I Wear African Fashion

Hi, my name is Yvonne Ben and I wear African Fashion.

*Everyone says “Hello Yvonne Ben*

African fashion to me is a lifestyle and I created this campaign for all you African fashion lovers like myself.

My love for the culture goes way back. When I moved to Canada for school, I came with a box full of ready made African pieces and would rock them! Back in my university days, *What’s up Laurentian* I was very well known for wearing my vibrant prints to class. I always had people walk up to me and ask me where I got my outfits from, some people even assumed I was from Toronto because of how eccentric my style was, basically anywhere you saw Yvonne Ben you were prepared for some African print goodness. 😉

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Fast track to 2014, when I heard about African Fashion Week Toronto! An event that promotes African Fashion in Toronto? Say no more! I got a ticket and went down and was obviously wowed! The growth of the African fashion industry in the world right now is amazing and what used to be a hassle for me to  slay in African prints now became easier.

This campaign is to encourage you all to go out there and slay in your African prints!

*cue in Beyonce’s Formation*

I came to slay!

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I decided to put together 4 different African fashion inspired outfits for the everyday scenario. I have a stylist who is always on point so I took some lessons from our many sessions and styled all four looks. What’s up Memkoh 🙂

Outfit 1 {Red carpet semi Formal Event, Semi casual event etc}


Choker from Mahostyle / Off shoulder top by  ÖFUURË / Skirt by LAVIYE / Shoes from my Memkoh Box Subscription

Why are you trying so hard to fit in, when you were born to stand out?” – Ian Wallace.

Outfit 2 { A night out with friends, Artsy event etc}


Long sleeve turtle neck crop from Forever 21 / Overalls from my closet / Shoe from Aldo

” One man’s weird is another man’s swag” – Yvonne Ben

Outfit 3 {Networking Event, The Movies, Church etc}

Choker from Mahostyle // Off shoulder top from ÖFUURË // Pants from American Apparel // Shoes from my Memkoh Box Subscription

“Making simple things in a beautiful way and making beautiful things in a simple way is my idea of modernity” – Thula Sindi

Outfit 4 {Date night, Events, Dinners}


Turtle neck from Reitmans // Skirt from Kwesiya Clothing // Shoes from my Memkoh box subscription

“Fashion is life and just like life, you must always express your feelings freely.” – Amanda Ndiaye

Love African fashion? Post a picture on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc of you killing it in your African pieces with the hashtag #IWearAfricanFashion, telling what you love about African Fashion. Let’s get African Fashion trending!

When anyone likes the post, tell them to post a picture of themselves in African fashion and they do same 🙂


Today is special day not only because of this campaign but also because it’s my birthday!

*does the shoki*

{inside nigerian joke, watch this to understand}

So I’d love to thank you for stopping by and sharing this moment.

Please help me get the word out by sharing this post.

Thank you and God bless you!

🙂 <3

0 Comments on “I Wear African Fashion”

  1. your clothes are so beautiful Yvone, such an inspiration to me as I want to start a business in Fashion blogging. nice knowing you, hope to see more of your creations soon dear. goodluck and God bless.

    1. Thank you soo much Ntsane, I wish you all the very best with you all the very best with your fashion blogging journey! I’ll be checking your blog out from time to time.

  2. Happy Birthdayyy YB!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my God!!!! You slayed ALL 4 looks. But I chose 4 as well just because I know how it came together – cue skirt flip. I love your style and thank you for taking style notes from Memkoh! All those subscription box items came clutch!!!!! Well done!👊🏾

    1. Thank you Memkoh hunny!! Loool I had a feeling that would have been your best! I was actually very happy that I had a different show for each outfit and my Memkoh box subscription really helped with that 😊

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