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STYLE | Yetunde Sarumi African Print Blazer 2

Continued from Styling an African Print Blazer 1

Hola, hola na… 🙂 (is that how that song goes?) 

How has your week been? I hope it’s been productive and/or relaxing? Mine has been a combination of both. I apologize for not asking you about yours more often, it’s just that with running a blog, you know you have this audience but you don’t know who they are / can’t always expect to be speaking to the same set of people every time. So as much as you and your audience are virtual bff’s, I think it’s important to be nice and open to welcoming new bff’s without making them feel out of place. Ok if you didn’t quite get that, I’ll explain. You visit a blog. In-between the lines, you see “hey *blog name* loves”. Well, what if I am just visiting your blog for the first time and not quite an X-love yet? To me, that feels like planting a kiss on the cheek of someone you just met. Nooooooo, chiiiLLLL!
In another vein, what if this is the act of naming your tribe, something that will keep your old readers coming back? Hmmm. Maybe that’s the key!…To keep your old readers / tribe coming back, so much that the newbies will have no other option but to want to join.

P.s. my blog posts used to be filled with so much insight like the one above. I’ve missed writing like that. These days, I’m always in such a hurry to get a post out there and get back to work. Maybe that’s why I don’t quite have a tribe. Oh another little complaint I’ll share with you – ever since I turned my hobby to a business, things have actually sunk around here. Seems like people love you until you let them know you come with a price tag. Hmmm…Preach on Memkoh, won’t ya!? (LOL! Sometimes you gotta be your own cheerleader. You should try it).

Lizzy Jacket available on YetundeSarumi.com
Lizzy Jacket available on YetundeSarumi.com

Ok ok, let’s get back on track. 

In an earlier post, I showed how to style this same jacket with a pair of shorts (same heels). A sequel was promised, and here it is. Yetunde Sarumi has quickly become one of my faves in African Fashion because of the classy, timeless feel of her designs. Will jackets go out of fashion in a year? 2 years? 10 years? The answer is – no. These are the kinds of pieces I advise my clients to invest in – ones you can get multiple wear out of. 

At the end of this post, I want you to let me know what african print items you have in your closet and which ones you have a hard time styling, including color combination issues if any. I will address your issues in future posts. That’s the kind of best friendship I want around here. 🙂

Enjoy and don’t forget to look out for our Style Tip.

STYLE TIP:

1. A jacket can be easily styled with a skirt, dress, shorts or jeans. What will break or make your outfit is the kind of shoes you wear with it. To get it right, simply go with a pair of closed toe shoes if you’ll be in a formal setting, flats or extra strappy sandals in a more casual/cosy environment and a pair of barely-there chunky/platform sandals for a chic, modern edge look. 
You already know which one I opted for.
2. Play with prints. A starter guide for this would be to keep your base neutral like I did with this gray dress. That way, your African print blazer/jacket and shoes can do the talking. 

Shooting 4 outfits in a day is no joke but every now and again, I tried to sneak in a smile. :)
Shooting 4 outfits in a day is no joke but every now and again, I tried to sneak in a smile. 🙂
The stripes on my shoes complemented the pattern of this jacket, hence the pairing.
The stripes on my shoes complemented the pattern of this jacket, hence the pairing.

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Thank you for stopping by.
– Memkoh

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