A Little Bit of Africa

Trench: SK&CO Trends | Pants: Thrifted | Bag: Isaac Mizrahi

Would you believe me if I told you I've never owned any African print clothing items?

I've always admired the roles African prints play in different cultures, traditions and occasions. In many countries across the continent, textiles and prints play a large role in identifying subcultures, marking an important event and bringing energies and spirits into the lives of the people that don them. While admiring from afar, I've been searching for a way to incorporate African prints into my wardrobe in a way that is effortless and affordable.

Thankfully, SK&CO Trends hooked your girl UP. I was contact by the owner and we partnered to bring her fabulous, handmade designs to you guys, at an affordable price! She sent me a few items to share with you guys, and this is by far my favorite!

SK&CO Trends is hooking y'all up too! You can use the discount code cocogawdess for 15% OFF the entire site! SK&CO Trends is also having a 20% OFF discount through the end of the month, using the code Dec2017 AND you can get free shipping using the code Aheilla04. And YES, you can bundle up the discounts!

I love me a coat, especially one in a classic, trench style with a unique print. While I wouldn't normally gravitate to these colors during this season, Mother Nature's been pretty easy on us and it's been kind of warm, making it the perfect time to pull out this double-lined trench coat. It's thicker than it looks, which is a plus, and is lined with the softest non-velvet fabric ever. Seriously, I don't even know what this is called but I want sheets made out of it.

Since it is cooler out, I chose to pull from the darkest color in the print to pair it with. I went for a classic, wide-leg, high-waist trouser and, pulling from the base of the coat, a white chiffon camisole. The wide leg balances the A-line of the trench coat to make for a classic professional look. I can't wait to pair this with a white or pink A-line dress or a bright blue balloon pant in the Spring!

How would you rock this trench?