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BN Style: Ankara to Work for a Week? Here’s how you can pull it off!



One fashion trend that will never go out of style is Ankara. The bubbly colours and vibrant designs are almost irresistible.

Usually in more corporate office settings, ankara is worn to work only on easier days; Fridays and Saturdays. But the question is how do you rock ankara to work through the week without looking too casual or too simple? BN Style to the rescue!

Ankara to work - BN STYLE

Doopie | @doopie

Most modern offices and creative workspaces allow Ankara as work outfits, thereby allowing our BellaStylistas thrive and express their African styles. So for ankara lovers, here are some style tips to wear ankara to work everyday of the week.


It’s a new week and you’re ready to get serious work done, pair an Ankara piece with neutral colours, minimal jewellery and light make up. This will make your outfit look less dramatic and easy on the eyes, remember divas do business, not drama.

Ankara to work - BN STYLE


Strut into your day with confidence and grace. Keep things classy and easy with an Ankara jumpsuit with chic accessories to complete your look.

Ankara to work - BN STYLE

Damilola | @edaowofashion


Happy hump day! If you need some motivation for the week, a printastic outfit can work that out. It’s okay to wear colours, bright outfits will uplift your mood (or maybe even your colleague’s mood as well!)

Ankara to work - BN STYLE

Folake Huntoon |

Ankara to work - BN STYLE


Can you feel the weekend coming? Show up to work looking ready for the weekend in a breezy outfit like this that’s suitable for Thursday errands. Mix and match your prints with solid colour to give your outfit a focal point.



Ankara Styles BN

Shiona Turini


TGIF! We’ve got two options for the fun loving BellaStylista, who needs the perfect outfit that can transcend day to night. If you have happy hour plans after and you work in a more corporate environment, Akousa Vee‘s double breasted shift dress is a great option.

However, if you’ve got plans and you work in a more relaxed office space, wear an outfit that you can totally slay in! We love this look by Rhonkefella, it’s fun and flirty, just what you need on a Friday night!

Read more fashion tips on BN Stylehere

Mary Edoro is a seasoned writer, editor and digital creator. She has developed her skill by writing for renowned websites, using words to express her love for fashion and is quickly solidifying herself as one to watch in the industry both in fashion editorial and as an influencer in her own right. Follow her on Instagram @themaryedoro BellaNaija Beauty: [email protected] @bellanaijabeauty BellaNaija Style: @bellanaijastyle


  1. avance

    July 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    how does folake have that waist? so flat? pls somebody help

    • Avarsse

      July 12, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      Surely you were not expecting a potbelly on those kinda legs???

    • A-nony

      July 12, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      I know!!! And to think that she’s 40 and has 3 boys!

  2. Lisa

    July 12, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    She is a vegetarian

  3. Fabulous

    July 12, 2017 at 6:15 pm


  4. mamaisabel

    July 12, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Nice! But depends on where you work.

  5. californiabawlar

    July 12, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Where are you working that you want to be doing all this kasabubu? lol

    • Fabulous

      July 12, 2017 at 8:51 pm


    • April Laugh

      July 12, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      LMAO!!! Kasa what ??????

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      July 12, 2017 at 10:19 pm

      I actually did an Ankara-to-work personal challenge for a week and it was doable.

      Granted, a lot of BN’s photos up there come from style bloggers who’ve put an extra glam spin to it…. but doable. Mainly as separates (side-eyeing the jumpsuits….. BN, na only for ya headquarters dem fit wear such to work, oh) with some midi-dresses thrown in and toning down the prints with deeper hued or monochrome pieces.

      Was a fun week, definitely one for the summer.

    • californiabawlar

      July 13, 2017 at 2:58 am

      Lol MzSA, that’s exactly what the “kasabubu” implied o… it’s not the concept of ankara-to-work itself, just the extraness with some of the prints and especially the styles. I swear! Must be nice working with BN! The only colorful jumpsuit I’m wearing to work are my red coveralls.

      p.s. You sef should be doing staiz blogging for ‘working-class’ ladies, lol. But for realz though, your wardrobe sounds amazing.

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