CHITENGE / ANKARA / AFRICAN PRINT TOP


Peplum detailed ankara top
Peplum Detailed Ankara top

Prints are never going to go out of style and a great way to incorporate them into your wardrobe is to use African prints! In todays post I am sharing with you how to rock African fabric (also called “ankara”, "chitenge", "Kitenge"or “dutch wax” depending on where you are) effortlessly with items already in your closet. This top comes with a full skirt which I am yet to showcase.


African Print Top



African print peplum top

African print peplum top


Its undeniable that African fashion has had a more than positive turn in recent years. Lately, its been featured in top venues such as fashion week  and even in mainstream press. With the likes of Beyonce rocking the print, its no wonder we all want to get our hands on the print. My number one tip for getting African print clothing is to buy your own material and have it custom made . You will be amazed as to how many outfits you would make out of a 6-4 yards of material at a reasonable price.
I decided to pair my peplum top with my fav pair of ripped jeans. Alternatively it can be worn with a black pencil skirt for a quick evening  outfit. Combining two trends together – ripped jeans and prints – is just fab in my opinion. Jeans work well to calm down the colorful print fabrics; and in return the prints deliver a great pop of color to the jeans. A win win situation I say.
So whats your take? Have you combined jeans with African prints yet? Have you seen any other cool combinations? Kindly leave me a comment. I enjoy hearing back from you guys. Have a fabulous weekend.

Top/Custom made, Jeans/H&M, Heels/Zara
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95 comments

  1. I think ankara can be paired with anything. I love the print and minimalist way you styled it. I think the top would go quite nicely with a pair of black culottes or like you said a pencil skirt for a night time look or perhaps a more corporate attire. And yes custom made is definitely the way to go.

    Princess Audu

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  2. Those jeans, those shoes, that hair! Love! Who doesn't like prints? Certainly not me!

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  3. very nice look!

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  4. Thanks so much for the comment on my latest post
    it means so much to be and Iwanted to say THANK YOU in a more personal way.
    you are amazing.

    with love your AMELY ROSE

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    1. You welcome. Thanks for stopping by.x

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  5. You look stunning! <3

    Love these jeans.

    xo Vanessa | www.TheTrendique.com

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  6. My plan for whenever I'll go home next is to literally buy fabric in bulks and head to a tailor. Chitenge is something that's lacking in my wardrobe and it's actually quite embarrassing. Love the way you styled this one.

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    1. Hey Esther you need to do just that. My dad brought the material for me and I got this custom made.Thanx

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  7. I'm so happy that your culture prints are getting more popular over the years. It's absolutely beautiful! Love the print, it's so bold especially when paired with ripped jeans <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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  8. I love that you rocked this peplum top with the twist of the african print. So hip

    xoxo,
    http://petitemaisonoffashion.blogspot.com/ ♥

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  9. I love how you put this outfit together and I'm in love with your heels! They're so pretty.

    Stephanie | www.stephykeung.com

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  10. this is a great semi casual outfit for coffee out with friends or just hanging out on weekends.
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  11. love the way you styled the outfit, your jeans are to die for

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  12. Amazing outfit! Love your shoes and jeans!
    Have a good day :)

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  13. African prints are AMAZING! I really can't have enough of their beauty.The last piece I ordered was from Yetunde Sarumi and I am sooo excited about the new brand you introduced! I was looking everywhere for something like this. <3

    www.kmeetsstyle.com

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  14. Yaaaaaas Missy! Gorgeous!!!!

    www.lindasworldofstyle.com

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  15. That top looks amazing on you!!

    X Merel
    www.andathousandwords.com

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  16. Beautiful top with such an amazing print!
    You look stunning!
    Have a good week, beauty!
    pazhalabirodriguez.com ♡

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  17. That print is really stunning! I'm glad it's in style now, it's more interesting than bland solid colors! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

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    1. Thanx hun I did have a lovely weekend. x

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  18. You look very edgy. Love the ankara blouse and especially the transparent fabric used for the neck. And those shoes are gorgeous.


    Tega Enai
    www.tegaenai.com
    Have a great week
    xoxo..

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  19. This top is really gorgeous and you look beautiful in it! Cool combo with these jeans and sandals!:)

    jointyicroissanty

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  20. I haven't combined denim with african prints lets. I have a dress that I haven't worn in a very long time that I'm planning to separate and make a set. Maybe I should pair the top with a denim like you did on this post. I'm definitely tagging you if I do so. I love the print on your top, so beautiful .


    Love
    Michelle
    http://twenty7bymichelle.com

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    1. Hey boo, Yeah you need to try it out. Can't wait to see how you style yours. Thanks for the support. x

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  21. I love how you styled those jeans! The heels are amazing!
    -Kyanna
    kyannajames.com/?p=609

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  22. love how comfortable and easy this look is.x

    www.deemako.com

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  23. Love these shots of you, you looks so pretty!

    stay styled,

    Lindsey

    IG: stay_styled
    BLOG: http://staystyledblog.com/

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  24. You look stunning! Love the top

    Take Care Doll! Kisses,
    BLOG | Taislany

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  25. Ankara & denim is forever a win for me. Although I mostly do the skirts/pants with denim shirts, I like this one and I'd definitely try it out. Love your shoes btw.
    wumituase.wordpress.com

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  26. I lovee the way you styled your ankara peplum top, I would have styled it the same way too.I love your shoes too

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  27. Such a cool top! I love the print :)
    www.bibigoeschic.com

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  28. Peplum & Jeans is a great pair, lovely outfit :)

    - Lily Widjaja
    www.glowlicious.me

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  29. You always look amazing!

    And those shoes are killers. love them.

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    1. Thanks Shasha.You are ever so kind.x

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  30. Steff!! this look is so hot!!
    PS: Love the hair
    xoxo
    www.lovekept.co.uk

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  31. This is amazing.... i love how both pieces complement each other.... So chic and stylish.... Great post dear :)

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  32. Loving the peplum top paired with ripped denim! Oh and those sandals are to die for :)
    http://www.sashaelizabeth.com/

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  33. Amazing look darling! Love the entire outfit! Stay fabulous! Have a wonderful Wednesday!
    much love, Len
    www.lenparent.com

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    1. Thanks Len. Enjoy the rest of your week too.x

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  34. Reminds me of an outfit I wore a few years ago, just shows how print and denim is must have. I had paired my African print peplum top with denim shorts and flats for a casual look. I love how you styled it. X

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    1. Thanks Kezeli. Initially I wanted to go for shorts but it was a bit nippy.x

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  35. you look gorgeous great look !
    http://style-bysandramecy.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/comme-le-garcon.html

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  36. Beautiful! Love this outfit x

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  37. Can't believe im just finding your blog! I love it! www.laviedifeanyi.com

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    1. Thanks beautiful. I will check out your blog too.x

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  38. Oh I have the same sandals, I didn't got a chance to wear them yet, the weather here has been crazy!
    Great outfit, you look lovely! :D

    http://thewonderfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Hope you get to style them soon. I can't get enough of them.x

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  39. That top is amazing! Love the way you paired it with some ripped jeans <3

    Kisses,
    Marta
    www.martamademoiselle.com

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  40. You can never go wrong with ankara.
    Super love your blog girl..super love it

    Stylebyenkay.blogspot.com

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