Thursday, December 1, 2011

Earn Your Stripes

Stripe attires are a very strong trend this season. It has been reinvented in sheer fabrics, sophisticated silhouettes and bold colors. From skirts, to dresses to tops, you can wear stripes any way you want.
I love how stripes can enhance our clothes with structure and a hint of architectural complexity. Stripe apparels, aside from being feminine and flirty, offer us the chance to juggle with the proportions of our body in order to create the perfect illusion of a well-toned and hourglass shape. 
 Here I opted for a belted flowly top to hide the tummy and a purple skirt for a splash of color. Of course, the size as well as the positioning of the stripes can determine our overall appearance. Make sure to choose horizontal stripes if you are please with your silhouette and vertical or diagonal stripes if you wish to emphasize only your most flattering curves.
I like to think of stripes as a classic print that can survive any season. Something about stripes just screams Paris to me, all I am missing now is a beret and a baguette and I am good to go =)

[Outfit]
Top :: American Rag via Macy's
Bottom & Vest :: H&M
Shoes :: Aldo
Bag :: Rebecca Minkoff Ostrich Boyfriend Cross-Body
Thanks for reading! 


47 comments:

  1. I love stripes. I think I buy too many of them and then never wear them. I'm obsessed with black and white stripes!!! :) You look super chic in this outfit-- especially belting the tunic/top to create that silhouette! I don't have baguettes at the mo, but what if I throw a croissant your way?

    ♥ laura
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  2. This outfit screams sailor girl to me for some reason! Love it! Would be nice to be in Paris right now. Perfect outfit for a cafe setting ;)

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  3. Hey there! Love the outfit...stripes are the way straight to my heart!! ;) The Rebecca Minkoff bag is amazing too. Now I'm wishing I was in Paris too. *sigh*

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings
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  4. oooo i love that purple with the stripes! That combo looks great!

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  5. gorgeous you, the outfit, & wherever you are taking those photos! i like the unique shape of your black & white blouse. to me black & white stripes are mod 60's, or punk rock blondie 80's. nice play with the purse, & the purple skirt adds pizzazz.

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  6. such a nice outfit! I think the purple really stands out and looks good with the stripes! :)
    ~ Gabriele xx

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  7. That is the cutest little b&w bag, love the buckles and the fact that can be worn crossbody.
    BerryHaute

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  8. I also love the striped look and have a couple of them in my wardrobe!
    You look great in it :)

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  9. i love your vest, and that purple skirt hugs your curves perfectly!

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  10. I love the stripes paired with that beautiful skirt! Such a pretty combination!

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  11. Stripes + Purple = Adore
    This is a great combination. That purple skirt is just amazing.

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  12. I really love that vest! You are rocking those stripes, too!

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  13. Stripes and fur...A fabulous combo!

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  14. Love the color combo! And especially the Rebecca Minkoff bag! I've spent so much money on her bags!

    xo

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  15. This is lovely. The flowy shirt looks great belted, I love it when striped fabrics are used in flowy things. The designs they make are so interesting.

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  16. This outfit is just darling. You always look so sharp.

    BTW... I managed a fourth day in a row...

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  17. first of all thu, love your new picture on your profile. stunning! i love the stripes with your violet dress. you look very chic, and you are a beautiful girl. LOVE this look. :)

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  18. Love the stripes - fitting that you are wearing them at the waterfront!!

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  19. Hi!!!! thank you so much about your comment! I follow you! You´re so chic and gorgeous!
    I love stripes and I love purple, so...of course I love your look!!!! It´s a great combo!!
    xo

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  20. This outfit is so cute! Loving the purple with the black and white. I love your bag!!

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  21. Amazing colors..

    They "just work" together.

    Cool..

    xo

    Dawn

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  22. Also...I am now following..

    I really like your blog.

    xo

    Dawn

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  23. I love stripes too! You look gorgeous!

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  24. My problem with stripes has always been how they make my curves look. I can never really position them the right way so it's really a hit or miss for me.

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  25. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THAT BAG!!!!

    I couldn't take my eyes off of it in every single picture.

    xx-

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  26. Great outfit! Those shoes are fantastic and so perfect for dressing up an outfit!

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  27. really cute outfit!! (:

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  28. I love your color choices! I think the purple skirt is a perfect touch! Cute shoes too :) Very inspiring styling!
    Good luck!

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  29. nice striped top, yes , very parisian chic, especially with the fur vest. Your style is always fabulous and classy. I love the purple pencil skirt.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  30. you always look amazing! OMG how do you stay in shape?

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  31. Love the outfit and the scenery. You're looking so great in that purple skirt <3

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  32. awesome look! love the striped top paired with a purple skirt!

    Happy Friday!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  33. Stripes are so great, I love them! And I love this outfit, the skirt as a pop of colour, the shoes, that gorgeous bag, the fur.... Perfect! :) have a great day! xoxo

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  34. Fabulous Post! You have a great look and I love your style!

    Thank you so much for visiting my site and for leaving that awesome comment. I would love to have you as a follower of the Style~ Spotlighted and of course I will gladly return the gesture. I sincerely hope to see you very very soon.

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  35. Loved the skirt. :)

    Thank you for passing by on my blog. Feel free to take a look on the oner one, designing dreams. I'm more active there.

    We can follow each other if you want. I always comment on the blogs I do. I love to make friends. :)

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    Have a great day!

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  36. so prettyyyy! love the bag!
    xo ;*

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  37. beautiful stripes with purple! follow u now.

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  38. Topping blog. I observe and I count on it just.

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  39. Thanks so much for following my blog too x
    Gorgeous outfit post,I love your bag looks really cute with your matching top x
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  40. You look fabulous. I still want to get a sheer stripe blouse. Running late doing so though.
    Hope you have an awesome weekend!

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  41. Thanks for stopping by my blog! The breakfast bowls are SO good :)

    Cute blog and adorable outfit! I love the purse!

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  42. I love a great striped top and that skirt is a gorgeous color.

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  43. BEAUTIFUL! I love that purple and black together. I think it always looks good. SUPER cute bag girl! :D
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  44. LOVVVVVVEEEE ITTT!!!! That vest is gorgeous!

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