Ankara Maxi Skirt + Mixed Prints

This ankara maxi skirt is LIFE!  I honestly feel like a queen when I get the chance to rock this beautiful skirt.   If you follow me, you already know that I am simply drawn to bold colors and prints.  Thus, an ankara skirt would always satisfy my need to make a statement without saying a word.
Ankara Skirt - Thrifting Diva
I have worn this ankara skirt a few different times, and each time, I wear a different top.  In this post, I am featuring the art of mixing prints when paired with this maxi skirt.  Yes, it would be very easy to pair this skirt with a top with one of the many colors in the skirt, but expressing yourself in style means taking risks at times.  Before I talk about mixing prints, let’s talk about this custom made skirt.  I have tried buying these skirts online before, but the price tags of $90-150 are a little up there for me.  If you can afford it, try checking out some of the shops on Etsy.  I actually found this fabric at a yard sale.  The family was moving and had a ton of fabric that they wanted gone.  I was too happy to oblige, as I bought enough fabric to make 4 skirts for $20.
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I was very happy with the finished look!  Honestly though, can you really go wrong with making anything that starts off with such a beautiful print.
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Now onto the art of mixing prints with this ankara maxi skirt.  The secret to mixing prints is ensuring that there is common color between the different pieces.  Although they may have completely different prints and patterns, if you are able to draw out a common color, the look will appear coordinated and super stylish.  Here, the blouse has gold stripes, and it’s the same gold colors in the skirt.  I thrifted this Banana Republic top from a San Diego goodwill for $2.99.  Yes, you read that correctly, $2.99.  Simply said, this was the perfect blouse for this perfect maxi skirt.
Ankara Skirt - Thrifting Diva
I completed this look with some white flat sandals.

Do you own an ankara maxi skirt?  Have you tried mixing prints when styling your maxi skirt?

 

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11 Comments

  1. I love this skirt on You and the whole outfit is spot on. One of these days I am going to dust off my sewing machine and return to sewing. Until then, I will just admire yours. Enjoy!

  2. This skirt is such a statement piece. It’s so beautiful, I’m loving it. I couldn’t believe you made it. I’m always in for these kind of skirts, they are so chic and elegant.

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