Seven New Ways To Wear Stripes + Must Have Pieces To Get The Look

April 27, 2015 by  
Filed under Boys on the Side

Stripes is the classic pattern that never go out of style and they effortlessly scream summer! Below is some inspiration and must have pieces.

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seven ways to wear stripes

seven ways to wear stripes

seven ways to wear stripes

seven ways to wear stripes

seven ways to wear stripes

seven ways to wear stripes

Must Have Pieces To get These Looks:

Stripes Bermuda Shorts **Perfect with a crips white top | Striped Hoodie **Pair with bright shorts and oxfords | Basic Striped Tee ** Use it to layer over or under just about anything | Striped Blazer **Wear with white jeans & sneakers for a effortless look | Striped Linen Shorts **Try these with a muscle shirt & denim button up | Striped Cap **Perfect for the beach! | Striped Jersey Tank **Pair with some red and you’ve got the perfect Fourth of July outfit | Striped trousers **the pants to wear on a hot summer night out | Suede Cole Haan Slip Ons **Dress up your stripes with a comfy pair of shoes that go with all your summer looks.

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Effortless Stripes

March 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds


Stripes are my favorite pattern and I’m always looking for ways to incorporate them into my outfits.  It’s such a classic pattern that will never go out of style and I just love the way it gives outfits an effortless laid back feel.  Best of all stripes are super easy to dress up or down and can be worn as an accent in the form of accessories or even shoes.   During the warmer seasons stripe exude a nautical vibe but it’s such a versatile pattern that it can stand on its own in any season and in any color (although my personal fave is basic black and white).  Famous fashionista’s like Olivia Palermo and Kim Kardashian wear stripes flawlessly year after year but you don’t need to break the bank to wear this trend. Check out some cool striped pieces from Target below and how to incorporate them into your spring wardrobe.  Tip:  When shopping for stripes always keep in mind that the smaller the stripe the smaller you look – and that goes for accessories as well.

A striped linen blazer will give any of your basic favorites a polished look.  Wear over a tank or tee with cut off shorts or jeans.

Striped Linen Blazer – $30 | Denim Shorts – $20 | Graphic Tee – $18 | Quilted Cross Body Bag – $19.99 | Thong Sandals – $19.99

Striped tank tops are a must have for every season and style!  I have probably a dozen in tons of colors and styles and I let them peek out underneath tees, sweaters and jackets.

Stripe Cowl Neck Tank – $14.99 | Pleated Maxi Skirt – $20 | Pullover Shrug – $11 | Laverne Flip Flops – $14.99 | Chiffon Crossbody – $26.99 | Straw Fedora – $12.99

I love me a striped skirt!  A casual “Audrey Hepburn” like piece that’s perfect for spring and summer nights.

Stripe Skirt – $19.99 | Lace Top – $17.99 | Stripe Thong Sandal – $19.99 | Envelope Clutch – $19.99

A striped boat neck sweater is the epitome of spring!  Give it a go with bright skinny jeans and heels.

Stripe Boat Neck Sweater – $22.99 | Colored Skinny Jeans– $22.99 | Button Down – $18 | Pointy Toe Pump – $39.99 | Envelope Clutch – $24.99

This peplum and stripe dress is so chic and flattering (click here to see Kourtney Kardashian in a peplum and stripe outfit).  The peplum can help create curves and flatter those who have them while the thin stripes provide all the style.  Pair with a denim jacket and a colored belt for some extra oomph.

Stripe Peplum Dress – $24.99 | Platform Pumps – $29.99 | Satchel – $29.99

It’s Time for Springtime.

 

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

The Formula: Stripes

January 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

The old saying, “if it ain’t broke. don’t fix it,” perfectly describes how I feel about must-have basic pieces in fashion. Trends come and go but basics never go out of style, particularly certain patterns and colors.  To that end I decided to start a series of posts called The Formula to highlight my favorite style “ingredients.”  The most obvious one to start with is stripes and if you follow my posts then it’s obvious by now that I love stripes.  I literally wear the pattern in some shape or form about 3 times a week. Tip: The thinner the stripe the better – keep that in mind when choosing anything with stripes.

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What I’m Wearing:

Yellow striped skirt – $26.99 at Charlotte Russe

Suede Wedges – $25 at Charlotte Russe

Cotton cardigan – $9.99 at Forever 21

Studded Clutch from Yesstyle (also seen here)

3 Bangles (also seen here) c/o Twisted Silver

Aviator sunglasses c/o Pan Oceanic Group,

Way Too Matchy Match

January 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

“It’s way too matchy match” is a phrase I use so often that even my kids know what I mean!  My pet peeve has little to do with color.  To me style should look effortless and when the pieces you’re wearing are too matchy match it looks intentional.  Take for example my favorite pattern stripes. I always have a striped tank, a striped scarf, or a striped sweater (like the one below) on hand whenever I feel something is a little too matchy match.  My general rule of thumb is, if it’s going to be a matchy match kinda outfit I’d rather go the monochromatic way and use the color head to toe.  Intentional?  Heck yeah but it’s a minimalist style that so chic – it supposed to be intentional.  Below I paired one of favorite striped sweaters, polka dot denim top and ankle zip skinnies.

What I’m Wearing:

Striped Sweater – $19.99 from Forever 21

Polka Dot Denim Top – $24.99 from Forever 21

Ankle Zip Skinny Jeans – $19.99 from Marshalls

Modern Square Bag c/o meet mark find it here

Shoes $70 at Yesstyle

Watch (also seen here) c/o meet mark and you can find it here

Aviator Sunglasses – $9.99 from Ross

Vintage Triple Chain & Compass Necklace (also seen here and here) c/o Twisted Silver you can find it here

 

 

 

I received compensation from Yesstyle to purchase items of my choosing to review.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Yesstyle.

The Classic Anorak

October 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

I’ve had this lightweight anorak from Marshall’s for about 3 years and every fall I pull it out and finds tons of new ways to wear it,  I think it cost me only about $20 and this baby never goes out of style (it’s my “other denim jacket”).  Check out what I wore it with below and similar options as well.

 

 

 

What I’m wearing: Anorak from Ross (similar options below), skinny jeans from H&M, asymmetrical tank from Old Navy (also seen here), scarf from American Eagle, vintage multi strand necklace and the dark crystal inspired Compass necklace from Twisted Silver (available October 24), aviator sunglasses from Ross.

 

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