OOTD: Afritude

Today’s outfit of the day is short and simple. To wrap up the end of another Black History Month, a mixture of traditional Cameroonian style and contemporary “Western” style called Afritude.

Afritude Cameroon fashion

African Print Peplum. Afritude.

Afritude = Africa + ATTITUDE. The style may be Western, but the spirit is all African. Something I think a lot of us third-culture kids can understand.

Cameroon Fashion Afritude.

This top was custom-made in southwest Cameroon using popular wax print. There is nothing like a customized garment from the Mother Land, and even if you have to do it in a round-about way via Etsy or finding an African tailor near you, I highly encourage going this route and supporting the talent in Africa versus supporting Chinese vendors who produce things that are less unique, less special, and less durable (though sometimes, you just want a cheap knock-off dashiki, and that’s OK. I still encourage you to get your own special piece made. There’s nothing like it!).

Cameroon fashion Afritude style

African Afritude. OOTD.

Top: Custom made in Cameroon

Pants: Levi

Shoes: Christian Siriano

Hair: Model Model Jamaican Twist, Color #1

 

About Atembe

Atembe is a Cameroonian-American who is exactly 27 years old (because saying "20-something" is SO 2016) and currently teaching kiddos art and English in South Korea. In her free time she's dancing, drinking too much celebrity tea, living vicariously through characters in her favorite TV comedies, or [sometimes] letting her husband Eric beat her at Wii. Catch her on Twitter or Instagram via @sothisisfate, and for a faster response, tweet her a "TAR!..."

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