Afropunk Festival Fashions
Vibrant, expressive and unabashedly unique, the finest fashionistas in New York City gathered for Afropunk Festival, one of the hottest festivals of the summer. With a star-studded performance line-up, artists included Lenny Kravitz, Lauryn Hill and fashion icon, Grace Jones, who stole the show in Fort Greene’s Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn. Concert-goers exuded fearless fashion, serving up creative concoctions with leather shorts, vinyl skirts, snakeskin joggers and tons of shimmery body jewelry.
Effervescent Brazilian blogger Magá Moura and other major street style bloggers showed off their eclectic outfits. Style mavens and vintage vixens alike sported patterned head wraps, textured earrings and a kaleidoscope of colorful hairstyles. Serving a slice of Harajuku street style, a green haired attendee rocked a bright blue vinyl pencil skirt with platform sneakers. Get ready for some serious fashion inspiration, because it’s impossible not to feel electrified after witnessing snaps of these bold stylistas.
Leather was on the fashion radar all weekend long, making ubiquitous appearances in spite of hot temps. Keeping cool in crisp white tanks, one pair of festival-goers channeled Amber Rose vibes, twinning with athleisure-inspired leather looks. Both outfits looked equally fresh, with a lust-worthy leather skirt and the other with leather shorts and a quilted moto jacket casually draped across her shoulder. Original and on-point, another stand-out look included a geometric crop top paired with luxe leather joggers. The fringed suede necklace, oversized fedoras and glittering septum ring completed this youthful ensemble.
Get funky with a mish mash of exotic animal prints, layering a loose printed vest with a relaxed set of snakeskin harem pants. Or, go for a chic look with a scoop neck tee tucked into a flirty leather skater skirt. Add tons of shiny jewelry, like a gold bib necklace, chain bracelets and matching leather quilted sneakers for a charming look.
Looking bold and beautiful, the ladies of Afropunk wore tons of festival staples, like strappy bralettes paired with distressed denim cutoffs and layers of glamorous body jewelry. Delicate and pretty, gold body chains are the perfect accessory for that cool-without-trying vibe. Amp up the volume on your outfit with a statement gold choker and layers of body chains draped to the hip. Others incorporated colorful face paint, arm bangles and stacked rings for a grunge-inspired, neo bohemian style. With an imaginative and subversive fashion aesthetic, Afropunk Festival has reached the pinnacle of street style nirvana.
Written by Jade Nicolette