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What's Trending in African Print Summer Outfits



When it comes to style, everyone agrees: The whole world loves African fashion trends.

Mainstream designers like H&M, Zara, Forever 21, and Steve Madden are rocking African print dresses in their stores. Also, of course, many people prefer to order the real thing-- genuine imported African fabrics.

With over 3,000 distinct ethnic groups in Africa, there's no shortage of beautiful prints to choose from. What are the hottest African print summer outfits trending this year?

Read on to find out.

1. Off-the-Shoulder

The off-the-shoulder look has been popular for a while now. We're very excited to see our favorite African print dresses adopting the style!

The variety is almost endless--asymmetrical, cutout, one-shoulder, or both shoulders. Combined with the bold and bright colors of African prints, this style is sure to turn some heads.

Pair an off-the-shoulder top with your favorite pair of shorts or capris for the perfect summer look. Need something dressier? One-shoulder African print dresses are expected to be hugely popular this year.

2. Attention-Grabbing Sleeves

Who says sleeves have to be boring?

This year we're seeing some eye-catching alternatives to your standard long-sleeved shirt. Whether they're bell-shaped, balloon-shaped, or ruffled, oversized sleeves are in fashion.

A colorful print and loud sleeves are perfect for a girls' night out. If you want something more sleek and sophisticated, opt for long, dangling sleeves off a solid color top.

Bishop sleeves are also popular this summer. The loose sleeves that bunch at the wrist can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.

3. Mix-and-Match Prints

African prints are known for being big, bold, and colorful. Rather than sticking with one print, this year's trend is to purposely make some clashes.

It's time to break the rules. Rather than pairing an African print skirt with a plain top (or vice versa), mix two different styles and colors of African prints.

We're seeing this all over the runways this summer, so expect the look to be trending in your area too.

4. Floral Patterns

Like the classic little black dress, floral prints and patterns never go out of style.

This year, adopt the timeless look with some fun floral African print summer outfits. It's always feminine and can make you look flirty, youthful or playful depending on your mood.

Choose an African print dress with big, bold flowers for a standout statement. Or tone it down with a more subtle pattern. If wearing head-to-toe flowers aren't your thing, consider a floral accessory like pumps or a handbag.

5. Colored Lace

Speaking of feminine, nothing makes you feel like a woman more than wearing lace.

This year, lace isn't reserved only for brides-to-be. We're seeing an explosion in African outfits featuring bright, colorful lace. Antique crochet patterns and floral designs are two of the most popular types.

Look for a colorful lace dress for that special dinner occasion or pair a lace top with your favorite jeans for a chic but casual look.

Order Your African Print Summer Outfits Today

Now that you know what's trending, what are you waiting for?

Summertime is here so it's time to order your new African print summer outfits. No matter which style you rock, you're sure to be the envy of your fashionista friends!

Of course, no outfit is truly great without the right accessories. Click here to find out which African print accessories will go best with your new outfits.

For ordering authentic African prints, contact us for more information and a wide selection of styles from our extensive inventory.

With 20 years of experience in the African fabrics market, AKN Fabrics guarantees you the best product, selection, price and overall service. We are specialists in the finest fabrics from Holland, London, African Gambia, West Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, and India. We specialize in Jacquards, hand embroidery, silks, seersuckers, cottons, quilting fabrics various other West African fabrics.

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