• {Fashion Monday} Work the stripes 

    Work the Stripes

    If there is one thing I can not seem to grasp is how to work stripes, I usually stay away from them because I feel as though they don’t look good on me. I know fashion fits all, we are all unique and whether we put conscious effort into how we dress or not that is still our own unique way of styling, of embracing fashion. It is when we start copying others without any alteration to make it our own then we lose our uniqueness. Anyway I digress, today I am sharing how I ‘worked the stripes’ for my recent weekend getaway to Warsaw, Poland.


    Lately I have been traveling a lot and it is important for me to be comfortable but also to maintain some sort of style with my attires. I have always said I am not the most fashionable person but I never said I don’t like putting outfits together because I do and I enjoy it big time. Once doing my online shopping via Amazon, I decided to pick up a short sleeve striped shirt to add to my collection since I had none. A couple of days later I was contacted by Butterfly Twists to collaborate and I chose their Zebra Striped skater pumps called Jade for a perfect companion for my new shirt with stripes.

    As mentioned I travel a lot and this time I was heading to Warsaw, Poland so I thought this would be the prefect opportunity to style the stripes and make them work for me. I felt my black new look skinny jeans, my fedora hat, Belkin’s backpack and new scarf (a pop of colour) from Amsterdam would be the prefect airport/ tourist mode outfit. As I shared in my 2 blacks and some colour post, I have too many black items in my closet and lately I am working them by adding some colour to make the outfit standout from the black norm and for me this has been achieved by adding a bold colored scarf. What I am loving (and loved) about this outfit was the fact that it was the perfect airport outfit, I was able to easily take off the Jacket (not shown), scarf, bag, hat and shoes and was able to put them back on quickly. I try not to wear jewelry when I am going to the airport as it just too many things to take off.

    This is how I styled my stripes and made them work for me, I love dressing simple and slowly working into making my outfits a bit more stylish too.

    What do you think of my outfit? How do you work your stripes?

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    1. March 10, 2016 / 4:46 pm

      Stripes are an absolute classic piece! You can go from casual to classy in a second. The overall ensemble you’ve organized is very chic. I like it!

      • March 10, 2016 / 4:47 pm

        Thanks so much Aileen

    2. March 10, 2016 / 11:56 am

      I love stripes! If you do it right it can be so chic and minimalist! The older I get the more I am going for a chic and minimalist look!

      • March 10, 2016 / 12:06 pm

        You and me both

    3. March 9, 2016 / 9:38 pm

      I really like stripes in shirts and skirts, especially when they are in a black and white color scheme. One of my favorite shirts is black and white striped, and I think it is incredibly flattering. I also like the type of hat featured in this post.

      • March 9, 2016 / 9:42 pm

        I am loving stripes

    4. March 9, 2016 / 2:17 pm

      Wow that outfit is so cute!! I don’t wear stripes but I really love that!!

      • March 9, 2016 / 2:46 pm

        Thanks Jasmine

    5. March 9, 2016 / 11:53 am

      I love stripes! Throwing on a stripe shirt with my black jeans and red lips has become almost like a daily wardrobe staple for me.

      • March 9, 2016 / 12:26 pm

        I am getting into them too

    6. March 9, 2016 / 5:56 am

      Ooh I do love those shoes. The whole outfit is really cute too

      • March 9, 2016 / 7:22 am

        Thanks Michelle

    7. March 9, 2016 / 4:54 am

      Wow, Poland! I bet that’s a lot of history to see. I love stripes. I know my teenage daughter would definitely love this collection. She’d latch onto those striped shoes in a heartbeat.

      • March 9, 2016 / 7:21 am

        Awww bless she has great taste, yes Poland it was so much more than I imagined

    8. March 8, 2016 / 9:09 pm

      I really love the outfit. Strips typically don’t look great on me, but I really want to try this! The shoes are amazing though. I really need those in my life.

      • March 8, 2016 / 9:29 pm

        Thanks I felt the same way before now I am rocking stripes with confidence

    9. March 8, 2016 / 6:39 pm

      I hope you really enjoyed your trip to Poland! It’s usually not a place that I list on my “dream vacations” list but I would love to visit there nonetheless. I love the striped shirt you picked out for this outfit and I love how the shoes match and provide contrast at the same time.

