Make A Statement In Stripes
Parisian? Nautical? A classic navy and white stripe t-shirt with your white jeans in the summer? Is that what comes to mind when you think stripes? Well, girlfriend stripes are wardrobe worthy all year long. No matter the temperature I have a constant adoration for stripes and even avoid J. Crew at times because I know it may lead to buying yet another stripe top.
Here's more of my adoration for stripes as contributing editor to Closer Weekly.
When wearing winter stripes, mix them with leather, velvet, corduroy and even tweed.
Stripes can be bold for a newbie who usually wears solids, so just choose one statement piece of jewelry like a chain necklace or bangle.
Take stripes from day to night by wearing a tweed cropped jacket for work then switching to a velvet or leather jacket to make it evening-ready.
Mix prints. Try a plaid scarf with a striped top for an unexpected look.
This dress would look ready to work with a moto style knit sweater than swap it at night for a cropped, fitted leather jacket.
Jonathan Simkhai Knit Dress, $595 Shopbop
This is that go-to cashmere sweater that satifies the need for comfort and style.
Sundry Striped Cashmere Sweater, $178 Revolve Clothing
Wrap your lower half in this skirt that has stretch and will play well on weekends with an oversized, chunky sweater or a white v-neck t-shirt and jean jacket with rolled up sleeves.
A.L.C. Clifts Stripe Knit Asymmetrical Wrap-Effect Skirt, $395 Saks Fifth Avenue
A classic tote to get your though the rest of the season.
Clare V. Supreme Simply Tote Handbag, $450 Piperlime
The slip-on sneaker for kicking around town and the sandal I'm coveting for spring.
Derek Lam 'Laurel' Sneaker, $195 Derek Lam
Aquazzura C'est Chic Elaphe Stripe Sandals, $945 Net-A-Porter