Inspired: 2 Many Sibs

Velma Rossa and Oliver Asike are the powerful sister-brother duo from Kenya reviving the African thrifting scene.

Literally walking, breathing inspiration, this dynamic duo pushes the envelope by reinforcing that style is executed within the wardrobe of the trendsetter. Velma and Oliver post their fashion happenings and findings throughout their Tumblr page: 2ManySiblings.

Every post is just as breathtaking as the one before. Its so great to see amazing fashion coming from the continent I hold so dear and even more reassuring to find out that thrifting in Kenya is creating a huge wave. 

so Olsen twin chic with a hint of angst.

so Olsen twin chic with a hint of angst.

We wouldn’t say we are secondhand experts: We simply document that industry and the lifestyle associated with it. Many of our peers make a living out of it and it has contributed immensely to the street style culture in Nairobi. The biggest misconception is that we are too dependent on the secondhand industry and that we can’t produce for ourselves. Most people in Kenya, for instance, are low-income earners and buy secondhand clothing because it’s affordable. However, things are changing and people are supporting more locally produced clothing. The best place to buy vintage has to be Gikomba, which is the biggest flea market in East and Central Africa. It’s always good to go early in the morning to get the best options before everyone else.
— September 2016 Vogue.com Interview

Happy Feet

When Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham, makes a public statement that she's kicking off her signature strappy heels for flats and sneakers [gasp], the world must take notice.

We've seen the Kardashian-Jenner clan lead the pack in this new trend and every "it girl" | blogger | influencer also embrace comfort. 

I, personally, love the idea of being comfortable while out and about. Yes, my motto is overdressed > underdressed, however, no one likes the distracting pain of aching feet and struggle-pumping in heels up and down a sidewalk after a fun night.

These streetwear divas did it right. Just the right amount of glam balanced with refreshing comfort.

These streetwear divas did it right. Just the right amount of glam balanced with refreshing comfort.

Here are few celeb tips & inspiration on rocking everything from sneakers, ballerina flats and even integrating comfy men's wear in your cute summer wardrobe---day to night.

Alexa Chung:

Alexa always gets it right. She always look relaxed and comfortable, yet totally put together.

Alexa always gets it right. She always look relaxed and comfortable, yet totally put together.

Giving the Cat Lady a cute rep. Love these Charlotte Olympia flats.

Giving the Cat Lady a cute rep. Love these Charlotte Olympia flats.

 

Kristen Stewart:

You've got to give kiddos to the girl who pairs Chanel couture with old Vans. Kristen shows a cool edge to modern grunge, comfort and being bold on the red carpet. 

You've got to give kiddos to the girl who pairs Chanel couture with old Vans. Kristen shows a cool edge to modern grunge, comfort and being bold on the red carpet. 

This layered look with men's inspired loafers is perfect for a chic on-the-go run in the city. I'm obsessed with the Olsen's and their fearless flats attitude--regardless of their small, petite frame. Be a boss and be comfy!

This layered look with men's inspired loafers is perfect for a chic on-the-go run in the city. I'm obsessed with the Olsen's and their fearless flats attitude--regardless of their small, petite frame. Be a boss and be comfy!

Streetwear:

Get glam and take a huge stride with each step. Here's a cute way to wear a chic dress with sneaks for a summer day of fun.

Get glam and take a huge stride with each step. Here's a cute way to wear a chic dress with sneaks for a summer day of fun.

Long live Converse sneaks! This versatile and flattering gray dress is the perfect summer essential in staying cool and makes a perfect accessory pairing.

Long live Converse sneaks! This versatile and flattering gray dress is the perfect summer essential in staying cool and makes a perfect accessory pairing.

May your feet stay happy and struggle-free this entire summer season!