Alternatives to Jeans, casual

A casual alternative to 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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FASHION TIPS

5 ways of looking classy – on any budget

I’ve heard quite a good number of people say that one needs lots of money to look classy.

You actually don’t need to spend lots of money when it comes to elevating your look!This is such a huge scam! Yes it is lol! Incase this is your school of thought, you need to have dropped off that band wagon like yesterday.

After learning from various fashion gurus, compiled below are quick tips which you can incorporate in your wardrobe and achieve that classy look without spending lots of money.

Tip 1: Lay your foundations correctly for that smooth silhouette

They say the kind of foundation you lay before building a house really impacts on the outcome. This applies to dressing as well. Most of us don’t give a second thought at times to this tiny winy pieces which can make a world of difference.

I happened to attend this wedding in Mombasa, sometimes late last year. The master of ceremony was wearing this very cute dress but unfortunately her entire look was ruined by this undergarments she was wearing. The outer shape of the entire undergarments could be seen anytime she turned. Yes she had the best outfit but wrong undergarments. What an injustice to her whole ensemble that was!

Invest in good quality undergarments that fit perfectly. This will not only give you that extra confidence boost but will make what you lay over look polished giving you that smooth silhouette.

Tip 2: Choose your colors tastefully

Colors play a huge impact in getting that classy look.

Well, i don’t know your personal style but if you choose to color block or be matchy matchy just remember to go for colors that are cohesive. Wearing well integrated colors which are definitely not extreme will elevate your look tremendously.

Tip 3: Pay attention on your fittings

Wearing pieces that match up to your body’s shape, enabling you move freely without adding extra weight, is what i’d define as a perfect fit. Well fitting garments displays some real elegance. Trust me!

Our bodies keep changing every now and then. At times you add few ponds and then loose some. It’s hence wise to have routine closet de-clattering to discard pieces that are too loose or clingy.

Tip 4: Accessorize well

Accessories give your look that overall interesting charm. Two different people can wear the same outfit but one might look very frumpy and the other extremely elegant.

Accessories are highly individualized. Choose tasty pieces. Less will always be more. Try not to exaggerate by for example wearing a necklace, watch and numerous bangles all at once. That will be too dramatic. You don’t need to have a huge pack of jewellery. Diligently opt for few master pieces that are timeless and hence can be worn for a while without looking off.

Don’t forget to pay attention to your handbags and sunglasses. They very well fall under accessories.

Tip 5: Avoid those huge branded logos

Going for stuff that has those big fake conspicuous designer logos is a turn off. Fakes can be spotted from afar. If you can’t afford to get those original designers, which is not a must anyway, go for quality pieces from other affordable designers. Life is not that complicated.

These tips are definately not exhaustive. Feel free to share your thoughts too by commenting below

Lets learn, unlearn and relearn.


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Why you need a chic sweater dress!

If you are looking for a great trans-seasonal piece which will see you through from cold to warm weather consider incorporating a sweater dress into your wardrobe. I am so excited that i finally started this Fashion and Style Blog. It gives me a great platform to express myself. I feel so awakened when i indulge in such conversations.

As the weather changes over from cold to warm, sweater dresses are quite something! Most of the weekends when I’m up and down running my errands i always rock canvas shoes. I find that pairing a sweater dress with these kind of shoes gives me an ultra comfy yet extremely chic look.This look makes me feel neither overdressed nor under-dressed. What a perfect transitioning attire. I distinctively adore my canvas in white! Very specific…huh! I know right! I find them very practical with most of the outfits in my wardrobe.

Style serving: Chic navy blue stripped sweater dress paired with the versatile white canvas

Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping! I am always delighted when i get value for my money. If you are in Nairobi, Kenya and you’d like to get high quality sweater dresses at great prices, Toi Market at Adams Arcade is the place to go for shopping! You will be spoilt for choice as they have a variety of sweater dresses and much more. As for the white canvas shoes, check Bata Kenya. They have lots of varieties.

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COLD WEATHER OUTFITS, FASHION TIPS

Cold Season Wardrobe Necessities

The cold weather is here again! As you observe the COVID 19 guidelines to help reduce spread of this irritating virus, i hope you are keeping warm as well. Combining outfits that are warm and stylish at the same time can be taxing at times.

There are lots of outfits out there which can keep you warm and stylish. Today i’m delighted to share with you three wardrobe pieces that will keep you not only warm but stylish as well effortlessly.

  1. Poncho

One of the greatest ways you can clutch the cold season, is by rocking a poncho! A poncho is a clothing mostly woolen in material designed to keep your body warm. Ponchos were originally worn by the South Americans. They come in various designs and sizes.

Style Serving: Gorgeous grey checked poncho plus luscious  navy blue jeggings crowned with classic ankle boots

2. Jeggings

Since most of the ponchos are oversized, combining them with something more fitting like jeggings works really well. It balances the look which works very well for curvy women. The beauty about jeggings is that they are super comfy and warm.

navy blue jeggings

3. Ankle Boots

This look gives you that undoubtedly classic charm when you complete the ensemble with ankle boots. The additional benefit of investing in ankle boots is that they go well with almost all attires.


Outfit details

I got the Poncho from Jade Collections. The heavy Jeggings are from Midland Boutique at Monrovia Street, Nairobi and the Ankle Boots were sourced from Heel to Toe

Its amazing how this look can give you warmth but still make you feel super cute and comfy. Have a great day.


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