Matching Duo Contemporary African Print Outfits

Happy Monday Everyone,

With Valentines Day around the corner it’s time to talk: Couples, Duos, Partners etc, so today we thought we would share with you our matching duo collection. One of the reasons we started Styles Afrik Occasion wear was to allow couples to match without having to be too traditional.

Last year my partner and i were invited to a wedding and although we did not want to match exactly we thought it would be nice for him to have maybe a Tie or Bow-tie in the same fabric as my dress. Lord and behold it was like looking for a needle in a haystack, although we were able to get the fabric and get my dress done with no problem, finding a tailor that made Ties, Bow ties was almost impossible.

This gave us the idea to expand and source quality well made Men’s Accessories, so if you want something subtle or your ready to make a statement with an African Print blazer, it’s time to start matching with your partner.

These Duos Outfits are perfect for Prom, Weddings, Galas or a simple night out…..

GET INSPIRED 

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CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE ZOYA DRESS & CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE AMARI BLAZER

ARE YOU GOING FOR A MORE CORPORATE LOOK THEN HOW ABOUT THIS

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CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE NOMA BLAZER AND ENO SKIRT 

OFF TO A WEDDING OR PROM HOW ABOUT THESE

And if you just fancy matching together, How about this?

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Whatever the reason or function give it a try..it will look amazing in pictures

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STYLES AFRIK WEBSITE IS NOW LIVE

Hello All

We are pleased to confirm that our website is now Live and Open for orders.

Please visit

www.stylesafrik.co.uk

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AFRICAN INFLUENCED PROM DESIGNS FOR 2017!

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PROM 2017

Wether its your senior or junior prom this year be different and stand our from the crowd. Why shop from the same stores as your class mates and then get worried about who will wear the same dress as you.

Get your dress custom made to fit you perfectly without spending alot of money. Styles Afrik offers a variety of dresses perfect for prom or graduation.

WHEN TO ORDER 

With Prom just around the corner and the mass demand  globally, we are currently taking orders NOW. If you would like us to make your Prom Dress please place your orders ASAP to avoid disappointment. We cannot always guarantee that the print you like will still be available if you decide later on.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY DRESS TO COME

 We ask you to allow us 3-4 weeks to make your dress and deliver your garment. However just in case you may require further alterations we ask you to order asap to allow enough time. We deliver worldwide!

DO WE MAKE MATCHING ITEMS FOR YOUR ESCORT

If you are being escorted on that special day why not get something matching using the same fabric for your escort. Step into prom as a couple in style.

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AFUA Dress Including Fabric £125| $155 | Euro 145

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WEDDING SEASON IS COMING AFRICAN STYLE!

Bride to be, Best Man, Maid of Honour, Bridesmaids, Wedding Guests…..

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Get Inspired 

BRIDAL PARTY

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WEDDING GUEST

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Whether you’re on best-mate duty in matching dresses, or you’re all after different prints and silhouettes, we’ve got a wide range selection for you all

WEDDING ACCESSORIES

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KENTE CLOTH INSPIRATION ( OUR TRIBUTE TO GHANA)

So as many of you may know at Styles- Afrik we love to use Kente Print in alot of our designs. So we thought today we would share with you the history behind the Kente Cloth and what each colour on a Kente Cloth represents.

So here is some history……

Kente cloth, known as nwentom in Akan, is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is native to the Akan ethnic group of South Ghana. Kente is made in Akan lands such as Ashanti Kingdom, (Bonwire, Adanwomase, Sakora Wonoo, Ntonso in the Kwabre areas of the Ashanti Region) and by Akans in Ivory Coast. It is also worn by many other groups who have been influenced by Akans. It is the best known of all African textiles.

 It is an Akan royal and sacred cloth worn only in times of extreme importance and was the cloth of kings. Over time, the use of Kente became more widespread. However, its importance has remained and it is held in high esteem with Akans.

Meanings of the colours in Kente cloth:

  • black—maturation, intensified spiritual energy
  • blue—peacefulness, harmony and love
  • green—vegetation, planting, harvesting, growth, spiritual renewal
  • gold—royalty, wealth, high status, glory, spiritual purity
  • grey—healing and cleansing rituals; associated with ash
  • maroon—the color of mother earth; associated with healing
  • pink—assoc. with the female essence of life; a mild, gentle aspect of red
  • purple—assoc. with feminine aspects of life; usually worn by women
  • red—political and spiritual moods; bloodshed; sacrificial rites and death.
  • silver—serenity, purity, joy; associated with the moon
  • white—purification, sanctification rites and festive occasions
  • yellow—preciousness, royalty, wealth, fertility, beauty

Legend

Legend has it that Kente was first made by two Akan friends who went hunting in an the Asanteman forest found a spider making its web. The friends stood and watched the spider for two days then returned home and implemented what they had seen.

