When it it comes to bold, statement and colourful prints Africa does it best. Ok, maybe I am biased !!!
Wearing African prints is usually only associated with the Summer holiday season, where you would only wear them when away at a tropical destination or as a novelty ensemble. This shouldn’t be the case if you want to be a stylish gentleman who stands out for all the right reasons in a crowd.
Incorporate it into your everyday wardrobe
Do not store these beautiful printed fabric in your ‘holiday or costume wardrobe’ where they can only make an appearance once a year. You can incorporate them into your daily summer day time or evening wardrobe. Perfect for summer nights out, dinner parties and dates, as long as you style it with other subtle pieces.
African prints look great with accesories, a nice luxury belt , a bag or hat will completely elevate your whole look. You can achieve a ceremonial look by pairing with beaded accessories such as a necklaces and bracelets made from glass or pearl beads. A wooden wrist watch would also compliment your outfit nicely.
Pair with western fabrics, like a plain white cotton shirt like I have done with these bold print trousers. This is a great way to soften and draw attention to your African print as a statement piece.
Print on Print
Be bold and throw on clashing pieces of prints together. This is known as print blocking. If done correctly you are bound to be the centre of action for all the right reasons. Ensure that you pair complimentary colours of fabrics together to avoid looking a clown. Look up the colour chart for a guide on how to pair colours.
In this post I have collaborated with African designer brand Chiefostyl whose inspiration comes from African Royalty with a contemporary feel. Tailored for the man with a strong fashion edge who can BOSS IT LIKE A CHIEF. The brand also offers bespoke tailoring services, your idea, your design, your masterpiece.
You can watch what I got upto at The African Fashion Week London HERE
What I am wearing
Oxblood Camo Jacket Chiefostyl
Zuchiya Print Trousers Chiefostyl
Do you have any tips you would like to share with me on how to wear African prints? I would love to know. Share your thoughts on the comments section below.