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Shop These 10 Pieces From Black Designers To Stay Fly On Your Next Vacation
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been stuck in the house for months, getting dressed from the waist up for Zoom calls, and the thought of traveling to the grocery store is both exciting and an excuse to get dressed.
Now that borders are reopening and we’re able to plan vacations again, it’s time to refresh our wardrobes. Along with finding the right accommodation and activities to do while on vacation, putting together lewks is an extremely vital part of most Black women’s travel plans.
Black women are currently going through three pandemics and it’s more important than ever before to support Black-owned businesses in any way that we can.
Many Black designers have seen an uptick in sales due to everyone’s sudden interest in Black-owned brands, which is great because designers are finally receiving the attention they’ve deserved for so long.
To keep the momentum going, we’ve come up with a list of 10 pieces you can wear on your next vacation — and every last one of these pieces was made with you in mind, with love, from Black designers.
Whether you’re exploring a new city during the day or checking out the nightlife, the Spice Girl Ruched Top by Fe Noel is a sure way to boost your confidence. The red linen cropped blouse with puff sleeves is a timeless piece that you’ll be able to wear for years and can be styled to be casual and dressy.
Fe Noel Spice Girl Ruched Top ($398.00)
Hanifa set the internet on fire with the first-ever 3D virtual fashion show of the brand’s new Pink Label Congo Collection. The Mài Maxi dress is absolutely stunning and “embodies the gentle confidence of the Congolese people,” according to Hanifa.
There’s no doubt that you’ll feel like an absolute goddess when wearing this floor length silk georgette dress.
Hanifa Mài Maxi Dress ($499.00)
Nothing completes an outfit quite like a dope pair of earrings. These 24k gold plated hoop earrings are sure to elevate any of your vacation lewks.
GypsyBK Jewelry Bianca Earrings 2.5″ (
Your vacation wardrobe isn’t complete without a good swimsuit, or three. Riot Swim has beautiful swimsuits that flatter all shapes and sizes. Our favorite is the Echo One Piece in Ocean Blue for its body-sculpting abilities and striking shade of blue.
Riot Swim Echo One Piece in Ocean Blue ($96.00)
Hats are another accessory we can’t get enough of when putting together our vacation ‘fits. She The Collection’s Brim Hats are gorgeous and comes in 12 colors. The Brim Hats also comes with an inner adjustable drawstring so you’ll always have the perfect fit!
She The Collection Brim Hat ($39.99)
When walking around and exploring a new city, storing your belongings in a bag that both functional and stylish is ideal. The Yshaia bag has an adjustable handle, inside pocket and the magnet closure secures your essentials.
EDAS Yshaia Bag ($435)
Shekudo has some of the most gorgeous sandals we’ve ever seen and $5 of each purchase goes to the training of at-risk Nigerian women in the art of Shoemaking, according to their site. The Ilamoye Mule can be styled in many ways (with jeans and a tee, a dress, a fly jumpsuit…etc.) and is made to order. It’s the perfect statement sandal for your next vacation and beyond.
Shekudo Ilamoye Mule – Weave 2 ($229.00)
Keep it cool and casual with the Semira Popover Dress by lemlem. All of the pieces are made in Ethiopia and is owned by Liya Kebede, a supermodel, maternal health advocate, and actress. The brand is actively working “elevating artisanship and expanding production and jobs across Africa.”
lemlem Semira Popover Dress ($345.00)
If you have activities planned during your vacation that requires activewear, Daily Paper has got you covered. The Green Tie Dye Resymetric Set will keep you fly, comfortable, and ready to get active.
Ok, for real, your vacation looks are not complete without a pair of fly sunglasses. We’re loving the Amazonian-104 sunglasses from Coco and Breezy because they’re versatile and unapologetic.
Coco and Breezy Amazonian-104 Sunglasses ($285.00)
Feeling confident and fly AF while on vacation is great but the real flex is to serve lewks knowing they all came from Black designers.