What? Senegal style? I know. I hadn’t ever given much thought to style in Senegal. It’s not like bookstore shelves are lined with books about this style. But earlier this year, while I was looking for a free award flight to Marrakech this week, one of the return trip routes went through Dakar. I didn’t choose that option. But I thought about it. Still thinking about it. I did call United Airlines and ask if I could change to that routing. But no go, nothing available now.
Darn. Because I need a bit of adventure in life right now.
I racked up 80,000+ award miles on United flying to places like Austin, San Antonio, Portland, Washington DC, Newark, San Diego, Nashville, Houston, Minneapolis, Harrisburg, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Baltimore, Columbus, Toronto, San Francisco. Ping-ponging through the air, all over North America. There’s interesting things for travelers in all these places. But still, none of them are … Senegal!
So what’s in Senegal? Let’s find out …
You will find bold, colorful confident style in Senegal. Photo by FireflyUSC on Flickr:
Or this “Fashion in Dakar,” photographed by Sibylle Bergemann:
How about this color combo, captured by ElectricSprout:
No words I could write would add to this image. It’s the French-Senegalese Alliance in Senegal by architect Patrick Dujarric:
My sister-in-law teaches French at the Alliance Française in Chennai, India! But their building, while nice, looks nothing like this!
From Elle Decor France, here are tabletop patterns inspired by Senegal style (as Senegal is a former French colony):
That scene is inspired by the bold West African wax print fabrics like this one from Senegal, via Goree Shop Chicago, which imports goods from Africa:
This colorful chair with personality PLUS, sold at Anthropologie, is made in Senegal:
Are you smitten with Senegal style now too? You can find plenty more on this Pinterest Board: