Hey people!Wassup?Was poppin’?Welcome to this week’s blog post!
I decided that this week, I am going to do a quick recap of my personal favourites that have hit the trend board since the beginning of time and that’s not all guys,I have also taken the liberty to give information on where and how to find most of the items from this Fashion Trends’ list because I myself, do not have some of the things on here and I’m sure most people are in the same boat!
African Print Clothing
I looove me some African Print.Who doesn’t?From classy dresses to jumpsuits and to fine-looking bikinis, I say African Print is here to stay or slay, whatever tickles your fancy:-). Nairobi Textile Centre is a great place to start for anyone looking for African Print and better yet, there are many tailors there (in case you don’t have a specific one)!Go and check it out for those who don’t know it already and you can click the link above for directions.Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!
Button down dress
One of my favourite trends is the old school button-down.It could be a skirt or a dress or a shirt but the fact that it has buttons, the bold buttons, that make me feel kind of vintagey in a sense.My go-to sources for button-downs are; my first love , thrift shopping or you could also try going to Kilimall International and Jumia Online Kenya or Jumia International( present also in Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Morocco and Egypt.)
Chokers are hands down one of the most popular trends right now and it is easy to see why.They are gorgeous and can be worn to any occasion.From punk chokers to elegant and chic choker neckpieces, these accessories are a must-have in every girl’s closet or jewellery box.I buy ALL (and by ‘ALL’ here I mean 80%) my accessories from the stalls on Dubois Road in Nairobi.They have every single design of chokers that there are, it simply is amazing!The directions are in the link guys.For those who live outside Nairobi and outside Kenya, another great place to go would be Jumia Online or Kilimall International to get great deals on chokers!
Yet another beautiful trend that no one can afford to hate.They are comfortable, yet stylish & chic and I love them!Find some amazing duster coats at Jumia Online Store , Kilimall International or you can also try your luck at thrift shopping.
I started loving ear cuffs this year actually and now I just can’t stop wearing the pair I have.I think they look so cool if worn correctly that is.I got mine from the stalls on Dubois Road in Nairobi though you can also try at Jumia International .
Everybody likes to shine once in a while and gold is a colour that cannot EVER steer you wrong as it works with every single shade on this planet.Since I cannot tell you where to buy gel or nail polish (I feel like everybody has their favourite go-to place), how about I share with you how you can make your gel nails or regular nail polish last longer?
This is my favourite trend and I will be doing this even when I’m old.I think the thing that I love most about donning a headscarf is that it makes you look extremely unique but still sophisticated.Personally, I have a million and one headscarves and I am glad to inform you, as would be many of you fashionistas, that you can find these things anywhere and everywhere: on the streets, in shops, Gikomba au Mitumba(these are thrift shops or stalls in Kenya). So , the only advice I can give on headscarves is how to tie them and still look good and stylish!Check out KilahMazing’s youtube page on 4 super-easy ways to tie a headscarf despite the length of your hair!
Colourful and inked t-shirts have become a thing nowadays.I don’t even like t-shirts but somehow they caught my heart and never let it go(though I’m yet to get one).However, if you feel like you do not want to buy new colourful t-shirts, you can try doing it yourself!Check out this video by Sara King on DIY LIFE HACKS ON OLD CLOTHES on how you can ink your own plain t-shirt colourful one in a couple of seconds!
Few people have embraced this trend, the way I have seen it.My guess is either guys don’t like the idea of having another person’s name on their shirt(I know that’s a SERIOUS problem for me) or they simply cannot find them.For the latter group, I completely understand , they are hard to find.The ones I have seen here in Nairobi are only the second-hand ones (which happen to be in pristine condition btw) at our beloved Globe roundabout in Nairobi.For those who have issues with the names, like myself, you could try wearing the plain ones which I have also seen around Globe or better yet go and get one custom made just for you.
