When you think of winter wardrobe staples, what comes to mind? Thick knits, warm boots, scarves and hats? When planning a winter outfit, we might envisage crisp, cold days wrapped up in thick materials, looking for inspiration in Scandinavian countries, perhaps. But did you know that in fact some of the most amazing winter pieces originate from typically sunny climes? African fashion is becoming increasingly popular on Autumn/Winter catwalks because of the incredibly high-quality materials from the colder regions of the continent and vibrant styles.
Here are three ways to add some African style and practicality to your perfect winter wonderland outfit.
One of the easiest ways to channel African chic is to carry one of our beautiful African bags. In winter a good quality bag is essential to keep all of your valuables dry and safe, which is exactly where our range excel. Why not try our Caramel Bucket Fringe Bag to emanate the ultimate Western chic fused with sumptuous, high-quality leather from Kenyan livestock? Designed to the most minute detail by Bush Princess, local artisans have crafted a truly standout piece that can be worn for casual style every day.
Rain is, unfortunately, an inevitability that we must all be prepared for in the winter months. But don’t settle for a flimsy plastic model, instead, treat yourself to a gorgeous African umbrella that will keep you dry and on-trend for years to come. Bring some African sunshine to brighten up your dreary days with beautiful colours and prints, lovingly handcrafted by award-winning artisans in South Africa with the most luxurious woods and materials.
There’s nothing better on a chilly winter day than wrapping up in a cosy scarf and heading outside into the cold without feeling a thing. But it can be difficult to find a scarf that looks great, keeps you warm and is comfortable all at once. Some are itchy, others overly warm. You will never have these problems with our amazing African scarves. Handwoven in Ethiopia with 65% silk and 35% Ethiopian cotton, the high-quality materials of this scarf ensure a lightweight addition to any outfit that will keep you cosy and allow you to exude chic – simply throw it on and go. Bold colours in autumnal tones and twisted fringing make these scarves a great way to warm up yourself and your style throughout winter.
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