African fashions are lively and full of joy, sharing that with anyone fortunate enough to wear or see them. These garments often feature wax prints, which are cotton fabric marked with wax and dipped in dye to create a special pattern. Once that fabric is removed from the water and is rinsed off to remove the wax, you can see the design that was created using the negative space. It is a careful process and one we take great pride in at Advance Apparels. We want to provide you with a wide selection of options for African wax prints ranging from subdued to bold. A garment that is great for displaying this beautiful fabric is an African print skirt. It shows off the print while still leaving you room to change up your styling as you like. These skirts provide you with endless styling opportunities for all sorts of occasions. You just have to find the right skirt and put all the details together. To help you style an African print skirt for what may be the first time, here are some ideas for you to consider. Perhaps these will spark something in your mind so you feel completely confident wearing your African fashion skirt.
- Fully Casual
Possibly the easiest way to wear your African print skirt is to keep things comfortable and casual. Our skirts make that pretty easy for you since they are made from 100% cotton which is lightweight, breathable, and feels great on the skin. Just throw on a T-shirt in a neutral or matching color and put on any sandals or sneakers you feel like wearing. This is perfect for heading out quickly to run errands or spend time with friends. You look effortless but stylish and cool. You are wearing a fairly casual outfit, but making it stand out a little more because of the printed skirt. It is toned down enough to make you feel casual but stylish enough to make you feel cute.
- Statement Piece
For those who do not feel very confident in their styling abilities, or just prefer more simple outfits, this might be the best way to go. Let your skirt be the focal point of your outfit with everything else drawing less attention. Although you are wearing a bright, bold print, your outfit does not have to be too loud or attention-grabbing if you do not want it to. You can keep the print more played down by wearing neutral colors like black or white to go with it and keep your accessories minimal. Let your skirt be the star of the outfit without feeling like it is too much for you.
- Maxi Skirts
If you are a fan of longer skirts, you may want to try out some African print maxi skirts. With maxi skirts, you get a more streamlined, elegant look that commands attention. Pair your skirt with a cute crop top for a summer-friendly look or a long-sleeved blouse for a more sophisticated outfit in the evening. This is just a great silhouette to experiment with in your styling.
- Play With Prints
For those who like mixing and matching their prints, here is a great opportunity. African wax prints come in a wide range of bold colors and designs, making them perfect for mixing with other types of prints you want to wear. You can wear contrasting prints in the same colors or similar prints with different, but complementary colors. You can also commit to wearing African wax prints by styling an African print skirt with one of our printed blouses as well. There is a lot that you can play with here as a fashionista, so enjoy yourself thinking about all of the possible combinations you can create using African fashion skirts.
- Classic Black & White
While you might be drawn in by the beautiful, graphic prints in African fashions, you do not normally want to wear bright colors. That is completely understandable; some of us just feel more comfortable dressing in darker, more neutral colors. In that case, you do not have to give up on wearing wax print designs. Although they are known for being colorful, many come in black and white so they are quite subtle and easy to style. Keep your look minimal in black and white for a sophisticated, classic look.
With the right styling, you can make any garment your own. Dress it up, dress it down, or wear it with the first thing that comes to mind. The choices are endless, and they are all yours. Think of it as part of the fun of wearing an African print skirt. You get to coordinate all sorts of outfits with your skirt for any occasion, so enjoy yourself. It's amazing seeing all of the cute, stylish outfits that people create using our African fashion skirts. Feel free to use any of these ideas as inspiration for wearing your wax print skirts and go from there. Start by picking out your favorite skirts from Advance Apparels and see where it takes you. Just make sure you are having a good time with it.