Keeping It Sexy With Cool Summer Looks

Summer Jewelry

Summer is upon us and it’s time to bring out the big guns. We are are notorious for our street style. It’s copied by the Kardashians and anybody else who wants to be fly.

Here are a few trends for gorgeous summer get ups.

Summer looks
Summer 2016 calls for a pop of color with colored mascara.

3. Colored Mascara On The Lids

My current go to color for mascara is Butter London’s “Inky Six”. A pop of bright blue sets brown eyes right off.  Pair with a nude, glossy lip and contoured cheek for subtle but glam look for the office. If you are really daring, pair it with a bold lip like bright orange or fuchsia and you will be the belle of the ball. Keep the skin dewy though. This summer calls for a “non-tour” (not an obvious contour) face.

Waji Summer Ring
Handcrafted Waji ring ($40) can be found on

2. Statement Rings On Neatly Manicured Hands

One bold piece of jewelry is all you need. This exquisite handcrafted silver ring is the pinnacle of statement pieces. . It looks great with neat, short manicures or blinged out tips. Rock it at a festival on the weekend or for date night. No matter your destination, your inner fly girl will surely be in the building.

Summer dashikis
Dashikis in all styles are a great look.

1. Dashikis

The resurgence of the dashiki has come full circle. Sisters have a multitude of choices with dashiki styles. Maxi dresses, dashiki shirts converted to mini dresses or worn with cut off denim shorts will garner stares and admiration. Afros, ponytails, braids, twists, short crops or even blowouts add to the creativity of this cool, easy look. Bangles, ankle bracelets, or gigantic hoops will finish this ensemble beautifully. Don’t be afraid to overdo it. The bolder. The better.

Whatever your style is for summer, make it your own. Keep cool. Stay safe.

Hasta luego!








K. Araújo, a native Detroiter, is a cross between Claire Huxtable, Rosie Pérez and Millie Jackson. Widow, professional dragger of filth and Mami to the dopest Ethiopian EVER, she is the Editor in Chief of “Negra With Tumbao” and a Staff Writer for “The Urban Twist”. Keka has been known to shake what her mama gave her, is the hell and high water, an expert salsera and cussologist with a penchant for the finer things in life and is and forever shall be- unapologetically black.