Kenya is really blessed with beautiful and stylish young women, an indisputable fact. At least that’s the comment that comes out of every other foreign artiste’s mouth when asked what they love most in Kenya. ‘Beautiful women!’ they exclaim.
Fashion is what is trendy but style is when you put in a bit of yourself in an outfit. Expensive simply does not mean better and cheap is not necessarily ugly. Remember it is all about comfort and decency. It is common to hear that one should dress the way they want to be addressed.
Thing is, fashion and style are relative and to some a t-shirt and jeans is as fashionable as it gets. Others invest time in ensuring that they put together an outfit that is to die for. Kenyan women, especially Nairobi women, have been applauded for being very stylish.
They are also experimental, willing to try almost anything. A bad hair do is fixed by a creative head wrap and you are good to go!
Here are ten Kenyan women who are as stylish as they come.
We have seen her grow right in front of our eyes. Msalame has continuously reinvented herself and she is now one of the most stylish TV personalities in Kenya. She is known to dress for her curves and is a fashion icon to many.
She is best known to us as an actor but she has since delved into fashion and has not looked back since. She even started her own blog where she shared her personal style and tips on how to look good without breaking the bank.
She is also very daring with her hair from rocking long hair to a short blonde Afro. Her style is very easy to put together and achievable.
Remember when all stylish clothes were made for size zeros. Thankfully times have changed and now plus size is the new in-thing. Neomi Ng’ang’a is very stylish and she plays around with various looks.
She is also very passionate about plus size women and has gone ahead to become a fashion icon for many young girls.
Elseba Odera is a communication graduate and she is very passionate about Public Relations. Her style is very bohemian with hippie influences. She also experiments a lot with food. She enjoys hiking, swimming, running and taking walks. She admits that her most important accessory is her many pairs of earrings.
She prefers to define her fashion as ‘eclectic’. The radio presenter and actor has over the years stood out because of her style. She admits to her love for African fabric ranging from lesos, kikoys and kitenge. Kihoro looks up to Wendy Kimani and Grace Msalame as her fashion icons.
If there the world could be different shades of pink, this lady would be the happiest as it is her favourite colour is pink. Nzomo hopes to pursue a career in Oncology and help achieve a cancer free world. While she would love to help people as an Oncologist she knows that she will continue to pursue fashion.
She first broke out as a TV host for the Teen Republik show. She has now transitioned to radio and but she has a very hip style of dressing. She has often admitted to her love for shoes and she is not shy about showing it.
Away from the scandals that almost threatened to end her career in television, Betty continues to ‘decorate’ our screens during prime time news. She is always looking fabulous and manages to keep it decent. She embraces bold colours and a happy smile to go with it.
Popularly known as This Is Ess, Sharon is one of the stylish young women who have managed to make money from fashion blogging. In her blog she shares her personal styles and most recently, beauty care tips.
Many know her as the Director at Artemis Media and an executive producer for magazine format, Design Africa. Opoti is also a fashion and brand consultant and she recently ran an online campaign dubbed #100DaysofAfricanFashion.
This saw her transverse the African continent sampling designers’ works and showcased them in a hundred days. She hopes to successfully change the narrative about African fashion.
This piece first appeared on loudestgist.