HOW TO ROCK ANKARA 1: ACCESSORIES

ankara headwrap, how to rock ankara, pink trousers
ankara headwrap, how to rock ankara, pink trousers
ankara headwrap, how to rock ankara, pink trousers
heels, sandals, ankle strap
ankara headwrap, how to rock ankara, pink trousers
ankara headwrap, how to rock ankara, pink trousers
ankara headwrap, how to rock ankara, pink trousers
Photography by me

Hey beautiful people, how was your weekend?
Today I'm stocked to be collaborating with my Chidinma of Simplyuneeke. Seeing that we were both of Nigerian decent, we thought we would show you guys two ways of rocking the ankara trend. In the past few years, you would have noticed an appreciation of the ankara African material which is popular among many Nigerians in traditional events like weddings and ceremonies. But today, it can be easily styled and taken to modern day activities hence the purpose of this collaboration.

I was initially going for a bow-tie accessory but that didn't work out so I decided to go simple with a head-wrap. I just paired my favourite pink trousers (styled here and here) with a basic tank top and then a head-wrap to spice things up. On a casual day I'd rock this look with some flats but for blog purposes I opted for my blue chunky heels last featured here. This outfit is both modern, traditional and formal don't you think?
For more inspiration check out how to rock a head-wrap and also how to tie a head-wrap.

Pants: Vintage || Shoes: Stradivarius || Headwrap, Tank Top: Thailand  
What are you waiting for? Head over to Chidinma's blog to see her outfit!


25 comments:

  1. this is lovely
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  2. Am drooling over the background
    Y'all are so lucky
    Beautiful pictures

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  3. Omg the background is so gorgeous and it really brings out the pink of your pants and btw I love the head wrap.
    www.mstomie.blogspot.com

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  4. How cool! And that's the perfect background for this outfit!
    Chidinma's look is pretty great too!

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  5. I love how you took the pictures! Creative!!

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  6. Awesome and two beautiful ladies. Loving the effortless lovely outfits. :)

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  7. aw that's cool! i love your look though, the pink trousers and all. always so chic and edgy!

    xo, Carla
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  8. I love it doll u look so confident and beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing this with us hun.
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  9. Love the background. It's amazing. Makes the outfit pop.
    Love your pants, I'm sure I've told you a gazillion times .
    Need to get myself a tripod stand but all the ones I've been seeing look to big. Sigh
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  10. Love the pictures ! it really gives energy you are so fierce!

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  11. Great pictures! I love your pants, nice look! :D x

    http://machachu.blogspot.com

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  12. The background gave the outfit so much life! Lovely photographs. I could rock this kinda outfit to an occasion. Looks really nice.

    evitaspeaks.blogspot.com

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  13. Thank you all
    @Iyesogie well girl tripods are quite big though

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  14. The background is amazing . love the way you have worn the ankara as a head wrap. You look amazing.
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  15. For the love of Ankara,
    beautiful post...
    the Ankara as a belt is really unique, i once had a scarf as a belt...really cool with a bow - tie thing going on
    xoxo

    www.wanjiruwangethe.me.ke

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  16. loving the yellow background. loving the color popping going on.

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  17. I don't think I can ever wear an ankara as well as you have! I love the mix of tradition and modern in this piece! You look stunning!

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

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  18. Wow that background is so creative!
    Love the look

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  19. That background dou, amazing shot. I like how you incorporated yours.

    Simply Uneeke

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