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    4 Ways to Wear the Mafrika Shift Dress

    The best things in any wardrobe are the most versatile. That’s why at Sapelle we love the pieces that you can wear all year round. This monochrome dress from Malawian label Mafrika is simple, beautiful and incredibly versatile. Wear on its own in the summer months or layer up when the weather gets cooler. Here are four different ways to wear this lovely shift.         The Classic Look Keep all eyes on your gorgeous Mafrika shift by teaming it with classic black accessories. If stilettos aren’t your speed, opt for a more comfortable block heel. This monochrome look will take you from business meeting to post work drinks.   The Office Ready Look   The great thing about this dress is it makes for an unexpected but excellent addition to a corporate wardrobe. You can go for..

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    Our Top 7 Carnival Looks

    Notting Hill Carnival is just days away and Team Sapelle can not wait! Before we throw ourselves head first into the carnival spirit, there’s the all important business of finding the perfect outfit. If you’ve been following our Facebook or Instagram, or indeed this blog, you’ll have noticed that we’ve been kind of enthusiastic about all things carnival. We think the perfect carnival look should be fun with a splash of colour and comfy enough to keep you dancing all day AND all night. Here are seven gorgeous looks that will get you in the carnival spirit. 1. Crop top + shorts Keep your cool in this simple combo. Team high waisted denim shorts with this gorgeous printed crop from Mafrika. Lift the whole look with statement earrings. 2. Shirt dress + jeans Bring several servings of cool with this..

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    Look of the Day: A Breath of Fresh Air

    l-37The weather’s behaving for a change and we’re feeling the need to breathe some fresh air into our wardrobes. Well, here’s the perfect way to keep it simple and summery – with a flattering Kitenge print dress that will take you from weekend casual to summer soiree stylish with just a change of accessories. Add a jumper and you’ve got yourself covered for the cooler weather.

    This classic dress from Kenyan label Njema Helena is a must-have look, and comes in another gorgeous print which you must also check out. We’ve added a recycled aluminium cuff, also crafted in Kenya by Embody, and recycled silver earrings made in Niger by a Tuareg family enterprise. So how do you like it?

    Shop Njema Helena here, Embody here and Tuareg jewellery here. Check out our Polyvore page, see all of our looks and join in the fun of creating styleboards here.

    Look of the Day: Sunshine State of Mind


    Here’s Spring-fresh look that tips it’s hat to the sunny days ahead. We love the combination of French grey and soft yellows, with brass accessories to complete the look.

    Dress, hat and jewellery are available from Shoes from Sergio Rossi, scarf from Forever 21.

    Look of the Day: Maxi-mising your Sunday Best

    l-34Our Stylist has picked this look for those days when nothing else will do but your Sunday best. Whether it’s for a posh afternoon tea or a wedding, we think this look, accentuating the beautifully-coloured, flattering maxi skirt from Kutowa, is elegant and confident. This versatile skirt looks just as fabulous with a black chiffon top for the evening as it does here with a demure cream number.

    Get this look from

    • African wax print Chitenge maxi skirt, Kutowa Designs
    • Double Leaf Brass Earrings, Riri Jewellery
    • Coral & Turquoise Necklace, Miss Chi
    • Top, Shoes & Bag: Alexander McQueen, Chanel and Louboutin (we said nothing but the best!)