The North East of Scotland is experiencing it’s very first African Fashion Pop Up Shop. This event is being hosted by FOLKSHELF; the online destination for African Fashion and Lifestyle Brands.
This is gradually evolving into a Fashion and Beauty Shopping and Networking event, by local African Inspired businesses in Aberdeen showing interest in showcasing their products and services.
What to look forward to are African print fashion styles and statement accessories, cultural crafts and dècor, beauty products and services, enjoying AfroBeat music as you kick back to have drinks with friends and family.
If you are in the Aberdeen area of Scotland, you can’t miss it!!!
Love to read you comments on this Spring/Summer 17 LookBook.
I love Spring! Everything is better in the Spring; apart from the need to start mowing the lawn again 😅.
Fashion is bold and colourful in Spring. Playsuits, short dresses, shorts, crop tops…name it. So excited to store away the turtle necks and thick scarves.
The US has quite a high number of African Fashion stores with amazing styles. But over here in the UK we are lacking. Some people don’t know we actually have such stores in existence and shop all the way from the US.
Look no more, I got you! These are a list of few African Fashion online stores in the UK; in no particular order. I will also post some of their styles from their site.
African Fashion UK
The Ziva Dress
The Gaia Mini
The Piper Dress
Photo credit: folkshelf.com
There is something about African Print and Lace combo in a dress. There is this sophistication about the look. African Print fabric is described as exotic that gives this bold colourful style, while lace is a tender girly fabric. So its understandable to agree that African Print and Lace can give you the sophisticated style you want.
The Ziva Dress is a classic example; simple dress with the ability to be a head turner at an event.
The shoulder detail on the Gaia Dress is simply gorgeous and I do have a soft spot for mini dresses 😉😎. I like simple, yet intriguing styles.
I know I should be focusing on the Piper Dress, but all I am thinking of are the outfits to slay with that chain bag the model has on…. 😩Swooning over!
The Piper Dress, everyone needs dresses that accentuate their figure. Even better when done by lace details 😉.
Summer is generally a warm season to rock slippers, sandals, slippons, trainers, converse you name it. Basically comfortable shoes or ridiculously heeled fancy footwear for parties. I would like to think the summer fashion emphasis is on showing skin. Which brings me to respond to the title of this post, boots in summer?
Not everyone is from a location that has extremely warm summers. I am from North East Scotland and I can tell you, an extremely warm summer is a privilege to us. At 20 degrees, the north sea breeze makes the temperature feel like 5 degrees.
So Yes, I wear boots in summer but mostly without tights and not fleece boots. I love boots that is why its a fashion statement for me in Summer, ankle boots work pretty well in any season compared to knee high boots. Just make sure the weather is conducive and you look fabulous unless you risk looking ridiculous or burn up 😉😎.
I noticed that people ditch their African Print clothes or should I say there are less African Inspired Fashion trend setters during the cold months. This really shouldn’t be the case.
Most African Print styles are cotton fabric and aren’t cold resistant. That said, there are lots of ways to use “summer” declared clothes in Winter.
Due to the boldness of the African Print fabric, a good way to rock your print during the cold months is wearing it as a sort of accessory. I know, you are wondering what I mean by that.
This whole outfit can stand alone with out the African Print mini skirt from FOLKSHELF.com. But without the skirt, this style completely looses the edge that makes it fascinating. This is what accessorising your African Print clothes in the cold months look like.
More posts on how to rock African Print in Winter coming soon!