I decided to revamp my wardrobe with some new summer pieces and Zara was a good place to start. The first outfit is a cream and caramel dress – matched with a transparent tan and cream bag. I completed the look with my tan high heeled shoes from Dorothy Perkins (these are over 2 years old!).
I also opted for the baby blue and white sailor dress and round basket bag. The sailor dress is extremely light and would be a great piece to wear during the day or even for a stroll on the beach by the seaside.
My final piece (and I think my favourite of the three) is this white shirt dress, matched with a yellow beaded basket bag, and ankara print sandals. For me, this is the perfect day time spring/summer look.
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 currenty my favourite shorts to wear on the beach. Colours 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 colours. It’s a fun piece to wear with swimwear on the beach. The fabric is soft and extremely comfortable, which is great when you want to play around or manoeuvre 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!
Hair stylist @klassicshair
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. 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!
Hair stylist @Klassicshair