Menswear-Inspired: Dashiki Agbada

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Check out how this Nigerian fashion blogger effortlessly styles a three-piece menswwear-inspired dashiki agbada.

Happy weekend friends!!

Check out how this Nigerian fashion blogger effortlessly styles a three-piece menswwear-inspired dashiki agbada.

Check out how this Nigerian fashion blogger effortlessly styles a three-piece menswwear-inspired dashiki agbada.
This ShoeDazzle lace-up open-toe sandals is everything and then some! This heels is too cute!
Check out how this Nigerian fashion blogger effortlessly styles a three-piece menswwear-inspired dashiki agbada.
Check out how this Nigerian fashion blogger effortlessly styles a three-piece menswwear-inspired dashiki agbada.
Check out how this Nigerian fashion blogger effortlessly styles a three-piece menswwear-inspired dashiki agbada.


Check out how this Nigerian fashion blogger effortlessly styles a three-piece menswwear-inspired dashiki agbada.

Last year, I spotted a lot of girls rocking this men’s inspired dashiki agbada. I knew I needed one. So I picked up the phone and called my fashion designer sister in Nigeria. I thank God that I have many siblings. I’m a pharmacist but when I a need a second opinion, there’s a doctor in my family; if I need financial advice there’s two of em, or legal advice, I know who to call. You get the gist.
 
So I called Grace, the talent behindHOKto hook me up. She did. But by the time I received my package (mehn Alaska is just too far….. and cold), winter was already here. The stars aligned andI won a trip to Paris. Want to know who came along with me? Yes you guessed right! This 3-piece dashiki agbada… oh andmy twin sister.

For those not familiar with this piece of art, agbada is a four-piece male attire worn typically in West Africa and consists of a loose, free-flowing outer robe, a long sleeve shirt, a pair of trousers (a.k.a sokoto), and a hat. So here I was in Paris strutting it, like a peacock, in an agbada. I felt more comfortable with just the shirt and trouser but what is fashion without risks? I opted for bright nail color, earrings and shoes to complete the look.

Hope you love this Nigerian, male traditional wear transformed into a piece for women? You can check out my other African/traditional looksBuba & Iro, Ankara Dress, andAshoke Dress. As always, thank you so much for stopping by and I’ll be in touch with you soon.

 

Dashiki Agbada || SimilarSimilar |
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Photos by Anastasiya Sanchez Photography

 


8 Comments

    • January 27, 2016 / 7:26 pm

      Thanks Rachel!

  1. demondi mian
    January 18, 2016 / 1:44 am

    really cute on you!!

    • January 27, 2016 / 7:26 pm

      Thank you Demondi 🙂

  2. January 16, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    Omg those shoes girl! So amazing!

    • January 17, 2016 / 4:15 am

      Aww thanks darling

  3. Anonymous
    January 16, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    You rocked it well. Especially loving the strappy heels. Killer!!!!

    • January 17, 2016 / 4:15 am

      Thank you 🙂

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