Get the ‘Independent’ Look

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With no sign of the cold leaving us anytime soon and March being upon us, it can only mean one thing … yes  Ladies & Gents it is Ghana Independence Time! Ghana Celebrations_MyGhanaRoots

Ghana became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain its Independence  in March 6 1957. This was a huge mile stone for Ghana and Africa as a whole so there’s no better time to celebrate all things Ghanaian than on this day!

We all want to look good while vibing to the likes of Sarkodie and Tiffany!  Here are some modern ways to wear traditional clothing at Ghana’s 56th Independence celebrations.

Slim Fit shirts are on-trend and the below designs from Loud Culture feature Kente style patterns to give a traditional touch to your clothing.  Pair the shirt with a block coloured knee length skirt or jeans  and accessorise with TopShop’s Geo Cut Out Perspex Collar.

Deep Blue Sea shirt by LOUD CULTURE

Slim Fit Shirt – By Loud Culture

Geo Cut Out Perspex Collar - Topshop

Geo Cut Out Perspex Collar – Topshop

For some, shoes are always the last item to think about, nevertheless as fashion conscious women we must NEVER forget the shoe game! But remember ladies Ghana Independence = Music, Dance and Mingling … so when choosing the footwear, choose wisely. Think comfortable. Think Stylish.

Shoe collection

NEVER forget your shoe game!

Tip: Block heels are in & can be much more comfortable to wear than conventional heels.

How you fellas look is just as important. Making an effort could even win you some adoring female fans! ;-)
For those of you who want to keep your look ultra slick, try adding a Kente style bow tie to a formal suit.

Kente Tie

Ozwald Boateng with Diddy

Grown & Sexy Look (Ozwald Boateng & Diddy)

For a more relaxed street chic style, pair dark straight leg jeans or chinos with a Kente trimmed top from Ohema Ohene.  You can complete this look with a pair of Vans or Converse, for those of you wanting to make more of a statement with your footwear check out these Kente print trainers below.

Ohema Ohene Top

Kente trimmed top – Ohema Ohene

Kente Print Trainers

Kente Print Trainers – Ohema Ohene

For more tips on fashion & the latest trends follow Designer & Stylist IvyScarlett Fashion on Twitter (@IvyScarlett0490)


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