Weekend Special Offer: Up to 20% Off Deep Plunge African Print Maxi Dress

This weekend we have an amazing offer just for you.
For a short period only we are offering you  UP TO 20% OFF Selected MARLI Deep Plunge Dresses.

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Sunday 19th of February Midnight and is only applicable to selected fabrics

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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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Take the Plunge with our Deep Plunge Range…..

Check out our Deep plunge range available in a Mini, Midi, Jumpsuit and Suit and Pant Suit.

Suitable for all occasions….if you want to start 2017 with some sassyness in your wardrobe then you definitely have to add one of these in your collection.

Prices start from £75

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NEW YEAR NEW WARDROBE

So with 2017 fast approaching what do you have planned for your new years resolution:

  1. Take more holidays
  2. Join the Gym
  3. Give up Drinking, smoking eating those chocolate bars that you love

We have a suggestion for you, how about you throw away any items you have not worn for more than 2 years, all your greys and blacks and reintroduce some colour and patterns back into your wardrobe.

Styles Afrik designs are classic, contemporary and suitable for all occasions. Weather you want that special dress for a wedding, prom, the races, first date, date night or girls night out, we have something for you.

With our website due to go LIVE in Jan 2017 we are currently releasing our designs now and giving you the opportunity to place your order via using our simple order form and making payment via Paypal.

So here are afew suggestions that we have that help with all occasions.

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

Say Hello to “DAMA”

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

Available to order to NOW. If you would like to receive an order form and catalogue  please complete your details below: img_20161220_164007

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