4 Ankara Inspired Style Pages I Stalk on Instagram

A quick glance at my fashion page will tell you how much love I have for prints and explains the excitement I have working with Veba Textile Mills. Each time I get a new fabric, I am already thinking of the many unique styles that I can make with them. Since many believe that African inspired fabrics tend to be too bold for certain corporate or formal events,I try to make mine as contemporary as possible. This requires a careful selection process which in some cases stars on Instagram as I seek to gather the inspiration for the design of my next look. Here are some of the accounts that I stalk:

Ankara Styles by Mawuli


This is my number one go to page for African inspired styles. Ever discovered this page, things have been much easier for me and more difficult. Easier because I get to see a lot of styles that I can select from but also difficult because I could have a hard time trying to make up my mind. I love @ankarastyles and kudos to the brains behind it.

Violet N.A. Bannerman



Violet is a blogger, stylist and personal shopper based in Ghana. She works those print designs so well that I have had reasons to sometimes go to her page to see how she wore a particular design and see if I can tweak mine a bit and wear it too. At the moment, I am looking forward to wearing my print wth a white T shirt or to even make a print inspired T shirt because I saw it on Violet. Her handle is @akosua_vee

Asoebi Bella



Asoebi bella is a subsidiary of Bella Naija. It is strictly about asoebi inspired styles. That is, styles that people rock to some of the parties that we do in Nigeria. Though they are not always prints as they could be chiffon, lace or just about any fabric, I still get to look through the page and get inspired by most designs. The handle is @asoebibella

Nana Wax


Nana Wax is a fashion designer based in Cotonou. She is one designer that I have seen that understands how to contemporalise print. From the accessories to the outfits, they are very wearable by all and extremely gorgeous with class. Unfortunately, reaching her like I would is pretty difficult since I am in Nigeria but, I do get inspired just looking at her pages and hope that someday, she can make me something.  The handle is @nanawax.

What Instagram pages satisfy your African Inspired design cravings as I am still looking to add to my list.

Featured Image Credit: Lex Ash (@thelexash)


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Author: Oma Ehiri

Oma Ehiri is a writer, a blogger and a media consultant. She is the online manager for a couple of brands, the media brand ambassador for VEBA, an European Textile Company and a Junior Manager with a Talent management company. Oma is inspired by life, thrilled with planning activities and loves to travel. Follow her on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter @oma263 and you can visit her blog, www.sotectonic.com

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