stripe it up

stripe it up

STRIPE IT UP

LISTEN, IF ZEBRA IS YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL, YOU'RE IN LUCK HERE. YOU KNOW WHY? IT'S BECAUSE STRIPES ARE IN!

Side note: did we ever decide if the zebra is white with black stripes or the other way around? I’m not sure.

Whether you enjoy the classy zebra-like white & black stripes or rainbow colored stripes - all are welcome (it’s like I wish the society would be, you know). Political views aside, every major magazine from VOGUE to Elle is calling stripes one of the hottest trends of Summer 2017. So why wait? Let's get to it!


Pants

When styling, I pick either my top or bottom to be striped, unless I’m wearing a dress, a jumpsuit, or a romper. The technique makes the outfit less overwhelming and more balanced, unlike our lives on a Monday, am I right? Or Tuesday. Or Wednesday.

For today’s look, I chose black & white, striped high waisted pants from H&M. The loose style and the thin fabric make these bottoms more breathable and absolutely great for summertime. The elastic waist band is not adjustable but fits like a glove!

In terms of length, the pants barely touch the ground with my graceful height of 5’5. If you are a bit more petite or just want to be a bit fancy, slip on a pair of heels to escape the trouble of constantly stepping on some extra fabric.

Here are striped pants you might enjoy. Give ‘em a try!

Contemporary Striped Palazzo Pants from Forever21
Ecote Gauzy Striped Wide-Leg Pant from Urban Outfitters
Tie Side Striped Peg Pants from ASOS
Striped Palazzo Trousers from MANGO

Top

Along with the pants, I’m wearing a black wrap top from Fab’rik, which is a small boutique here in Richmond, VA.

The style of the blouse creates a deep, elegant neckline, suitable for your favorite long necklace. Warning: your undergarments might be a little bit exposed. Hence, a perfect chance to put on a lace bralette from Victoria’s Secret! The side wrap accents the waistline, giving your body a nice vase-shaped look.   

Take a look at these similar tops below:

Silence + Noise Deep V-Neck Wrap Top from Urban Outfitters
Crepe Woven Peplum Blouse from Forever21
Goldie London Ruffle Sleeve Top from Forever21
Wrap Camisole Top from H&M

accessories

I figured I gotta bring energy into this not-so-summer colored outfit! Notice the scale detail on the bright yellow clutch that completes the look and gives it a far from ordinary feel. Easy to carry and easy to style - thanks to Banana Republic!

A yellow accent just for you:

Paneled Velvet Cross Body Bag from ASOS
New Look Mini Stud Camera Cross Body Bag from ASOS
Leather Clutch from Mango
Varinaa Clutch from ALDO Shoes

shoes

Since I felt like dressing up, I put on a pair of black suede wrap heels from Forever21. The ankle wrap is one of the most popular shoe trends for Summer 2017 and it's definitely here to stay! That being said, if you don't yet own the trendy shoe - TREAT YO SELF. 

Here are some options for you:

HAPSTEAD High Heels from ASOS
Glamorous Barely There Kitten Heeled Sandals from ASOS
HENRIETTA Barely There Sandals from ASOS
HOLDING ON Wide Fit Tie Leg Sandals from ASOS

Thanks for taking 10 minutes out of your day to read this blog post!

Look, I'm standing right under that VOGUE sign - HOW CUTE?!?

Anyway,

GO GET'EM GIRL!


by Anastasia Postolati