However, you do not necessarily have to wear clothes made of only one Ankara fabric at the time. You can get entirely creative and mix them together with other styles and fabrics. Many women already tried this, and their looks were stunning.
Nowadays, some fashionistas mix their geometrical Ankara designs together with floral patterns. They combine saturated and multicolored fabrics together with gentle and eye-comforting ones. While a few years ago almost everyone would agree it is weird to mix clothes like this in everyday life and say it is more acceptable for designer show runways, today more and more women try to get as creative as possible with their fashion designs. They can wear incompatible things together, and no one would comment on their style being weird or funny.
Usually, when a woman sews a new outfit to wear, a little part of fabric remains. It does not have to be thrown away or delayed for better times: you can use it as a belt or stylish addition to your plain T-shirt or skirt. Most often, these outfits look really modern and innovative. You can even can make a fashionable skirt out of the small pieces of your Ankara patterns rather than leaving them unused for ages!
There are different Ankara clothing pieces you can combine and wear with pride. There will never be two designs that look the same, so it is guaranteed that you will always look unique and preserve your own style that is unlike anybody else’s. Besides, the African print saves the original spirit of the continent like nothing else, and many fashion designers who come from Africa use it to add the elements of their native land in their clothing designs.
You can mix different patterns in every piece of clothing. For example, you might have thought that short and long gowns can consist of only one Ankara pattern, but this is not true. The top of the dress can be made of one fabric, while the bottom is fully made of the other, and often the combination of two fabrics can make a long-lasting effect when you go out and show off your new outfit. Sometimes, the dress can fully be made of a certain fabric, with a small part of the other one sewed in, which makes the outfit more unique and memorable.
Ankara skirt and blouse combinations are probably the best options when it comes to mixing the colors of your outfit. Usually, African women used to buy matching blouse and skirt, which would look fabulous. Nowadays, they tend to experiment more and wear a blouse with one pattern together with the skirt with another pattern.
In some cases, people wear similar-colored skirt and blouse, while sometimes they try out completely different ones. Besides, if you do not have a lot of clothes in your wardrobe, mixing Ankara styles would help you create a feeling like you always look fresh and trendy, and that one dress that you were not planning on wearing anymore could seem an entirely different piece of clothing.
As side skirts, you can also wear tops and blouses with trousers and jeans. The choice is unlimited. Many people prefer wearing tops and bottoms made of different Ankara fabric instead of the same one, and their choice pays off as they rock their looks and make them a viewing pleasure.
As for the Ankara jackets, in most situations, women choose either a neutral-colored one to complete their look, or pick one that has a different fabric or pattern than their top and bottom. There are a lot of different jacket styles, with the most popular being classic jackets and peplum jackets. If you want to combine a few styles, you can easily wear an Ankara-styled blouse or gown together with a jacket made of another fabric. You can also wear Ankara patterned jacket with a classic outfit like one-colored top and jeans.
Sometimes, the mixing of different Ankara patterns can be referred to as risky, and many people agree that you should wear a matching outfit for more formal occasions. However, there are no boundaries for creativity, especially if you are going out with friends or preparing for a date. Many celebrities have already tried mixing designs, and they looked beautiful and refreshed in their modern Ankara clothes.
If you are feeling like developing your own style and combining the entirely different Ankara elements together, you could actually succeed in creating something original, so we would say you should give it a try!