Love bright, vibrant, coloured clothing? Excited about the thought of wearing striking, bold patterns? Want to be a bit more unique in your clothing choices and stand out from the crowd? Then African fashion is definitely for you. Say hello to your new statement wardrobe that looks simply gorgeous throughout every season!
Never again will you look in your wardrobe and think, “I’ve got nothing to wear!” Sound familiar? Simply put, African fashion is oh-so-versatile and allows you to experiment with colours and patterns to create a new look every day if you so desire.
Here are our top 5 reasons why you should take some inspiration from the world of African fashion and incorporate it into your daily wardrobe. But to shopaholics amongst us, don’t say we didn’t warn you!
1) Easy to incorporate into your every day style
African fashion is not just a trend; it is hear to stay! Over recent years, it has been growing in popularity with now a lot of fantastic designers and bloggers in this space. Believe us when we say, your every day wardrobe has never looked so gorgeous and glamorous.
The best thing is, you can really make it unique to your sense of style. Whether you want to go all out in bold statement colours and prints or just add one key item to your look, you can be sure every outfit will simply pop! Similarly, there is an outfit for every different occasion, whether you want to go casual, work attire or have a friends wedding coming up – you can dress your outfit up or down to create the desired result.
2) Bright, bold and beautiful!
One of the best things about African fashion is the array of bold statement colours and prints. You can either make your whole outfit bright, bold and beautiful or just choose a statement piece to incorporate into your look to add a new element of interest to that black blouse perhaps! Whether that is through a pair of shoes, stunning necklace or a flowing skirt – the end result is as fantastic as ever.
Perhaps the best thing about the variety of colours is that you can really match it to your personality and play around with the right tones that complement you and your skin tone the best. We say, have fun with it and experiment; you’ll soon learn what works for you.
3) Prints galore
You walk into a high-street shop and most clothes have similar safe prints and patterns. African fashion pushes boundaries; with so many different prints all with a different meaning that tell stories, proverbs and traditional tales.
We particularly love that you can clash your prints, which ensures your outfit truly is unique. It can be tricky to pull off, but the best trick is to put together the style of pattern or colours used, so that the two prints you are planning on wearing together almost match, but not quite. And voila – you’ll have the perfect look in no time at all!
4) Dress to Impress
With African fashion in your wardrobe, there are never ending options to dress up your outfit, whatever the occasion. For example if you fancy going out in your little black dress, breathe some new life into it by adding a focal point such as a sash, scarf or printed accessories.
The best thing is you’ll never have to worry about anyone having the same outfit ever again and you’ll be the most under-stated, fashionable person at any event! Your friends will be swooning over your style.
5) Easy to put together
Believe us – there is nothing difficult about African fashion. The trick is to subtly add it into your style as little or as much as your personality and fashion statement allows. You don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard, so often choosing one bold piece and keeping everything else more muted is the way to go.
So there we have it, this is why we simply love African fashion through and through. Why not check out our Be London Fashion website and see if there are any pieces you may like to incorporate into your wardrobe to add that splash of colour in an instant. Enjoy!