In my new Wednesday’s series How to: I’m showing you how to wear stripes 3 different ways. You can see how I wore a striped jacket in Part 1, and today I want to expand on wearing stripy tops.
I’ve mentioned Breton top in my first post about stripes and it’s the easiest way to wear this print and you should definitely have some in your wardrobe, but in here I want to show you more fun and more adventurous way.
I love colour and most colourful things and the colour palette of this top is just so pretty. It’s easier to style than you may think. If you stick with the colours in this top (and there’s so many to chose from) that’s your palette for the rest of your look. I kept it simple with white skirt (which I have been wearing so much by the way – I wore it very different way here) and chose colourful accessories.
My main tip to wearing a colourful item:
Stick to the same colour palette and don’t add any more colours that are not included in that item.
It’s ok to add neutrals and metallic jewellery but keep the rest fairly simple. Don’t overcomplicate the look and make the stripy (or other printed top) be the main focus. This look is quite fun and playful but you could totally make it more sophisticated with adding navy or black and put a blazer over it and you’re ready to work as well.
Sometimes people are afraid of stripes/prints but it’s all about the styling and the colour palette. Like I’ve mentioned few times: keep the rest simple. You can really style them up or down and have a little play with stripes.
What’s your favourite way to style stripes?
Have a stylish day.
Wearing: skirt, top, shoes, bag Valentino
There’s so many things I want to tell you about this outfit I don’t know where to start..
First and possibly the most obvious. If you have been following me for some time you would know about my love for Paris and when I saw this tee shirt I knew I had to have it as a little reminder. I don’t wear tee shirts very often but I do like ones with little slogans that say it all so you don’t have to. Statement tops are quite a big trend and this is my little nod to it. I like to wear tees with dressier skirts to add a little edge – it’s a nice contrast.
Secondly I want to talk about my denim jacket. On the day we shot these it was so warm (only few days ago!) and I didn’t really need a jacket but this beautiful weather won’t last and layers will be more and more necessary. I also talked about layering in my last post, and I believe a denim jacket is a wardrobe staple that you will reach for time and time again, not just in fall. I bough this one on eBay about 13 years ago for under a £10 and it was the Best Buy ever. I can’t tell you how much I’ve worn it and it still looks great. I like that it’s quite fitted. Many denim jackets these days are too boxy and I prefer them shaped. It’s more feminine. I love to throw my denim jacket over dresses and wear them with skirts to dress down my outfits a little. If you haven’t got one you really need one and I linked to something similar for very good price.
I also want to talk about these shoes. Literally every time I wear them I get tons of compliments! Seriously, people on the street have stopped me to either compliment or even ask where they were from. And if I tell you they only cost £28 you’ll find it hard to believe. Here’s a link for you because I am nice and happy to share the compliments with you. They are also very comfortable and just go with about anything. They’re so pretty I wear them a lot and they always cheer me up.
Oh and the skirt? I’ve been wearing it a lot too. Another one of the great transitional items I love so much. It’s made from 100% cotton but it’s quite thick so you can wear it all year round which I’m definitely planning to do. In the winter I’ll just add boots and knitwear. The lenght is perfect and I am the biggest fan of anything with pockets. In my eyes everything should have pockets. Not that I put a lot in them but it’s just better.
On another note I am back to work today after a week off. But don’t think that I’ve been slacking and didn’t nothing all the time! I actually had a very busy week catching up with lot of friend and shooting a lot of content so now I can post regularly and won’t have any excuses. I am very happy with the images we got and can’t wait to show you all my autumn outfit and hopefully inspire you with some of them. Starting this Wednesday with a new series showing different ways to wear and item or a trend.
How is it October already? How have you been?
Have a stylish day.
Wearing: skirt, shoes, tee, bag Valentino, bag scarf Dolce and Gabbana, sunglasses Chanel, jacket Diesel similar