Author: My African closet

About My African closet

West meets west Africa in my wardrobe

Kimo-No

Kimono- My African Closet

Inspiration misinterpreted

Hello Lovelies,

Good weather has finally arrived here in London and we are enjoying it, as much as we can anyway. Well, I like me a good lightweight summer cover up and this season, I intend to indulge in sleeveless blazers and kimono style cover ups. That’s where this one came from. I wanted something that would fit nicely in between the two so bye bye long kimono sleeves. I actually over-estimated the fabric for the sleeve extension when cutting out the design and creating the sample, so I ended up with too much fabric, but not too worry, a little folding here and there and a new design is born. Say hello to the short kimono lantern sleeve. lol. Anyway, I needed an easy outfit that looked like I made an effort so I paired it with my always statement making, denim hammer pants and a bold print clutch, and to finish off, strappy wedge sandals that are way more comfy than they look. This whole outfit came together in like two minutes, and we all know I love it when that happens.

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Kimono- Ankara House, Trousers- Market Find, Jumper- Warehouse, Clutch- PrintCloset, Wedges- Ebay

What are you guys loving for this summer? Do share. And thanks for dropping by. All the best for the week. AJ

Like a caped crusader

Caped Crusader- My African Closet

Minus the flying or actual crusading!

Happy Monday my lovelies

Hope everyone had a great weekend. This outfit is actually about 3 months old, talk about #Latergram. Cape blazers are hot right now and I am totally for them. This whole outfit is actually built around the cape. I wanted too make it the center of attention so I decided to place it against a clean crisp background to let it do all the talking. Then I was feeling too lazy to think about the rest of the look so I just went with blue accessories to finish the look. I feel like what I ended up with is a very clean preppy look with a strong edge, but its not at all dark. Which I like. For most people edgy has to be dark, but I don’t subscribe to that school of thought. Light and colourful always.

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Cape Blazer- House of Ankara, Shirt- M&S, Trousers- H&M, Bag- PrintCloset, Boots- Ebay

Have a lovely week, a great May and thank you so much for dropping by. AJ

Shorts and scarf

Shorts and Scarf- My African Closet

If you can match your shoes and bags, then………

Happy Monday Lovelies,

If you saw my last outfit post, then you’ll be familiar with this scarf. Anyway,  I designed some culottes with the same fabric a while back, and I basically thought to myself, “hey self, why not wear them together?”. lol. I realise its a bit unusual but I don’t see why you can’t match your shorts to your scarf. I mean really, its like a twist on a 2 piece, isn’t it? Isn’t it? Commooonnnn, it totally is. No? Well, anyway, I like it. And I’m enjoying finding different ways to wear the same scarf. Maybe, I might attempt to style it again for next week. I think I’m loosing my mind about this scarf.

Shorts and Scarf- My African Closet

Shorts and Scarf- My African Closet

Shorts and Scarf- My African Closet

Shorts and Scarf- My African Closet

Shorts- Print Closet (Etsy), Shirt- M&S, Scarf-  Swatsons By CJAJ09, Shoes- Ebay, Bag- Primark,

Necklace- DIY, Coat-  Wallis

Thanks for dropping by. Have a lovely week, and if you don’t already, follow me on Instagram to see more of my work and inspirations, @myafricancloset

 

Heart of print!

Heart of print- My African Closet

It almost happened, no prints. GASP!!!

Happy Monday, my lovelies.

Hope you all had a great weekend. I attempted to do an all white look this weekend but my true colours, or in this case true prints just had to show up. You all know that my heart is made of African prints so I never leave the house without at least one piece. This time is was a gorgeous, oversized scarf that I folded into two and draped over my shoulder. My mum mentioned how the styling of the scarf is South African inspired. I didn’t have the time to ask her how and why and my quick research on the internet brought up nothing, so if there are any South African readers out here who know how the styling of the scarf could even slightly resemble any aspect of SA traditional dress, please do share as I would love to know.

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Scarf- Swatsons by CJAJ09, Skirt- Swatsons by CJAJ09, Bag- Primark, Shirt- Primark, Shoes- Ebay

Thank you so much for dropping by. Have a great week. AJ

Lil’ Red

Lil Red- My African Closet

Little Red riding through the hood

Hello my lovelies,

Spring is finally here in London. And I’m loving waking up to deceptively sunny mornings and cherry blossom trees. Its making me wear even more bright colours. I’m also really feeling wide leg trousers and cocoonish coats at the moment, as you can see from this and my last post, not really sure why. Despite the sun, its still quite chilly in London, so I decided to pair a favourite pair of bold pink print wide leg trousers with a bright red coat, because red and pink is just such a perfect combination, don’t you think? Plus this look in my head, invokes all the cuteness of a modern day little red riding hood, except this one will probably stomp the fox’s head into the ground

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Trousers- Ankarahouse, Shirt- H&M, Jacket- Wallis, Briefcase- Steffano

Hope you enjoyed the look and have a great week. AJ