Ankara, also know as African wax print, Holland wax, and Dutch wax, is a style of fabric design that is popular in Africa. Ankara is usually made on 100% cotton fabric and is known for featuring bright colors and bold patterns. It is also versatile and can be used to make anything from clothes to accessories and jewelry. 

Do you have a few pieces of Ankara jewelry that you’re wondering how to accessorize? The pieces are created for every day use, and the bold patterns of the fabric can give your outfits a unique look. Here are some ideas:

Dress Up a Simple Shirt

Do you have a plain shirt, such as a simple t-shirt or a solid color button down blouse that you want to dress up? Ankara jewelry is perfect for this since the colors and patterns are so bold. For example, a great pair of Ankara earrings can add a pop of color to the simplest of outfits. Choose a bold pattern that complements the color of the shirt to make things even more interesting.

Mix Your Patterns

When it comes to wearing Ankara jewelry, don’t be afraid to mix your patterns. For example, if you’re wearing an Ankara cape, consider wearing a pair of Ankara earrings that will go with it. The rule for mixing patterns is to be sure that each of the patterns has similar colors. In other words, none of the colors in the patterns should clash. You can also pair a neutral-colored pattern, such as a leopard print shirt, with bold Ankara jewelry, such as this.

Change Your Look

Do you have a go-to outfit that you wear all the time? Give it a simple update with bold Ankara jewelry! For example, if you tend to wear jeans and a t-shirt, change up your look by adding a pair of earrings that make a statement, or with an accessory such as a cape. Take a look at your existing wardrobe and really think about how you can mix bold jewelry in with your existing clothes.

Accessorize a Great Dress 

No matter if your dress is in a solid color or a pattern, you can find the ideal piece of Ankara jewelry to go alone with it. In order to match your dress with the right jewelry, you will not only need to consider the color, but also the shape of the dress. For example, if you are wearing a solid color pencil dress, you can easily accessorize that with an Ankara cape. You can also find a great pair of earrings, a bracelet, or a necklace in the Ankara style that will look great.

Although Ankara jewelry features bold patterns, it is very versatile and wearable. Browse through out selection of jewelry, as well as Ankara jewelry, at so that you can find the jewelry that will be perfect for your look.