African print has burst onto the fashion scene with a vengeance. Although, it has always been around the bold expression of African heritage and craftsmanship has not always been easy to find, affordable, or be available in the vibrant prints and colors here in the States as it is now.
Now there are a ton of cutting edge .com’s dedicated to head wraps and the like, but is this beautiful cloth that we have fallen oh so in love with a fad waiting to leave us longing for it to roll around again like shoulder pads and track suits? Will it be one of the fashion trends we associate with some of the most fashionable times in our lives? Some say it’s here to stay and here’s why, in Nigeria, for example, 43.7 percent of the population is under 15-years-old. This is driving immense creativity and growth as the regular lists of Africa’s emerging entrepreneurs signals.
All signs are pointing to yes for the longevity of the vivid fabric, market places are being created for African artisans to sale their goods globally with ease and large retailers are collaborating with Africa’s entrepreneurs to bring their brands to the masses. Furthermore, high end designers like Stella MacCartney have introduced the print into their collections with much success. It’s our sincere hope that the African print trends is here for good, its bold, unforgettable and gives a much needed jolt to the fashion world.
WHOA! Slow down there missy! We know its summer and you are rearranging your closet for Fall yada yada yada. Those dresses, yeah those right there, the white ones,… you can wear those a little bit longer. The whole saying of no white after Labor Day has our style confidence fried. First and foremost I am of the belief you can wear anything you want, when you want to, it all depends on how you wear it.
I get it, you may not be the all-white contemporary kind of girl, and you don’t have to be her to get the most out of those dresses that may have more white in them than you like to wear during cooler temperatures.
There are two ways extend the life of your favorites casual dresses and be stylish and on trend:
Add Neutrals: Neutral colors just balance everything out don’t they? Same goes for your white clothing. Grays, nudes, taupe’s, tans’ and browns will all give that Fall feeling to your attire. The warm but not “summery” hues will make those frocks transition nicely into Fall and lend itself to the changing colors around you. Try re-creating the look above with our Navy and White Sheath Dress.
Add A Pop of color: Jewel tones, the exact opposite of neutrals will make a bold statement. It’s the same high contrast effect that you create with black and whites just with more vividness. I am a BIG fan of color, pairing your favorite A-line dress with deep bold accents will steal the show. Yellow and white and green are the perfect trio, recreate this look with our Yellow and white Dot Hem Line Dress.