Hi Dolls! It’s summer time in most part of the world and I would have loved to whip out my favorite Ankara summer pieces. unfortunately, the rain has refused to stop in Lagos but I am patient and planning while we wait.
When you think of summer style, the free, light, short and colorful pieces come to mind. One fabric I can always count on to be colorful is Ankara. I try to make as much styles as I can with it because what style and you not make with Ankara these days though? Ankara summer dresses are definitely a hit this year if the pictures I’ve been seeing online are anything to go by.
Talking about Ankara summer dresses, I am really hyped about this smocked split dress. It is called the ELLA SPLIT by AlexAiro Clothing, a Nigerian clothing brand. This is one piece I would be wearing over and over again as soon as the sun comes out to play! I got it as a gift from them and it’s so fun, flirty & cute. I fell right in love with it. The length is pretty decent and it is cut in a way that isn’t embarrassing when the wind decides to have a little fun with you!
While picking summer dresses, we should remember to support our own African brands as well. I’ve worked with quite a few Nigerian clothing brands and their work is amazing. Remember this beautiful off-shoulder dress (https://kamdora.com/2018/04/26/style-with-the-average-nigerian-girl-shifting-with-ankara/)? It was also made by AlexAiro Clothing and the fabric as well as the print is top-notch. I feel the same way about this split dress. I have styled it so many times in my head and this is just one of them.
For this look, I picked a pair of denim shorts to wear underneath the dress. Flat silver shoes, black hat and a raffia bucket bag. Perfect for summer days when you want to keep it casual and street style chic.
Dress- AlexAiro Clothing// Shorts/Shoes/Bag- ThriftstoreNG// Sunglasses- Acierto// Hat- Ikeja Under Bridge// Photos- Manvibess (Instagram)
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Thrift Queen, Ankara Lover & Street Style Ambassador, Garri Addict. I am a bundle of happy energy. In the midst of surviving in the crazy city of Lagos, Nigeria, I indulge in my style through fashion writing & being the star girl of affordable fashion.