5 BRANDS TO BUY AFRICAN PRINT CLOTHING FROM…

African print topsI’m not even gonna lie this lockdown is frustrating sometimes, but I understand that it is for the best. How are you guys coping with the lockdown? With the weird times we are in right now, how are you with buying clothes and other things? Do you feel bad or weird doing it? Personally it feels a bit weird, but at the same time it keeps me sane. At this point I know a lot of us miss putting outfits together to actually go some where. Hey, nevermind! I know it feels like the world is coming to an end, but it isn’t (at least not now) so life goes on indoors for now.

Question to the couples, do you do date nights (dressing up and all) with your partners during this lockdown? 

During this quarantine, most of us have sorted out our closet and this has revealed some clothing that we forgot about. In my case, African print clothing. If for anything I’m shocked they still fit. For the past few years we’ve seen a vast growth in the African print clothing market and it doesn’t seem to slow down anytime soon. It was about time because this is one little way for others to enjoy the rich culture of Africa. Seeing all the prints inspired me to put this ootd together. Below are five places worth checking for African print pieces.

AFRIKREA is one of the largest sites to shop for beautiful pieces. With over 30.000 styles from different designers, something will catch your eyes. From fashion to jewelry, beauty, home and art, get your click on.

Created by twin sisters, GRASSFIELDS sells high quality African inspired fashion. Personally I haven’t shopped from this brand before, but I must say I like the modern take of their designs.

According to LAVIYE their aim is renew a sense of pride in our African culture by creating a channel for young women to find confidence in expressing who they are. The brand loves merging the traditional African fabrics with Western silhouettes  to create the ‘African Meets Western’ look.

The other two places to check out rich pieces are ETSY and D’IYANU.

What’s your thought on this look? Do you owe any African print clothing?
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Thanks much for your visits and meaningful comments. Have a nice weekend.

As always, I would love to connect with everyone on INSTAGRAM and TWITTER.

 

Much Love!

Missy May

78 Comments

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 12:14 am

      Sure is, thanks! 🙂

  1. April 24, 2020 / 10:09 pm

    Great list! There are a couple of sites I haven’t heard of, so they will be fun to browse during the lockdown. Loving your outfit here too, the top is perfect!

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 12:18 am

      Thanks much, Anika! Good to hear that. 🙂

  2. April 24, 2020 / 11:29 pm

    Yes it is crazy these times. I don’t have a job, all my freelance work dried up, one place is not even paying me for work I did the month before quarantine. I live with high risk people, my step brother in Paris has the virus. Things are not great that is for sure.

    But yes I have seen a rise in African inspired prints/fashion, quite a bit actually, both at local designers in NY and at FW. This top is GREAT, I love it. And thanks for the heads p on the brands!

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 12:27 am

      Aw Allie, sorry to hear that you’re going through that. I’m going to message you privately. I pray your step brother gets better by the grace of God.
      Oh yes with the African inspired prints/fashion. My pleasure!
      Thanks much for the contribution. Keep your head up. Keeping you in prayers. 🙂

  3. April 25, 2020 / 10:37 am

    I love this print! Such a nice look 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 5:56 pm

      Thank you, Lily! 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 5:56 pm

      Thanks much, Marina! That makes the two of us. 🙂

  4. April 25, 2020 / 11:37 am

    African print clothing is so vibrant and beautiful! I’ve not really been buying any clothes since lock down. Trying to make the best out of a bad situation and use it as an opportunity to save money!

    xo Sarah | Oomph London

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 5:57 pm

      It sure is indeed, Sarah. That’s okay!
      Saving is always a good thing! Thanks for the contribution. 🙂

  5. April 25, 2020 / 1:18 pm

    I’m a bit frustrated too because in Spain we can’t even go for a run…
    anyways, thanks for those amazing brands! I’ll check them out!
    xx

    Eli

    Curly Style

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 5:55 pm

      Not even for a run? Oh wow, that’s strict! I feel your pain, Eli.
      My pleasure and thanks for visiting. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 5:54 pm

      Good to hear that, Ines. Thanks much! 🙂

  6. April 25, 2020 / 4:19 pm

    This is a beautiful look. That African print blouse suits you so well and I like the heels and the pants.
    You look amazing!!!

