Fashion Friday: Staying Stylish No Matter How Low The Degrees

Freeze and shine mode can in no way withstand the kind of weather we have been experiencing in Nairobi of-late so here are a couple of style tips that will help you look fabulous despite it all.

The art of layering. 

Layering keeps you warm and once you’ve got the hang of it you might as well forget the phrase “I have nothing to wear.”

You should however take care not to over do it. There is a level of layering that leaves you looking like a hobo or snowman therefore try to keep it minimal and simple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boots.

You definitely need a good pair of these plus socks/stockings. They come in different lengths, colors and designs but remember it still has to go with your outfit.

                                                                                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belt your coats.

This trick gives your coat new life and the best thing about it is that it works with almost all kinds of coats including puffer coats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invest in “fur coats”

Effortlessly chick and easy to style they are also known faux fur, they need no layering and this is the best season to show them off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scarves.

Scarves go a long way in keeping you warm and also enhancing your look. Make sure it color coordinates with what you are wearing.

 

 

 

 

Fashion Friday: The Trendiest Hairstyle Of The Week Award Goes To?

Remember the daring multicolored fabric hair-do we featured some time back stating that it wasn’t for the faint heart? (Here’s the link: TREND ALERT: ANKARA BRAIDS) Well, it just found a daring heart.

The daring heart is none other than Kenya’s Hip Hop sensation Muthoni Drummer Queen. She  is no stranger to head turning experiments and as expected her new hair style has captured the attention of most of us.

We first saw the do on sultry Singer Dija at the beginning of the year and we admired it from a distance. Since then none (at least that we know of) has strutted the streets in this trend but looks like the non conformist MDQ has set the stage for us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her previous Brazillian wool hairstyle was quite the work as well, accessorized with Masaai beads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her hair clearly has a mind of its own and combined with her artistic mind we just can’t wait to see what she pulls out of the bag next time.

#FashionFriday: Tallia Oyando’s Style Icons

She had been crushing on American rapper Pharrell’s style for the longest time. So what’s changed since then?

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HBR radio host Tallia Oyando says she has seen the future, literally.

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She finds the 6’2″ tall American rapper’s style more dynamic compared to Pharrell’s whom she says despite looking all so younger than his age (44) has not grown in terms of style, “He no longer surprises me, unlike Future whom I anticipate to see what he will step out in.” She said.

Her female style icons are American singer Solange Knowles and South African television personality Bonang Matheba.

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So next time you see her looking lovely and stylish… you’ll know where her creative juices are from. 

 

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Fashion Friday: Clothing Tips And Tricks That will Transform Your Outfit

I figured it makes sense to share a few tips and tricks to help you in grooming since we do wear clothes every day. Get ready to be enlightened as I share everything from style and fashion to little tricks that help with the dilemmas we have every now and then.

Slipping Zipper solution

You’ve probably had your zipper slip at one time so here’s an easy trick to help keep that pesky zipper up. No more getting caught with your fly down.

Genius! 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know

Choosing the perfect necklace for different necklines

Pairing your jewelry with your neckline certainly makes your outfit look even better. Your necklace should complement your outfit and the neckline of your outfit.

31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know

Stretching shoes the easy way

A perfect pair of shoe is useless if you can’t wear it, especially if it’s too tight. Here’s an easy trick to stretch your shoes a bit. Fill a plastic zip bag with water and put them in your shoes then place them in the freezer overnight. Repeat the same thing if needed.

#10 How to stretch your shoes! ~ 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know

Clever ways to tie your belt

You will hardly find me wearing a dress, let alone a belt on top of it. I tend to think my fashion sense is not all that but these belt knots made me want to try on a dress and belt outfit. Too cool!

#13. So many ways to wear a belt! ~ 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know

Beating the chewing gum catastrophe

Isn’t it annoying when you accidentally sit on gum and it gets stuck on your clothes? Well using ICE is an easy way to remove gum from your clothes. The trick is to make it as hard as possible so it’s easier to scrap off! That simple!

31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know

Tights under ripped jeans

Stumbled upon this and thought it looked really pretty. Especially with the lace tights underneath.

#23. Wear pretty tights under ripped jeans! ~ 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know

If you thought at one point, “why didn’t I think of that?” then you’re welcome!