Fashion of the Motherland

Since living my whole life in the United States, I think its safe to say that our style isn’t the most exciting. As each year goes by, It feels as if our fashion sense grows more mundane and safe  which isn’t the most exciting predicament for me and  my fellow fashion enthusiasts.

With wanting more depth in my fashion inspiration, I had to look beyond our borders and what better than to channel my flavorful Afro-Carribean roots?

I know afrocentric clothing and patterns may seem outdated and “hippie-like” but there are so many great ways to modernize it. I believe that if it has a powerful pattern with rustic tones, along with a looser fit  the look is complete.7420588d8f28209aff46b95b80c2862f


For instance, this simple yet bold dress is the perfect combination. The boho feel of this dress cut is perfect for our summers while the pattern stays in tact with the culture. Another thing that I love about afrocentric clothing is how complimenting it is to my skin tone!

Here are a few other great looks:


After much research, I was so amazed. The deep, rich colors, and intricate patterns make such a beautiful statement piece. Not only did they embody the true meaning of a statement piece, they shared a story. Im not sure if you would see this, but to me it represents the strength of my culture. After centuries upon centuries of hardship and constant discouragement, we still somehow see the beauty of the world with our earthy-toned fashion pieces.


The Great Spring Transition

If you’re like me, hanging up the chunky scarves, riding boots, and rich deep colors is a very sensitive subject. Not only that, but trying to find that perfect look that doesn’t make you too hot or cold is torture. There are so many great ways to transition into fall but heres my trick: comfort. Each season is a new way for me to reinvent; and the transition season is a great way to figure out what look I want to embody for the next season. I know, i know, the word comfort doesn’t sit well in the world of fashion. Comfort signifies laziness and lack of taste, but let me tell you my friend, thats false.

During this time is to really important to take a step back and ask yourself: what is something that I have never tried before and what do I wish to accomplish before spring? This may sometimes be tough but heres a trick to help you jumpstart your journey: dive into our fashion history and explore it. Go into the grunge era with a cute leather jacket for a final farewell until the return of autumn, the 70s boho laid back feel and explore a loose blouse, or even travel back to the 1900s and pick up some cute converse and flared denim. This is the season for experimentation.

Experimentation doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank. Just one simple shift just might do for you as it did for me. Personally, my secret weapon for this season has been my All Star Ox Optical White Converse. Not only do they make the simplest of outfits attract a plethora of compliments and admiration, they have shifted my style into a soft core grunge that Im obsessing over. The experimentation of one simple piece shifted my whole style while creating comfort. A typical day for me is a slouchy shirt, leather jacket, distressed denim (cuffed, of course) and my trusty all stars.


I hope that this helped you all as it has been my guide to feeling good and even looking good in preparation for the big beautiful season of Spring. Have a great day dolls!




Fashion: My Fearless Mouthpiece

Hey guys, welcome to my blog… Hey, everyone welcome to Cocoa’s world

Just scratch everything. Lets start with a genuine introduction. Welcome to my blog! I am here not only to be heard, but to inspire, and more than anything to grow.

It’s no secret that fashion is my ultimate passion. It has been right under my nose for as long as I remember and I never even noticed. I remember always thinking to myself, “why don’t I have any talent?” or “what am I good for?” well I have found this answer in fashion. This is my way of telling the world my story, my way.

Not only is fashion something that I am passionate about, but it holds a deeper meaning. Fashion is my mouthpiece. It speaks for me when I don’t have the strength to even put one foot in front of the other. It is something that can transform my attitude and allow my to be a better person each and every day.

I have so many ideas, visions, and concepts that I feel that I can share with the world so why not share it through my journey? I’m not a fancy schmancy fashion journalist, but I sure know how to look “fleeky” on a dime. Come along this journey with me and lets inspire together.