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    The Iconic Orange Shweshwe Shift: 1 Dress x 5 Looks

    It’s hard not to fall in love with the Orange Shweshwe Shift Dress. Proudly made in our workshop in Malawi using South African-made heritage textile (also known as Seshweshwe or Seshoeshoe) that has huge cultural significance for the Sotho people. At Sapelle, we’re always on the hunt for the best of African print, and it’s our pleasure to showcase those prints that you can’t find anywhere else on the high street. The vibrant autumnal tones of the Shweshwe print transition effortlessly between seasons, and the timeless silhouette of the shift means you can style it many different ways. Take a look at five looks created by our in-house stylist, just for you this Autumn Fall season.

    orange shweshwe moodboard for casual friday

    Look 1: Relaxed Style on Date Night

    orange shweshwe moodboard for city break

    Look 2: Sunday Lunch at the Country Puborange shweshwe moodboard for party

    Look 3: A Night out in the Cityorange shweshwe moodboard for weekend

    Look 4: Relaxed Weekend trawling the Craft Marketsorange shweshwe moodboard for work

    Look 5: Slaying it in the Office

    Such a versatile, eye-catching dress. For more details, or to shop the dress (and check out our Katchy Kollections Tote Bag too!) at


    9 Ways to Style the Sapelle Sleeveless Cardigan – This Season’s Staple

    What do you get when you combine warmth and practicality, style and a splash of African print? Your favourite piece for this season. We’re thrilled to bring you the ultra-versatile and super-cool reversible sleeveless cardigan in fine British tweed and gorgous African print. Wear it over layers, pair it with an evening dress, jeans and boots, get it in a variety of prints to complement your Autumn wardrobe. The options are endless. We got our stylist to come into the store and put together a few styling ideas to help you make the most of this Autumn essential, and here they are: However you choose wear it, make the Sapelle reversible sleeveless cardigan your wardrobe staple this autumn. Get yours for a cool £59. Get in touch at to pre-book yours before 29 September, visit us in-store now or..

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    Look of the Day: Freakishly Fabulous


    You don’t ever have to put on another ugly, ill-fitting outfit on Halloween again. We’ve put together a look even Mortica Addams, the ultimate Halloween diva, would covet. We love our Sateen Black Shift Dress, a wardrobe staple you can wear in so many ways. And here, we’ve teamed it up with all-black accessories (plus lipstick) to give you a freakishly fabulous look this weekend.

    Get the look from

    • Black shift dress with African print neckline interfacing, from Kenyan label, Kooroo
    • Black drop earrings and ring, made in Kenya for Made
    • Recycled paper stacked beaded necklace from Ugandan social enterprise Nakate Project
    • Other accessories from Dolce & Gabbana, Tory Burch, Mimco and MAC