Although this look isn’t much more than hoop earrings, a statement dress, and Birkenstocks, for me it represents so much more. This was the first day I really started to feel like myself again after the chaos of this year. Although I am still recovering in many ways, I’m also incredibly stubborn and determined to get on with my life. Speaking of which, let’s talk about these stripes!
I fell in love with this ELOQUII dress for so many reasons. I love that it flirts with the off-the-shoulder trend without requiring a strapless bra, but it also reminds me of the Fruit Stripe gum zebra (in the best way). The off-the-shoulder trend can easily veer into peasant top territory and it seems like every girl in NYC has a white or chambray version. That’s not my style.
Among other considerations, I also love the proximity of the pink, berry, orange, and yellow stripes. It reminds me of a fiery sunset and because of the unexpected color combination, I thought I might get away wearing it into September as a fading nod to summer. I spend far more time than I should thinking about my transitional wardrobe. Plus, I relish any opportunity to defy antiquated style rules.
Get the look: ELOQUII Striped Cold Shoulder Dress | Kate Spade hoop earrings (in brown or a similar style) | Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses (similar style) | Birkenstock Arizona sandals | Microsoft Band 2 |