Spring Fever! Kangalicious in New York 2014

Kangalicious Diaries in New York: Day 1

For all my Kanga lovers in New York and beyond... I promised to do Kanga 101 tutorial. Here it is!

The light-weight Tanzanian fabric is created in organic cotton, super light-weight and comes in vivacious colors. Anyone can use a Kanga! The rectangular cloth opens itself to a variety of uses, all year round too! Are you a beach bum? Or a consistent park-goer? May be you live in weather that allows scarf-wearing...? The Kanga can be used by any of these people!

The Kanga is a Yamerra Treasure promised to make the user smile a little more, look more vibrant and is a definite conversation starter. Starting today, Yamerra promises a 7 Days Guide to Rockin' your Kanga, in all types of ways, even using it around the house too.

Day 1: The Kanga As a Head Wrap

 Wear your Kanga as an accessory to your already ultra fashionable and fabulous wardrobe.

Kangalicious Diaries in New York: Day Two

If you are just joining us on the 7 Day Guide to using your Kanga, welcome! The Kanga is a Yamerra Treasure. The user-friendly, sustainable organic cotton fabric is from East Africa; particularly, Tanzania. It can be used for a variety of things. Follow us on our blog to find out how!

I decided to wear one of my hottie's Kanga's today. His is a unisex color of black and white and was the perfect accessory on this cold and dreary 50 degree day in New York. The Kanga is super light-weight, yet provided the warmth I need today.

Day 2: The Kanga as a Neck Wrap/ Scarf

Let it flow: The Kanga makes for an ultra fashionable and sustainable accessory

Kangalicious Diaries in New York: Day Three

So we are at Day Three of the "How to rock your Kanga" Guide! Sooo excited! You think to yourself, "what else can I do with the vibrant rectangular organic cotton fabric?" We say there's so much more!

Today, I decided to wear another Kanga, blue-black and stunning (from my grandma), as a skirt. I wrapped it around my waist, belted it, and tied the bottom corners into a bow at the bottom to give the skirt a shape. What do you think? This is an over-the-knee style that is cute enough to wear to work in the summer. See images below of me in my blue-black, work/ after work ensemble:

Day 3: The Kanga as a Skirt 
The Kanga is wrapped around the waist, belted, then tied at the bottom, close to the knee

Kangalicious Diaries in New York: Day Four

Hi there! If you are just joining us on this Kanga journey and adventure, welcome! We are at day four of finding out new ways to enjoy the rectangular, vibrantly colored light-weight, organic cotton fabric from Tanzania.

I am wearing the Kanga as a halter top today paired with blue jeans and flats. This works as a very comfortable, relaxed yet fashionable and vibrant look. To achieve this Kanga look, I grabbed the Kanga on the shorter side, tied a knot with the two corners and wore the Kanga over my head. I then grabbed the end of the Kanga by my feet, folded it and tied the fabric behind my back. The excess fabric in the front produces the cowl. See pictures below of my orange and white Kanga as a halter top.

Day 4: The Kanga as a Halter top

Wearing two matching Kangas: I tied the second one as a wide belt/sash on top of the halter top.

Kangalicious Diaries in New York: Day Five

Wow! Day Five of the Vivacious Kanga Diaries. I am wearing my mum's Kanga today (I borrowed it indefinitely, ha) as an over sized bolero. The fabric is stunning in orange and black with the intricate textiles on it. I've had this Kanga for years! Look how vibrant the color still is... Truly a Yamerra Treasure.

This is a very relaxed and fashionable look that anyone can pull off with a little black dress and a Kanga in their favorite colors. I tied the corners on the short sides of the Kanga and threw the "bolero" over my little black dress. My hands go through the new holes created on the left and right of the Kanga. You will also see images where I looped a belt around my waist to help hold the fabric in place. Check out pictures below...What do you think?

Day Four: The Kanga Bolero and that Little Black Dress

Be creative with your Kanga, pair it with your favorite little black dress... Great look for a breezy evening out

Kangalicious Diaries in New York: Day Six

If you are just tunning into the Vivacious Kanga Diaries, welcome! Check out Day One through five, truly not to be missed. I am wearing a six year old Kanga today, look how vibrant the color still is...? A primary characteristic of the multi-use organic cotton fabric is that it gets softer and more beautiful with time. This Kanga is a Bodacious and vibrant one of red, green and yellow textiles on it.

For my fashionistas out there, this is a "Balance Line Kanga Dress". This is a very comfortable yet ultra chic and fashionable look that can be worn in the day time or for cocktails or a night out. I tied the corners on the short sides of the Kanga around my torso, then folded it and tied it again around my waist. As you can see from images below its tied twice again down the front to create the perfect "Balance Line". Check out pictures below...What do you think?

Day Six: The Kanga as a Balance Line Dress
There are three knots on the Center Front to make the "Balance Line"
Kangas are sooo much fun, they make a great light-weight accessory all year round!

Kangalicious Diaries in New York: Day Seven

Today is the final Day of Vivacious Kanga Diaries. I am using my Kanga as a hobo-bag. I went to pick up some breakfast fruit, my Kanga bag was super helpful. I tied the shorter ends, that are opposite to each other, and put the tied ends over my shoulder to make the hobo. So easy! I love that the Kanga, vibrant and colorful, can be so functional! Yamerra's guide features seven different ways to use your Kanga. There are many more! If you do not own a Kanga and want one, or are looking for a really one-of-a-kind gift, you can pick one up at:

The Kanga makes for a user-friendly and sustainable accessory for use all year round, a Yamerra Treasure!  I will definitely be back in the Summer with Kangalicious Diaries in New York 2 so tune in when it gets hot outside... All I will want to wear is the light-weight cotton fabric, can't wait! See pictures of my Kanga Hobo below.

Day Seven: The Kanga as a Hobo Bag
The knots I tied are on my shoulder. The Kanga bag also closes and hold your belonging securely with one more knot in the middle. Grab the two long ends and make a small knot.


  1. I've been waiting to be Kangalicious all spring... finally Sarah's birthday came around and i rocked my Kanga as a holter top. Thanks Yamera! Shoreditch was loving me in my Kanga


  2. This all looks so amazing!! Thank u YAMERRA,
    Danita Vojta

  3. I am in love with your style. You looking amazing