Africa is the place where humankind made and wore their own jewelry. From necklaces, earrings, bracelets, trinkets, ornaments, regalia; the list is endless. Different communities not only wear accessories as a sign of adornment but also a sign of identity. In the olden days, different communities would wear ornaments as a status symbol, for supernatural protection, to prevent illness, to perform rituals, in engagement ceremonies and even seduction.
African accessories have made a significant impact in the modern fashion industry. While contemporary accessories have ruled the market in recent years, we see a greater demand in African traditional accessories being embraced from influencers, to international runways, to trendsetters, fashion icons and celebrities. They are a perfect addition to your wardrobe from your day to day wear to special occasions. It is a way of expressing yourself without having to speak. Good accessories if donned with proper outfits become the center of attraction providing an extra edge to your look.
Fashion accessories are a finishing touch to your outfit. It allows individuals to express their personal style. They are an extension of the body!!!