Almost everyone I’ve spoken to about Afropunk is a.) very excited to witness the beauty that is Solange and b.) in a panic about their outfit. Afropunk is known for its amazing street style, so the expectations are very high. Whether you’ll be wearing vintage, making your own masterpiece or putting together classics from the best local designers, it’s always good to have some inspo. We studied the street style of Afropunks around the world (and some other festivals too) and have highlighted what makes each outfit a winner.
1 For the frill of it
The perfect two-piece, thanks to the print and ruffles, is matched with gorgeous flowers in an even more gorgeous ‘fro.
2. Tailor me
Simple but so effective: tailored trousers worn with a contrast-print shirt and simple jewellery.
3. Mix it up
Combining a baby-pink ruffle dress with Western-style buckled boots makes for a delightful style juxtaposition.
4. Almost-all-black everything
An all-black outfit, made interesting textured layers is heightened with lavender-coloured hair and matching eyeshadow.
5. El tropicana
A tropical print, complete with parrots, is an easy-to-wear statement look. A moon bag for practicality, and you’re good to go!
6. Flow, baby
Twirl around all day (and night) in a bright maxi dress with a hand-crafted beaded bag.
7. Force to be reckoned with
Taking inspo from the utility trend, lace-up boots and a khaki jumpsuit are made fashion-friendly with orange sunglasses and a mustard biker jacket.
Don’t mess with a good thing: summer-ready denim cut offs and a pineapple-printed crop are a great outfit base.
9. Easy does it
Using one core item, in this case the printed jumpsuit, allows for an effortless look. The addition of retro sunnies (our fave this season being the cat-eye shape) makes for easy styling.
A slogan T-shirt and beret, reminiscent of a revolution, is made festival ready with printed bombe, leggings and a backpack for the essentials.