As the most popular clothing fabric in Nigeria, Ankara has made its way into pretty much every type of women’s and men’s clothes. Today no one will be surprised to see Ankara swimsuits, jewelry, hair accessories, and handbags.
Ankara shoes are also steadily gaining a following among Nigerian fashionistas. Ankara slippers and sandals are a great way to add an Ankara vibe to any outfit. Check out the trendiest Ankara shoe styles for 2017 and learn how to make your own pair!
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1. Top Ankara sandals
Sandals are the ideal summer footwear: they feel extremely comfortable on your feet, they ensure proper support thanks to the extra strap in the back, and they look awesome with any summer outfit. Here are the most fashionable Ankara sandals you can rock this summer.
Green and orange are one of the classic color combinations in fashion, and right now you can wear it on your feet! These sandals are perfect for walks on the beach or running errands in the city on a particularly hot day.
If you’re looking for sandals that offer a bit more coverage, here is a great pair for you. The classic Ankara color combination of red, black, blue, and yellow will allow you to wear these sandals with nearly any outfit you have in your wardrobe.
If you prefer your footwear to have a closed toe, but still want to try the hottest shoe trend of 2017, which is Ankara sandals, you’re definitely going to love the next pair. It has a closed toe, an open heel, a big bow, fun colors, and everything it takes to become your new favorite pair of sandals!
In case you are searching for a pair of Ankara sandals that you could also wear to work or some special occasion, high-heeled sandals are your best option. They are still very comfy to wear and have distinctive Ankara design, but they are also great for corporate or special occasion wear.
2. Top Ankara slippers
Slippers are another versatile type of footwear: you can wear it almost anywhere and always feel comfortable and trendy. Here are some Ankara slippers designs you’ll love!
If you want your slippers to draw everyone’s attention, the first pair is exactly what you need. The largest and most noticeable detail here is the huge Ankara bow with a cute matching button. There are actually two layers of Ankara used, which makes this pair even better.
If you want to buy a pair of minimalistic Ankara slippers for the hottest days, look for slippers with as little straps as possible. This one will allow the air to circulate around your feet, making you feel both trendy and cool.
Our next pair has a more sophisticated feel to it. The intricate weaving of fabric straps looks simply gorgeous on your feet, and the navy Ankara fabric will make the shoes the standout element of your whole look.
3. How to make Ankara slippers
With just a little effort and a good tutorial, you can make your own Ankara slippers! Check out this step-by-step guide to your DIY slippers.
What you’ll need:
- An old pair of slippers
- Ankara fabric
- Fabric glue
How to make your own Ankara slippers:
- Cut the Ankara fabric into as many pieces as necessary based on the structure of your old slippers.
- Cover each strap of the slippers one by one with fabric glue and wrap corresponding pieces of fabric around the straps.
- Smooth out any wrinkles using your fingers.
- Allow the glue to set.
- If you want an extra detail, you can add a fabric bow or flower, gluing it on with a drop of fabric glue.
- That’s it: your new gorgeous Ankara slippers that you made yourself are ready to be flaunted!
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