Go Bold with an African Inspired Pattern

Go Bold with an African Inspired Pattern
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 06, 2010

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For the recent BET Awards, Nia Long donned a hot Gucci number clearly inspired by African prints.

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A serious devotee of the colorful African print trend, Solange is sexy and chic in a Boxing Kitten bustier mini-dress.

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Rihanna’s fiery red hair accents her mustard flower and polka dot print skirt and blue tank.

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Zoe Saldana is fierce in this tailored bubble dress in a beautiful ikat print Giambattista Valli frock.

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Marc By Marc Jacobs, $124.06

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T-Bags, $77.25

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T Bags, $182

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Tory Burch, $425

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Kelis’ graphic circle printed dress is a keeper.

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Turn to bold accessories like knee-high gladiators, a luxe gold belt and a huge statement ring to finish off your African inspired ensemble.

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Nicole Miller, $174

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Givenchy muse, Ciara, poses backstage at the fashion’s house’s runway show in a Givenchy black and white ikat print blouse.

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By Malene Birger Gratier, $256

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Diane von Furstenberg, $562.64

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Solange kicks it front row at New York Fashion Week in a magpie of prints. Her wool Pendleton for Opening Ceremony jacket is a fresh alternative to the ubiquitous black leather jacket.

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Erykah is known for her penchant for African inspired prints. The soul singer looks hippie chic in her caftan adorned with bold jewelery.


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