Fashion Friday O’clock! How to Wear an Ankara Jacket.

Welcome back to my blog Peaches. It’s Fashion Friday o’clock! I’m in the mood of an Afro-centric fashion post.

Ankara fashion has gradually dominated the international fashion industry due to its colorful and unique prints that make any outfit pop! African prints have become trendy through creatively redefining Ankara materials into unique modern chic outfit designs depending on how creative you and your tailor can be. In this case, tailors are our heroes.

Presumably, we all own an Ankara piece somewhere in our closet. Whether it’s a dress, blazer, coat, accessory, shoe, you name it! Furthermore, it’s so satisfying to see the Ankara material revolutionize into urban chic designs like peplum tops, off shoulder tops, swimsuits, tuxedos, freakum dresses, handbags, to name a few! 

Rotary UNDay in Nairobi after party theme was: ‘A splash of colour with a touch of Africa’. On the 10th of November, just recently, I had attended Rotary UNDay in Nairobi at the United Nations (Youth Innovation) and was ready for the after Africa-themed party.

77BC5B5B-1809-48A8-8888-F4A02FE26438Ankara jacket outfit: I decided to mix and match my black top, hot red trousers and accessorized my outfit with black heels and a touch of Ankara material bought from  Zuri Ankara. My sleeveless Ankara jacket was tailored by my good tailor James in Nairobi. I personally directed to him my customized design. After all, part of sustainable fashion practices is supporting local tailors.

Front Design
Back Print

The Ankara’s black, yellow, blue and red prints combo makes you have a wide range of creative outfit ideas and colors to pair with. Preferably, stick to those colors. Plus we all know that you can never go wrong with black.

My black short-sleeved stretchy top is from Woolworths. I love Woolworths tops because of the high quality material that is durable and never fades, if at all hardly. Good thing with such plain stretchy tops is that you can pair them with so many outfits and can rewear as many times as you’d like.

My red trousers from Mr. Price in Nairobi are pretty old in my closet but look new because I had never worn them since I bought them a year ago. They’re a perfect fit and cut! My heels from primark are my favorite design. They do hide unpedicured toe nails and give an outfit an edgy look. Them cat eye sunnies are LIFE! Gives the whole fit such an elegant look.

FYI I get really anxious in front of the camera.


Until I get comfortable with the spotlight and miss fierce comes out!

EBB5F622-02D4-436C-9836-DFCDD1357A89‘Life’s too short, make every hair flip fabulous!’ Flip that braids hair.

And slay in your sustainable fashion outfit. 


Top: Woolworths

Trousers: Mr. Price

Cateye Sunnies:  StarsJoaillere

Ankara Material: Zuri Ankara

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