazing which is very key for plus size women. If you are looking for a pair of go-to joggers, then check out Nairobi Sports House. I actually got these pair from them.

Besides the gym, this outfit is very quickly becoming a favorite while traveling or going about errands.

It is always good to have shopping options. If you know of a store which has good quality joggers, feel free to share that in the comment box below this post.

2. T-Shirts or Tank Top

The next thing to consider while pulling an athleisure outfit is adding a chic tee or tank top. A long-sleeved tee will work well on those chilly days.

I like this sleeveless top on warmer days. I love the fact that it is lightweight, very soft and comfortable. The quality is also very amazing.

3. Footwear

Don’t forget your feet. You can go for the classic sneakers. You could still rock sandals for that chic athleisure look. I’ve seen some rock heels with their outfits and they still look amazing. The choice is all yours.

I rocked my pink sneakers. These shoes are also from Nairobi Sports House. They are a total win in terms of comfort. They have amazing details such as a breathable upper mesh. The inner cushioning is out of this world.

4. Layering piece

You can consider adding a third layer to cater for weather dynamics such as cold. A cute denim jackets or any other of your choice would beautifully complete your athleisure look.

I went for this cute zip up jacket which i got from Vivo Woman a while ago. The jacket undeniably adds some element of sass to the whole look.

If you love accessories you can definitely throw them in.

We are already in October. Can you believe it? I don’t lol!

I hope this post was of help if you are trying to build an athleisure outfit.


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casual, DENIM, FASHION TIPS

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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Alternatives to Jeans, casual

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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casual, DENIM, Uncategorized

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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ACCESSORIES, TRY ON HAUL

Mini Try -0n Haul: Accessories from Forever Trendy

Hey guys, im back again with another haul but this time round, a mini one. Let’s talk about accessories today. You don’t need loads of accessories to be stylish. Agree or disagree? Comment below!

One item that will help complete your look to the best is using accessories. Statement accessories are your bestie when it comes to dressing any plus sized body. Hats and bags are very amazing accessories which fit this bill. They can magically elevate your style in such an effortless way.

Who doesn’t want to look good! I came across these statement accessories at Forever Trendy and thought why not share them with you:

Accessory 1: Beret Hat

My first accessory, is this black beret hat. I’ve never had much luck in finding great hats. What i find out there is either too expensive, the quality is not that amazing or just doesn’t fit me really good.

There is something feminine about beret hats. I love the silver studded details on this particular one. I think they make it look edgy without being over the top.

Forever Trendy has berets in some seriously amazing colors.

The material is really soft to the touch glides easily when you wear it. This hat instantly transforms your outfit from basic to fab to be precise.

Style fact: The beret hat is such an icon in the French Fashion. Now you know what gift to give your French friends in case you have any lol.

Accessory 2. Floppy Straw Hat

Next is this floppy straw hat. I love the fit. It’s one hat which you don’t need to be worried about falling off your head when the wind blows. As long as you get the right size you are good to go.

However it can be abit limiting if you are rocking a bulky hairstyle like chunky braids or weaves. It just might not fit really well but to counter this, check out the other amazing options from this store.

What i love about this particular straw hat is that its large enough to protect one from the sun. For size details, it’s actually a 57cm.

This accessory would be a perfect accompaniment to the beach. On a sunny day, it would also pair very well with a cute floral dress for that subtle look.

Accessory 3: Round rattan straw Bag

The last but not least is this straw bag. I think this is one accessory you might love. The fact that its neutral means you can perfectly pair it with a range of outfits. It’s stylish, fun and timeless just to say the least.

Small but mighty, i must say am absolutely smitten by the round structure. You can throw in all your go – to easy to reach stuff when going out and about. How convenient!

Style tip: You can wrap a colorful scarf around the handle of your straw bag to add some sass. Just play around with different textures based on what you are wearing.

Its amazing how this straw bag has brightened this black monochromatic outfit. Totally love the look.

Oh.. still looks good when you combine the straw bag and hat together.

Did i get value for money? I would say yes! Definitely yeees because the materials are so high quality and these are designs that you don’t see all over.



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