The winter season is out and it’s time to get ready to refresh your wardrobe in preparation for the glorious spring/summer season.  So here are a few tips to get you inspired.

African Print: African print also known as Ankara or Kitenge or the quality Dutch Wax is everywhere at the moment and there is no slowing down it’s popularity. Particularly when the print is applied to in-trend cuts.  The vibrant colors and million and one pattern combinations make this look so versatile and you will never fail to make a statement. Why not invest in hot kitenge pants, jumpsuit or pencil skirt  as seen on #instagram below?
For men African print is also a big trend in 2013. With ethnic inspired shirts, ties, jackets and trousers.

vakwetu style tips, spring, summer, african print

vakwetu style tips, spring, summer, african print

Whites: White is in. But this is a less clinical and cold white as seen in previous seasons, which is refreshing. This is a softer white reflected in the choice of fabric and cuts used. The little white dress is a must have for the summer season.

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Glitz and Glam: If you are feeling particularly Jazzy this year  maybe recently inspired by The Great Gatsby movie or in general by the 1920’s prohibition era then this is a look you will love. This is a look that has been simmering underneath the surface for a while now but it is not for the faint hearted. You have to know what you are doing in terms of attire, make up and yes pose! Sparkly diamantes, tons of gold, chiffon, ,pastel hues and black lace. This look comes with tons of style, glitz and attitude. We love it!

vakwetu style tips, spring, summer, glam fashion

Swimwear: Forget the traditional bikini this season ; it’s all about  vintage inspired swimsuits.  The cut is ultra feminine to show of that hour glass figure with loads of diversity in the prints. You can go from simple to flowery to African print swimwear.  Check out Stella Jean's collection for inspiration.

vakwetu style tips, spring, summer, womens swimwear

Women's shoes: Can one ever have enough shoes? This summer season we are seeing a big trend in wedge sandals. The ultra high wedge is over now making way for a  lower Asian inspired wedge sandal. If you like your high heels look out for two tone sandal heels , with pointy toes in pastel and water colors. Ankle straps are big this year and can be seen in flats low or high heels.
If you like the Ivy League looks then loafers are for you as they are a big trend for men and woman alike this year.

vakwetu style tips, spring, summer, womens shoes

Men’s shoes: We are seeing a versatility in men’s’ shoes like never before. From loafers to sneakers to wingtips the choice has definitely expanded.

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