Styles Afrik Kente Designs

So to honour the 2 hunters here are some of the designs we have put together

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Winter Blues OUT and Winter Brights IN

So many of us around the globe are currently facing snow storms, blizzards or dreadful rain, however there is also a large proportion of us who are currently sunbathing in scorching temperatures. Unfortunately i am one of the many people living in a city that only experiences 2-3 months ( if we are lucky ) of sunshine a year and the majority of the time filled with either snow or rain….Have you guessed where yet?

That’s right the lovely city called ( LONDON ). So for those of you sunbathing right now or enjoying a nice stroll in the glorious weather [please spare 1 min to think about us while your sipping on a lovely cocktail with the breeze blowing through your hair.

So as i am sitting in the office drinking a cup of HOT Chocolate with the wind blowing outside and snow falling i had a thought!

“Should the weather dictate what we wear or should we dictate what we wear?”  So many of us wait until we see a little sunshine before we start folding away the Greys and Blacks in our closets. ( Why is that? ) Surely if you feel liking wearing Pink or Yellow in the winter then you should go ahead and do so and not be looked upon like a complete lunatic.

I never understood why retail outlets immediately change all of the colours in-store as soon as Autumn/Winter appears forcing you to wear Blacks and Greys and Dark colours.

Winter should not be about blending into the dark miserable greys of the clouds. So today i say lets stand up to the WINTER BLUES and and bring in the WINTER BRIGHTS.

Many of you who may know me know that i have always loved and appreciated colour and building Styles-Afrik has given me the platform to embellish on that.

I don’t agree that you should wear that little black dress to the party or the club , why blend in with 100’s of other women  surely those events are about standing out and bringing out your inner brightness.

So ladies and gents here is my suggestion every time you think about purchasing the same Black or Grey outfit think about this blog.

Here are some some suggestions to help keep you warm but also help to release your inner brightness. img_20170104_084500_504

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If you like any of our designs and would like to see more please fill in the details below and we will forward you a catalogue.

 

African Print in the Workplace

Our topic of discussion today is: Would you wear African print to your corporate workplace.

For years we have been told that Dark Blues, Black and Greys are deemed as corporate colours that should be worn to the office. Some of you may decide to add a splash of colour with your blouse or shirts, but typically speaking even when you decide to vamp it up lord behold you are definitely going to get some comments from other colleagues who deem this as being too bold and bright.

So the question is should we be afraid to wear African print or bold colours and print  in our workplace for fear of either being type casted or ridiculed.

What are your thoughts..should we risk it an wear whatever we want to wear including African Print into the  workplace, it doesn’t have to be a full outfit it could simply be Ankara print skirt, blazer.

Send us your views in comments

Here are some ideas of what you could wear to the office

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Welcome to 2017 – Styles Afrik Website Coming Soon

 

Hello All,

We would like to thank you for support and patience over these last couple of months while we relaunch our brand and website.

We hope to have the website fully up with all our designs before the end of January. In the interim we are still excepting orders manually

If you haven’t already received a copy of our catalogue and order form then please send an e-mail to Info@stylesafrik.co.uk or complete your details in the contact form below.

We also have the majority of our designs and offers displayed on our social media pages please have a look and give us a follow:

Instagram: @stylesafrik.co.uk       Facebook: Stylesafrik   Twitter: Stylesafrik

HOW TO PLACE AN ORDER

To order a garment please follow these easy steps: 

  1. Open the attached Order Form ( Word Doc )
  2. Select your chosen design and fabric ( Name of Design and Code Number of Fabri
  3. Enter your measurements into the Order Form along with any additional comments that may be useful
  4. Submit order form to: Info@stylesafrik.co.uk
  5. Upon receiving your order we will issue you with an Invoice and a Paypal Link to make payment , minus the 15% discount and free shipping  ( if applicable )
  6. Make Payment ( You do not have to have a Paypal account to make payment ) The following Payment Methods can be used: Paypal, Credit Card or Debit Card.
  7. Confirmation E-mail will be sent and we will start to process your order. We will then notify you within 3-4 weeks once we have completed the order.

Note: In some instances we may complete the order ahead of schedule depending on the design,  in which case we will dispatch asap, we will notify you as of when this is complete. 

HAPPY 2017 – CELEBRATE WITH 20% OFF ALL ITEMS

20-offNEW IN ( African/ Ankara Print Designs )

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AVA Coat with Matching POKUA Shift Dress ( Sold Separately ) Prices Includes Fabrics AVA Coat : £150 | $180 | Euro 176 POKUA Dress: £65 | $80 | Euro 76 If purchased as a set: £250 | $308 | Euro 293

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YAA Dress Including Fabric £78 | $96 | Euro 92

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AFUA Dress Including Fabric £125| $155 | Euro 145

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