Shirt (similar): Loft/ Necklace (similar): Express/ Jeans (similar): Gap/ Stilettos: DSW (store) BCBG Paris (designer)/ Purse (similar): Macy's (store) Coach (designer)
There is one misconception about wearing stripes, which is that they make you look wider. While this statement can be true, if you follow these simple guidelines you'll look fabulous and even slimmer: 1) choose vertical stripes to lengthen and horizontal stripes to widen, 2) choose pieces in darker colors, and 3) have fun with fashion! In the outfit that I have on above, I am actually wearing two clothing items with striped patterns. The key to this look is that the pants are fitted and have a vertical stripe pattern in a dark wash and the shirt is also a dark color, but has a thicker almost checked pattern in a boxy silhouette. A statement necklace and stilettos in metallic silver are graphic and modern, while a pop of red from the purse adds a playful statement. You are sure to look fashion forward and classy in a version of this outfit! Tell me your fears of wearing stripes or how much you love to wear them in the comments below!