03 April 2013

Wardrobe Wednesday: Embracing the Stripes

Up until a couple of years ago, I really didn't have much of anything that was stripey in my wardrobe. But I seem to have acquired quite the collection. When I open my wardrobe these days lots of stripey options jump out at me.....so firstly I'm thinking it could be just a phase I'm in...and maybe it is, but right now I'm loving how stripes work on a range of different outfits - tops, skirts and dresses, thin stripes or wide stripes and all giving a totally different effect. I'll show you what I mean....

Skirt: about $15 from Tempt 

I love the length of this skirt and the fun, wide pockets. It's a great skirt for summer (with 3/4 tights or without) and it looks good in winter with long tights and boots so it's pretty versatile.

Another cheapy Tempt number - probably about $10 from memory

I love that this top is casual enough for a car journey with jeans or jean shorts when you want to be comfortable but not too hot or cold! Just for a little bit of interest, that picture on the wall is at my gran's house and it's of my great-great-great grandparents on their wedding day! I love that she has things like this around the place. It helps me feel like I know where I've come from! I'm guessing they didn't wear a lot of stripes in their day though unless it was their long johns - ha ha!

About $30 at Supre

This dress was my find of the summer. I wore it on Christmas Day for the first time and have been wearing it heaps ever since. I like it with my stretchy belt and it's cool enough to wear on a pretty warm day and warm enough to wear on a cool day because of the length - if that makes any sense at all?!

My most recent addition is this gorgeous candy-cane top from Max which I got at their end of summer sale down to $30. It's the most delightful feel with the draped neck (I'm sure there's a technical name for this neck but it's escaping me right now!) and it is made of such soft fabric.

I think the only thing I might have to draw the line when it comes to wearing stripes is striped leggings - although maybe you lot can convince me otherwise?!

How about you? Are you a lover or a hater of the stripe?! How many different stripe combos do you have in your wardrobe?

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