Style Inspiration: Ankara style

I’ve recently been noticing this trend of bright and huge patterns all over my Instagram and Pinterest feeds and I find myself double tapping a lot. Ankara prints are considered to be African because of the tribal designs and the combination of colors that a lot of them have. Although, there is a lot of debate as to whether it is authentically African because a lot of the material isn’t manufactured there. Is it African? What do you think? I’d say that if it isn’t then it is definitely African inspired and I do like it a lot! I am particularly fond of the volume of all the pieces I see made in this style – whether they are maxi, mini, or midi skirts they’re still full and very feminine. I also like that a lot of these patterns and this style itself can be worn for a variety of occasions. If you’d like to read a little more about Ankara then head on over here to Muse Origins.

Here are a few Ankara styled outfits that I am just in like with.

from facebook.com

from etsy.com

from princessaduibaje.com

from etsy.com

from pagnifik.com

from pagnifik.com

from etsy.com

from etsy.com

from etsy.com

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2 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I love Ankara inspired designs! So bold and vibrant. I often pondered the same about the authenticity of the prints. I know some designers use prints com Africa and some don’t but I love that it’s trending, hopefully here to stay!

    1. Hey Mikelah, I hope it’s here to stay too! I definitely want to add a few more Ankara print pieces to my closet!

      xx Michelle

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