Ankara styles from style stars are always a delight. You know that no matter what, it’s going to look amazing. Today, we are taking notes from one of our favourite people, Powede Lawrence Awujo.
Powede Lawrence nee Awujo is a beauty queen, pilot, registered nurse and our inspiration for today all rolled up into 1. Keeping up with her beauty queen status, she has never failed to give us fabulous outfits on every occasion. And when it came to ankara styles, she always got an A+. From laid-back pieces to owambe-ready attire, we have 7 gorgeous styles ready for you and your tailor. Let’s just pray they follow the style and don’t end up misplacing your fabric this time.
So, to get you inspired for your next fabulous look, here are 10 ankara styles to inspire you from Powede Lawrence.
Fun and flirty
This is definitely one of our favourite looks on her. Powede rocked this fun and flirty number complete with a studded SJP box bag by Dot Fashions to the BLK/OPL re-launch party and we couldn’t take our eyes off of her. The floral print dress looked effortlessly chic paired great with her eclectic bag and shoes. A fabulous outfit overall.
Tip: Our tip for wearing this dress is “less is more”. This dress doesn’t need to be crowded with tons of layers and accessories. Statement shoes, bags, and accessories will go a long way.
As soon as we saw this outfit we were stuck. There’s everything to love. The skirt by Omo Winnie and the top by Belois Couture made a beautiful pairing. The sleeves and fringe detailing added that extra oomph that took the whole look that much further.
Tip: If you’re going to have your tailor recreate this look, ensure the skirt fits perfectly. The top is already busy and loosely hangs, having an ill-fitting skirt will take away from the beauty. Don’t end up with the outfit that could’ve been great.
We really like how cool and chic this look is. The mixed ankara & lace top is simple yet a statement piece and looks trendy with the jean trousers.
Tip: When mixing 2 or more fabrics together, it is important to make sure the fabrics have at least 1 colour in common. This ties them together so there is some synergy.
This perfect dress by Fidalok Couture is every girl’s dream. Fun, pretty and bright enough to rival the prettiest flowers. We love it!
Tip: To take this dress to the next level, add some crystals along the lines of the floral designs. You’ll really steal the show!
There is nothing basic about this look, Powede looks amazing in this SC Collection outfit. It’s simple and subtly sexy, plus the turban added a modesty to the look that we love.
Tip: All your accessories don’t have to be the same colour. Mix and match them based on the colours on your fabric and see what works.
Here’s hoping all these amazing looks give you and your tailor the fire you need to create that killer outfit. Check out some more ankara styles from Bolanle Olukanni for more inspiration