The last time I did an Ankara look book, a lot of you were really excited about it. Since the sun is still shining and I can still show a little bit of skin, I thought to do another Ankara print look book.
For today’s look, I styled the ankara of the day in two ways to make the look more relatable to all. What I mean by this is that I have made provision for you to choose your choice. If you like skirts, go with the skirt option and if you are a denim kind of person, go with the denim option. Basically you can wear this look to anywhere from church to sunday brunch. Very generous rights? Lol.
For me, if I was going to church I would go with the skirt option and if I was going to brunch, I would do with the denim option. What would you do ?
Now let’s check it out in full…….
For the benefit of those of you who do not know about the Ankara. It is an African print. Back in the day, they were only worn by older people and they were also common among traders and market woman.
Ankara this days is taking the fashion scene by surprise. A lot of fashion designers in Africa and in the western world are gradually gravitation towards the Ankara print and are making many different styles with it. A designer like Stella Jean has used the Ankara so many times and stars like Rihanna and Beyonce has been seen wearing the Ankara.
The Icing on the cake about the Ankara for me was when I saw the Editor in Chief of Vogue Anna Wintour spot the Ankara Would you believe that? So Ankara is that good, go on a jump on the Ankara Wagon.
I must say that Ankara comes in different shades from very warm to cool shades so there is something for everyone.
Let’s have a close look at the details of my customised blouse…….
Some arm candy !
Layering accessories on your wrist is so fun. I have one chunky bracelet, a “sugar cane” style bracelet and another one with so many animal charms.
This off the shoulder Ankara blouse was custom made for me. The blouse was shredded for fun factor. That is another thing about the Ankara print. You can custom make them to anything you fancy from skirts to blouses to trench coats as seen.
Another fun factor about the Ankara is that many party lovers wear them in unison or in accord. This is what we call aso ebi in my language. I am a westerner. I am Yoruba. I was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria.
Aso ebi is a type of uniform that is worn in unison for a particular occasion. It could be worn by the friends of the bride, for naming ceremonies and also for any occasions where people want to wear uniform or aso ebi.
Aso ebi is common among Westerners from Nigeria but Africans do it all over the world.
What do you think about the Ankara look book ? Do you like it or it’s not just for you ? Please let me know in the comments below.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Wishing you a happy new month filled with God’s goodness and love.
Much Love, Mojisola.
I was wearing Ankara(custom made for me ) // Zara heels // J brand denim // River Island maxi skirt // Micaheal Kors Andorra Sunglasses // DKNY purse // Bracelet (my 18karat pieces I have had forever ) .