Friday, February 9, 2018

Dashiki Day


The resurgence of Dashikis, a modern take on the word 'Danshiki' or 'Danciki' in African print styling cannot be overlooked. They come in different colors and designs the most popular by far being the Angelina print whose popularity peaked in the 70’s.

The popularity of the Dashiki has grown like wild fire especially amongst college students in the US who feel empowered wearing them as a statement or a pushback in the face of racial tensions and the need to embrace or identify with the black culture. 

 When the design is placed right, it can make for the most eye catching pieces like in the hooded zip up jacket I’m sporting today or in trench coats, dresses and even skirts and pants.

It’s Black History Month in the US and was ‘Dashiki Day’ for me as I actually wore this lovely Dashiki to school last week to make a cultural connection with the motherland and Africa as a whole. 

I have a diverse group in my class this year. From Cambodia, the Philippines, Ghanaians, Mexicans, African Americans and Caucasians and one thing we love to do is celebrate each others heritage. So you can imagine that my Dashiki was a hit with the African families that I service.

This lovely piece was sent me from —— . I love the double zipper  detail and the icing on the cake was the hood. And the pockets (aka a gal’s best friend) of course!

I paired  it with distressed denim and knee high boots and a burgundy bag tied it all together. 

I hope you like this look as much as I did.



Deets
Dashiki - Missmillsfashion (here)
Jeans - Fashionnova (similar here)
Bag - Saint Laurent (here)
Belt - Gucci (here)

Thank you for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts! Xx...




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50 comments:

  1. so so chic...as always Idu..you are the Queen of Fashion..

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  2. I love this dashiki, Idu. And love how you styled it as well. There's a lot of beautiful African prints in the fabric store I go, and I'm so tempted to buy all of them!

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  3. As usual, you delight us with details, I love this colorful print :-)

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  4. This dashiki looks great on you. I like how you styled it. It’s funny how one small accessory can change the whole outfit. The belt is definitely a great addition. You look so beautiful and it looks like you were having a lot of fun.

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  5. Always so beautiful, love your jacket. This look is pretty!!

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  6. Oh, your jacket is amazing! So many beautiful colors! Perfect!

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  7. what an amazing post dear :)
    Kisses :)

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  8. Your Dashiki is stunning Idu! I love that you wore it to school. What an amazing way to bridge fashion, culture and education! I bet your students must've loved it :D

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  9. My DASHIKI girl! The fifth photo is my sweetest photo of you hun. I love how you rocked this african prints and took it to a whole new level. Very Casual and yet full of class.
    Great job and I wish you a great new Week
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  10. You look stunning babe.
    I love the geo print of your coat

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  11. This look rocks dear! You look so sexy and this printed coat is amazing.
    xx

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  12. what a gorgeous styling! That Dashiki tunic is adorable and I love how you styled it...and how cute is it that it also has a hoodie. I love how you mixed dressed up high fashion items (bag, belt) with casual ones (jeans, top). You created a wonderfully feminine chic outfit....you do look beautiful sweetie!!!!! I think I remember you writing about Dashiki garment before and if I remember well I liked the outfit you shared then just as much as I love this one.

    So great you're wearing this in honour of black history month. I love African patterns and designs, they always feel so full of life and good energy. Clothes inspired by folklore and traditional wear is always particularly stunning. I'm a big fan of folklore, so I always enjoy to see those kind of tradional wear inspired outfits.

    btw I found one of your illustrations, when I manage to find the other one, I will mail them both to you. I'm so happy you liked the ones I sent. Sending you lots of xoxo.

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  13. GOSH girl I am amazed,
    this is the perfect summer look. I love this vivid colors
    and unique styling. Great combination you rocked the african ethno prints.

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  15. Like I said on Instagram this Dashiki is all shades of pretty.

    Bernie, xx
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  16. Loving the laid-back styling dearie. Gotta love a good dashiki! Such radiance the fabric is. You look wonderful!

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  17. Co Chic my Dear and I love every single item you are wearing.

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  18. Il tuo look é favoloso stai benissimo complimenti
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  19. You look so classy and well put together. Great mix of textures.
    Have a lovely day
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  20. wow I love your style! amazing look:)
    kisses

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  21. That outfit is so cool. I love the top.
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  22. Hello,

    Oh, lovely !

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  23. Hi Idu, this is my favorite look, you look so fresh and radiant in all pics! Love the combination of outfit!

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  24. You look perfect in this dashiki look Idi, happy Valentine's Day fashion queen!
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  25. That jacket is bae... now this is a look I would want to rock..

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  26. You look so stunning likae always- so many colors and this positive enegy xx

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  27. FAB as usual!

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  29. The hood is really a great addition, and the colors are so vibrant and powerful!

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  30. OMG you got legs for life !! love this edgy look, these boots are stunning on you.
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  31. Seriously that outfit is really cute! Thanks for sharing.

    Happy valentine, dear.

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  32. I loved your jacket ! The colors are just perfect :)Thanks
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  33. OMG you're totally slaying it look! The Dashiki tunic jacket looks so stunning, it's a complete statement piece and you styled it fabulously!
    Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day! :)
    xx
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  34. Dear Idu, I didn't know that this design has this name but I know for sure it is a fantastic design and you look perfect in it!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  35. Your outfit is fantastic!
    Have a nice day!
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  36. Idu you look absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the Gucci belt (belt twins!) and the jacket!

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  37. Wow you look so beautiful!!
    xx- Nina

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  38. You look amazing! I really love the Dashiki. Gemma x
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  39. I think that's beautiful that you celebrated Black History month with your students by wearing something that's reflective of the origin of culture being celebrated, but one that's also fashionable might I add; I love that Dashiki! The colors are so gorgeous and I love how you've styled it here. I was born and raised in NYC, so I grew up being influenced by so many different cultures, so I always love embracing the traditions and learning more about those of others. I makes me smile that you have such a diverse class! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,


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  40. Great outfit, good to know, that this pattern is called Dashiki!

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  41. That is a beautiful piece indeed, Idu and I love that you wore it to school to celebrate something important. xx

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  42. this coat amazing
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  43. Hey Idu! What a great jacket! It's a wonderful modern update to the Dashiki.
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  44. Dashikis are gorgeous. My father and mum had a set and I just love that you shared the culture with your students. I'm half Ghanaian so I appreciate this so much. xo/Madison
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  45. I fell in love with your jacket!

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  46. It's always great to know more about other people's traditions and heritages! The Dashiki print is beautiful and looks lovely on you :)
    xx

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  47. That is such a beautiful piece, truly. I've seen it a lot lately and didn't know this type of print was called Dashiki or had African roots. Your classroom sounds like such a melting pot of cultures and awesomness. It reminds me a little about my primary school days. It was broadly Caucasian though but always a strong emphasis on peoples backgrounds, be it Chinese, Indian or European. It was always celebrated and embraced. I don't know (speaking from an Australian perspective here where racism has grown overnight and out of nowhere) where it all has gone so wrong? Or why, in todays day and age, as if we have not learned from the mistakes of our ancestors, can not love and embrace everyone with equality. Sometimes I think our generation will change attitudes but then there are still bad eggs out there so I have hope that the newer, younger generations will bring sweeping change as they age.

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