Can you believe that we are already talking about Spring? I feel like I was just starting to have fun with all of the fall/winter trends. Sometimes I wish that we could take our time in fashion, not rush through each season. I can’t imagine this is good for creativity’s sake. So here’s what I have been waiting to report on: stripes! I saw this trend coming into fruition last summer and finally found the opportunity to blog about it. I love love love stripes because they go with everything and are the perfect alternative to a plain white shirt. This season there are more variations of stripes than I knew existed and with that said the trend isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
Whether you are taking a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal approach, stripes are the definition of versatility. Not only do they go with just about every color, they are also a seasonal staple. Stripes are the perfect pattern to transition into Spring with. Its one of those styles that have been worn for decades, ever since Brigette Bardot and Jane Birkin flaunted them in the 60s and 70s. There is also something very French about wearing stripes, the look has chicness written all over it. The best thing about it is you don’t have to wear them with an island life appeal. There are much more ways to incorporate stripes into your wardrobe than just nautical.
Speaking of, I am not one to wear something sailor inspired, it simply does not float my boat. No pun intended. Which is why my approach to stripes was quite the opposite. For this outfit I put on my boot cut jeans and cropped striped shirt, staying as far away from nautical as possible. In an effort to dress on the more casual side while still looking polished, I paired the look with suede booties. The outfit felt very relaxed, another thing I must add about wearing stripes, it’s a style that feels comfortable. I am really looking forward to wearing this shirt again once spring rolls around, next time with a colored bottom to add some brightness to my wardrobe.