Blogger Collab: Ankara African Print Outfit

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See how these two West African fashion bloggers effortlessly style ankara African print outfits. Featuring the latest African styles. Click to see the rest of their look. African fashion, Ankara, kitenge, Kente, African prints, Senegal fashion, Kenya fashion, Nigerian fashion, Ghanaian fashion

Growing up in Nigeria exposed gave me a deeper appreciation of the uniqueness of African prints. The style, colors, and patterns are endless. You’ll also find that many of these patterns hold cultural significance from they area they originated from. Some African print fabrics include ankara, kitenge, and kente. For this blogger collaboration, I teamed up with Yvonne to style an ankara African print outfit.

See how these two West African fashion bloggers effortlessly style ankara African print outfits. Featuring the latest African styles. Click to see the second outfit.

For more than 6 months in the year, I am stuck wearing layers of thick fall/winter pieces in Alaska. Come summer, I dust off my favorite summer styles and put them on heavy rotation. I noticed that my friend, Kim Dave, had this vibrant ankara African print pinafore dress on her store. Everything about this ankara dress spoke to me, so I bought it. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve gotten stopped by strangers asking about how too can get this lovely ankara dress.

See how these two West African fashion bloggers effortlessly style ankara African print outfits. Featuring the latest African styles. Click to see the second outfit.

I’ve been a big fan of Yvonne’s style for years. Yvonne is the fashion blogger and creative mind behind the blog, Hello Yvonne. Although based out of Texas, she has strong Africa ties to Nigeria (yes!) and Cameroon. I seriously can’t get over her amazing shoe and ankara African print collection. Her tailor seriously sews the best traditional African styles. Not only does she have impeccable style, she is also a nurse practitioner! 

See how these two West African fashion bloggers effortlessly style ankara African print outfit. Featuring the latest African styles. Click to see the second outfit.

See how these two West African fashion bloggers effortlessly style ankara African print outfits. Featuring the latest African styles. Click to see the second outfit.

 

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See how these two West African fashion bloggers effortlessly style ankara African print outfits. Featuring the latest African styles. Click to see the second outfit.

For my look, I chose my ankara pinafore dress with a simple black fitted t-shirt and a pair of black opaque tights. The back of my ankara dress comes with a piece of fabric. The fabric can be knotted into a bow for aesthetics and to tighten the fit of the dress. I finished up my look with a pair of classic leather pumps (on sale), a matching beaded crossbody bag, and a set of iridescent jewelry.

See how these two West African fashion bloggers effortlessly style ankara African print outfits. Featuring the latest African styles. Click to see the second outfit.

Yvonne wore a chic flare ankara African print skirt paired with a white button-up shirt. She complimented her look with a set of beautiful red stilettos and structured crossbody purse. This girl has mastered the art of infusing traditional African clothes with mainstream pieces. See how she married both concepts in this ankara top look. Want to see the rest of her outfit? Head over to her blog, Hello Yvonne for more. You can also find her on Instagram and Facebook.

See how these two West African fashion bloggers effortlessly style ankara African print outfits. Featuring the latest African styles. Click to see the second outfit.

 

See how these two West African fashion bloggers effortlessly style ankara African print outfits. Featuring the latest African styles. Click to see the second outfit.

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I am wearing:

Kim Dave ankara dress

Black fitted t-shirt

Asos opaque tights

Classic black pumps (similar)

Hsn crossbody bag (similar)

Yvonne is wearing:

Express button up shirt (similar)

Custom-made ankara skirt (similar)

Jessica Simpson heels (similar)

Melie Bianco crossbody bag (similar)


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20 Comments

  1. REBECCA
    September 27, 2016 / 6:41 am

    WOW!!! ISN’T SHE LOVELY!” ISN’T SHE MARVELLOUS

    • Louisa
      Author
      September 28, 2016 / 8:39 pm

      Aww, thanks Rebecca!

  2. Mariama Rebecca
    September 8, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    Love these looks. Beautiful prints and beautiful babes

    • Louisa
      Author
      September 8, 2016 / 8:29 pm

      Thank you Mariama!

  3. August 24, 2016 / 9:05 am

    WOW: What gorgeous ankara prints!! My eyeballs had a feast looking at the colors and you two ladies slayed the style game. Beautiful! 😀 xx

    Shanaz | Fashionista NOW

    • Louisa
      Author
      August 26, 2016 / 1:18 pm

      Aww thanks so much Shanaz! Truly kind of you to say 🙂

  4. August 17, 2016 / 9:55 am

    I aboslutely loooove this collab..yall rocking the African Prints. Love your dress louisa and Yvonnes print skirt is just as gorgeous. Lovely styling ladies

    http://www.stilettosandpearls.com

    • Louisa
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 6:48 pm

      Thanks boo ?

  5. August 17, 2016 / 7:59 am

    wow ! This is so inspirational and cute!! ADORE this post!
    xx, gracie
    snappedbygracie.com

    • Louisa
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 6:51 pm

      Thanks Gracie!

  6. Jennifer Hamra
    August 16, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Beautiful outfits, ladies! I love the Ankara African prints. My friend is from near Nigeria and she always had the most beautiful African prints when we were in college. I love how Yvonne paired red high heels with the ankara print skirt. And the dress goes really well with the black opaque tights. Hope to find you on Instagram!

    • Louisa
      Author
      August 16, 2016 / 11:18 pm

      Thank you Jennifer! So sweet of you. Do say hello on Instagram 🙂

  7. August 16, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    Cute outfits! I especially like the green skirt! The form of it is great!

    • Louisa
      Author
      August 16, 2016 / 11:18 pm

      Thanks Abby. Yvonne’s skirt is amazing!

  8. Christin
    August 16, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    I have been in love with this print. Just made my first purchase of a dress with the print. Loved your post.

    • Louisa
      Author
      August 16, 2016 / 11:19 pm

      Thank you Christin! I’m sure you’ll love your print dress.

  9. August 16, 2016 / 11:30 am

    Hi there! I grew up in Niger (my parents are missionaries) and I am drawn to African print fabric like a moth to a flame. It is SO beautiful. One of my favorite things is the marrying of African wax print with a modern day style…I’m not very stylish, but it gets me every time! Thanks so much for sharing this!

    • Louisa
      Author
      August 16, 2016 / 11:37 pm

      Hello Suzanne, thank you for the sweet comment. I definitely love the “marrying of African wax print with modern styles” because it makes it easier to rock gorgeous African prints on a daily. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  10. August 16, 2016 / 4:29 am

    Beautiful style and clothes! Love this!

    • Louisa
      Author
      August 16, 2016 / 11:22 pm

      Thanks Jehava!

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