Friday, 2 October 2015

A touch of African

Hello Digs and Skims. I hope you enjoyed your day off work yesterday? I bet you did.

It’s Friday (goodnews!!) and surely, Fridays are liberal dressing days; perfect days to show off a little culture. Asides going all full blown cultural, you can throw on light Ankara inspired pieces that add a touch of African to your ensemble. Let''s see how some of our skimmy fashionistas have done this:

Ankara inspired headwrap

Ankara inspired Shoes/Bag

Ankara inspired Ipele

I saw this on Ezinne of Zinkata and I thought it was cool. Just throwing a light Ankara fabric over your shoulders just like it’s done with Aso-okes is another fab way to add your touch of African.

Ankara inspired Belt

Ankara details on clothing

The detail on the denim here....

Ankara inspired neckpieces, bangles, bows, pocket squares

You may also try this with your Ankara fabrics- neck wrap

Tie a little Ankara fabric around your bag handle or strap.
Just like this...

Adding a touch of African to a modern outfit just shows how fashion-forward you are. I mean, you put on your lovely jumpsuit, heels and you finish off with an Ankara bag or purse. Or you wear your shift dress, brogues and add an Ankara headwrap for a perfect finish.

For work, all you need are probably Ankara bags, earrings, belts, neckpieces or bows etc... (explore as many as you're permitted to).

Note: the word 'Ankara' was used as a general term to describe similar fabrics as well.

So guys which of these are you willing to try out or what other ways do you add a touch of African to your outfits? Kindly share…

by Ogunrinde Olayemi

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