I have no idea why, but I just have a sudden love for stripes. Stripes are such a classic print and a perfect layering piece for the fall. For the summer, I got a striped tank from Old Navy that I have been loving. And I still have my trusty long sleeve striped top that I thrifted two years ago. Plus, I also have a three quarter sleeved striped top from People Tree. These three tops will become great bases for some cute outfits this fall. This collage called Sweet Stripes from Polyvore features a sweet taste of pieces similar to the ones in my closet!
Since it’s really not that cold in RVA. I’ll start with the striped tank. So, is it just me or all college classrooms as cold as freezers? To compensate for frigid temperatures in the classrooms and hot humid air outside, I like to layer my striped tank under a denim shirt. I love my denim button-up. This denim button-up has been well-loved through the years. I actually got this denim button-up from my mom, who wore it in the eighties. This Calvin Klein button-up has withstood many, many washes. I love the washed-out, faded look of the denim shirt. Mixing classic pieces such as the denim button-up and the striped tank is an outfit that looks effortless and chic. To add some more interest in this classic outfit, add a circle skirt or a pair of distressed jeans or maybe even a trouser jean to amp up the classiness!
Here’s striped top with a bit of color. The purple stripes are fun and remind me of those giant lollipops that I loved and still love and would probably eat a whole lot more often if my mother didn’t keep on telling me all my teeth would fall off if I keep on eating lollipops. Anyway, this striped top is in a fun color and a classic pattern. This top is also from People Tree, so it is fair trade. Yay! And the top is also made from organic cotton, so it’s super soft! With this three-quarter length top, I like to pair it with a solid skirt or a pair of jeans. And to play up the color, I like to pair the top with a great statement necklace.
I also love mixing prints, so pairing stripes and florals together is a must. The combination is an interesting, yet classy outfit. And if you’re going out don’t be afraid to add metallics! Metallic accessories like a gold shoes or some gold or silver jewelry will add texture and another interesting dimension in the outfit.
$88 – johnlewis.com
$80 – harveynichols.com
$40 – motelrocks.com
$24 – peopletree.co.uk