ANKARA MIDI SKIRT

ANKARA MIDI SKIRT
If my mom told me some many years ago i would one day be styling ankara with a pair of boots, i would have laughed out and said, "Haa, mothers! Always so optimistic about everything".

The thing is, it is happenning right now! I grew up wearing ankara because it was a traditional outfit in Nigeria and quite honestly, it was also one of the most accesible kind of african inspired prints that could be worn very casually or out for an ocassion. Everyone wore it. We had to buy yards of ankara fabric, then give it to a tailor/seamstress to make us an outfit of our choice. It seemed like there were only a couple of styles everyone stuck with. Well, the story is obviously different today because ankara got a facelift and they are now made ready to wear. It is pouring down runways all over the world with breathtaking prints and incredible designs.

This is the first time i am styling ankara on the blog and this ankara midi skirt from Kuwala couldn't have been more perfect. There are many ways to wear a printed skirt even in fall or winter and today, i can proudly say the same for an African inspired piece like this skirt too. On a cold day like today, i paired the flowy A-lined ankara midi skirt with a turtleneck sweater and a pair of sassy red Italian made boots for an edgy look. BAM!
ANKARA MIDI SKIRT
ANKARA MIDI SKIRT
ANKARA MIDI SKIRT
ANKARA MIDI SKIRT
ANKARA MIDI SKIRT
ANKARA SKIRT
ANKARA MIDI SKIRT
Ankara Skirt (Safua Midi Skirt) : Kuwala // Statement Necklace (Sold Out): Symone Kelly // Boots (old): Fornarina // Black Turtleneck Sweater (old): H&M, but Similar here // Classic Sheffield Lady Watch: Daniel Wellington (For 15% Off Use Discount Code: Holiday_welltraveledwoman until Dec. 30th 2014)

                                                 Photos by Ida Brett (Idamagine.com)








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ANKARA MIDI SKIRT  ANKARA MIDI SKIRT Reviewed by TheFashionStirFry - Makeup Review & Outfit Ideas on 11/26/2014 Rating: 5

43 comments:

Jackie Harrison said...

Beautiful great looking skirt and those boots doll amazing also love the color.

Lenya said...

I love this colorful outfit on you Busola. Just a happy look. The boots, swoooooon.......
kisses
Lenya
FashionDreams&Lifestyle

Nnamdi Moghalu said...

You look amazing!

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Stephanie Gille said...

Beautiful look!
xx
Stephanie
www.stephaniegille.blogspot.com

adventuremeetsdesigner said...

you look fab in this outfit, the skirt is colourful and really pretty, the neck piece and the boots is gorg. nicely worn. http://adventuremeetsdesigner.blogspot.co.uk/

BookwormsCloset said...

I love this outfit! The skirt is so cool and goes really well with your red boots and chunky necklace! This is definitely a favorite of mine!

Kurves said...

I have not seen you in an outfit that I did not Love and this is no exception. You always bring IT. . . .and I love it all. Happy Holidays my Dear!

Missy May said...

Gotta love ankara! Its just timeless and you look stunning. :)


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Adjoa said...

It's true parents seem to know what's up before we do. In 5th grade, my father got me a pair of timbs...hated them. A year later evvvvvvverrrrrrrryyyyyone was wearing it!

Thy Bliss Calls

Elmira Vatsni said...

Very colourful look! It makes me happy:)
xo
Elmira
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Busola Coutts said...

Thank you Jackie. Red usually my go to color. Happy holidays!

Bella Pummarola said...

This is amazing! I love how this skirt combines the traditional fabric with the modern A-line cut. Love it!

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Busola Coutts said...

Hahaha, thank you Lenya darling. Those boots sure came in handy for the this look. Happy Thanksgiving!

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you so much!

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you :)

June said...

Beautiful skirt Busola! I could never carry a midi skirt off as I'm incredibly short and have fat calves!! xx

June Wants It All

Agoprime said...

this look is amazing! I love it

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Beatrice Soncelli said...

u look so beautiful!!!love your skirt...see u soon my darling
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desola mako said...

its actually funny how our everyday ankara switched and transformed gradually into being part of high fashion. i can't believe this is your first ankara outfit for the blog..love the print and its my fave colour sef.
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beautycindy2002 said...

lol am sure mumsy will be proud of you. cute look
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Nina Colette said...

I honestly cannot believe this is actually Ankara, how beautiful! The print is really unique isn't it and the way you put this outfit together; and I hope this sounds as endearing as I intend it to, you remind me so much of styleismything (Soraya). Good look. :-)


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ClothesandCamera said...

You look so cute, this is an adorably perfect outfit :) It's always great to see when tradition and fashion go hand in hand!
xx

A Very Sweet Blog said...

that skirt is so pretty and i love the boots you paired with it.
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Ann'so M. said...

Love your skirt!
Ann'so M
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Eniwhere Fashion said...

Hi dear....this skirt its really amazing and it looks so lovely on you!!! Congratulations for your choice! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
Eni

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idu said...

You definitely did this skirt justice. Beautiful piece for sure too. The red accessories really lend a lot of style to it. I can't stop looking at it. I am inspired Busola. http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

houseofivey said...

love the look!!! love your hair style... https://houseofivey.wordpress.com/

StyleByAlina.com said...

So gorgeous Busola! The skirt is so beautiful and you styled it so well. Happy Thanksgiving babe!

xo, Alina

STYLE BY ALINA

Maria Tatarskaya said...

So bright and stylish! Looks perfect on you!

Maria

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KizzyDoll said...

You look breath-taking, love this skirt soo much, what a gorgeous colour and design too :)) Happy weekend doll xx

tia_cherie said...

Oh wow what a stand out, this is so gorgeous. I am completely in love with your skirt.
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Stella said...

Oh my god!!! I want this skirt!!!! You look totally amazing! Awesome!! Really! Wow!!

Kisses
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Bree said...

I love this skirt. Such a pretty color and the style is fab!

alessia milanese said...

The skirt is very nice!

Alessia
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Maggie A said...

My two favorite things; a midi skirt and ankara print <3 :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

xo
Maggie A
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Joyce_nk said...

I love the look ! You look amazing

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NERLINE GERMAIN said...

I love the skirt hun! And the necklace just pops out.

Dascha said...

Amazing look!

xoxo
Dascha

Elle berman said...

OMG, this outfit is super perfect, I want each piece, the skirt and red boots are totally stunning, and of course you are radiant with your natural beauty, and original style. LOVE LOVE LOVE

xx, elle

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Ivana Džidić said...

This look brought a genuine smile of joy on my face...that is how much I love this look! The skirt is a love at first sight...so well paired with those boots! Now, that I've read the text I love it even more!

elisa said...

omg!!! i want your skirt, the colors it's fab, i have to order to my dressmaker!!!
kiss
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Beauty Follower said...

Amazing skirt and matches so good with those boots!

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WinnipegStyle said...

I just adore this skirt! I am all about fun colors and prints and this skirt is fabulous! Love how you paired it with red accessories!


Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

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