Friday, May 25, 2012

Modern African Fashion for summer!

We love Modern and traditional African fashion. It's a part of our culture and heritage. We also love going shopping in our Mom's HUGE collection and mix and match African clothes with modern clothes. It's a fun and an unexpected look. Traditional African fashion consist of lapas, head ties, lace material, kaftans,dashikis and many other patterns and accessories. They come in an assortment of colors and style and are worn as everyday attire or to special occasions like weddings.  


These designs have been adapted to modern fashion and many fashionistas around the world have been wearing this look for a fun, bold and fresh style.You can go very casual and wear a simple African print skirt with a simple tank top and flats or dress it up with a fancy blouse and heels. Modern African fashion is a fresh way to wear print this summer. It's eye-catching, and like we said in our previous post, it'll make you stand out at any event. So go ahead and mix modern with traditional; like we always say, have fun with it!


Here are few beautiful modern African designs to get you going:
Short dress
$77.00
Yoox

Abi-pencil skirt with braces
$56.00
Ohema.Ohene

African Print Playsuit
Jump suit
$30.00
Etsy
Knee length skirt
$54.00
Yoox
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Printed Knicker Shorts In Floral Kanga Print
$43.49
ASOS
African Print Mix 'Medium' Satchel/ Messenger Bag
Messenger bag
$30.00
Etsy
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Sheer pencil skirt with printed peplum
$69.58
ASOS

Will you be wearing modern African fashion this summer? How would you wear it? Where would you wear it to? Let us know in the comments!
XO Wil Harris
   

20 comments:

  1. These are fabulous! Quite a few people here in Safrica dress up in these beautiful and colourful shweshwe fabrics everyday, its really a grand sight! I so want a skirt in it.

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    1. Thanks you Sam! Shweshwe fabrics are very pretty and a skirt in one will be super cute!

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  2. Love this post! We are Africans, living in Africa - and this post does a lot of justice to our style, love for vibrant fabrics and colours, and the simple, earthy taste for flamboyance and extravagance! My sisters and I love to wear ankara and kente fabrics in out clothing and accessories. J'adore!

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    1. Thanks dolls! What country are you from? Our family is from Liberia West Africa. Ankara clothing is so contemporary and chic! We bet you and your sister always look stylish!

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    2. Nigeria - we are kinda like neighbors with Liberia, I think!!!

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    3. Cool, Yeah we're almost neighbors. Nigeria is in West Africa also! :)

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  3. I LOVE THE ALL THE PRINTSm and colours, and everything about all these articles of clothing. Seriously!! I LOVE the knee length skirt in black and white, I'd probably wear it everywhere.

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    1. Awww thanks Fawn! The knee length skirt is a great pick. It can definitely be worn everyday!

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  4. Loving these picks!! I'm definitely thinking that I like the maxi skirt the best! Thanks for sharing :)
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  5. love all the prints - so cute !!

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  6. so pretty. I bough this beautiful kanga the summer I was in Tanzania and had a bag made out of it. But now I can't find it for the life of me :(

    ps. I'm hosting my first giveaway! I'd love y'all to stop by!

    xoxo, Emily
    bluedogbelle.blogspot.com

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    1. A stolen kanga bag from Tanzania? We hope you find it!
      We'll stop by!:)

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  7. ohh i lovee this tribal print trend! that bathing suit from ASOS is incredible i want it!!! :)

    and okay about american idol, phillip was my number 1 but colton was number 2! he was soooo incredible as well, and he loves jesus which made me smile :) i was so bummed when he got out!! i was hoping it would be down to them two and elise, they were my 3 favs! if only colton had gotten off the week before jessica, im sure they would have saved him! such a bummer, but im glad phillip came out on top :)

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    1. Yeah, when we saw that bathing suit we had to share it with you all!

      We loved Phillip's AI song, nothing like that on the radio! Colton is our #1, he could sing, wasn't afraid to talk about his faith, was funny, and cute in a boyish way.We were thinking the same thing about the save, bummer for real.

      Have a fab weekend Koko!

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  8. Omg these pieces are so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

    xo,Cortnie
    http://stylelustpages.com

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XO Wil Harris