Street Style - African Inspired/ Detail Oriented

Street Style: African-Inspired & Detail-Oriented
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 03, 2009

1 of 10 Karl-Edwin Guerre

Comfortable dress, big hair and the earrings scream “I’m doing me” while the Dooney and Bourke bag whispers, “I know quality.”

Yendys Nefer-Atum, 44
Natural Hair Stylist, Designer

2 of 10 Karl-Edwin Guerre

For those who choose to adorn their fingers with several rings, it’s all about picking the right pieces that they connect with.

3 of 10 Karl-Edwin Guerre

Bold patterns and prints reveal a confident and joyful character. A playful hat and architectural jewelry adds wisdom and experience.

Dianne Fortune, 53
-Pediatric Nurse

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4 of 10 Karl-Edwin Guerre

Be it bold earrings or a feather in your hat, it is the details that complete a look.

5 of 10 Karl-Edwin Guerre

Bracelets, big rings and well-maintained manicured nails complete one’s look. Proof that a hectic life does not mean sacrificing one’s attention to detail.

6 of 10 Karl-Edwin Guerre

Combining both old and new worlds, the patterns and bag are African-inspired while the jacket, skirt and tights are straight New York City.

-Joanna Lewis

7 of 10 Karl-Edwin Guerre

Now, everyone can’t pull this one off. This bag, to some, will seem a little odd but for those who are influenced and/or inspired by African style, it’s all about not being ‘square’.

8 of 10 Karl-Edwin Guerre

Her long shawl flows with her blouse and skirt, all a crisp white. Add to that some choice accessories, and she achieves an almost regal look.

Deborah Johnson, 65
-Designer

9 of 10 Karl-Edwin Guerre

The leather jacket was cut by the owner, and she chooses to wear it with the sleeves pulled back. While many people leave the house matching from head-to-toe, Nubian prefers to mix bold colors, while grounding it in earth tones.

Nubian Joseph, 47
Jewelry Designer

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10 of 10 Karl-Edwin Guerre

Fedora tilted, custom earrings (her own line), chunky bracelets and ring all come together with grace and ease. Match your attitude, be yourself.