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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Colorfully Dashiki

September 15th, 2015 at 2:00am

Prints are constantly in style, but how about a print that is significant to a culture? Some examples of this could be kimonos, sarees and dashikis. But we will be focusing on the West African styles of the dashikis. This colorful shirt has no boundaries of gender, physical appearance or race. Though it has generally been more popular for men’s apparel, women have taken it to new levels. One example of this is dashiki dresses. Also the dashiki print has been made into pants, skirts and even crop tops (some of these articles of clothing also come in a matching set).

One of the best things about the dashiki is that it is a perfect back to school look. The top is typically oversized and comfortable, which is exactly what you need for your first weeks back at school. Though it is comfortable, the design makes you stand out in a room full of people. Just think about it, how many people do you ever see in a dashiki designed outfit?

You can wear it as a bright end of summer look or a neutral to darker colored fall look. Dashikis are best worn with jeans (skinny, torn, straight-leg, etc.), shorts and leggings. The shoes you wear determine the look you want to portray, such as laid back or even dressy.

This Fashionista has got it all right from head to toe with her dashiki styled outfit. She has matched her top with black skinny jeans as well as black low top sneakers. She has also sprinkled in a few golden accessories to accentuate the top even more.

How To: Have you always considered wearing a dashiki but just didn’t think you could pull off this look? Well, now is your chance with a very simple tip. The design of the dashiki will do all of the work for you, so all you need is a solid colored pair of jeans or pants. The best colors of choice would be black or white to make a dark or bright dashiki stand out.