CORPORATE STRIPES AND POLKADOTS

Polkadots, stripes, mixed prints, Ankara midi skirt, corporate outfit

Polkadots, stripes, mixed prints, Ankara midi skirt, corporate outfit

Polkadots, stripes, mixed prints, Ankara midi skirt, corporate outfit

Polkadots, stripes, mixed prints, Ankara midi skirt, corporate outfit

Polkadots, stripes, mixed prints, Ankara midi skirt, corporate outfit

Polkadots, stripes, mixed prints, Ankara midi skirt, corporate outfit

Polkadots, stripes, mixed prints, Ankara midi skirt, corporate outfit
Photography by A.A

Hey you guys, long time no outfit post, I know but hey we're back at it.

Moving on, growing up I was taught to never mix bright colours, especially blue and red like this. Now my dad, being the ever fashionable man that he is, would go on a fashion rant each time I dressed in colour riot, well according to him. But look at us embracing the mix of colours and instead rebranding it as colour blocking.

If you recall from my August taking stock post I mentioned that I was learning how to sew, well this ankara pleated skirt was made by yours truly and it only cost less than 1k. I decided to pair the polkadot midi skirt with my stripe Ann Taylor blouse previously styled in a dressed down denim look. In my opinion this would be a great corporate look, who says work clothes have to be boring? 

Quick tip when mixing contrasting prints in different colours try to find the common colour and in this case it is blue, be sure to check out this post for more tips on how to mix prints.

How would you style the skirt differently?

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20 comments:

  1. Well done on the skirt! I like circle skirts - there's something prim, proper and 50's about it.

    You can always pair it with a tank, or t-shirt, throw on a blazer over it... there are lots of options.

    Berry Dakara Blog

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    1. Thank you and I love the old school vibe as well. Great suggestions, can't wait to try it out.

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  2. looking beautiful and vintage

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  3. Beautiful! We're saying no to the old fashion rules as we knew them.


    http://www.diveintomauve.com/2016/09/too-much-denim.html

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  4. The skirt is gorgeous. I actually wish I could sew but work and time wouldn't even let me. Nice post dear
    thoniabankz.com

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    1. Thanks girl, sewing is definitely worth it.

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  5. It's a Good thing you learning how to sew.nice skirt. www.adagirl.com.ng

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  6. You look great. Love the look Sarah.
    Xo
    http://ranti-in-review.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks hun, it's nice to see you here again.

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  7. Loving the skirt ! Wish I could learn how to sew. Maybe that would be my next years resolution. I just find it cool when one can make their own outfits .x

    www.stephylately.com

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  8. Lol kudos to your dad. Your sewing skills are becoming helpful. Love how you styled the skirt.

    http://deffinatlyshaz.co.zw

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    1. Sarah be looking fly!! I love this
      www.stylebybuiti.blogspot.com

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  9. I love the skirt, you did a great job. It would look great with a fitted crop top.

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  10. Great job on thr skirt, it doesn't even look like ankara. Love the way you mixed the prints.
    Itsdivadiaries.com

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  11. Good job on the skirt..You look absolutely stunning!

    www.lindasworldofstyle.com

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