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!




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.


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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.


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Steal Her Style

We love a style icon at Kakao this month we are loving Alexa Chung’s style, every month we really do. Chung is loved for her fashion sense and therefore frequently appears on best-dressed lists, so not a bad one to take your fashion cues from.

She never gets it wrong, she certainly got it right with this shirt dress.

We have found a way to get Chung’s cool look with this stripy shirt dress team it with a tan belt and some cool boots. Style with trainers for an off duty day.

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Happy pasting

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Spring CoverUps

Spring has finally arrived! well, kind off. The arrival of the much needed sun means fashionistas will be on the search for what we in the fashion world like to refer to as transitional pieces. Basically it means it is starting to feel warm but there is still a little chill in the air.

A lightweight cover up not only looks great but it will help you stave off any light breezes.  The trick is to stay seasonal and pick up  a statement print or a light and bright shade.

We are here to help you navigate this transitional time in style with our edit of light cover ups for Spring

Gestuz pink light knit top is the perfect way to get rid of the winter jumpers and inject a little colour into you wardrobe. Team with slouchy trousers for a relaxed look or white jeans for a more polished and crisp style.  Gestuz  Pink Top £79

There is no reason why a Spring cover up can not have a little sparkle. This  soft grey top by InWear £89 is covered in subtle little sequins which will reflect nicely in the Spring sun.

Pastels are perfect for spring,  make it a little playful by adding this printed shirt underneath by Gestuz £90. The mint green top £59 is super comfy, slightly oversized and a little longer at the back and just looks great with the neon yellow necklace £25

We love a bit of yellow or a lot of it! This yellow raincoat £130 by Petit Bateau is a real life safer in the Spring Rain. As Yellow raincoats go this is definitely as perfect as it gets, with its nautical stripy blue and white  lining and adjustable hood.  Team with navy chinos, pink stripy top £59 and a necklace £25 and you will be ready for spring.

Enjoy Spring!