9 Ways To Wear African Print: Slay In A Skirt

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We’re just loving this summer weather - it’s perfect for wearing some snazzy prints to inject some fun into your day. African wax print skirts have some of the most beautiful African designs and colour combinations in the world of Fashion/Clothing, so if you’re in need of a new style for summer, look no further!

Here at Grass-fields we handmake a variety of African print skirts with wax cotton fabric sourced from Cameroon and Benin. With this in mind, here are the top 9 ways we'd recommend wearing your African print skirt, and make the most of your best assets - your waist and your booty! 

Simple Top Half

on the righthand Image, @mizzkimchee has taken this elegant African print maxi skirt with a beautiful purple peacock feather design and teamed it with a fitted black top! It is the perfect way to accentuate the flamboyant print and bring out the colours. Cinch your waist with a fitted top and your skirt will flair over any problem areas, making the most of your curvalicious booty and hips.

The keyhole neckline also adds a cute touch to this outfit. Finish the look with some fun ballet pumps for a very wearable and versatile outfit and you’re set for a great day!

Grass-fields sells a range of plain tops to go with African print skirts.

 

High Waist

Model Wearing: African Print Manka Midi Skirt

One of the most stylish ways to wear an African print skirt is at the highest point of the waist. This will give you an elegant silhouette that emphasizes your enviable curves - it’s a look that works for everyone!
 
Tucking in a simple white vest top will give the look a summery casual feel, while the gorgeous print compliments darker skin beautifully. Adding some nude shoes to elongate your legs will always complete the look! 

 

Accessorize with Attitude

   Model Wearing: The Folabi Patchwork skirt

In the left hand image, We think @and_god_created_elvis has got this outfit spot on! This simple white tee really sets off all the colors in the cartoon style of the gorgeous Folabi African print skirt. Accessorize with jewelry, sunglasses and a cute clutch to give this gorgeous midi skirt some attitude. The colors will zap you into your happy groove and give you that 50s feeling - so you can boogie on down whether shopping or hitting the town at night!

 

Central Bow

Model Wearing: African Print Ndole Midi Skirt

For a fun way to style your African skirt, you can tie part of the skirt in a central bow. A jaunty bow tied in the centre of the waist is a fun way to display the rose gold and red print while showing off those curves.

A touch of denim tucked into the skirt creates daytime cool, while a pair of gold sandals adds a little bit of glamour. We just love it as it’s especially flattering on golden dark skin.

 

 Flirty Blouse

Model wearing: Obili African Print Skirt

We think that @youngatsytle has really dressed up this African print skirt to perfection. This outfit uses an elegant black wool blouse to bring out the fresh colors of the African print. The Green, turquoise, red and yellow geometrics with black and white structural shapes really pop against the black wool blouse!

A fun, flirtatious handbag like this Carmel furry handbag gives the whole look a dressy and classy vibe. It’s just perfect for an early evening summer date, or garden party, or just dinner and cocktails with friends.

 

Side Bow

Model Wearing: African Print Eru Midi Skirt

Add a side bow tied to shorten the length of the skirt to suit your height, and show off your pretty pins in the process. This bright pink skirt really stands out if your skin is dark and top is black- it really makes the print pop!

A simple vest top tucked into the skirt will emphasize your waist and shoulders and allow you to add some accessories. Here we feel the blue statement necklace and metallic sandals really bring this outfit to another level.

 

Poised Pencil Skirt

Models: @doopie and @evolveyourimage Wearing: Mirra African Print Skirt. 

A gorgeous African print pencil skirt like this one is best done with a white fitted blouse tied in a bow, such as on the fabulous @evolveyourimage.(on the lefthand side) It contrasts perfectly with the bold geometric print, giving stained glass window vibes. Strappy red sandals are the ideal accompaniment for this look - they’ll take you from work to happy hour cocktails with ease!

 

Sash

Model Wearing: African Print Nsaga Midi Skirt

An A-line design is one of the most flattering styles any woman can wear and with the beautiful fabrics that are available, you’ll love experimenting with different African colours.

Using a sash will enable you to lengthen the skirt and make it sit higher on the waist. Just make sure you tuck your top in to emphasise your itty bitty waistline and let the African skirt flare over your hips to give a beautiful silhouette. With the glamorous gold sandals this is perfect for parties and cocktails!

 

60s Styling

Model Wearing: Demi African Print Skirt 

In the left hand side image @missbeautybunny looks like she’s stepped right out of the Swinging Sixties in this African print A line midi skirt. The polo neck black long sleeved top and statement earrings really bring out the bright colours. We think this is the perfect outfit for date night - how could anyone resist?!

Get your groove on with a summery African print skirt this summer! You can see the Grass-fields collection here. We’d love to see your look on Instagram - don’t forget to tag us (@grass_fields) so we can use you as our next inspiration!

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