Admittedly adire can be a difficult print to pull off. So when we see our BellaStylistas incorporating these bright and colorful pieces into their everyday lives we are duly impressed!

The trend is making a strong statement in fashion right now and, the rich prints and colours definitely lend itself to unexpected, youthful pieces.

Additionally, adire is more unique but every bit as ‘African’ as ankara (yes we know Dutch wax is not in fact of African origin, but it’s an indelible part of the continent visual signature!) and is a bit more intriguing than your typical print.

Check out a stylish assortment of outfits from stars such as Seyi Shay and Chimamanda Adichie, fashion stalwarts such as Latasha Ngwube and Eku Edewor. From classic dresses to unorthodox print pairings for the sartorially adventurous, there’s something for everyone.

Seyi Shay‘s adire  maxi dress feels fresh and effortless when styled with an armband and long raven locks.

Go for gold with a matching adire blouse and pants set. Follow Lala Akindoju‘s lead and break up a head-to-toe print look with a statement waist belt.

Opt for a one and done piece like Latasha Ngwube‘s batwing mini dress from Amede. You can go the traditional route and style it with coral beads, or go for a different vibe with statement earrings and an up-do.

Style an adire co-ord set with an unexpected accessory like author extraordinaire Chimamanda Adichie‘s furry clutch.

Who says you can’t mix and match your adire prints? If there’s one thing we know about Eku Edewor is that she doesn’t shy away from unexpected looks! Style yours with sneakers for a different vibe.

We’d be as happy as clams too if we were wearing this Fashpa two piece like Stephanie Coker Aderinokun.

Give your adire more personality with unexpected styling elements like Lala’s fringe earrings.