4 Ways to wear African prints
The Destiny Moon Prints designer is the celeb go-to when it comes to knockout patterns. Her advice, here.
1Play up your staples A cape is a great statement piece and an African print adds a wow factor, especially in fashionable golden hues. Maxi dresses are always a win and they suit all body types, and a high-waisted print skirt looks gorgeous paired with a crisp white shirt or a crop top for a more casual effect. When it comes to trousers, culottes will spice up your work style added onto a plain blouse and blazer.
If you’re conservative and only want a touch of print, statement neckpieces, envelope clutches and headwraps are an excellent way to include it in your outfit. Keep the rest of your outfit neutral, so that your accessories pop. 2Flatter your silhouette Large prints work best if you’re petite and lean, and smaller prints are great if you’re fuller figured. The best way to ensure that you’ll look great in your African-print ensemble is to find a dressmaker or designer who will tailor
clothes to your body. It’s the most flattering way to dress, plus you’ll have an item of clothing that is unique to you. 3Mix and match
Print blocking is a big trend and it looks contemporary. The key is to pay close attention to the patterns, and make sure they are symmetrical. When the mix is right (a contrast in colour and pattern) it’s a definite win. Keep the rest of your look understated with nude shoes, minimal jewellery (unless it’s traditional African jewellery) and a contrasting headwrap. 4Wrap it up
Headwraps are versatile and great to play around with. Use vibrant patterned fabrics, such as dashiki and kente.
Fold the headwrap in half around your head, covering your ears, with the ends facing forwards. Tie the fabric into a double-knot in front. Tuck the ends into the wrap so your hair is completely covered. Easy!