Spring/Summer trends for fashionistas and stylistas

Right now, London’s weather hardly inspires anyone to look beyond their winter wardrobe but – technically – Spring is here. It officially started on 1st March, but was marked by a combination of damp conditions and the weatherman warning that temperatures will dip close to zero next week. Forecasters are predicting that this cold snap could last until early April 🙁

African -american woman in winter clothing over winter background.

Until summer shows its face, those of us in #LondonTown have no choice but to keep layered up – preferably with a smile – as after every storm the sun will shine.
If you’re counting down to your next sunny destination, there’s nothing wrong with a little bit of planning for the warmer weather is there? With the sunshine in mind now is as good as time as any to prep your wardrobe for the warmer weather to come.
That gives Africa Fashion the chance to introduce you to our latest contributor, Connie (pictured below). A busy #YummyMummy and Law Graduate working within the field. Connie has created today’s ‘Threads around the Web’ spring/summer. She has her own blogspot, ‘The Clothes Files‘, which we encourage you to visit.
Over to Connie…


Whether you’re a Fashionista or a Stylista, after distinctive looks to wear your way, you will know that prints are IN. In reality, prints are never really out – but in the summer sun, where bright colours really pop, they are even more appealing! This paves the way to introduce some African fashion prints into your wardrobe.

Looking at some of the world’s top creative houses, it seems that Burberry, Zara and Ted Baker are all inducting African inspired looks into their collections. The design teams have obviously all been stimulated by the motherland.

I’ve chosen to look at a niche designer who weaves the modern with traditional print: Midget Giraffe.

Based in New Jersey, Midget Giraffe’s clothes are full of jaw dropping prints, cut into modern shapes and tailored for that chic look.
I’m absolutely loving their ‘Amaka’ dress and maybe it’s one for you too?

Featured in three different prints, with revealing cut outs and a short skater line style, this dress is sure to be a spring and summer favourite. I’ve Paired with nude heels or mules and a leather jacket to create the perfect bricolage of culture and modern dressing.

Next Prev
Slide 1 |Africa Fashion’s ‘Threads Around the Web’ featuring Midget Giraffe

Africa_Fashion_Featuring Midget_Giraffe

Slide 2 | Amaka Dress (Green & Purple) $125 – Get the dress via Zuvaa


A photo posted by MidgetGiraffe (@midget_giraffe) on

Slide 2 |Amaka Dress $125 – Add to your wish list – see more on Insta


A photo posted by MidgetGiraffe (@midget_giraffe) on

Slide 3 | Aldo Bag: Ganin – Clearance Price £29.98


Slide 4 | Aldo High Heels: Stessy Light Pink £65


Slide 5 |Public Desire Strappy Heels: Camilla Nude £14.99

CAMILLA NUDE STRAPPY HIGH HEEL_Public_Desire_featured_Africa_Fashion

Slide 6| Wear with: Tall washed leather jacket from Topshop £165

TopShop Jacket_featured_Africa_Fashion

Next Prev

Let us know what you think over on Facebook and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter to be notified of our latest stories as they are published.


About Style Authority

Check Also

Peplum bodice for a stunning summer look

Brand Focus: Aya Morrison Aya Morrison fashion line is one of the pioneering fashion brands in …

Hot heels with angular cut Ankara dress

Brand Focus: Gitas Portal Established in 2011, Gitas portal is a London based fashion brand …