STRIPE UP YOUR LIFE
Wanna know another one of our favorites trends of the Summer? The title of our post kinda gives it away but this trend I refer to is...DRUMROLL...stripes! In particular, for this Summer, pinstripes for To us, striped patterns are always in style but this Summer has been quite a popular one for the pinstripe trend. In today's post, dedicated to stripes only, we sported two very different, yet simultaneously stripe incorporating looks on yet another hot sunny day prowling around a trendy hood of NYC!
Much needed accessory additions for these looks?...ANYTHING that helps to stay remotely out of the blazing sun. For example, a large hat that covers the face (Soph's featured accessory of choice) or a pair of cool shades to protect the eyes (Char's featured accessory of choice). Get with this Summer 2016 trend and stripe up your life! ;) Check out how we "striped" up ours, rocking two very different takes on a striped look. P.S. Note that both looks have a nautical-esque feel to them...if only we were on a boat...
If I haven't already emphasized this enough, when it comes to my favorite article of clothing to date, the jumpsuit takes the cake...it actually takes like 300,000 of the cakes. I will choose wearing a jumpsuit over pretty much anything...WHO INVENTED THIS FANTASTIC ARTICLE OF CLOTHING!? Whoever you are, I love you, thank you, you have changed my life for the better, we should hang out. Anyways...based on this current (and probably permanent) jumpsuit obsession of mine, I decided to go with a white, very summery, striped 'Shutterbabe' jumpsuit by Faithful the Brand for my look - featuring different sized stripes all in shades of blue, the dominant and thickest shade being navy blue. I love the style of this jumpsuit which features a deep V-neck, spaghetti straps around an open back with adjustable ties and wide leg pants. I LOVE the backless details of this piece giving it a sexy edge that can be dressed up or worn casually. The straps can also be converted into a criss-cross formation if you don't want the completely bare back look. Shout out once again to my fashion tape for making this deep V plunge look possible...I'm tellin' ya, it's a MUST HAVE!!
With my jumpsuit being the the main focus of my outfit - and the only portion of it that actually contains stripes - I paired it with a pair of adorable light denim Alice + Olivia 'Roberta' espadrille platform sandals, a big camel colored hat to cover my face from the sun, and finally a gold layered collar necklace. My look felt easy and breezy and I didn't feel hot for one second because of the light fabric of the jumpsuit and the hat creating some shade on my face. Perfect striped look for the Summertime!
// Faithfull the Brand 'Shutterbabe' Striped Jumpsuit // featured jumpsuit is no longer available // similar Cupcakes and Cashmere striped jumpsuit linked
// Fashion Tape
For my striped look, I decided to wear an off the shoulder light blue and white striped dress, the perfect dress for the Summer. Not only does it apply to the off-the-shoulder trend that has been all the rage this Summer 2016, but is also applies to the stripe trend of this Summer that we are focusing on today. Killing two birds with one stone ;) [refer back to Showin' Some Shoulder] I went with with simple yet perfect The Reformation off the shoulder dress. I added a black bandana to my look but tried something new by wrapping the bandana around my ankle. For my choker I wore a black teardrop choker which is a bit more embellished than the normal choker. For shoes I went with my Superga slip on sneakers which have a hidden wedge giving me a little more height. Finishing my look I wore Saint Laurent Round Sunglasses.
// Black Teardrop Choker // featured choker is no longer available // similar choker linked
STRIPES ON STRIPES...MAKES EVERYTHING NICE :)
Stripes are always in style but they are especially awesome to rock with light colors in the Summer, creating that sort of nautical look we mentioned above. We've always been a huge fan of stripes and don't think that's changing anytime soon. We are excited to share our twist on stripes for the Summer today and are certain we will have a different twist on stripes to share with you in the seasons to come...next up, Autumn!! (which is scarily right around the corner)
Be sure to check out below, our Shop page & Looks for Less page to shop our featured looks and to see some other striped items we are obsessing over this summer. Stay tuned for another post very soon about another one of our favorite Summer trends.
Hope everyone had an amazing weekend spent rocking Summer trends and soaking up the sun!
OTHER STRIPED LOOKS WE LOVE
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