Summer time fashion- 21 ways to wear the Ankara print skirt

The weather is finally getting warm and you’re starting to feel perky enough to want to try out wearing some colours. If you’re after something unique, vibrant and ‘colourful’, why not go for an Ankara print skirt?

Far from being the sole preserve of black women over 40 or the dowdy African housewife, Ankara prints now come in various innovative designs and even women black and white in the west have gotten in on the act with celebs from Beyoncé to Rihanna all having been photographed in the popular trend.

They’re also becoming more popular thanks to their versatility as they can be paired with literally anything from a halter neck, crop top, formal shirt even to a leather jacket. This season, the high waist pencil skirt seems to be the favourite with hems just skimming below the knee, while the flirty and maxi Ankara skirt come a close second.

If you’re wary about finding the right seamstress to fit you for a bespoke piece, there are a number of online stores like Melangemode and etsy that have popped up over the years who stock everything from African print skirts, to shoes and accessories, and most deliver straight to your door too making the whole process hassle free.

If you’re after style inspiration, there a number of Instagram accounts you should be following who feature women wearing all kinds of amazing and creative African print designs like everydayafricanprints, africanprintdesigns and fashionghanarocks.

We’ve scouted some of this season’s must have designs below.

Click on the gallery to see more images.

Photo credit: Instagram

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