Getting Back To My Roots

African woman in a bright dress on orange background

As a black person in America, we as people we are constantly trying to reclaim the African culture that was stripped away from us by slavery.  You will see examples of that with ‘Black Panther’, which I did a post about that a year ago.  It’s something that over the years that I have connected myself to from things from Africa mixing it my own southern black culture.

With this outfit, I wanted to create an African inspired plus size outfit.  Unlike my previous post, I really wanted to make this outfit accessible to plus size people. So without further ado, I present to you an African plus size outfit that is both lovely and affordable!

A plus size African inspired outfit inspiration. An african outfit. Featuring items by Fashion Nova, FSJ shoes, Nordstrom and eBay! #plussize #africanfashion #african #ootd #outfit
A plus size African inspired outfit inspiration. An African outfit. Featuring items by Fashion Nova, FSJ shoes, Nordstrom and eBay!

The Look

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Let’s begin with this plus size royal blue crop top tie blouse from Fashion Nova. This blouse is sexy without being too revealing which means that it can totally do double duty at work.  To match is this gorgeous yellow African print maxi skirt that I found on Amazon.   When comes to dark skinned black people, I can not recommend yellow enough! If you don’t have any yellow items in your closet, you need to get some.  Yellow makes your melanin just pop!

Next, to match the blouse I chose these simply magnificent gold and royal blue wedge sandals from FSJshoes. The gold insert and base of the shoe and the way the texture of the shoes really give me African feels.  Also, can we talk about this kitten heel wedges?  Personally, for me this summer: COMFORT IS KEY!  It is possible to be both cute and comfort and this outfit totally proves it.

Now, let’s talk about accessories.  Admittedly, I went overboard with the accessories but I’m all about going big or going home!  First up is this fantastic African blue, black, yellow, and gold beaded statement necklace from eBay. Let me give you guys a pro tip: If you want cheap costume jewelry buy them from eBay. They have one of the best and cheapest jewelry on the internet.

Then I chose this gold geometrical cuff bracelet from Nordstrom.  I really love the lines in this bracelet and it really adds some bling without being too obnoxious about it.  It really adds to my overall theme of #BlackExcellence.

Speaking of jewelry I chose these awesome gold beaded lantern earrings that I found on eBay. They really add to the outfit and I love how they match the color of the print of the yellow dress.  Next, I added a white transparent envelope clutch from once again Nordstroms.

Then finally, because black people love our headscarves.  I chose this simple yellow headscarf that again I found on eBay.  Now, this might be a little too much. I actually love a good headwrap myself, but it’s all up to you in the end.

And that’s my African plus size outfit inspiration. What do you think? Let me know down in the comments!





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