Sunday, February 28, 2016

Stripes and More Stripes

I love stripes. Especially white and blue stripes. I am instantly drawn to anything blue/white striped and always have to check myself to make sure I can justify a new “striped purchase.” (I have currently this scarf in my online “basket” and am looking at it daily…).

Here are a few of my favorite recent striped outfits.

I really like the striped scarf with the striped tee.
StripedScarfAnd my striped blouse from last week’s post, which I paired with a turquoise necklace.
BlueWhiteBlouseI also like to layer stripes underneath sweaters and a blazer.  
LayersMy black and white striped long sleeve tee from White House Black Market is many years old but still one of my favorites as it is nice and soft and held up extremely well. It’s an example that sometimes paying more is definitely worth it as the cost per wear for this tee is quite low.
BlackWhiteStripedTee Striped options: Black/white mini stripes long sleeve tee (similar to the one in the last photo), red/white long sleeve tee, medium blue/white long sleeve tee (on major sale), blue/white short sleeve tee with longer sleeves, red/white short sleeve tee (sleeves quite short), white/yellow thick stripes tee, green/white long sleeve tee, grey/white long sleeves with slouch collar tee, medium blue/white long sleeve tee

Questions: Do you like stripes? If so, what’s your favorite way to wear them? Thinking of adding any stripes to your wardrobe? I have quite a few white/blue and some white/black striped tops, but I think it may be time to add some other colors...


Be well,
Andrea

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62 comments:

  1. I adore stripes! I really like the first look with the striped shirt and striped scarf. Now I want to look for a striped scarf!

    As for my favorite striped items, I bought a black/white striped midi dress from WHBM several years ago and still look forward to wearing it ever spring and summer. I know what you mean about paying a little more for an item but getting your money's worth in the price per wear department. I think that's a good strategy. I also love my black/white Breton striped tee. Can't believe how much wear I get out of it.

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    1. Thanks, Beth! I really like the striped shirt with the striped scarf, too! I remember buying the scarf at the end of the season at Banana Republic. It was less than $10, but I almost didn't buy it as I was looking for fall clothes. But it was just so me that I had to get it. I'm very glad I did!!! :-)

      I have several pieces from WHBM that are many years hold but still my favorites...

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  2. I think I'm the only woman in Blog Land who isn't a fan of stripes; but I keep buying them anyway since they are considered so fashionable. I have several blue and white striped tops, a red and white striped top, and a blue and white striped dress. I really love stripes on others, but not myself. Love all your striped items and the way you look in them!

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    1. I've always loved stripes. And a bit too much as it often seems all I have is striped tees (I actually bought two of my favorite blue/white striped tee!)! And they end up all looking very similar...

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  3. I love stripes too and I like mixing them like your first picture. You look fab in all of them though :)
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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    1. The first one is my favorite, too! It's not something I would have thought of doing a few years ago, and I'm glad my style is evolving... :-)

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  4. I adore stripes - you look terrific wearing them, too. xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  5. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love stripes. You look great in all three suggestions!

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  6. Stripes always feel so sunny! I love the shoes on the last picture, perfect. Have a great week!

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    1. Yes, stripes really do brighten the day! :-) Have a great week, too!

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  7. I don't blame you - stripes are soooo versatile & chic!! Have a fab and joyful week!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! Have a great week, too!

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  8. I seriously love stripes of any kind. You have so many fun pieces! I love the red you added to that last outfit and the pattern mixing you did with the shoes!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! Stripes are a lot of fun! :-)

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  9. You do have some great striped pieces! I have a navy and white striped shirt, but I would like to find a b/w striped shirt... I think it would go with more! I love that mini-striped shirt in the bottom picture!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks, Carrie! It's one of my favorite shirts! I love the way it looks, but I love the way it feels even more. It's so soft and silky... :-)

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  10. You look amazing in stripes! The tee and scarf is my favorite too!! Hope you're having a great day!!

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  11. Love stripes! Loving those cute flats!

