TIME TO CLUTCH…

Have you ever purchased an outfit and then spends weeks trying to find the right accessories to match it or are you the reverse, you purchase the accessories first and then search for an outfit to match.

There truly is no wrong or right way to coordinate separates however one thing you must try not to do is use the same bag for every single outfit….( Not cute )

Accessories can make or break an outfit, for example you all should know by now that at Styles Afrik we are not really fond of the typical little black cocktail dress, however this paired with the right accessories can completely transform the outfit.

In-light of this we have recently launched our new range of clutch bags.  These can be made using the same fabric as your outfit or you may simply wish to add some spice to that plain outfit you have in the closet.

Our New Clutches Biola and Bella  come in 2 sizes

BIOLA: your typical small petite clutch perfect for red carpet perfect size for the essentials

BELLA: slightly large square clutch this can accommodate your phone, keys a few makeup brushes and off course the touch up lipstick or lips-gloss.

Check out some of our design inspirations

RECEIVE 10% OFF ANY CLUTCH ORDER BY ENTERING THE CODE CLUTCH10 at checkout

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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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NEW DESIGN ALERT: (DAMA) DEEP PLUNGE AFRICAN PRINT MINI FLARE DRESS

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Our Deep Plunge Mini, available in over 80 fabrics, this dress combines classy with sexy and a hint cutesy.

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