Sitting frosty cold but dry on mama’s sofa sipping on some hot chocolate trying desperately to fight this cold June morning in Nairobi was definitely not in my to do list when I woke up today…but here’s the thing about fancy quotes you don’t get to use everyday, ‘When life gives you lemons, honey make some lemonade!’ 

Oversized has always been a fashion no no but when it comes to coats, it’s safe to say I booked my first class ticket on that bus as soon as the rains started. There’s just something scenic about coveted style diaries that generate neurotransmitters right through my spine that gives me chills…the good kind.

Here’s the little trick and tips you need to look at while embracing this trend:

1. Keep the rest of the outfit fitted

You want to balance out your outfit to create the perfect contrast between the blob gabardine and the rest of the outfit. Kim K’s classic pencil dress/ pencil skirt and top ensemble is one I can quickly recommend for a day at the office or a date and pencil jeans for everyday shenanigans. Be sure to add some pointy heels to enhance your silhouette.

2. Shorter hemlines

Keep it short and classy in mini skirts and flirty shorts and pair these with leggings and your favorite pair of boots. I can almost guarantee you will be the envy of the town.

3. Clinch it

Invest in a couple of cute belts for that sassy but classy look while accentuating your curves. Girls we always wonna feel a little sexy don’t we? Don’t be afraid to show off your curves.

4. Cool kid problems

You definitely wonna be that girl when you arrive at your destination…the said “cool kid” and that’s never a bad thing so get yourself into those boyfriend jeans and snug up in a cool sweatshirt for this look.

5. Be bold

Don’t be afraid of a little colour. Invest in brighter hues such as yellow, aqua blue and violet to draw attention to your outfit. It depicts confidence and above everything else has the innate ability to brighten up your mood and leave you feeling like a little glass bubble of fun loving joy. Who wouldn’t wonna snuggle up to you?

I sorta wish I was this knowledge filled before I did this photoshoot about a year ago. So many things I would have done different but I hope this little tips help you guys out during this season.

Keep warm and stay safe and remember,

L’hiver est le moment temps le comfort, la bonne norriture et la chaleur du contact d’une main amicale et pour une tache a cote du feu (winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, the touch of a friendly hand and for a task beside the fire).

Xx.

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IMG_0474Remember what I said about gabardines? Check it out here

IMG_0497Oh wow! I was such a chubby cupcake here. I might regret putting up this picture but I needed this reminder; hard work, resilience and consistency Bribri, that’s all it takes.

  1. shelly
    Jun 02, 2015

    Love love the look,esp the dress that am coming for:))

    • 18degreeske
      Jun 02, 2015

      Haha
      *proceeds to lock up closet*
      Appreciated hunie, Xx.

  2. emmah
    Jun 02, 2015

    Thanks fairy godmother…

    • 18degreeske
      Jun 02, 2015

      Yes!
      My pleasure, Xx.

  3. carol
    Jun 02, 2015

    I ❤ you!!
    Thanks for ze tips ma

    • 18degreeske
      Jun 02, 2015

      I love you too ma, Xx.

  4. Martha
    Jun 03, 2015

    HAHA i remember this day:)

    Lovely read

    • 18degreeske
      Jun 03, 2015

      First time I let anyone take my picture 😀
      I was super nervous

  5. Lynn
    Jun 03, 2015

    Yet another amazing post:-)

    • 18degreeske
      Jun 05, 2015

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, Xx.

  6. Shera
    Jun 04, 2015

    awesome post
    ehe yes number 1 and 2 are pretty important to note
    thank you 🙂

    • 18degreeske
      Jun 05, 2015

      I’m glad you liked it Shera.
      It was my pleasure, Xx.

  7. Edna
    Jun 05, 2015

    I hate to admit,i’m jealous. nice post Ma’

    • 18degreeske
      Jun 07, 2015

      Glad you liked it, Xx.

  8. d
    Jun 06, 2015

    nice post….

    • 18degreeske
      Jun 07, 2015

      Glad you enjoyed it.
      Some of the tips apply to guys as well so make sure you try them and let me know how that goes.
      Xx.

  9. brother d
    Jun 06, 2015

    love the post…

    • 18degreeske
      Jun 07, 2015

      Thanks, Xx

  10. Goodwins
    Oct 01, 2015

    Well placed post. I like the writing

    • 18degreeske
      Oct 07, 2015

      Thank you.
      And a huge shout out to yet another new reader…welcome to my blog (: