June 27, 2022 - Fashion & Style Tips

Summer African Fashion for Men

African menswear photoshoot models wearing African print fabric made to measure shirts

There are so many benefits of wearing Men’s African print clothing during the summer. It can help brighten your mood, as well as others around you, and lets you have fun by experimenting with colour! African wax print clothing is in keeping with the summer sun due to its colourful nature and warm vibes.

Kitenge’s original African wax print fabric, printed and sourced on the African continent, is exceptional quality and extremely comfortable to wear. Our African menswear is easy to care for as the garments can be machine-washed, have excellent colourfastness and the fabric becomes softer after each wash. The 100% cotton breathable fabric will keep you nice and cool in hot weather for additional comfort.

The bold and vibrant clothing is also incredibly versatile, as it can easily be worn to many different occasions (both casual and formal). You are likely to wear the garments more often and you will probably receive lots of compliments too!

Wearing African print clothing can help you to reveal a whole new element of individual style, bring out your unique personality and help you to stand out from the crowd! This is one of the reasons why our African menswear is perfect to wear at music festivals.


Kitenge customers wearing their African fabric shirts at Victorious Festival UK


Happy Kitenge customers wearing their African print shirts at Victorious Music Festival in the UK

Each Kitenge garment is lovingly handmade by our talented tailors in Tanzania, East Africa, which helps to improve their livelihoods and supports their fine craftsmanship. Continue reading to discover our top African menswear styling tips!

Summer African Style Ideas for 2022

Kitenge’s menswear can be styled in many different ways and summer is the perfect time to have fun and experiment with it! Discover some great styling ideas, which shows how simple it can be to fuse your existing wardrobe with African print clothing. 

1) Wear African Print Shirts with Jeans

African print shirts look great with black or blue jeans. For a casual look, light blue coloured jeans are best and for a smarter look opt for dark blue or black jeans instead. The type of shoes you wear can also help to transition your outfit from daytime to evening wear. Trainers go well for casual occasions and smart shoes look best for formal events.


Kitenge customers modelling their Kitenge African menswear shirts at One Love Festival


Kitenge customers wearing their African print shirts with different coloured jeans

2) Pair Your African Print Trousers (or Shorts) with a T-Shirt

For a casual look, our men’s custom-made African print trousers and shorts can easily be worn with a plain coloured t-shirt to match the colours in the print. Plain white and black t-shirts go well with any colour so are the easiest option. This same style idea also works with plain coloured hoodies or jumpers when summer evenings are cooler.


Men's African print trousers and plain white t-shirt outfit model wearing Tanzania


A model in Tanzania wearing Kitenge’s African print trousers with a plain white t-shirt 

3) African Suit & Tie Combination

Kitenge’s men’s colourful shirts also work well when worn with a smart black suit with a plain coloured necktie or bow tie to match the colours in the print. This is a great look for black tie events and also the office if you want to appear to be friendly, approachable and confident. Find out more about what the colour of your shirt says about you.


Kitenge customer wearing their african print shirt to black tie charity fundraising ball at The Dorchester hotel in London UK


A Kitenge customer wearing his Green Floral Long Sleeve Shirt with a black bow tie to a charity fundraising ball at The Dorchester Hotel in London, UK

Some of the latest fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2022 can easily be created with men’s African styles:

1) Wear A Plain Coloured Vest with Your African Menswear

Vests have made a surprising come back for spring/summer. You can easily wear a plain coloured vest underneath a short sleeve shirt or with a pair of shorts or trousers to keep you extra cool in the warm weather.


African menswear model wearing green African print shorts on the beach in Tanzania


A Kitenge model wearing a plain white vest top with African print shorts

2) Go Bolder with an African Print Matching 2 Piece

For a really bold look why not wear a matching short sleeve shirt and trousers or shorts together? This will certainly help you to stand out in a crowd! All in one matching combinations (known as co-ord) have been popular for a number of years and continues to be on trend this summer.

Our online made to measure shirts, trousers and shorts are great for this particular style idea as you can choose your preferred ankara fabric print. The outfit will also fit you perfectly so will look sharper, as it will flatter your unique body shape.


 Men's red yellow African print short sleeved shirt and matching shorts kitenge customer wearing at womad festival uk  


Kitenge customers rocking matching 2 piece sets at music festivals in previous years

3) Autumnal Hues

The spring/summer colours are rustic: bronze, maroon, copper and burgundy, which have an autumnal feel and will transition you into the coming season. Here are a few examples of Kitenge made to measure shirts in these particular colour tones modelled by a customer in Switzerland.


 Kitenge made to measure custom made shirt customer from Switzerland wearing his new maroon flower short sleeve African print shirt  Kitenge made to measure custom made shirt customer from Switzerland wearing his new brown floral long sleeve African print shirt


For more great styling tips for men read our blog: https://kitengestore.com/styling-african-menswear-kitenges-style-tips/.

African Menswear for Every Occasion

As we’ve already mentioned, men’s African print clothing is extremely versatile with the character and liveliness to match warm weather and high spirits! There are lots of places where African styles are perfect for during the summer months and beyond. Find out how to style your African wax print clothing accordingly.

Outdoor Social Event

Large outdoor events, such as the Glastonbury music festival in the UK, have made a popular return this summer. Spending more time outdoors is good for our overall well-being as well as being able to spend more quality time with friends and family.

People will make the most of summer by being outdoors enjoying BBQ’s at home, picnics at the park, long walks in the countryside, and pub garden drinks with loved ones. A great time can be had while wearing stunning African print fabric styles.

Office Workday

Some people may have returned to the office even for a couple of days a week. If you have already returned back to the office why not brighten up each working day with colourful shirts such as our Green Floral Long Sleeve Shirt. Did you know that green is one of the best shirt colours to wear to the office as it is associated with safety and money?


Men's green floral custom-made African print long sleeve shirt model wearing sat down working on laptop side view


Kitenge Men’s Custom-Made Green Floral Long Sleeve Shirt

Men’s colourful short sleeve shirts could help to boost your mood when you’re able to return back to the office and will help put a smile on your colleagues’ faces! You could also wear a vibrant shirt for your next work video call if you’re working from home.


Men's red/yellow peacock custom-made African print short sleeve shirt model wearing front view


Kitenge Men’s Custom-Made Red/Yellow Short Sleeve Shirt

Don’t forget to take advantage of our fantastic special offer. When you purchase your first made to measure shirt you can get another one for FREE (use code MTMFIRST)!

Dinner Date

Red shirts are best for date nights, now that restaurants have begun to re-open, as the colour is strongly associated with romance and passion. The colour also helps to get people’s attention, which is great if you’re trying to make a good impression! Kitenge’s Red Floral Long Sleeve Shirt will certainly make you look the part, as well as helping to show off your unique personality.


Men's red/blue floral custom-made African print long sleeve shirt model wearing front view


Kitenge Men’s Custom-Made Red Floral Long Sleeve Shirt

Walk in the Sun

Kitenge’s Yellow/Brown African Print Trousers are very comfortable to walk in for short or long periods of time so if you have decided to go for some daily exercise or to walk the dog even then these ankara pants are a great choice. The 100% cotton fabric will keep you nice and cool in warm weather. Wear with a plain coloured t-shirt and trainers and add a hoodie when the temperature starts to drop in the evening.


Men's brown/yellow African print trousers model wearing front view


Kitenge Yellow/Brown African Print Trousers can be custom-made for the perfect length!

Browse Kitenge’s Summery African Print Styles for Men

Is your wardrobe ready for summer, as you’re likely to be spending more time outdoors? Did you see an outfit above that you would love to wear yourself to help get you noticed?

While you’re here why not explore Kitenge’s range of African print garments perfect for the summer season: https://kitengestore.com/product-category/made-to-measure-african-menswear/.

If you don’t have any outdoor events to look forward to this year then you could treat yourself to something unique and special in our summer sale to cheer yourself up! Or get 20% off our ready-to-wear shirts (use code: RTWSHIRTS20).

For even more inspiration and styling tips explore our blog: https://kitengestore.com/6-places-wear-made-measure-shirt/. You might also like to explore our blog about Summer African Print Style Ideas for Females.


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