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Top 5 African Inspired Summer Trends

What should you be rocking this summer? Here is our 5 African-Inspired summer trend choices from the recently completed South Africa Fashion Week Summer 2011 Show.

COLOR- Color is a necessity during the summer. Energize, excite and uplift your wardrobe with a dash of color like the one here from Amanda Laird Cherry’s SA Fashion Week Summer Collection.

OFF SHOULDER TOPS & DRESSES– This is one trend we are seeing everywhere. “Maintain the sexy” in off the shoulder tops and dresses, like the one below from Diamond Face Couture at SA Fashion Week Summer 2011. Perfectly tasteful, fun and flirty.

FLUID DRESSES- Fluid dresses that move ever so silently yet wickedly are always in style. For the summer, a dress like the one below from Lunar’s SA Fashion Week Summer Collection is sure to turn heads.

PRINT DRESSES– Ankara prints have become so synonymous with Africa. We love the Ankara but encourage you to try other prints this summer. How about prints like the Seis Isabelle print dress below from SA Fashion Week Summer 2011?

COLORFUL HANDBAGS-The code word for the summer, “color!” For your accessories, especially handbags, try a burst of color like the one below from Urban Goddess at the 2011 SA Fashion Week Summer Collection. It is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and most of all, look great on you!

-Photo courtesy Simon Deiner/SDR Photo

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