I don’t even think I know anyone who doesn’t own one or wouldn’t want to own one, so I don’t think I’ll even tell you where to find them (Jumia Online, Globe roundabout, thrift shops all over Kenya).However, I would also like represent the special girls out there who feel like all kimonos nowadays look the same and they absolutely HATE the idea of buying something that you’ll see 10 other girls wear.However, that doesn’t mean you give up on this very efficient, comfortable yet beautiful trend.You can make your own!!!Just go to your tailor with some material or an old kimono to spruce it up and voila!
I won’t even oversauce this!Just one thing though: THIS WILL NEVER GET OLD, NOT NOW NOT EVER(drops mic and walks off to somewhere).Oh, and they are all over!!
You have to agree that everytime you see someone wearing a monochrome outfit , you get jealous.It’s not a bad kind of jealousy.No, no. It’s the she-looks-so-good kind of jealousy.We are not breaking any commandments here!Anywho, this outfit alone with no accessories is a statement on its own and extremely flattering.Try it out if you haven’t.
I’m not even going to explain this!Ladies!
I’m sure you wouldn’t mind if I directed you ladies on how to make your own DIY off-the-shoulder top with the Sorry Girls on their Youtube channel!
Fashion Rule NO. Infinity (∞), Never ignore outfits that flatter your figure!For example, PENCIL SKIRTS!Most girls I know are very comfortable with wearing pencil skirts.I also know that there are some out there who don’t like them because they think that they have no figure to flatter.No pressure over here but everyone has a figure to flatter, you just have to know how to flatter your figure in a way that suits you specified needs.You really don’t have to wear pencil skirts the way other people wear them just to lookgood.
Quilted, in my book, has 2 meanings :
- Two fabrics brought together to make a thicker fabric and sewn together by hand or,
- two different designs of fabric or print is sewn together or,
- even both of these together!
I’m sure many of you have seen such bags, shoes and clothes that have been quilted and in my opinion, such pieces are just lovely(yes, even pajamas).
Girls love shiny things, most definitely.Therefore, you can imagine how beloved this trend is!It combines fashion with shiny things!
GOOD CLOTH + SHINY THINGS ON IT = GIRL’S HAPPYLAND!
Everyone likes being unique and this is exactly the purpose of this trend.Statement jewellery lets the world know that even when you still love popular trends in fashion, you are not afraid to show yourself and flaunt your own creativity and uniqueness.
Thigh-high slit trend
Chic and elegant is gonna be your new name the day you decide to try this.Especially to nighttime events and gatherings.
And remember, your tailor is your friend…
Underwear with no panty line
No one likes panty lines under any circumstances.Click here to read on how to banish your panty lines without going commando because this is not a No. 1 option for most.It is quite uncomfortable to go commando for a whole day, evertythingespecially on a hot day!!
Can be everything and anything and goes with every single occasion.How long can you live without a vest?Try throwing them out, then you’ll realise how much you love them.(im not being evil btw)
I think this goes for everyone when I say that one can NEVER underestimate the power of wearing a watch.
XX lace-up tops
I love lace-up tops!!!LOVE LOVE LOVE!However, if you are like me,im sure you have seen that these are not easily found and if they are, they all look the same.Find out how you can make your own XX lace-up tops on Kallie Kaiser’s youtube channel! Have fun!I know I will!
If you have a small flat tummy then this part ain’t for you sweetheart!Just joking…hahaYoked skirts are a new love for me.Apart from making you look like an hourglass(yaaaaas!), these kind of skirts refine your look BY FAR and make you look well put together.This is a must try in my opinion!
If you don’t like zippers on your clothing, I would encourage you to get out of your comfort zone because you do not know what you’re missing!!I am not talking about zipper at the front of your trousers or the side of your dress or the back of your skirt.I’m talking about the big bold zippers that are meant to add funk to your outfit for example at the front of your skirt(from bottom to top) or the ones on leather jackets that aren’t really.Amazing!
Heeeeh!!That was one loong post!I really feel like it was helpful to many of you though.That’s all for this week guys, see you next week!
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