So today I want to talk about #AnkaraPrint and #jeans as a #fashion statement.
I used to be a girl that only wore black, grey and blue in winter and ventured to light blue, light grey and white in the summer, mainly because of my weight issues. I just thought bright colors showed of just how huge I was and the more somber colors hid my many sins.
Then I lost a little weight, not much but some. And decided I was gonna try some of those less conspicuous prints piling up in me cupboard, surely they couldnt hurt. It wasnt long before I found myself in the yellow hues and pinks, I fell head over heels.
Im really so glad I took that first step because as much as I love being stylish I dont think I loved it as much as I do now that I can wear everything, especially my jeans to work every day with my Ankara. A girl in figure hugging(flattering) jeans and an ankara blazer can do lot of damage traffic damage, Im talking hallway traffic here, nothing life threatening (kikiki).
“Fashion is mysterious, as a rule. Why are blue jeans a classic? You just hit on something that happens to be timeless and right.”
-Diane von Furstenberg
I keep hearing ladies say they can’t wear African Print because it feels like event wear (like it should be reserved for wedding or some such occasion. And I say if that is how you feel then the flaw is most probably in the design work. There is nothing more appealing than Ankara, kente and even dashiki print in the boardroom or on the beach or as street fashion. And this is why I love wearing it with my jeans, it takes my outfit from a mandane T-shirt and jeans ready for the mall to Tshirt, jeans and Ankara blazer ready to meet client or have lunch out with the girls. There is a certains, je ne sais quoi about a print that’s been well matched with design and body shape. It just captivates the on looker.
African print is probably the most versatile type of fabric you will ever have in your cupboard and my mission is to show that you can wear this fabric and look spectacular every day of the week.
And if you dont believe its possible, just keep coming back to this blog because the other great thing is that I am not your model type figure. I’m oh so far away from it. So if I can cause head turns in it, imagine just how much fire power you will have if you have an even more flattering figure.
In the right ankara a girl can conquer the world
Ankara + Jeans is indeed the perfect casual combination but they are also the agent to take your casual look to office appropriate.
I cannot wait to see you in your Ankara ladies and gentleman.
Please send me your pictures in jeans matched with Ankara to be featured on one of our posts. Lets inspire each other to live #African.
Ps ladies! Mocha Chic is launching her first set of blazers for purchase in October, Please keep an eye on our store front: www.mochachic.co.za or whatsapp: 0710874833 *****SO EXCITED*****
And don’t forget to enter the wig and fabric giveaway (link on the image above this post). The more you share the giveaway the better your chances of winning.