Corporate basics are those pieces that every career woman should have in her closet. It really doesn’t matter what else you have, these staples must be found in your closet because they are the first form on a corporate ensemble. Since our corporate style is in tune with the western culture it doesn’t come as a surprise that the corporate basics to be found in our closet all have western origin but this days we have embraced our cultures and heritage by embracing the Ankara fabric with its traditional motifs and boisterous patterns.
The change of identity and ideology in nigeria has seen a surge of the patronizing of home grown tailors and fashion designers, this days even the stars are rooting for the #buy9ja trend that has taken over. Although we still have a ways to go nevertheless our fashion and style have grown enough to have our corporate basics made from the Ankara fabric.
Below are Ankara corporate basics for the african career woman;
1. Ankara Trouser
The Ankara pant trouser should be a wardrobe staple; pair with a lovely white shirt and cute heels for the best effect.
2. Ankara Jacket
Jackets are an exciting piece and the way you pair them can separate a corporate ensemble from a casual outfit; pair with a lovely faux leather skirt and heels.
3. Ankara Peplum
Peplum tops are very irresistible and sewing one using the african print fabric makes it even more fabulous; pair with a pencil skirt and simple sandal heels.
4. Ankara Pencil Skirt
A straight or pencil skirt is classy, refined and elegant; pair with a plain peplum top, waist belt and patent black stiletto’s.
5. Ankara Dress
A dress is a woman’s best friend, any kind of dress can turn heads but one sewn using the african print fabrics speaks volume; pair with a simple black pump.
6. Ankara Flare Skirt
The flare skirt has come to stay now that people are more receptive to fashion and style; pair with a striped shirt and leather stiletto’s.
These are 6 of the corporate basics you should have in your house as an african woman.
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