The feeling of dressing yourself entirely on an African fabric is unexplainable because it’s always nice to feel natural and be in control of your true identity. This are my sentiments on African fabric.
My love for African print will never cease not any time soon though. I think it got sparked to greater levels when I moved to the diaspora. It is merely the idea of wanting to identify to my roots and remain true to my cultural heritage. It was always easy to get my hands on the African fabric back home. Anytime I wanted an outfit made, all I had to do was walk down the road to my tailor, give her my design together with the fabric and set a date for pick up. Now am in Denver with no fabric and definitely no tailor down the street. Since the dynamics has changed, I still make it work, by sending for fabric from back home or I just shop online. At least I still get to have it.
The beauty of African print is in its different textures, fabric, pattern and its array of mixed color combinations. You are guaranteed to stand out with whatever design you decide to wear.
African fashion is being embraced by so many people including big stars. The print is finding its way to their way closets. The queen herself; Beyonce, is known for having a liking to African fabric. Her baby shower was an all African themed affair. So if “Bee” thinks that African prints are hot then I guess we all have to agree.
It can be very intimidating and such a daunting experience having to wear African print for the first time. There is always fear of how you would look. Is it going to be too much? Personally I like too much. I am a head to toe, African print outfit with headband and African jewelry kind of girl.
The most easiest way to ease yourself into wearing African print clothes, I would say, would be to stick to one item. This could be a skirt,a pair of shorts a head band or even an African print handbag and incorporate this one item into your everyday look. By doing so you still maintain your modern look without having to worry about your style.
My outfit displays the kind of way to wear it. I am wearing, a white leotard, denim shorts,strappy sandals and I threw on an African kimono.
This is an everyday summer look which is easy for any body to incorporate an African print. You can replace the denim shorts for an African print short or even wear the top and the denim with only an African bag.
So anytime you want to try this fun print but are not too sure think of just replacing one item. Start small and work your way to a full African outfit just like me.
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