Hi Iya Ekos! Hope you are doing great.
Today I bring you another selection of Ankara styles and design. I can not get enough of AnKara and the beautiful styles designers and tailors are creating with them.
I will focus on what I like to call Ankara contemporary today where I will share styles for work, date nights, almost formal and play.
For this selection, I will share with you pieces that can be worn to first dates, romantic dinners and all occasions where you want to look sexy and fly.
THE HALTER NECK BODY CON
With a body con halter neck dress like this one, the boo will be more than happy to see you. It looks sexy and hugs the body in the right places. I love it and if I was going on a first date or on a date night, I would show up in that. It is sexy and sophisticated.
THE MINI DRESS
The Mini dress is so 50's yet modern. I love how classy this dress looks. Even though it is mini, it isn't giving too much away. Love the styling also with a pair of pointy toe ankle strap black pumps which elongates and shows off the legs nicely. We all know hair is everything, I absolutely love the romantic curls which sets the mood for a little bit of romance on any date.
THE SHIFT DRESS
There is nothing as comfy as the shift dress on a date night. It gives you the chance to be able to eat without having to worry about a bulge in the tummy. You can eat as much while wearing the shift dress. Love how this one fits and love it even more with the edgy styling with the pair of studded pointy toe heels. The look altogether looks classy and chic.
The idea of wearing Ankara on Fridays only for casual Friday is now a thing of the past. The Ankara can be worn on everyday of the week and of course to every kind of work place. If Riri could wear the Ankara to a more formal function like her visit to the white house then don't limit the potential of your Ankara, have fun with it.
Trouser suit has always and will always be a winner in the corporate world. Pair this tailored trouser suit with a silk or chiffon shirt and finish your look with pointy toes court shoes. This look is sharp. sleek and perfect for the boss lady.
TAPERED & CROPPED
Love this tapered trouser with cropped blazer. The Autumn colour is perfect for this season and beyond.
SKIRT & BLOUSE
How my life will suck without the fitted pencil skirt. If you do not have one in your closet, you are sleeping on a long thing. A gorgeous fitted pencil skirt like this one will take you from desk to dinner. Style it with a silk blouse and cinch in your waist with a thin leather belt and finish your look with a cut out heels and you are good to go. This pencil skirt looks so polished and oh so fine. I love it.
THE FITTED DRESS
The fitted dress is versatile and can be worn to work. Style yours with a Mary Jane pumps and a tote. You can also sport it with a structured blazer for a more tailored look.
All work and no play makes Iya Eko a dull woman. I love a laid back or a casual glam look for the weekend and there is no better way to turn up on a Friday night than in an Ankara meets modern. Love either of this look for a casual glam feel. You can also throw on a blazer for a more polished look.
WORK OR PLAY
With the selection below, you can take it from work to play. I love the mix or professionalism, edginess and laid back vibe of the look.
Iya Ekos, I hope you are inspired by my selection of Ankara for work, date night and play. Leave me a comment below and tell me which is your favourite look. Speak soon.