Hello Empresses and Emperors,

Been a minute ey! Hope you holding up well.

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This is an outfit I cannot wear on a normal day setting in Nairobi, unless I am going to high-end places where people are a lot more ‘civilized’ and I don’t run the risk of being stripped! Or if I am in the company of someone(dude) who can protect me if someone tries uncovering my fundamentals something nasty.


Black and white stripes.  Classic and effortless style.This fashion pattern will most likely be around forever although some ladies are terrified to wear stripes.  Word on the fashion street is that wearing stripes will make you look larger than you are. This all depends on how you wear them.  Stripes can be a great optical illusion to create length. However, leaning too heavily on stripes to trick the eye has led to boring fashion choices.

Tips for curvy women:

  • Opt for thinner and vertical stripes.
  • Avoid wearing the stripes over the widest parts of your body, such as your hips.
  • If you are finding the stripes aren’t slimming, then try accessorizing with the stripes instead.  Wear a fabulous striped scarf or fun striped purse.
  • Try wearing a belt to create a more defined waistline.

Tips for everyone:

  • Don’t overdo with the stripes.
  • Try wearing a neutral piece with the striped piece for a more subtle look.
  • Mix patterns that are complimentary such as small polka dots, color blocking or florals.
  • Even if you are on the thin side, horizontal stripes on the widest parts of the body can make you look wider.

PS: If you can’t wear it with confidence, then you just stay away from it!

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Dress: Old one (thrifted I guess)

Cartier watch: Gift

Brown Fringe chunky ankle boots: Random stall in town.

Kiondo bag: Stole Purity’s, but you can get one from Kariokor Market

Photos by Radek:

Ola, My name is Brenda Kwamboka, alias Kaninte, a 24-year old from Nairobi Kenya. I'm a Pharmacist who sometimes writes about her Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel and Beauty escapades. This here is my blog. I hope you like it and you get inspired. Thank you for checking me out. Love and Love.

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