6 Stylish Ways to Add African Print Fabric into Your DIY Wardrobe
African print fabric made a splash on the red carpet last year, following the success of Marvel’s Black Panther.
That celebrity trend was very visible during the various Fashion Weeks last year, and it is not showing any signs of slowing down in 2019.
Wearing African print apparel can be a little difficult. For the most part, people want to make sure they are showing respect to the rich culture of the African nations that inspire the vibrant trend.
We are here to help. We are giving you six stylish ideas to use as inspiration for the next time you want to add African prints to your wardrobe.
Having an African print clutch is a subtle way to make a bold statement.
You may struggle to find a pre-made clutch you love. No worries! You can find a clutch style you like along with a beautiful African print fabric and make your own.
There are tons of tutorials online on how to cover a clutch. You will also avoid the commercialization of the African print trend, which has caused some controversy.
African fashion encapsulates a lot of accessories. This trend is most evident in the stunning jewelry found all over the continent.
You can add some flair to your style by adding African print bracelets to your wardrobe. Add a pair of earrings to finish the look!
Choose a pencil or a flared skirt because you cannot go wrong. This option is one of the most popular ways to wear African print apparel whether you’re young or more mature.
4. Harem Pants
If you are into the Boho-chic look, African print harem pants may be exactly your style. These are looser-fitting pants, usually made from cotton, that is perfect for summer.
You can dress them up with heels and a blouse or go casual with a tee and sandals.
5. Maxi Dresses
African print dresses will never go out of style. They have been popular in the U.S. for decades.
They are perfect for formal events or functions. They come in different styles, but like harem pants, are usually made of cotton.
They do have some standard characteristics. The sleeves are usually long, and there is a faux wrap neckline. You will find many iterations have a pleated skirt with pockets.
6. Off-Shoulder Dress
Women are opting for off-shoulder African print dresses in recent years. They are both colorful and stylish and evoke a true sense of culture.
The lengths can vary, but you will find them mostly stopping at around knee-length. It is a modern twist on traditional African style without looking like you are “cheapening” African fashion.
Like the other apparel ideas on our list, the off-shoulder dress is chic and classy. It is also versatile.
You can wear an off-shoulder dress to either an informal or formal gathering. Whatever event you choose to wear this dress, you are sure to turn heads.
Add African Print Fabric to Your Wardrobe
It is no secret that color and geometric shapes are in this year. It is also no secret that there is not a better way to highlight both trends than incorporating African print fabric into your closet.
Remember to be thoughtful in how you add African prints. Be sure to research the prints and the fabric itself.
To learn more about African print fabric, continue reading our blog.
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