    -Tatiana
    We Shop in Heels

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    1. Thanks, Tatiana! The flats are Adam Lippes for Target, and I almost didn't get them. I'm glad I ended up getting them!

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  12. I also love stripes! They're so fun to wear. I think my favourite look is the first. The stripes on stripes action is super cool!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks, Alecz! It's my favorite, too! :-)

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  13. You can never have too many stripes! Love all of these outfits you put together!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. You are right! One can never have to many stripes! :-)

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  14. I like stripes and you look beautiful wearing them...Great Post...dear
    xo, Neha

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

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  15. I can't say that I "love" stripes but as it turns out I do have quite a lot of them in my wardrobe, haha: several tops, one tunic and even one dress. You too have quite a collection!

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    1. Oh, yes, I do have a collection. You have seen nothing yet! ;-)

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  16. I bought a striped t-shirt and skirt last summer and have been wearing them very often, so I can understand your love for stripes!
    Your mixing of wide stripes and thin ones is lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Dan! I really like the mixed stripes, too, and am already thinking of other ways to mix stripes... :-)

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  17. I didn't care for stripes up until a few years ago and now I love them. Like you I'm attracted to blue and white stripes.

    They manage to go with everything as you have shown here.
    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. I've always obsessed over stripes. And an obsession it is... :-)

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  18. I never got stripes but after seeing them look so great on so many other people I"m kinda starting to dig them! Love how you styled them!

    Simply Shaunacey

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    1. Thanks, Shaunacey! It's funny how seeing something a lot makes you all of a sudden like it... I've been that way with 70s-inspired clothing... :-)

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  19. Love stripes - and you wear them so well! Thank so much for joining us on our first Link Up today!

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for the new link up!

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  20. I love all your takes on the stripes. I really love the nautical vibe with the scarf and the pairing of the red accessories!!

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    1. Thanks, Abbie! #1 & #4 are my favorites, too!

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  21. I definitely love stripes too and need to start wearing them more often! Great post
    Shoes to Shiraz

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  22. I love all your pretty accessories! Great looks!

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  23. You look great in stripes, Andrea...I can see why you wear this so much. Thanks for sharing your style with the Thursday Blog Hop! (and thanks for all of your encouragement when you comment)

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  24. I used to now like stripes, but lately I can't get enough of them. Vertical or horizontal they are both great. Thanks for linking up Andrea.

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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  25. I love stripes too! I have about 5 black and white striped tops. LOL.

    Thanks so much for coming to the Fun Fashion Friday party!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. It's hard to resit those striped tops... :-)

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  26. I love stripes! I have so many striped pieces in my wardrobe, I find they are a little more interesting than a plain piece but they are still able to be worn with pretty much anything! :)

    Congrats on the new Rebecca Minkoff clutch too - have you posted about it?

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Yes, stripes are so versatile, especially now that I'm more open to pattern mixing!

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  27. Hahha! I love it! Yes Andrea, I too have way too many striped items and do have to check myself, but then, life is striped, so you can't have to many! Hahah!

    Thanks for coming over and linking to the Kremb de la Kremb Style Stories No. 12 Link Up.

    Love, Ann

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    1. Good point! I love your Style Stories series! The stories behind your clothes are fascinating!

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  28. I dont have alot of stripes in my closet, but like them on others. The navy and white with the red necklace is so clasic and pretty
    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  29. yep, I will go along whole heartedly in your love for stripes. I love them too. Just bought a bunch of them. I love those cute black and white shoes with the black and white striped shirt. But also the two different blue/white stripes together in the first photo.
    Greetje

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    1. Thanks, Greetje. The first and the last photos are my favorites, too!

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  30. I wasn't a fan of stripes until recently. I love how you put together a very nice outfit of your stripes shirt and scarf. Great idea, Andrea!

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    1. Thanks, Lynn! I'm pretty obsessed with stripes! :-) But I had never put them together in one outfit. I like how it turned out... :-)

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