    I’m dealing with the lockdown pretty well so far. I still enjoy getting dressed up.

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 5:58 pm

      Thanks much, Ivana!
      Good to hear that you are doing pretty well. Way to go! 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 5:54 pm

      Thanks much, Melody. Good to hear that! 🙂

  7. April 25, 2020 / 7:24 pm

    I’ve been dressing up for the grocery store, zooms with friends and at home date nights. I feel like I’m playing dress-up some days but I feel better when I do! Your top is beautiful! Love the print!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 26, 2020 / 10:28 pm

      Wonderful! Feeling better is all we going after so go for it, Jill. Thanks much for adding to the subject. 🙂

  8. April 26, 2020 / 2:42 pm

    This top is beautiful! I love the print and it looks great on you. I feel a bit weir ordering stuff now, I’ve only bought one or two things since this started. It’s hard to know what the right thing to do is x

    Sophie

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 26, 2020 / 10:25 pm

      Good to hear that, Sophie. Oh yeah me too when it comes to ordering things. I know right! Hopefully this will be over soon.
      Thanks much for the contribution. 🙂

  9. April 27, 2020 / 8:08 am

    You pull off patterns so well! Honestly look amazing!!! I need to check these brands out, thank you lovely 🙂

    findyourownhope.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 28, 2020 / 10:32 pm

      Good to hear that, Susie! My pleasure, lovely! Thanks for visiting. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 28, 2020 / 10:29 pm

      Good to hear that, Ellis. Thank you!

  10. April 27, 2020 / 2:11 pm

    Oh I love your top.
    African prints are so pretty !
    I have few African fabrics I didn’t use yet. But seeing your look make me want to make new clothes with African prints.
    xx
    Margot

    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 28, 2020 / 10:35 pm

      Oh good to hear that, Margot.
      They sure are indeed!
      You better make use of them, gurllll. Ha! Thanks for visiting. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 28, 2020 / 10:28 pm

      Thanks much, Rena. You need one in your closet to bring some sunshine. Ha!!

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 28, 2020 / 10:27 pm

      Thanks much, Julia. Good to hear that.

  11. April 27, 2020 / 9:02 pm

    This top looks amazing on you! Good thing you rediscovered it! My husband and I haven’t been dressing up, we just stay in our pjs and sweats haha!

    https://sundaydahlias.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 28, 2020 / 10:30 pm

      Thank you, girlie! Oh yes! Hahaha…lovely!

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 28, 2020 / 10:27 pm

      Thanks much, Lovely. They sure are!

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 28, 2020 / 10:26 pm

      Thanks much, Shaira. Good to hear that and stay safe too. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 28, 2020 / 10:26 pm

      Sure is indeed! My pleasure and thanks for visiting.

  12. April 28, 2020 / 6:40 pm

    Times are definitely weird- I’m very lucky to have a job, but I feel terribly for those who are out of work right now. it’s scary! I’m hoping the world goes back to normal soon- but safely.

    Loving an African print- so vibrant! You look amazing in this top.

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 28, 2020 / 10:33 pm

      Oh yes, Ashley! I hope and pray so. God willing for sure.
      Good to hear that and thanks much.

  13. April 29, 2020 / 8:56 am

    It also spiced my day when I do a little shopping, it’s a feeling that reminds me of the past when everything was ok. Such a cute design in your top, I didn’t know it’s an African theme. I hope you are doing well in your end.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      May 3, 2020 / 10:25 pm

      Wonderful and good to hear that, Mercy. I’m well by the grace of God. Thanks and hope you too. Bless!

  14. April 29, 2020 / 5:53 pm

    You look stunning in this outfit! Love this kind of prints, they are colorful, full of energy and mix very well with basic clothes such as a pair of jeans. Hope you stay well and safe!

    http://www.luciagallegoblog.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      May 3, 2020 / 10:06 pm

      Aww….thank you muchas, Lucia! I couldn’t agree more with you. I am and hope you too. 🙂

  15. April 29, 2020 / 8:25 pm

    This outfit looks absolutely gorgeous on you – I love it!The colours and pattern suits you a lot.

