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Thrift Pinstriped Suits For The Win

“Reinvent new combinations of what you already own. Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step.” Karl Lagerfeld . I couldn’t say it better than in styling my thrift pinstriped suit .

“Hello lovely people, trust you have been well .It always feels exciting roaming in this space thanks to each of you who spares a few minutes to read my work. The last two posts  here( , )have seen me explore suits .Our post today will see me look at our final number in this series, a thrift pinstriped suit.

It will surprise you how cheap it costs for me to look this expensive .Thanks to second hand clothes. When I thought about this series, I wanted to cater to all individuals at all levels financially. Some people feel having a suit custom tailored is very expensive and not reasonable in the current hard economy times. In this regard I wanted to address that dilemma. You don’t need a million bucks to look exquisite. Surprise! This is a thrift pinstriped suit, oh yes “mtumba” it is.

Second hand clothes come in handy when you are on a strained budget, especially now that the economy is so hard on us. Plus no one can tell whether you are donning a ksh. 10, 000 (100 $) suit, or one that goes for ksh. 500 (5$) yes you heard me right. My thrift pinstriped suit cost me only 500 bob very unbelievable. I purchased the Coat for three hundred Bob and the pants for two hundred Bob from Gikomba Market.

Thrifting is always a very exciting experience; because you get extremely unique pieces for a steal .When you decide to thrift for suits you need to be very cautious. The first thing you need to consider is the fabric of the suit. Ensure that the texture of the fabric for both the pants and coat is matching and of similar quality. If the pieces have some sort of patterns or design, ensure they are identical or closely match like seen with my thrift pinstriped suit.

Also the color should closely match to give it a polished and classy feel. The funny coincidence about this thrift pinstriped suit is that both pieces were bought at different days. I have had the coat for over a year, and then eventually I bumped into the pants on a different thrift experience.

I styled the thrift pinstriped suit with a red stretchy body suit, also a thrift .And my red heels also a steal thrift bargain for five hundred Bob .My total budget for this look is exactly ksh. 1200 (12$) .Whoever said you need a lot of money to dress exquisite, I’m here to prove you wrong .This is a perfect corporate style you can embrace for a normal working day or even when you have an interview. Till the next post, pen down for now .Much Love and thank you for stopping by .


Photography : Mungarish  0703349829

Suit : Thrift Gikomba

Blouse : Thrift Gikomba

Shoes : Thrift Toy Market

Hair : Makeup Cloud Kenya



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  • Reply
    Thrifty phat
    February 20, 2020 at 8:35 am

    And to think the both pieces were bought on different occasions, oh, quite a steal and a deal! You were lucky!

    I love how the two paired up together, and with the red pop of color, classic ?!
    Loove love the styling, great job!

    • Reply
      Wanjiru Kariuki
      February 24, 2020 at 9:27 am

      Thanks girl,totally a steal .Welcome to my space.

  • Reply
    Wanjiku The Writer
    February 20, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Weeh! I gotta run to Gikomba, it’s a great look by the way

    • Reply
      Wanjiru Kariuki
      February 24, 2020 at 9:26 am

      Please do ,you wont regret it.

  • Reply
    February 20, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Stunningly beautiful…. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Wanjiru Kariuki
      February 24, 2020 at 9:26 am

      Most welcome girl.Thanks for visiting this space .

  • Reply
    CK Kanzi
    February 21, 2020 at 6:41 am

    My goodness that suit is tooo gorgeous for that amount hun!! Time to try out thrift suits now i love it!

    • Reply
      Wanjiru Kariuki
      February 24, 2020 at 7:34 am

      Please do dear,they are affordable and quality as well

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