      • March 8, 2016 / 6:56 pm

        Thanks Cassie I enjoyed my trip and loved this wearing this outfit

    10. March 8, 2016 / 4:15 pm

      My mummy loves the zebra shoes!! She’s a big fan of monochrome X great round-up

      • March 8, 2016 / 5:26 pm


    11. Elizabeth O
      March 8, 2016 / 3:17 pm

      Striped tops always remind me of Paris and the Champs-Élysées. I love wearing stripes. Those shoes rock, I’d love a pair. 🙂

      • March 8, 2016 / 3:22 pm

        😊 thanks Elizabeth

    12. March 8, 2016 / 10:43 am

      This is a really nice outfit, loving the Zebra pumps! I never wear stripes but don’t know why, they are meant to be flattering

      • March 8, 2016 / 12:27 pm

        Thanks SiL I never used to either but now loving them

    13. March 8, 2016 / 9:10 am

      I am still unsure as to whether or not I can pull off stripes, especially given my larger than average bosom x

      • March 8, 2016 / 12:20 pm

        I think we can all pull off stripes one way or another

    14. Fi Ni neachtain
      March 8, 2016 / 7:43 am

      That stripey t-shirt is lovely. I’m such a big fan of the Bretton Stripe, so chic.

      • March 8, 2016 / 7:59 am

        Thanks Fiona

    15. March 8, 2016 / 2:47 am

      Ever since after giving to our first baby, I always love wearing anything with stripes. It is just so beautiful and effective in creating an optical illusion. I love your blog and the information you shared. Thank you!

      • March 8, 2016 / 6:05 am

        Thanks so much Miles, I am glad to hear you love my blog and yes stripes gives an optical illusion and I think that’s why most of us are loving them

    16. March 8, 2016 / 2:27 am

      I do love stripes, but I would have worn with red puma or flats :).

      • March 8, 2016 / 6:04 am

        That’s an awesome suggestion Valerie, I will try that next time

    17. March 7, 2016 / 11:48 pm

      Very nice writing of style and information – thank you I enjoyed your post and as far as “we…still (have) our own unique way of styling, of embracing fashion’ – that is so true! If I wore your wonderful outfit, we’d both have different little quirks of change to be unique..

      • March 8, 2016 / 12:06 am

        Thanks so much Donna

    18. March 7, 2016 / 9:28 pm

      I wish I had your sense of style. Whenever I wear stripes I look like a weird zebra! Maybe I should experiment more.

      • March 7, 2016 / 9:30 pm

        Hahaha lol I am sure you do it, I think as someone mentioned here try vertical stripes if horizontal don’t work or the other way round

    19. March 7, 2016 / 9:25 pm

      I am the same as you and really need to add some coloir to my style i always go to black white and grey lol I just can’t find a colour that actually suits me other than my red lippy lol x

      • March 7, 2016 / 9:30 pm

        Red lippy was the only colour I ever dared to touch but now I am venturing out and loving it

    20. March 7, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      Love the outfit this is just my style. The pumps are amazing though would love to have them in my wardrobe.

      • March 7, 2016 / 9:11 pm

        Thanks Lisa

    21. March 7, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      I loved your outfit.. Though I never wear horizontal stripes because I think that it makes me look broad. However, I do wear vertical stripes.

      • March 7, 2016 / 9:04 pm

        Never tried vertical stripes before not sure how they would look on me

    22. March 7, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      I don’t wear stripes too often but I don’t mind them. I love the shoes. I think they could go with pretty much anything and I love that.

      • March 7, 2016 / 9:02 pm

        Thanks Krystle I am the same and I am wearing the shoes with everything

    23. March 7, 2016 / 8:03 pm

      Oh I love this outfit – I don’t usually wear stripes but I love that top – and the shoes. Kaz x

      • March 7, 2016 / 9:02 pm

        Thanks Kaz, same here

    24. March 7, 2016 / 12:26 pm

      Those pumps are unique,Usually you find the Tiger type stripes. I do vertical stripes and love them. I got some outifts. would totaly rock this outfit!

      • March 7, 2016 / 1:47 pm

        Thanks Julie, they definitely unique

    25. March 7, 2016 / 8:48 am

      I love the outfit. I wear stripes occasionally as they don’t really suit me. I love the pumps I’ve not seen any like that design before.

      • March 7, 2016 / 9:02 am

        Thanks Joanna, I loving stripes now and yes the pumps are unique design ain’t they!!

    26. March 7, 2016 / 8:17 am

      I think you put together a super cute outfit! I typically cannot wear black and white stripes… Actually it is when I wear strips made of only two different color that they don’t look good on me.

      • March 7, 2016 / 8:19 am

        Thanks Tiffany I usually avoid them like a plague

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