Wearing Knee High Gladiator Sandals With a Stylish Ankara Dress

Wearing Knee High Gladiator Sandals With a Stylish Ankara Dress

I thought the heat was back in Nairobi and that it was time to rock my knee high gladiator sandals.Not too sure anymore.

Well, they don't exactly reach my actual knees, but that's what they are called other than just tall gladiator sandals and this time, I am wearing them with my stylish ankara dress if I do say so myself but first...

How are you guys doing? Hope you all are well and winning.I am as well.

So, about this outfit.

Wearing Knee High Gladiator Sandals With a Stylish Ankara Dress
Wearing Knee High Gladiator Sandals With a Stylish Ankara Dress
Wearing Knee High Gladiator Sandals With a Stylish Ankara Dress

I used to have this immense fear of wearing Ankara. I used to associate anything Ankara with older women and just traditional stuff.Traditional stuff bit was probably because when I was younger our help would often watch Nigerian movies and these are what I saw them wear for their traditional ceremonies back then.

Glad that mentality has changed and nowadays, you can very well just have a stylish Ankara dress and pair it with some cute accessories, bag and even cool shoes like my knee high gladiator sandals.

Thing is, there's many designs nowadays that you can choose from and that is certainly a great thing if you ask me because that is how I got to this number on today's post.


Wearing Knee High Gladiator Sandals With a Stylish Ankara Dress
Wearing Knee High Gladiator Sandals With a Stylish Ankara Dress


So, for my stylish ankara dress, I opted for this design but first, how I got this fabric is, I was going to participate in a competition about four years ago and it had an African wear segment and I couldn't think of much, until my mum came to my rescue.She said she had some fabric she bought but wasn't really going to use soon so she did not mind giving it to me.

I decided to make a stylish ankara dress from it that could also be worn like a button down with something underneath. Maybe a dress or even pants and a top.I also made a skirt with the remaining fabric which is actually what I went for for the competition.

Wearing Knee High Gladiator Sandals With a Stylish Ankara Dress
Wearing Knee High Gladiator Sandals With a Stylish Ankara Dress
So I styled this ankara dress with my knee high gladiator sandals and a brown woven bag.I just felt like going for a woven kind of bag would make more sense because it is such an African thing.

I really just love how knee high gladiator sandals add some extra personality to an outfit and in this instance, they were not an exception.Made my Afro wear cool don't you think.

Wearing Knee High Gladiator Sandals With a Stylish Ankara Dress
Wearing Knee High Gladiator Sandals With a Stylish Ankara Dress
Wearing Knee High Gladiator Sandals With a Stylish Ankara Dress
Thanks for stopping by
Xo
Sophie

22 Comments

  1. Just love this look! Great dress on you!!

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  2. Ooh!!! El vestido es precioso, estas guapiisima! Feliz semana :)
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  3. Love your dress and those gladiator shoes! Cute!!
    xx- Nina

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  4. Olá Sophie, tudo bom?

    Belíssimo o seu look com a sandália gladiadora.

    Um beijo,

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  5. Such a lovely dress! Happy new week Sophie.

    Gemma x
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  6. Gorgeous! Love the dress, dear!

    Happy Cyber Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  7. I adore the print of this dress! The fit is amazing as well.

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  8. Great combo, Sophie! Love whow that dress looks paired with gladiator sandals!
    You look very pretty and stylish! :)
    XO
    S
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  9. Adore this combo! So chic. Have a lovely day! xx

    Andreea,
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  10. You look so pretty chic babe.
    Love your shoes

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  11. I haven't heard of the name of this design but it looks really cute. The print is nice and straw bag complements it well.

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  12. Such a beautiful dress! Love your shoes as well!
    xo, Jane
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  13. Que look maravilhoso.
    Ficou super estilosa.
    Beijos.
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  14. ankara dress looks pretty on you
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  15. YOU LOOK SO SMART, I LIKE THE DRESS AND THE GLAD SANDALS COMPLIMENTS WELL
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  16. You look absolutely fabulous. I love that you styled your ankara dress with gladiator sandals, it add just the right amount of edge to your look.

    xo, Jackie
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  17. Such a cute outfit! That's a gorgeous print on the dress. If you hadn't mentioned that it's ankara, I think a lot of outsiders including me would just think it's a beautiful pattern for clothing, without knowing its significance.

    I think ankara is similar to the batik prints of Indonesia and Malaysia. It's weird because years ago batik was used associated with the older generation too, but they've also become modernised hence fashionable to the younger people now, just like ankara I suppose!

    Also, your bag is adorable! Great styling <3

    xo, Liyana | Affordorable

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  18. Loving the gladiator sandals and the dress is very pretty.

    xoxo
    Lovely
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  19. Love this look babe Amazing xoxo Cris
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  20. That is a cute dress and such lovely fabric! I think the sandals work so nicely with it too, great accessorising! :)

    Hope that you are having a great week so far! It's been hot and dusty here, so very summery! Thankfully the crazy winds have died down :)

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  21. The dress is very pretty!


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  22. Such a pretty dress you have here dear, so good with the knee-high gladiator sandals.

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