Shop Independent in Edinburgh


The beautiful streets of Edinburgh are lined with lovely independent boutiques, cafe and restaurants we love being part of this community. We believe it is in these places you find unique products which have all been carefully curated by the individual owners and you get to experience a kind of experience that you can’t find elsewhere.

The amazing people of Trouva have created an online community of independent shop around the UK to connect people to unique products. We are proud to be part of the Trouva community where we with other traders get a chance showcase our collections.

Trouva came to visit Edinburgh to support  the local independents in the city, Kakao by K included so have a read of their guide to Edinburgh.






Capsule Wardrobe

We love the idea of a capsule wardrobe where every piece can be styled easily together. In Kakao by K we aim to curate our collections so they effortlessly style together and easily fit in to your wardrobe whether it is for work, dinner or life as a busy mum.

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Start with a clear out and work out all the staples that you need.Then idea buy pieces like the ones above that are quite simple and not too over complicated which can all go together. This capsule wardrobe is the ideal one to help you transition stylishly from Summer into Autumn.

Happy Shopping!




Spring Wardrobe Must Haves


There’s many reasons to love spring from the flowers all blossoming to the sun starting to shine. Its also the time where we start to get away from those dark colors in our wardrobe and move towards more fresh and colorful pieces.


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This top is the perfect item for your wardrobe this spring, the blush pink color styles well with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a leather jacket for a relaxed look and a blazer for a more dressed up look.

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The pleated skirt is a massive trend at the moment, it can be worn dressed down with a pair of trainers and a slouchy t shirt or dressed up with a pair of heels for a wedding. Such a versatile piece!

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This jacket might be featuring dark colors but it defiantly still says spring, the Aztec print styles really well with bight colours like fushia pink and yellow, dress it down with jeans and flats or dressed up with a pair of heels.


This stripped jumper is a classic piece for your wardrobe, its the thing you can wear in spring without a jacket and just a pair of jeans and still feel good about yourself. it might look basic but it has small details that makes it unique one of them being a v neck back.


THere are so many things to love about this dress from the lace cut outs to the bell sleeves. Its perfect for any party’s you have coming up or you could even wear it to a girlie lunch  paired with a pair of sandals and your trusted leather jacket.

The Humble Stripe

The humble stripe continues to be a big trend and I don’t think our love for a good striped top will ever disappear.

Its bigger and better than ever this season. Its all about clashing your stripes and being more brave with them. It is probably the most simplistic pattern but yet it is the most powerful.

Stripes Everywhere

With the correct stripe for your body shape, you really can create that effortless chic look. Put them under jumpsuits, put them with jeans, put them under cami tops or put them over shirts. They always work.

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If you aren’t sure about what sort of stripe you should go for then feel free to pop into the shop and we will help you out.

We have plenty to choose from…

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Happy Spring shopping!

The Colour of SS17


Its the color of the sky and sea, but its also the color to have in your wardrobe this spring!

Its going to give your wardrobe a brighten up it needs after the dark winter colors that have been taking over,

This color will compliment your skin tone giving it a bright and fresh look.



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The Return of The Camel Coat



The camel coat has been around for a long time, there’s a reason why its keeps coming back in trend. It makes any outfit look sophisticated and put together.

The thing we love about camel coats is that it can be worn with anything, from a pair of jeans and a jumper to a lace dress for a more night time look.

It is a timeless staple piece for your wardrobe that you will keep wearing every year especially in Britain with our colder weather its an essential.


Our minimum camel coat cant be more perfect, the length is long enough to keep the cold out.

The tie brings in your waist to compliment your figure, its the chicest coat you can buy.


Shop the look here 

The Grey Jumper Guide


The grey jumper is a staple piece in anyone’s wardrobe.

Its all about looking good and feeling comfortable during the colder seasons.

A jumper does not have to mean sitting on the sofa, layer it up over a shirt, stripy top or a simply tee for a smart city look.

We are loving mixing the cosy styles with stylish delicate fabrics this really dresses up your chunky knits.






Early Sunsets, Warm Tea and Cosy Jumpers..

So it’s that time of year when the fun of the Edinburgh Fringe is over and we turn our attention to Autumn. However amazing it all is going to see lots of shows and visiting all those pop up bars, it’s hard to think of anything else when it’s all going on. (Maybe it’s all those cocktails..) Well now that we have our time back we can start our list for our Autumn/Winter wardrobe. Now, you may think that it’s a little soon to be thinking about all that but there is method in my madness!! When the weather all of a sudden starts to turn, everyone is running round trying to find that perfect coat and the seasons must have jumper. By that time you can never find anything in your size or the right colour and it becomes a panic purchase. Let’s not have any of that nonsense this year and get our perfect Autumn wardrobe that we deserve.

It’s important to think about what overall look you are after and start by making a list of the things you want to feature in your go-to Autumn/Winter outfit. For instance, I really fancy the long grey coat this season because its so versatile and looks so chic.

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Pick out jumpers that you can wear with your jeans and that also go with some of your skirts or make sure you can fit a little shirt under them just so you can easily change it up without getting too bored with the same jumper.



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As you can see we are loving grey at the moment!! With a grey jumper, you can bring it out season after season and it will still be in fashion. A wardrobe staple.The other colour I really like this season is this gorgeous powder blush colour…

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I guess with living in Scotland we definitely get more wear out of our Winter clothes than our Summer clothes..  But at least we get our moneys worth with buying jumpers and coats!


I have to admit that Autumn and Winter are my favourite seasons. When the nights are drawing in you need lots of layers and plenty cups of tea to keep you cosy.


Stephanie X