6 Reasons Why I Want to Embrace African Prints

From tie-dye to gingham to African prints, attention-grabbing patterns are glamorous wardrobe must-haves for Summer 2016. While solids are always in season, rocking in-your-face prints is a ticket to an elevated style this warm season. Tis the summer to go bold or go home! African prints are among my favorites to wear because the colors are rich and the patterns echo an equally rich cultural history.

I’ve particularly enjoyed the rise of the African print micro-trend because the prints have become readily available. I can walk into Anthropologie and purchase a skirt from an African designer or go online to order an African print head wrap from a Brooklyn-based designer. Today, I’m sharing 6 reasons why I embrace African prints in my style.

1. A wear-with-everything African print clutch is always the perfect finishing touch.

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J.Crew Beaded rope earrings 1c

2. African print skirts always look good with a classic white tee.

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Six ways to wear African Prints

3. African fabrics make the funkiest scarves.

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How to mix prints, pattern play trend 2015 8c

4. African prints are super cool in print-on-print creations.

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Anthropologie Legend & Song Dutch Wax Mini Skirt, African print skirt, Banana republic stripe tank 1c

5. The colors in African print skirts are a roadmap for fun color pairings.

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Maryam Garba African Print Skirt 10c2

6. An African print scarf can transform a bad hair day into a fashion statement.

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J.Crew striped boatneck t-shirt, Express high rise released hem denim culottes 5c


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    • June 7, 2016 / 12:27 pm

      Thanks so much, Elise! I was totally wearing my head wrap as a scarf in that look.

  1. Elaine L.
    July 13, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    I love the African prints…..just beautiful and adds so much to these looks!

    • July 13, 2016 / 3:53 pm

      Thanks so much, Elaine! I really love what African prints can add to a look.