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HOW TO STYLE A STRIPPED TRENCH COAT

By on April 9, 2018

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Photography by Smith Cornelius 

Hey everyone? How are you? Well, I hope. I am fantastic myself, still on a high from my BAKE NOMINATION for Best Fashion and Style Blog Thank you guys all so much for the sweet messages and for voting. There’s still time to vote, it ends on 30th April and you can VOTE HERE

For today’s post, I had the chance to work with a brilliant upcoming designer by the name Njoki Ndungu’, from the brand Afrowest By Njoki.  She’s based in Thika, and her tagline is decolonizing fashion, which I love.  ( Please click on her name to see more of the brand and creator on Instagram). We met through Instagram, like most people do nowadays. Less than 24 hours after meeting, we’d decided to work together and I chose this beautiful stripped trench coat from the brand.  The moral of this story is, reply to your DMs, you never know where they may lead to.

It was love at first sight with this coat. The moment I saw it, I knew I had to style it on here for you guys to have a look. It has the most brilliant colours, is warm enough to wear when it gets really cold, yet light enough to not feel like you’re suffocating. Maybe it’s because we don’t have real winter in Kenya but I hate feeling like am getting toasted inside a coat.

Below, are 3 ways to wear this stripped trench coat:

1. Stick to a colour scheme

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The first approach I took when styling the trench coat was to adhere to a colour scheme and work within it. Basically, I picked the prominent colours from the coat and matched my entire outfit to that, hence the mustard top, the burgundy palazzo pants and the red shoes.

Because this look turned out a bit dressy corporate, I added the black  bag to tie it all in. A badass boardroom babe basically. I promise I ironed my top before I left the house for the shoot but it did not give a crap about my impending photoshoot so it creased anyway.

Liz Madowo, lizmadowo.co.ke, 3 Everyday Looks with Stripped Trench Coat, How to Style a Stripped Trench Coat, Fashion Blogger, Style Blogger

Liz Madowo, lizmadowo.co.ke, 3 Everyday Looks with Stripped Trench Coat, How to Style a Stripped Trench Coat, Fashion Blogger, Style Blogger

2. Belt it up, Wear it as a dress

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The second way to style this trench coat is to wear it as short dress. Now, am not a big fan of dresses honestly. I’d much rather spend my time in trousers that give me room to sit with my legs as high up as I’d like. What this means is that I have a very limited number of dresses, and most of which are better suited for a beach rather than a rainy Nairobi.

Enter this coat and its versatility. I added a black high neck lace top, because lace is life obviously, but also because the peekaboo effect adds some sexiness to the look. It didn’t look as exciting tied with only the one belt so I opted for the black belt then layered the coat belt on top. And just like that, I have a dress that works perfectly if I have an event and it’s a little chilly.

Also, goes to show you don’t have to dress grumpily when the temperatures drop a little. Notice how I still stuck to an all black theme and added the coat as the pop of colour?

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Liz Madowo, lizmadowo.co.ke, 3 Everyday Looks with Stripped Trench Coat, How to Style a Stripped Trench Coat, Fashion Blogger, Style Blogger

3. Wear Over a Dress

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This is the most obvious way of wearing a trench coat, and it had to make an appearance. This one’s pretty straight forward, get a fitting, or non fitting dress and throw over the jacket. Pile on accessories, or go minimal like I did and voila, you have a look.

My favourite thing about a black dress is how well it complements literally anything. You can’t not love that.

 

Liz Madowo, lizmadowo.co.ke, 3 Everyday Looks with Stripped Trench Coat, How to Style a Stripped Trench Coat, Fashion Blogger, Style Blogger

Liz Madowo, lizmadowo.co.ke, 3 Everyday Looks with Stripped Trench Coat, How to Style a Stripped Trench Coat, Fashion Blogger, Style Blogger

So three questions for you guys:

  1. Which is your fave look?
  2. Do you guys like this style of posts where I style an item in more than one way?
  3. Have you voted for me in the BAKE awards? www.vote.bakeawards.co.ke/vote

Many  thanks to Njoki for being my partner in this post. Please check her out and support her. I’ll style more items from the brand soon. Her Instagram is @afrowest_by_njoki

Outfit Details:

Lisptick: NOTE Mattemoist Lipstick, Shade is Kiss Blossom from Beauty Click.

PS: You can get 10% off any product from BeautyClick using the code “lizmadowo” They have a variety of makeup products as well as wigs so have a look.

Look 1

Top- Bershka, Netherlands

Palazzo Pants- Gikomba

Shoes- Missguided

Bag- Vendor in Westlands

Look 2

Lace Top- Gifted

Black Belt, Boots and Bag- Gikomba

Look 3

Black Dress- H&M , See my statement here 

Heels- Missguided

Earrings, look out for my next post to find out more about them.

Thank you so much for reading.

STAY FEARLESS…

 

4 Comments

Tabitha Ezra

April 10, 2018 @ 06:53

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Hi Liz, When you mentioned Njoki Ndung’u, my mind just went to justice J. N. Anyway, Wear Over a Dress is my favourite, that black dress is everything to me i just love it so much and it looks awesome on you too. I also do like this style of post where you style an item in more than one way because it gives us a room to choose from. i would really suggest that you stick to it for awhile. I have voted for you.
May God continue to guide you and bless you.
Tabitha Ezra

Liz Madowo

April 16, 2018 @ 10:05

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Hehe, that’s funny.

The wear over a dress is quite nice, but my fave is wear as a dress definitely

Glad to hear that you prefer this kind of posts as well
Thank you so much for voting 🙏🏾

Njoki

April 10, 2018 @ 18:19

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I’m totally inlove with how your paired all the pieces together !!! I also love how functional & diverse the trench coat is !!!

Last but not least I love how beautiful your skin is !!! The hair dye as well ! Your skin is the reason why we are together 🤣👌🏾 !!!

Thanks so much for your beautiful heart as well ! , it’s as you put it , it’s important to reply to dm’s , you just never know where they may lead !!!

When women come together great things happen ! Thanks for being that great woman !

Liz Madowo

April 16, 2018 @ 10:01

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Thank you as well Njoki, for trusting me with your brand.
Yes, here for women supporting women ✊🏿

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