Tag: Ankara Style

Ankara Flare Trousers Outfit

  I’ve been waiting to wear this pair of ankara flare trousers since i tried them on. After receiving them from the seamstress who also made this long ankara jacket, i thought of the one to wear first and eventually wore that jacket first. Looking at the length of that one and the length of the jacket in this ankara flare trousers outfit, i’m beginning to see that one as midi not long.  I wore this ankara flare trousers outfit to church yesterday and had plans to restyle the flare trousers for the Tracenaija afrobeat show that took place in Wuse, Abuja yesterday …

Long Ankara Jacket Outfit

  If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen my posts lamenting about my lack of latest Ankara styles this 2016. I finally started adding ankara styles to my wardrobe again now that they’re readily available to me. First is this long ankara jacket outfit. Initially, i wanted a midi sleeveless ankara jacket that looked just like this long ankara sleeveless jacket. The seamstress showed me a photo that looked like an Indian style so i went for elbow length sleeves instead of sleeveless.   I’m pretty sure if you search “ankara styles in vogue 2016” (the commonest …

African Luxury Fashion: Handmade Accessories

  African fashion has come a long way in recent years and African luxury handmade accessories weren’t left out. There has been a rise in the number of African designers with a lot of them paying attention to accessories or incorporating African luxury handmade accessories into their already established brands.   In the past, Africans living in diaspora had to rely on family back home to send them African fashion items or wait till their next visit to pick up their favorite ‘made in Africa’ products. Thanks to technology and growth, African fashion items have become available not just to …

Ankara Full Maxi Skirt

 Happy Sunday lovelies! I’m no stranger to the Ankara full maxi skirt or African print outfits in general. If you’ve been following me long enough, you would remember my Ankara outfits. I’ve been obsessed with these long Ankara full skirt styles so i decided to try one myself. Technically, this skirt is a dress but since i didn’t have the skirt but i had an old dress i wasn’t wearing which had same waist style, i cut it from the waist and converted it to a skirt by myself. Hope i did a good job. I love that this type …

Retro Ankara Skirt And Turban Outfit

 I can never get tired of African prints and retro ankara styles, you already know that! So, I’ve had this Ankara skirt for 3 years and never really figured out how to wear it because the tailor made a mistake in the style.  As my style keeps evolving, I’ve come to realize that there’s really no mistake with fashion pieces and styling, there’s always a way to salvage something depending on how creative one is. With a lot of trials, I settled for this retro style, hope you like it.. You can shop similar African prints online on: Etsy || …

Vlisco Inspired Modern African Print Styles To Try

 You already know how much i love African prints. Remember 3 months ago I posted Vlisco’s Splendeur collection, the Dutch wax brand has just recently released their first 2015 collection – Think.  Just like their previous African print styles, they didn’t disappoint! This post is about Vlisco inspired modern African print styles to try this 2015!  I love this particular collection because of all the gorgeous layers, African prints never looked better layered. If the jackets were lined with wool or other winter materials, they would have been the perfect winter luxe for me….. Regardless, you can totally rock them any season. …

African Fashion: Ankara Style Outfits (Traditional Service) Sunday 2014

Happy Sunday Lovelies, how was your weekend? Mine was a dull busy one filled with lots of school work and less resting time. Today’s service was “Traditional service” where people from different African countries displayed their native attires, food, dance and drama. This is one of those Sundays in the year that people enjoy because they get to show off their tradition in dramas, food and African fashion without looking out of place, check out photos from last year’s traditional service. I was late *covers face* but i took some photos of some of the activities i met including some …

African Prints Inspiration: Vlisco Splendeur Collection

 Where are my fellow African prints lovers? Here’s some saturday delight! I’ve always been a fan of Vlisco – Dutch wax brand that manufactures products targeted at West African consumers.  I used to take/save photos of their spreads in vanguard Allure so i can recreate the styles later for my African print wears especially their dresses while dreaming of walking one of their shows in Lagos when i was working as a model in Lagos (that never happened btw). Besides their beautiful and unique African prints, i love the level of creativity added to each of their modern Aprican print styles. …

African Prints Inspiration: Bold Bright And Beautiful Prints By Cameroonian Designer Fatima Camara

 Who doesn’t love a bold and beautiful prints ensemble? Cameroonian designer Fatima Camara certainly does. I love African prints a lot not just because i’m African but because of how colorful and beautiful they are. If you’ve ever attended an African traditional event or follow the Ankara styles/African prints obsession online, you would understand better. Many designers have incorporated African prints into their collections one way or the other and many fashion lovers have brightened their wardrobes with these gorgeous prints also, I’m not left out as you can see from my previous African prints posts. You would be amazed …

Karazin University’s African Cultural Day 2013

Hello lovelies, how was your week? Mine practically flew!  I attended Karazin university’s African cultural day 2013 yesterday, my first time there since the 3yrs i’ve been here. I put this outfit together less than an hour to the event just as i got home from school, i wanted just a touch of ankara because i felt it was a school activity so i don’t need to wear one my complete 6 yards ankara outfits, i was searching for what to wear, Queeneth happened to have this ankara short that was too small for her and voila! it became mine …