The African print or Ankara trend has hit the world with a bang. So many women have unique clothes or accessories made from beautiful African prints. They make almost any outfit pop! Most of these prints have such bright and bold patterns it could be a bit tricky to bring them into the corporate world but there a ways to make it work and work exquisitely well too.African Print Blazer with Solids
An African print blazer thrown on a solid coloured dress can make an excellent outfit for work. Staying away from a lot a jewellery is a must in order to prevent the outfit from looking too busy. Another way to wear a print blazer is with a solid skirt and tank top. A pencil skirt will do the trick! With this look the tank top and skirt could both be the same colour or different colours but must by all means compliment the print blazer.African Print Pencil Skirt with a Shirt
An African print pencil skirt is a must have for every woman. High waist skirts give a more retro look to the print. These skirts are best worn with a formal shirt for a more conservative look or with a chiffon blouse for a more feminine and modern look. With this look you can accessorize to as much as your office will allow.
With so many talented modern designers there days it’s very easy to get a formal dress for work made of African print. From cut to colours an African print dress can fit the corporate dress code quite nicely. Among my favourites are dresses that combine both solids and prints. With this look a more toned down coloured dress works best. More suitable colours are black, grey, brown and navy blue.