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The Barbadian Designers Making Sure We Rep This Independence


Scrolling through my Instagram I couldn’t help but notice that some tridents and blue and yellow combos were popping up.

As we all know, Barbados is celebrating its 51st anniversary of Independence this November. It’s not usually a big commercial period but it’s good to see some designers are making sure we can rep our country in style.

I want to add to this list so if you or someone you know has Independence-inspired pieces, drop me a line.

Ashlar Designs has some bags in the works.


Bay & Bim has trident jewellery.


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Bead Gang sold out of these bracelets but it seems more could be on the way.


J’aime Crochet has swimsuits, several of them!

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Klutch Appeal’s trident clutches are available by order only.

Odboih is also in on the action.

Suga Apple Swim has you beach babes covered.
Daresque is another swimwear option.

Independence Outfit Suggestion 3: Prints and Fading Into Grey

Built around Balenciaga

Today I continue with my outfit suggestions for Independence month in Barbados.

I think a good test for determining if an outfit is too cheesy is to ask the question: “Would I wear this at any other time of the year?”.

If the answer is no, then make some changes. Show your patriotism while holding on to your fashion sense. Please!

The bright yellow Balenciaga bag caught my attention as soon as I went to Polyvore so I decided to build my two looks around it.

Today’s outfits showcase two of the ways I think we can represent the 246 while keeping it classy and not venturing into “obvious” territory: prints and incorporating grey.

Solids scream “flag” but the lace print adds a little more interest to the blue, yellow and black while the grey jeans keep that ensemble from being too literal.

Hope you enjoy!

Independence Outfit Suggestion 2: All Dressed Up!

Happy Friday!

Just a quick post to carry you into the weekend.

As I continue my mission to prevent extremely literal interpretations of the Barbados flag during this month of independence, I put together a dressier look than the one I did last Friday.

Playing with different shades of yellow and blue just seems so much more fun than sticking only to those in the Broken Trident!

Hope you enjoy and feel free to share your independence ensembles/ideas with me as the month progresses.

hint of yellow