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A leather pants lookbook

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Your girl has been off the grid but is now back. With fresh content. For your optical nourishment.

Today, on Sonal Slays, we are talking leather pants.

Leather pants are a whole lot of work – There is a lot you’ve gotta do to rock ‘em and a lot you need to NOT do. Cus, baby, they’re leather pants and they need the right accessorizing and a whole lot of attention to detail.

First off, you obviously know that you should NOT rock this look to work (doesn’t matter where you work and whether your boss drinks on a daily). Tongue-in-cheek.

But you can rock them pants anywhere else, for anything else, with anyone else for anything else.

Nothing screams sexy quite like these pants … Cus they don’t just hug that body just the way you like it, they accentuate your backside (I’d say bottom)  and leave you rockin’ like the Bonang Matheba you are!

It’s a fierce look, a sexy look, a vivacious look and a goddamn spunky look.

So, we jump right in?

Look 1: All that glitters is sometimes gold? Lol

Look your fiercest with this unforgivably sexy silver plunge top that not only draws more attention to your pants but leaves the boys coming to the yaaaaaard! Just like Kelis.

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Outfit Details: Top: Zara, Pants: &other stories, Shoes: Christian Louboutin

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A black and white duet, because life needs balance? 

But sometimes, you don’t wanna blind them haters too much and are looking for a less dramatic day – This is the look you go for. Vivacious but still demure. Ebullient but still serious. The white top, paired off with these milk-white Loubs, never goes wrong. Even when you are wrong.

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Top Old Zara, Pants: &other stories , Shoes: Christian Louboutin

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Look 3: Sometimes, all-black is good when you need to blot out the sun, or absorb it?

Look all fresh and sassy and snappy in all black. Head to toe. Be playful in sheer. Like a random Beyonce appearance on the Coachella stage. Ready to kill it … But with kindness, of course. And make sure the heel is open toe, cos there is no way you are looking all this black without flashing those delightful, gorgeous toes.

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Top: Zara, Pants: &other stories, shoes: Galleria by Louboutin

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Look 4: Totally okay to play around with some color, because your dark sense of humour needs it. 

Its not sacrilegious to add a little pop to your pants. Sprinkle some color. It is the spice of life anyways.

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Leather Pants – &other stories ,Body Suit: Zara , Shoes Hangisi Manolo Blahnik

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Look 5: And a look you can rock to a date?

You know when you want to make a statement with your arrival? This is right up that alley.

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Top: Zara ,Pants: &other storrs ,Shoes- Asos ,Ring- H&M

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Like I said, these leather pants gel so well with anything you throw on. Like, anything. Long as you can accessorize right. And get the colors working just right. You’re ready to be a leather pants connoisseur. You just need to be wary of the heat though. You don’t want your bottom bursting into flames as you strut across the malls in Kileleshwa. Haha

As usual, catch the whole Lookbook below and do not forget so subscribe to my Youtube channel.


A white pants lookbook

Nothing screams confidence and sexy like a clean, crisp pair of white pants.

A lot of women are not very sure on how to go about white pants. Or even whether to buy them or not. I mean, they are dirt magnets, they tend to really accentuate every feature of your lower body (lumps and all) and can give you hell when deciding what color of undies to wear.

But what the hell??? These sexy things can be a girl’s best friend if you know when to wear them, why, what to wear them with and of course, what material works for you.

Look 1:  Girl-next-door 

Nothing screams flirty like a well-matched pair of white pants. I would highly suggest this sort of look to go see Bae for a casual dinner hookup and bar-hop later in the night. This works perfectly for all settings. Bae will remain transfixed on you. And the boys the club will sure give you one too many thumbs ups. Too bad, you’re taken.

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Outfit details: Top: Self Portrait, Shoes: Charles Keith, Earrings: &other stories

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Look 2: The Wily Enchantress

Look scintillating in in white.  You cannot go wrong in fringe. Especially if its white and in leather. You cannot go wrong in pearls. And you can definitely not go wrong stepping out like you are about to start a war.  Charm your way up in white and walk into those meetings like they were a runway.

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Pants: Zara , Earrings: Zara, Jacket: Ganni , Belt: Gucci , Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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Look 3: Bellisima 

A perfect opportunity to rock that flawless white pair of pants is when your girl, who you last saw at a drunken Rock concert three years ago, is back in town and wants to catch up over cocktails. You know she’s gonna be looking her best and you are not trying to upstage her.

Go for the white pants and this very minimalist top.  And these dramatic shoes. Of course, this Louis Vuitton belt will get her gawking at you and wondering what you do nowadays. But that’s a story for another day.

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Outfit details: Belt: Louis Vuitton, Shoes: Steve Madden, Top: Zara, Earrings: Zara

Look 4: A little play makes Joy happy. Haha

Sometimes its nice to look like you’re game. And ready for a little play. So, this certainly is the look. Unfortunately, this sort of look might get you attracting dirt like a toddler. But that depends with where you chose to go with it.

I would highly recommend that you don’t hit Ruaka (insert your local neighborhood)  looking like this! Not with these Christian Louboutin sneakers! Or Kitengela. Village Market ?? Of course!

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Outfit details: Teeshirt: & other stories, Jacket:All Saints, Belt: Hermes, Earings: H&M Moschino, Pants: Zara and shoes Christian Louboutin

Look 5: Boardroom bully 

On a day when I am feeling all fierce and bossy, like, you know, Beyonce at a sold-out Concert, I will comfortably slip into my white pants and rock this fearlessly-sexy animal print top and kill it off with some sharp, ferocious high-heels. Louboutins , of course. This look may make your Uber driver drive much carefully and talk less. Cos, honey, you don’t look like you’ve got too much time for , ummm, idle small talk and bumpy rides.

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Outfit Details: Blazer: Reiss, Shoes: Christian Louboutin,  Belt: Gucci and Top by Zara

Look 6: Denim Love

Going out for Martinis or your gin and tonic and snacks on a Saturday afternoon at any urban joint can be fun. And really relieving.

Perfect day to rock those white pants. Yes, you may be in for one hell of a rough time if you spill your drink allover yourself in this look. Cos the stains are pure social nightmares. But hey, if you look this sexy, complete with this delicious cardigan, you cannot be the type to be spilling drinks all over yourself now, are you ?

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Outfit details: Cardigan: Kashmir by Kuoni, Shoes: Manolo Blahnik, Denim Shirt: Guess and Belt: Hermes


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