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I know afrocentric clothing and patterns may seem outdated and “hippie-like” but there are so many great ways to modernize it.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.
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.