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Stripes have become my new neutral. I have lost track of how many items I have that are striped. Every time I go on a browsing expedition something with stripes catches my eye and I can’t help myself. Since we’ve been doing posts on patterns lately, I think we need one dedicated to stripes. I’ve chosen 8 that I would actually buy and wear. Most are the usual black and white ones, but there are a few that have color.
Unfortunately, the dress I’m wearing above was Talbots Clearance so it’s no longer available, which is a bummer because it’s so cute. I love the neckline. Not to fret, though my pets, I’ve got some fun ones below.
1. Boden – Gabriella Silk Blouse | 2. Oasis – Brooke Bow Stripe Knit |
3. Unique Vintage – Hot Pink & Black Zebra Stripe Print Ruffle Neck Tie Blouse | 4. Nordstrom – City Chic Stripe Midi Dress | 5. Talbots – Jersey Maxi Dress – Stripe | 6. Forever 21 – Striped Shirt Dress | 7. Unique Vintage – Retro Style Coral & Cream Stripe Long Sleeve Knit Sweater | 8. ModCloth – Hell Bunny Striped Rhapsody Tie-Neck Top
So this isn’t your typical striped shirt, and that’s why I picked it. According to the description, it’s a zebra stripe. I like. The black piping around the cap sleeves and front of shirt are a great addition to make the shirt a little more posh that it would otherwise seem. The bow also kicks it up a few notches. This would be very unexpected peeking out from under a stuffy blazer.
This is actually a plus size dress which I think is very cool. The tie/knot around the waist will make it look so tiny. I love the different stripes across the bust area, along with the vertical ones on the skirt part. That will elongate your body and give you a great hourglass figure. This would look great with colorful heels, or knee-high boots.
Another striped dress, but this one has a cute tie waist and is a long one. Since it has long sleeves, it’s perfect for winter. I would add some booties or even knee high boots to it. One thing I’d make sure to do is wear some shaping shorts that hold you in a little more than regular shorts. Or, even shaping tights.
This looks like such a cozy sweater I had to include it in this roundup. I love the peach color – it’s a nice unexpected sweater color. This would probably be a sweater I’d wear all winter long. It would look equally great with jeans, black pants, or even a skirt in a contrasting pattern if you’re daring.
What do you guys think? Are you as into stripes as I am? Is there something else you’re into that you’d like me to go into depth on for the next post? If so, let me know. I’m here to help you guys.