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    Boutique Fashion News — styling

    Wedding Chic Styling Tips

    If you’re celebrating a wedding soon, whether it’s an elegant city wedding, a traditional fairytale or a relaxed countryside affair, we’ve got some styling tips for you. We’ve paired contemporary fashion inspired by Africa with modern accessories to create unique, stylish looks that will do you justice at your occasion.

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    THE ELEGANT WEDDING

    wedding elegantBalancing form and function is tricky, especially for an elegant wedding where both looking fabulous and being comfortable are essential. Shoes are the foundation of your outfit. A beautiful pair of heels that fits well whilst letting you mingle and party all day and all night are an asset.

    Here we’ve anchored the elegant look with printed pencil skirts (both Sapelle), complemented by neutral accessories and beautiful tailored tops.

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    THE CITY DAY-TO-EVENING WEDDING

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    For a city wedding where less is more, try using dark, elegant colours and unfussy prints that will transition perfectly from daytime vows to evening reception with ease. A stole or throw is essential for layering up later.

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    THE TRADITIONAL FAIRYTALE WEDDING

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    A traditional country wedding is the perfect occasion to indulge in some feminine style, with frilly retro-inspired tops and flared skirt silhouettes. Add a pretty headpiece to complete the look.

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    THE RELAXED BEACH OR COUNTRYSIDE WEDDING

    wedding beachThe relaxed beach or country wedding is our favourite: beautiful scenery, the company of family and friends and a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy them in.

    Select natural, light pieces that look effortlessly stylish while staying cool.

    Don’t forget a wide-brimmed sun hat for the afternoon and a pastel shawl for when the sun sets and temperatures drop.

     

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    1x Skirt 8x Looks – How to Style our Handwoven Pencil Skirt

    How do you style a pencil skirt in the current season? Not just any skirt. We’re talking about a very special one: our Raffia handwoven pencil skirt, made from Bolgatanga, a traditional heritage fabric that’s created by weaving together black, white and yellow organic cotton threads on a traditional handloom, this case, into a ‘guinea fowl’ print pattern. The fabric originates from Northern Ghana, and is normally used to make traditional men’s smocks. Our partner in Ghana, Raffia are harnessing this traditional fabric to create beautiful pieces that are perfect for cooler weather and urban styling. Ferdinand, our stylist had a lot of fun putting together some fabulous moodboards using the woven pencil skirt. He’s created looks for work and weekend, highlighting its versatility by pairing it with a variety of tops in different colours and shapes for a more..

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    Look of the Day: Tribal Print Does Chic

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    African tribal print doesn’t always have to be bold, as this understated look demonstrates. We’ve even accessorised it with some pearls, the ultimate accessory in classic chic! We love this dress because it has such an elegant cut, whilst still retaining that African accent in the monochrome print detail.

    Get the look from Sapelle.com:

    • KikoRomeo’s knee-length African print dress with 3/4 sleeves and gently flared skirt is flatteringly feminine.
    • We’ve accessorised the look with Chanel pearls, Jimmy Choo shoes and Hermes Birkin bag – naturally.