OOTD: Ankara

Finally! I’ve found this after a long search. Yes, I have been on the hunt for anything in the form of ankara or African print inspired. And then one day, on the 13th of February to be exact   I was just daydreaming past Topshop when I stumbled upon this beautiful skirt. I let out a little squel. I just had to have it. 

This by no means signifies that I closing down all search parties for an African print dress, blazer, pant suit, shirt, bikini…you name it, I want it. 

Please if you know someone who’s met someone who has access to any of these ready-made wears PLEASE contact me on artbecomesyou@yahoo.com.

I wish I was one of those who could whip sit at their sewing machines and whip out showstopping pieces overnight. Unfortunately, I cannot sew to save my life. Working on it though.

In the meantime, I’ll celebrate one new addition to the ankara corner of my closet with this lovely ethnic print pencil skirt by Topshop. I decided to go for a print vs print with this look. What do you think?

PS: The sun was showing me mad love:)

Oh, and if you’ve got the time, check out Topshop’s Spring 2013 collection. Sublime. They definitely know what’s going down this season.

Print Skirt – Topshop (here)

Top – Mango (similar here)

Bag – Marc B (here)

Combination heel sandal – Zara (here)

Accessories (mixed vintage + thrift)

Thanks for stopping by! 

Think fashion, stay stylish!


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  • Scott Mitchell
    February 17, 2013

    I think that’s one of my favorites yet. The colors and design are eye catching and then that figure, wow! Nice, very nice

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    February 17, 2013

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  • Linda
    February 18, 2013

    I love your skirt, its very nice. I just feel if you had worn a different top, something of a solid colour because now you look a bit too busy all over but all in all you look good

    • MsAidyl
      February 18, 2013

      thanks Linda! i just couldn’t resist mixing prints:)

  • Vanessa
    February 18, 2013

    OH MY! Now isn’t that a lovely skirt, glad that African style is somewhat being appreciated now.

    • MsAidyl
      February 18, 2013

      it most definitely is. thanks Van:~)

  • Style4Curves
    February 19, 2013

    This is very pretty!!

  • TheJewelleryMaker
    February 19, 2013

    Fantastic outfit!! To help in your search for all things ankara inspired, check out the selection of accessories http://www.vijoux.co.uk/#!product/zoom1f2l/512788781/Ankara%20pendant with much more to come soon…

  • barbie sean
    February 21, 2013

    Oh my god!! I’ve never really been the biggest fan of African designs or ‘Ankara’, but you have me on it.. Honestly these are the best I’ve seen on Art Becomes You and am adoring all of it. I cant stop daydreaming of the hair either! One word – PERFECT.

  • NikkiSho
    February 21, 2013

    Outfit is really nice! and you are right about the sun cos the pictures look lovely!

  • brenda
    February 28, 2013

    OOO you know I’m a sucker for anything ankara! I did a blog post entirely on Afro-Canadian designers who sell ready-made outfits, where have you been?? The post is here:http://canneverbeaskinnybish.blogspot.ca/2013/01/lets-talk-african-fashion-in-canada.html

    • MsAidyl
      February 28, 2013

      thanks Brenda! very helpful :))

  • anon
    February 28, 2013

    Love the outfit, you look beautiful. The pics look great- your body is amazing! More please!

  • Onyxsta
    March 4, 2013


    love the mixed prints!

    • MsAidyl
      March 4, 2013

      thanks Bleurgh! nice blog n name:)

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