By Wini Nduta
Your style is an expression of who you are. Sometimes it can be about how you are feeling on a particular day. But how can you access your personal style? What item of clothing do people see and automatically say this is so *insert your name here*!
Well here is a list of 5 style personalities we can use to inspire our personal style:
Visualize 70’s fashion. Think flamboyant prints, bell bottoms and the ‘big hair don’t care’ type of flair. That's her inspiration. She loves how people expressed themselves at that time. You know, apart from racism and mistreatment of women. She loves getting dressed and doing her make up. High waist jeans and dresses that show off her waist are a staple in her closet.
Hers is a mix and match type of style. She will borrow from different trends in fashion, be it the futuristic silver jacket with a white bohemian dress or the jet black leather jacket with tassels paired with a jeans skirt. She wears Masai sandals on a Monday and plimsoles with a glitter skull print on Sunday. Eclectic E looks like a new person each time you see her.
On- trend O
She dresses herself only with new stuff in the market. Best believe she has a faux fur coat that goes with everything. She doesn’t smile, smizing only.
This is a more relaxed but intentional look. Picture warm woolen sweaters, long beaded necklaces and loose fitting pants. She dresses for comfort because she focuses on spreading positive vibes. And trust under that Ankara turban, she has gorgeous healthy tresses.
She has her Pinterest updated almost every day with looks that she will show their tailor during the weekend. Tailored Ts always have an eye out for what looks good and how they can re-create it to suit their body type. When she opens her phone, we can bet her first Whatsapp chat is with her fundi.
For style, it all comes down to being yourself. Embrace what you are drawn to. Trust me, once you love yourself, you will look good in anything you put on. Form your own style.
All pics courtesy of Pinterest.
By Wini Nduta
Okay, let’s start with her bio, Asa Soltan Rahmati is a Persian-American reality TV star, artist, and entrepreneur. She’s on Shahs of Sunset- it’s a show about this Persian group of friends and their lives in Los Angeles.
Back to Asa, here is why she inspires me:
1. Her braid detail
I love anyone with versatility in their hairstyle. It’s a form of expression anyway and we all have 1001 feelings, lol.
2. She embraces her curves
We all need someone to look at who reminds us self-love is the best accessory you can wear with any outfit.
3. She loves the water and looks good doing it too
4. Her awesome sense of style
I love her look here- the midi dress and body chain combo look so good. Follow her on Instagram for more of her looks.
5. Her accessories are on another level
6. Her eyebrows are always on fleek!
7. She’s a hustla!
Asa is an entrepreneur running her online Kaftan store, see www.asasoltan.com/ She also sells her art. Her music is on iTunes, check it out.
8. She eats what she wants!
While most of the people I know are pretending to count calories and stressing about a gym membership, Asa eats. She maintains her figure by sticking to her work-out schedule and eating anything she wants! Carbs, fruit and fish are her favorite according to her Instagram page. And how could I forget, cake!
All photos used are from her beautiful Instagram account @Asasoltan
Who inspires you?
By Lizbeth Kariuki
Photos selected by Njeri Kariuki
Our style star of the week is Zoe Kravitz - Daughter to rock star Lenny Kravtiz. She's our black indie star - after Solange Knowles of course. Here are some of her looks were loving:
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