As an African I love everything cultural and print (it’s in my blood) but I do not have luck with tailors maybe because I am so picky and a perfectionist or maybe because I am a self acclaimed designer and stylist *wink*. Anyways I took tailoring classes so I know what a well made dress is supposed to look like and what it isn’t supposed to look like. Over time I have had several tailors or dressmakers, don’t get me started on my tailor tales but I have honestly made and loosened a lot of clothes in the past and it’s not even funny.
Due to these “horrifcs” I put making Ankara dresses on pause until I can find a dressmaker I can trust or make them myself, but that can’t stop my love for Ankara pieces. Hence I found another way to wear them by incorporating cute Ankara pieces such as assessories into my outfits.
I wear a lot of black because I love the color but recently I have been trying new things like this Ankara tote bag from Afridite (A preorder from an upcoming African brand available soon).
I have been loving this statement Ankara piece for a while now because it is chic and spacious and goes with just about anything. This bag has been a lifesaver and has been one of my fav pieces so far. I incorporated it in my all back outfit for the extra pop and I conducted a little photo session with 3 phone cameras on a Sunday at school. Here are the photographs from my little experiment:
I am currently loving this Ankara piece and yes I carry it almost everywhere it is so easy to carry and so pretty to look at.
Pants and Off shoulder top
Afridite Ankara Tote bag (preorder)
8th son Neck piece
Loops and bracelets
Do you have a favorite Ankara piece? Do you like the Ankara print? What do you think of my outfit? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.
Hope you are having a lovely week. Remain blessed and beautiful. Love D.A♥