Spring is in full effect and summer will shortly follow. With the warm weather comes amazing ways to get active, gather with good friends and family, and stay social. If you, like so many of us, love the social scene, then we know you are ready for all of the festivals that are about to take place. And what better way to hit the streets than in some African print looks?! We have you covered with a variety of attire for both men and women. Simply add your own touch and get ready to enjoy all of the festivities.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival | April 29th-May 8th | New Orleans, LA
This week-long festival in phenomenal NOLA offers you an opportunity to rock the best looks for seven days straight! Featured at this festival will be musical acts ranging from CeeLo Green as ‘Soul Brother #100’ in a James Brown Tribute to Ziggy Marley to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. It is family friendly, and the line-up is insane. Try some of these suggestions to shut it down!
Ladies, we want to make sure that you turn heads as soon as you enter and feel radiant while doing so. The best way to do that is to make sure you have a good mixture of flow and structure. Our ‘Rehema African Print Maxi Dress’ in Blue Mandala screams New Orleans Jazz fest. It gives you a tight fit at the top and flow at the bottom. Tie the sash to cinch your waist at your liking and throw on either some super casual sneakers or a comfortable pair of sandals. Our versatile ‘Aniyah African Print Button-Up Shirt Dress’ is another must have for festival season because it can be dressed up or down, or even worn open as a light jacket. It comes in 3 lovely prints – Cool Blue Adire, Mauve Plum Mudcloth, and Light Blue Pink Iris. Add some simple jewelry, a neutral lip, and toss on a complimentary patterned crossbody bag and you will be ready to go. Add some simple jewelry, a neutral lip, and toss on a complimentary patterned crossbody bag and you will be ready to go.
Fellas, you need to be equally as eye-catching so may we suggest our ‘Deion African Print Short Sleeve Button-Up Shirt’ in Light Blue Pink Iris. Pick your favorite pair of light washed denim to match. Keep in mind the NOLA sun. The darker the colors, the more absorption of heat. If you want to keep the eclectic look going, throw on some Birkenstocks or the classic Adidas Stan Smiths. Keep your sunscreen on deck at all times.
Afropunk | May 20th-22nd | Miami, FL
This year Afropunk is serving up its newest addition, Plant Afropunk Live Experience in Miami and we are going to make sure that you look the part. Afropunk is all about the eccentricity of the Diasporic people so might we suggest our ‘Talia African Print Stretch Woven Skinny Pants’ in Black Red Kente ladies? This style is great for a dressed up look with heels but for this occasion pair this with an old graphic concert tee, big earrings, the perfect geometric sunnies, and some sneakers that you won’t mind getting dirty (accentuate the ankles with a simple ankle bracelet to tie it all together). Guys, our ‘Ibrahim African Print Traditional Shirt’ in Brown Black Adire will set you apart. Pair with a darker denim and the perfect sneaker. Gold bracelets and/or accents will make this look pop.
The Governors Ball | June 10th-12th | NYC
If you are ready to party, be carefree, and get loose, then you will be enjoying Governors Ball music festival in the Big Apple come this June. They will have everyone from the likes of Kid Cudi, Jazmine Sullivan, J. Cole, Halsey, Jack Harlow, and YG so you know what that means? You have to be able to move, dance, and jump around.
Insert some of our athleisure pieces to have you fully equipped for a good time. Ladies, our ‘Anaya African Print Zip-Up Crop Top’ and ‘Sise African Print Leggings’ both in Navy Gray Adire give you the perfect combo of comfort and style. Add a bold lip and your favorite ‘around the way girl’ hoops and be on your way. Guys, the ‘Faraji African Print Color-Blocked Joggers’ and ‘Tumo African Print Color-Blocked Unisex Zip-Up Hoodie’ both in Navy/Cream Maroon Kente make for the most comfortable festival attire. Throw on a simple white or black tee and you are good to go. Don’t forget your sunnies!
Odunde | June 12th | Philly
According to their site, Odunde is the largest African American street festival in the United States! So just like a beautiful love story, our African Print pieces will marry perfectly with the vibe. We even have something for the kids too! Ladies, we want to see you shine in our ‘Atunbi African Print One-Shoulder Jumpsuit’ in either Light Blue Pink Iris or Mint Tan Mudcloth from our latest Spring collection. This staple piece can be dressed up or down depending on how you are feeling.
Fellas, we think you will look so dapper with our ‘Dubaku Men's Traditional African Top’ in White. Personalize these pieces with simple staple jewelry and browse the vendors at the festival. For the littles, check out our ‘Haji African Print Applique T-shirt’ in Black Red Kente.
Essence Fest | June 30th - July 3rd | New Orleans, LA
Ok now this one is for our ladies. Essence Fest is all about Black woman empowerment and we have a couple of head turning options for you starting with our ‘Deja African Print Stretch One Shoulder Dress with Cut-Out’ in Cool Blue Adire or Mauve Plum Mudcloth. This is the perfect place to throw on your cute heels, statement jewelry and day bag.
Our ‘Kimiya African Print Faux Wrap Skirt’ in Black Red Kente is another stunner! Pair this with an off the shoulder top and you are good to go.
Rolling Loud | July 22nd-24th | Miami, FL
Ye, Bia, Future, Lil Durk, Saweetie, Kendrick Lamar… shall we go on? Rolling Loud is going to be one for the books and your fit should be too! Fellas, our ‘Olu African Print Button-Up Mandarin Collar Shirt’ in Mauve Plum Mudcloth will get you right! Ladies, the ‘Alikah African Print Color-Blocked Applique T-shirt’ in Black Red Kente will be your best friend when paired with some ripped denim shorts and flats. Keep in mind that you will be moving so give yourself room to get comfortable.
Lollapolooza | July 29th-August 1st | Chicago, IL
One of Chicago’s largest music festivals is back and there is something for everyone on the line up including Willow, Jazmine Sullivan, Metallica, Doja Cat, J.Cole, and Coi Leray. Our ‘Lamia African Print Bell Sleeve Wrap Dress’ in Purple Orange Kente gives you room to dance along while still cinching your waist to create a great shape for the ladies. Or if you’d prefer a pant option, we’d recommend our ‘Jemila African Print High-Waisted Pants’ in Mint Tan Mudcloth or Mauve Plum Mudcloth paired with a form-fitting crop or bodysuit.
Guys, we got you covered in our ‘Idi African Print Applique T-shirt’ in Black Red Kente. But our ‘Olu Short Sleeve Mandarin Button-Up African Print Shirt’ in Black Brown Geometric also gives off festival vibes.
Made In America | Sept 3rd-4th | Philly
To round out the summer, this Jay Z curated music festival is delivering genres from hip-hop to electronic. This means that you need to be ready for anything and everything. Guys, pair your favorite denim pants or shorts with our ‘Awujo D'IYANU TRIBE Hoodie.’ We want you to be as comfortable as possible because there is no telling what kind of amazing experience you will have.
Ladies, a cute pair of gray joggers, low sneakers, and a graphic tee and one of our head wraps, particularly our ‘African Print Head Wrap/Scarf’ in Blue Navy Mudcloth, will set your look off.
Be sure to enjoy yourself and be safe as the Spring and Summer festivals commence and your style speaks for itself! We can’t wait to see what you create with our African Print pieces. Tag us on Facebook and Instagram to show off your festival fits.