Everybody has an addiction! Whether it's ice cream (me), the Kardashians (shamelessly me) and chocolate (absolutely not me); we are all addicted to something.
According to fashion, however our addiction becomes no longer hidden. As I was doing my annual closet cleanse, where I look through the closet and dictate what is worth keeping and what is not, I found a repetitive trend. Stripes: black verticals, blue horizontals and many, many more. So much, that you would've thought that you took a trip inside Beetlejuice's closet. Now repairing my shoe closet, I found another disturbing discovery: my lack of the latest winter fashion staple, ankle boots.
Stripes are perfect because they are universally accepted for anytime and anywhere. Spring it up with pastel colored stripes, and heat up the summer with the combo of stripes and graphics. Also appreciated, is the range that stripes can go. Shirts, pants, dresses, and skirts: either way stripes are transformative and fabulous. Although my addiction seems outlandish, I have accepted my stripe addiction.
My favorite peaking trend of the year is stylish ankle boots. Being 4'11, I struggled with finding ways to stand over the crowd without wearing painful towering heels. That is until the reintroduction of ankle boots. Challenging the high heeled women, are the perfect pair of stylish ankle boots. Adding both height and comfort, this is becoming my new favorite trend. You can imagine my disappointment, when I discovered that I had only two plain boots. The diversity of this trend can include various colors, styles and heights. From casual mid heels, to playful styles and even to laid back options- every women needs her favorite pair of ankle boots.
Earlier, I mentioned how stripes can come in seasons. For this look I pulled off a fall/winter combo. This day, I attended my first event of 2018! It was a women's networking and vision board party. Surrounded by other women in my industry pushes me to try new things with fashion. I admit professional wear is usually my downfall however the 2018 Autumn has made it a point to let it shine. The industry event brought all kinds of women together: stylists, designers, make up artists, hosts, actress and models. To handle an industry event, the idea is to find a way to receive reactions but, not steal the show! That concept inspired this look!
This dress is a recent purchase from Zara. With mid-length dresses, you never really know what to expect, especially at my height. The dress cut off appropriately over my knee. However, the dress' full form allowed the length to be appropriate. A highlight of the dress is the pattern of stripes. Notice how the stripes go different directions through the dress. This allows the dress to not be so boxy and plain jail bird style. The various stripes and gold details are my favorite part of the dress. Adding to the look is the black sock like ankle boots. These boots were surprisingly from a Forever 21 sale and I am obsessed with them. Trying these on felt like Cinderella finding her glass slipper! They are comfortable and the height gave me enough structure to allow me to wear the longer dress.
Photos By: Nadira Fatah
Dress: Zara- $59.90
Shoes: Forever 21- $20
Rings: Urban Jewelry- $5