As a new style writer to a Caribbean/Jamaican blog, I have realized there is so much to learn about Jamaica. The amazing music, the delicious food, and not to mention the beautiful beaches, but what about style? It's a large part of the Jamaican diaspora and is a driving force behind the island vibes. We take pride in providing information about the latest Caribbean inspired fashion and hair trends. Take a look at some of our favorite looks in our slideshow below:
BoomYard, the monthly celebration at Delicious Pizza of all things Caribbean in Los Angeles, is also a place where culture and fashion collide. Partygoers dress to impress, and also sport popular Caribbean hairstyles. Dreadlocks, now associated with Jamaican culture, originally were a Rastafarian religious symbol worn by the likes of Bob Marley. Today, locks are a broader cultural statement. Still a staple of the Rasta style, yet also a way to express one's cultural attunement. At Boomyard, countless fresh men and women were sporting a variety of dreadlock styles.
Braids and twists were also trending at the affair. Other colorful hairstyles made a bold statement. Outside of the BoomYard dance party, celebrities are wearing the look. Beyoncé has been wearing braids since her Destiny Child’s day, and even wore it for her "Formation" video. Twists are also a staple of the stylish. Lesson #1, twists and pinstripe suits are a summer must:
So, for anyone looking to ramp up their summer style, look no further than the inspiration of Caribbean style. From dreadlocks, to braids, to curls, to loud and outlandish threads, it's all there for the taking. A little dash of this, a little dash of that, that's what we call influence. For Angelinos, there is one place where this style will be on full display; at the next Boomyard on June 11th. So, get there, and bring your best look.