    • Missy May
      Author
      May 3, 2020 / 10:04 pm

      Aww, thanks much, Logan! Good to hear that. 🙂

  16. April 29, 2020 / 11:58 pm

    Love this blouse, and your entire outfit. You look so beautiful, my friend! I can relate to being frustrated with the quarantine. It’s just such a difficult time. It’s scary to go out, but yet I miss doing the things I did before this all happened. Even grocery store trips are a little stressful now. But we will get through this together! 🙂

    Make Life Marvelous

    • Missy May
      Author
      May 3, 2020 / 10:24 pm

      Good to hear that, my beautiful friend! Its good to know that I’m not in this alone and we sure will get through this together indeed.
      Thanks so much! Stay well and safe. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      May 3, 2020 / 10:03 pm

      Couldn’t agree more, Sara. Thanks and likewise!

    • Missy May
      Author
      May 3, 2020 / 10:04 pm

      You and me both! Oh nice one, understood! My pleasure and thanks for visiting. 🙂

  17. May 1, 2020 / 12:24 pm

    I just love how these vivid and colorful patterns look on you, and love the way you incorporate them in your outfits! Hope you’re well and save, dear. <3

    http://www.couture-case.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      May 3, 2020 / 10:22 pm

      Good to hear that, Jelena dear. I’m well and safe by the grace of God. Thanks much and hope you too. 🙂

  18. May 2, 2020 / 3:37 am

    I love seeing how people still try to carry out their everyday lives during the pandemic by keeping some habits like dressing up. I love the prints of your top!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Missy May
      Author
      May 3, 2020 / 10:20 pm

      Oh yes, Nancy! Its a good way to keep sane. Try it! Thank you muchas! 🙂

  19. May 2, 2020 / 9:34 am

    I sorted out my closet today and I think I’m getting used to quarantine life a bit too much. hahaha
    African prints are so beautiful. I love seeing them!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      May 3, 2020 / 10:03 pm

      Hahaha….enjoy it, but don’t get too used to it.
      I couldn’t agree more with you, Radi. Good to hear that and thank you.

  20. Georgia
    May 3, 2020 / 10:45 am

    Times really are strange, and I am definitely doing things to retain some sense of routine or normality – that certainly includes putting outfits together! It calms me for some reason? As does having a good old fashioned clear out, which is also ideal for rediscovering forgotten gems. This outfit looks amazing on you, and the colours in that print are so beautiful – thanks for sharing these brands 🙂

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

    • Missy May
      Author
      May 3, 2020 / 10:27 pm

      Oh yes, Georgia! That’s the way to go. Same here for sure! Thanks much and my pleasure. 🙂

  21. May 4, 2020 / 4:25 pm

    I have seen an increase in African print. I love African print they are so beautiful. I say wear your best clothes even now,don’t let Corona slow you down with anything especially fashion. Stay safe : ) xo

    http://www.juanitalikes.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      May 5, 2020 / 10:10 pm

      They are everywhere now and I’m loving it so much. Oh yes, gurlll…!! DEfinitely!
      Thanks much and stay safe too. 🙂

  22. May 5, 2020 / 7:44 pm

    Hey MM! 🙂

    Amazing post! I couldn’t agree more with you. One thing that I know is African print dresses connects us to our roots and makes us feel homely where ever we are.

    • Missy May
      Author
      May 5, 2020 / 9:44 pm

      Heyyyy… 🙂
      Thanks much and couldn’t agree more with ya. Truth!! Appreciate the visit. 🙂

      • May 21, 2020 / 8:37 am

        You are welcome Missy 😉

        • Missy May
          Author
          May 25, 2020 / 12:12 am

          Shared your page on my IG story. Appreciated! 🙂

  23. May 6, 2020 / 3:03 am

    I adore the colors and fun print on your top, my beautiful Mavis! It’s also nice to see shoutouts being given to businesses especially now during this pandemic. It will be over in time…seems things are slowly getting back to “normal” here in the US. I’ve been doing ok. I’m a homebody, so the lockdown hasn’t really affected me too much. Stay healthy and well, my friend!

    http://lizzyslatest.com/

  24. August 18, 2020 / 11:23 am

    These colours look lovely we love the African clothing you’re wearing; this African outfit looks lovely on you. Stay Safe xo 🙂

    https://www.attir.co.uk/

    • Missy May
      Author
      August 25, 2020 / 2:38 pm

      Thanks much, Olu!! Good to hear that and stay safe too. 🙂

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