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4 Ways to Style African Print Clothing in the Summer

African styles are incredibly versatile and can be dressed up or down, depending on the season and occasion. The colourful and bold African wax print fabric patterns entail that the designs can make you stand out from the crowd.

Its multiple prints and versatility mean you can wear your treasured African wax print clothing in many ways, and so you are guaranteed to get your money’s worth. The gorgeous fabric will also allow you to find your individual, unique style.

Here are some ways you can style authentic summer African print clothing to help you get started:

1. An African Print Skirt and a Plain Coloured Top

African print skirts are generally easy to dress up and down to suit whatever occasion you are attending. All you need is simple changes to your accessories, shoes and legwear.

For instance, you could style a fit n’ flare skirt, bare-legged with sandals in the daytime, and put on a pair of black leggings in the evening. You may also wear a cardigan, hoodie or jumper with trainers when the weather is colder.

Still, one of our best-recommended fits is pairing the skirt with a plain, coloured top tucked inside by the waistline. The colour of the top should match one of the colours in the kitenge print to look well-put. You can also choose a plain black fitted top, which never goes wrong. 

2. African Print Trousers or Shorts and a Casual T-Shirt

You can style a pair of custom-made African print trousers or shorts with a plain coloured, casual t-shirt or singlet that matches the kitenge motif’s colours. This pair would look good for the summer, especially when colourful shorts and trousers are in.

This pair of clothing is also highly comfortable to wear when styled with a pair of trainers or sandals. It also makes for great loungewear, especially now that more people stay and work at home than ever. 

3. African Shirts in Bold Colours and a Pair of Jeans

The best thing about African print shirts is that they always go well with a pair of jeans. If you’re aiming for a casual look, you can simply wear your Ankara fabric shirt paired with jeans in any shade of blue. 

If you’re aiming for a smart look, you could wear a pair of black jeans or jeggings instead. In the summer, it’s best to wear short or sleeved shirts but rolled up for a more casual look. 

4. African Print Dresses with Simple Outfit Changes

Kitenge’s stylish African print dresses can be worn to different places and occasions by just making a few changes to your outfit. Sometimes, it’s all about accessories and styling. 

For instance, you can choose between flats or high heels, cardigans or jackets, bags and jewellery types, and more. Altering your outfit can be as easy as changing for the day and evening. 


There are more than four ways you can style summer African print clothing. Knowing essential style tips and exploring your own unique style is key to wearing this clothing well. 

Nkiti African Clothing is a UK based clothing designer specialising in designing casual African wear. Our vision is to create modern, high-quality clothing that pays homage to our rich African ancestry. So, if you’re looking for African print clothing you can style for the summer, we’ve got you covered! Browse our collection now!

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