Thursday, September 4, 2014




Headed out to dinner with family, the risk taker in me wanted to pair this wide striped skirt with a floral top. It works! We’ve seen it served recurrently on runways all over. The wider thicker ones as well as the thin ones. 


Even though I loved the look, it was a little over the top cos the floral was very bold and didn’t feel right for a day to day and I wasn’t headed anywhere near a runway. The hue was also on the opposite end of the spectrum. I could have tweaked the look and made it work with a more subdued floral. Couldn’t get my hot little hands on any so instead I paired it with a solid pink peekaboo cropped lace blazer. Very trendy considering the influx of cropped tops into the fashion scene. The pink blazer packed a punch, complimented the stripes and added an overall edgy look. 

To take that runway look to street, I suggest you down play one of the prints and you are well on your way to looking fab. And if you want to further play it safe then choose florals and stripes in the same hue. A solid color belt will add a break in the look and accentuate your waist.

Pair your stripe print top with high waisted striped floral shorts or vice versa for another twist on a trendy day look.

Put the ‘h’ in hot by wearing a print on print bikini for a day at the beach. Kick that up a notch with a solid wide rim hat tied with a printed ribbon. A pair of sunnies, and a glass of an exotic tropical drink (Mai Tai comes to mind, LOL) would complete the look.

 A printed pair of pumps or wedges will lend so much style to a striped shirt worn under a solid blazer. Pair this with skinny jeans or wide leg pants. Make the look appear effortless by rolling up the sleeves of the blazer. Not buttoning the shirt all the way up will also give that chic but carefree appearance.

Be prepared to play with different pieces, throw in some, take off some, switch them around as your style evolves around this fashion trend. 

I’m far from a stripes gal and always remember at the back of my mind the fashion advice from way back that said to stay away from horizontal stripes cos they make you look bigger. Is that still the case? If I went by that then wearing a horizontal striped skater skirt would be a double ouch right? Lol. Big time optical illusion if you ask me.

I won’t be going stripes overboard anytime soon but for a gal that hardly ever stripes, I think I’m definitely delving deep. The best part is that they reciprocate my love for them. Sweet! I have earned my stripes. 

Do you stripe? How do you pull it off? Paired with solids? Floral? Do you feel brave and pair stripes in matching hues? Is your personal style ‘just do me’ and you love to defy expectations by clashing stripes in different colors? Such fun! Let’s talk...

MY CONDOLENCES TO THE RIVERS FAMILY ON THE PASSING OF THE FASHION ICON, BOISTEROUS COMEDIAN JOAN RIVERS. I'M SURE JOAN WILL STAY CLASSY EVEN IN THE AFTER LIFE. REST IN PEACE JR...




































Outfit Deets
Forever 21 Cropped Blazer 
Miu Miu Glitter Pumps
Celine Sunnies
Chanel Cuff Bangle
Oscar De La Renta Flower Collar Necklace


Thanks a bunch for stopping by, keep thinking purple thoughts and see you back soon, Xo...

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16 comments:

  1. I love to pair my stripes with anything ,it actually depends on my mood for the day, and speaking of stripes i have the exact skirt in green and white stripes , very stretchy it fits to the T. You nailed this look , love the pink too.

    StyleandBeautyLounge

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    Yea it was really sad to hear of the death of Joan Rivers,i never missed her show, i wonder who's gonna make me laugh now on fashion police. RIPJOANRIVERS I miss her already.

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    1. Isn't it such a fun piece? I got it mine from Choies, they have such cute things at great prices. Glad to be working with them. Thanks a lot Uzo. And yes Fashion Police will never be the same, so sad...

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  2. Wow really who are you? You represent everything I aspire to be and more. I'd be hating now but I won't. I love your style, I love your blog and I love you.

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    1. Thanks for the love Aaliyah. Not hating is great! Lol. Now do visit often and good luck in your endeavours.

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    1. I had fun with this look, thanks Didi...

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  4. I have always wanted a skirt like that in the same bold stripes and i am still searching. You look fantastic!

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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  5. It's very cute. Now you know where to look, Thanks Busola, :)...

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  6. As always, this is stunning.....

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  7. I love pink. And your combining it with black and white looks so classic and so elegant.

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  8. This is such a fab look. It is bold and in-your face but in such a charming way. I love that skirt. Black and white looks so fantastic with bright shades. The jacket is perfection. Great decision to add it to the look. I am I discovered your blog. I hope you enjoy your weekend.

    Sharon
    http://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

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    1. It was such a fun outfit. I'm having a fab weekend, thanks a lot Sharon...

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  9. Very catchy writing style. Beauty, style, brains. You stand out and I can't get enough!

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  10. One word: FABULOUS! Your make up and outfit <3
    ohjannine.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Jannine, glad you stopped by. Will check Ohjannine out, :-)...

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  11. I just could not wait for a new picture post, I had to visit and find a new-to-me one to enjoy and wow this did the trick!! You look so lovely in the pink and the stripes, great color balance. And the top is so wonderfully revealing, especially enjoyed that closer in look at them from the side. I love how open you are with that beautiful body, makes it so amazing for me!! And those from below shots of your lovely legs are fantastic too. So happy to find these, they brought me such incredible pleasure, dear. xoxo

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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