Asasa print shorts filled with colours

 

Asasa print shorts are back! Or is it the case that they have always been around but I wasn't aware of them? Whatever the case, they are currently my favorite shorts to wear on the beach. Colors galore! I purchased these shorts from the Art Centre in Accra. I spent nearly two hours at the Art Centre trying on a number of shorts. I went to three vendors hunting for a pair of shorts that would fit me. I refused to leave without them. I'm not sure what the reason is, but each of the vendors I visited only had small sizes (XS and S) in-store. The last vendor I went to see had to make contact with his contacts, in order to locate a medium size and get it delivered to the store. I must say, I was really impressed with the level of customer service I received. Anyway, I'm loving my shorts and I'm glad I didn't leave the Art Centre without it. I love the combination of fabrics and the array of colors. It's a fun piece to wear with swimwear on the beach. That is another thing I had been searching all over for - swimwear! I wanted something that I could feel comfortable in but didn't make me look like I was covering up, I wanted to be able to enjoy the sun basically. Luckily a friend sent me a link to the website https://thehermoza.com/collections/sculpt, and I got to see their collection there! There was a lot to choose from and it suited me fine, so I was able to pair my swimwear with these shorts that I loved. The fabric is soft and extremely comfortable, which is great when you want to play around or maneuver freely on the beach. I decided to wear my shorts with a plain black off the shoulder swimsuit from Top Shop. I understand you can also get Asasa print skirts. I'm yet to find out where. And when I do, I'll definitely keep you posted!

Sunglasses - Accessorize

Black off the shoulder swimsuit - Topshop

Asasa print shorts - Art Centre, Accra, Ghana

Hair stylist @klassicshair

Photography @epicmomementsgh

Ankara off the shoulder top combined with high street brands?

I’m particularly drawn to the various colours and shapes found within Ankara fabric. Just as the sun brightens up the day, the array of colours in Ankara fabric brightens up my mood. I’m amazed about the power of colour and how it can alter one’s mood, day or experience. Those very close to me know how much I adore bright colours. Yellow seems to be a particular favourite for me at the moment and I absolutely love off the shoulder tops so this is a great combo for me! However, one of my biggest pet peeves is when people wear strapless garmets and bras with straps! It doesn't make sense to me, especially when there are sites like https://www.rankandstyle.com/top-10-list/best-black-strapless-bras which make it easy to shop for strapless bras. Plus, I often find strapless bras much comfier than typical bras because there are no straps to dig into your shoulders.

I really enjoyed combining this yellow and blue Ankara off the shoulder short sleeve top with my blue pencil skirt from Primark, and tan high heel shoes from Dorothy Perkins. I decided to complete my outfit with an orange beaded necklace that I bought from the Art Centre in Accra, to compliment the orange detail in my top. Every clothing piece is a few years old. Yes ladies! We don’t always need to buy something new to feel new. Rejuvenating old clothing items is fun and saves you some coins too. So, unless you’ve got a fund account that doesn’t run dry, you can generally put a few old clothing items together and still look fab!

 

Gold studs - H&M

Orange necklace - Art Centre, Accra, Ghana

Ankara top - hand made in Ghana

Blue skirt - Primark

Watch - DKNY

Tan high heels - Dorothy Perkins

Hair stylist @Klassicshair

Photography @epicmomentsgh