African Prints: Kaela Kay Summer 2017

African prints are still in vogue this summer! Kaela Kay has you covered with a great selection of African print outfits and they are just nothing short of gorgeous. Okay, so you guys all know that I write about every new collection they have because Kaela Kay is that good. I mean, I wouldn’t be blogging about the brand if I didn’t think they offered beautiful, high quality clothing. If you are looking for that perfect summer outfit for any occasion, look no further.

If you live in Toronto, you have every reason to be excited. It’s not easy to find an African fashion designer who really knows their stuff and does it well. I live in Kitchener and most times, I find myself just wishing that a designer would decide to relocate here from Toronto – either that or maybe this is a call for me to rise up to the task a launch a fashion line? LOL… Maybe, but that’s a topic for another day. If you would like to know more about designers close to you and be notified of new collections, make sure you sign up for my quarterly newsletter here. In return, you will receive a mini copy of my Bold Style Guide.

In the meanwhile, Kaela Kay is exceptional and the styles speak for themselves. While there are many superstars in this collection, my ultimate favourite has got to be the Aela Top which is a lovely backless piece in yellow and brown leopard print. Next, I would go for the Hadassah top and pants set with thin straps that can be worn straight or crossed – very creative. The top drapes into a cinched peplum around the waist over the shorts! For the dresses, I couldn’t help but notice the Ferai Sonna off-shoulder dress which is on-trend right now. These are my top picks and recommendations.

Want to know more or make a purchase? You can browse all the items at Kaela Kay’s online store here and let me know what you think. In the meantime, I would like to hear you say something about this collection because most designers go away unappreciated even in their own close communities. It is important to affirm local and upcoming designers in every way possible and at every stage of their expanding growth. This is why I am pretty excited about the African Fashion Week Toronto and the African Industry Awards coming up in August, which recognizes various individuals in Canada’s AfroCaribbean fashion community.

I’d like to engage you in a short conversation around this collection. It’s very easy to participate and will only take less than 5 minutes by leaving a comment at the end of this post. Tell me, which of the outfits below is  your favourite and why? Second question is do you think they are reasonably priced?



    • Jamila
      July 15, 2017 / 2:03 pm

      Hello Belle,

      Yes, you made a good choice. The skirt is very beautiful and most prints like these are very vibrant in nature. Thanks for stopping by the blog and I hope to see you here again! 🙂

    • Jamila
      July 16, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      Hello Violette,

      Yes, they’re lovely. Do you have any favourites from the collection?

  1. July 16, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Love your picks and prints kaela key summer print outfit.

    • Jamila
      July 16, 2017 / 9:24 pm

      Hello Dealman,

      Thanks for visiting the blog and I am glad you appreciate the unique prints that African fashion has to offer!

  2. July 25, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    I love the vibrant colours and designs of these fabrics but my fav outfit is the Hadassah Top & ‘skirt’ (says pants!) …on trend, shoulders are ‘in’, puff sleeve draws attention away from larger hips….design with peplum suits ALL ages and figure shapes. Yep. This has my vote for the trophy😃💕

    • Jamila
      July 25, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Hi Jane!

      Wow! The Hadassah top and skirt is a really great choice! I think the “pants” there was a typo and thanks for pointing that out! 🙂 I see that you like puffy sleeves. Nice one!

  3. August 1, 2017 / 4:36 am

    So fun! My favorite is the Aela top because I love leopard, and I love yellow. A close second is the Tiara dress because of the color blocking and the cute retro collar. As for the prices, they’re definitely up there, but then again, they aren’t coming from a department store, but from an independent artist, so that’s to be expected. Go team small business!

    • Jamila
      August 1, 2017 / 6:39 am

      Hello Tote Trove,

      Thanks for the very amazing feedback. I find it quite useful.

  4. August 1, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    I love this post. The prints are gorgeous!

    • Jamila
      August 3, 2017 / 9:48 pm

      Hello Wendy,

      Thank you. Glad you love the prints!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *