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 = 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.
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!).
Top: Custom made in Cameroon
Shoes: Christian Siriano
Hair: Model Model Jamaican Twist, Color #1