How to keep warm this cold season

Thrift shopping is a great way to add to your closet options for under KSh. 1,000.

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While August is usually a warm month, temperatures over the last few days indicate it might be the peak of the Kenyan cold season. If you’re still looking for cold season wardrobe options to tide you through the month, thrift shopping is always a safe bet. Places like Toi Market on Ngong Road, Gikomba Market on Kamukunji Road and Budget Wear outlets around Nairobi will give you a variety of options to choose from that are reasonably priced.

Here are a few ways to keep warm with the outfits you have.

Add layers to your outfit

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Not only does adding layers to your outfit keep your body warm but if you put some thought into it, it could also elevate your look. If you’re wearing a blouse or shirt, wear a T-shirt under it and top it off with a thick jacket and scarf.

Cover your head, legs and hands

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Strive to keep warm by covering up every part of your body or the often forgotten parts like your head, your legs and your hands. If you begin your journey to work during the wee hours of the morning, it might be a good idea to add a light hoodie and thick stockings to your outfit. The hood will keep your hair from getting wet from the morning dew while the stockings will help keep your legs warm.

Boot up

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Keep your toes toasty by wearing warm, comfortable, closed shoes. Boots are a good option if you have a pair. Depending on how you style your look, boots can go with almost anything.

Once you’re layered, bundled and booted consider these two options to keep the momentum going.

Drink warm liquids

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Some offices provide tea services but if yours doesn’t there’s always the option of carrying your own warm drink using a small thermos. It doesn’t have to be tea or coffee, if you prefer, you could also carry porridge or your soup of choice.


Add a little activity to your routine. This will get your blood pumping and increase your body’s core temperature. It doesn’t have to be a strenuous activity, walking up a flight of stairs, brisk walking or doing ten squats should do the trick.



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