Ankara Styles #94: Ankara For Work!

Ankara Styles #94: Ankara For Work!
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Look 1: Monica Awe-Etuk (@awedbymoni) is sophisticated in an ankara print wrap jacket paired with a black pencil skirt.

It’s Friday again! The perfect day to wear Ankara for work.

You’d agree with me that almost every Nigerian lady worth her salt has an Ankara outfit in the wardrobe. Gone are the days when Ankara was only used for bou-bou‘s or buba and wrapper.

Ankara is now considered a chic and exotic fabric which can be used to make different items of clothing; Designers have revamped our unique print into beautiful, flirty chic dresses, cute shorts, jackets, shoes, bags, clutch purses, and even stylish accessories!

Most of them are used to make conventional and classic styles for both the male and female gender. Even the international fashion scene have infused the use of Ankara print into their fashion collections, further driving home the fact that the Ankara Fabric is one of the most versatile prints in the world.

Another great thing about the Ankara print is that it can be combined with various print textures such as chiffon, taffeta, silk, satin, lace, cotton, suede etc. to make exquisite fashion statements

On Fridays in this part of the world, less formal dressing to work can be expected. From denim and branded t-shirts to national dress, we tend to ditch the suit and tie on the last official banking day of the week.

Ankara is commonly the preferred option for most of us on Fridays, and these days it’s used to sew more formal-looking styles that can pass in the office! Check out these awesome ways to wear your Ankara print at your job…

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Look 2: Chrissy Akomea (@justmissedtherunway) is a stunner in her ankara high-waist pencil skirt with pleated hem! Perfect for any corporate office.
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Look 3: Print on Print! A long-sleeved ankara shirt meets a high-waist ankara skirt, and the result is vibrant, chic and still okay for work. The similar colours in both fabrics make it easy to pair.
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Look 4: In another variation, Chrissy tucks in a formal striped shirt into a gathered ankara skirt.
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Look 5: An ankara wrap dress looks The Business when it’s of a perfect length and has a collar.
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Look 6: Scheena Donia (@scheenadonia) scores high on the fashion stakes in this @eliekuame outfit! The belted ankara cape jacket and matching pencil skirt will look great on any top business executive.
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Look 7: Maame (@maame__kyerewah) looks gorgeous in her ankara sleeveless jacket and gathered skirt! She keeps it formal with a white long-sleeved shirt and covered pumps.
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Look 8: Dashiki print has never looked so good! Atinuke Badmus is creative with her top and trouser set by adding a white long-sleeved shirt with a collar. This instantly takes this otherwise casual outfit from Play to Work!
Look 1: @mattieologie rocked her ankara jacket well with her fitted denim pants
Look 9: Most offices allow jeans on Fridays, and Mattie James (@mattieologie) shows us how to up the ante by pairing hers with a structured ankara jacket. Stay away from over-embellished or distressed denim to work this look.

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Nesiama Rephael
Fashion lover. Drama queen. Straight up weirdo.

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