Buying The Right Clothing

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Buying The Right Clothing

For years I tried to get "the most" out of my clothes. Instead of retiring old T-shirts when they had visible holes, I would wear them until they were nearly thread-bare. Unfortunately, although the people closest to me knew that I wasn't crazy, my outer appearance made me look a little less-than-attractive. I decided to change things, which is why I started focusing more on clothing and accessories. I started visiting stores to see what they had to offer, and I even figured out how to save money on the things I wanted to buy every day. Read this blog to learn how to shop smarter and find the right clothing.

Four Guidelines to Help You When Shopping for Custom Designed African Clothes

Africa boasts diverse and deep-rooted cultures. As more people continue to discover their roots, there has been a sudden profound interest in learning more about African heritage. The fashion industry has responded accordingly by introducing Africa's finest clothes to the rest of the world. So if you have been looking to add a few African-inspired pieces into your closet, you might want to keep a few things at the back of your mind. The following are some tips to follow when shopping for custom-designed African clothes. 

1. Select Great Quality Fabric

Choosing the type and color of fabric for your custom clothes is one of the most exciting phases. There are tons of designs, patterns, and colors to choose from when selecting clothing. You can find them in bright, colder, shiny, or darker tones. Most African-designed fabrics are patterned, but you can also find them in plain colors.

When choosing African prints, explore different types such as Ankara, barkcloth, Kitenge, Adire, Kanga, or Kikoy. You will find a wide variety of fabrics, so you don't have to worry about mistakenly purchasing the same print.

2. Pick a Style

African designed clothes are available for men, women, and children. You can do so much with your preferred fabric, and finding styles that suit your personality has never been easier. For example, men can choose African print shirts that go well with casual pants or jeans. You can also pair African print bottoms with a plain t-shirt.

Women can flaunt their curves in short or long dresses. Besides, the Kanga, Kitenge, and Kikoy prints produce beautiful skirts in pencil and skater styles. The leftover materials can make bags and shoes that complete your African look.

3. Customize to Your Body Type

Now that you have chosen a suitable fabric and have a rough idea of what style you would like to trim the material, consider looking for a fashion designer or tailor experienced in making African clothes. Share your desired style with the designer for customization. You can review their portfolios to see if they have aced a similar design before. Experienced designers will advise you accordingly and design an outfit that suits your body type.

4. Select Accessories

Find African accessories to complete your look. For example, you could choose neckpieces and bracelets laced in a similar pattern to your fabric print. Then, you could ask the designer to line your shoes or bag with the fabric.

The best way to explore African heritage is by embracing it. Follow these guidelines to find custom-designed African clothes that stand out. Then, find a tailor or a dressmaker who can make your vision come true.