Matching Ankara Prints

Growing up, I barely ever saw women match different shades of Ankara. Personally, I always thought one had to wear an overly colored print should always be worn with a plain outfit to “tone down” the patterns on the Ankara. Y’all, how could I?? Not to say that it isn’t the right way of wearing Ankara (hey! I just wore…
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Dashiki Pride

Dashiki has a very symbolic representation of the West African culture as it is commonly worn in this region. As a West African chic, it is only fair to represent! Today, I decided to style this outfit for work with an Ankara bow brooch that gives me that smart look. Both the Dashiki skirt and Ankara Brooch are from www.prideofankara.com.…
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A Blend of Two Cultures

If you are the least interested in Fashion nowadays, it is still very hard to ignore the fact that African prints have definitely influenced the Western style. In my humble opinion, this is a great idea which gives so much opportunity for the world to experience the African culture through fashion. Today, I decided to style my Ankara blouse with…
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Ankara State of Mind

For those of you who don’t know, I am African (West African to be specific) and I bleed African. I relocated to America about 12 years ago as a teenager who [unfortunately] didn’t know much about my culture. Ironically, I learnt to appreciate the African culture soo much in America for several reason – I missed Africa and that was the…
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