Stripes… Just the Beginning

My most recent J. Crew order just shipped today. In it, I’m expecting no less than 4 striped tops to keep this one little stripe top company. Excessive? Perhaps.

I’ve found that stripes are one of those things that instantly elevates an outfit. I tried this skirt on with a number of different tops today, but it wasn’t until I threw this one on that I was satisfied. I know Phiphi mentioned recently that horizontal stripes have historically been known to make you look wider, but I couldn’t disagree more with that thought. I agree with her that a proper fit is essential, as always. I think that the width of the stripes can make a difference, too.

So, what does this mean for the blog? Many, many more outfits with stripes. I apologize in advance.  I grabbed some long sleeved ones for the fall and a cardigan and sweater for the winter. Now I should be set for all seasons. Now all I need is more polka dots…

Top: J. Crew (sold out online, check in stores! check out this cute sequin version!)
Skirt: H&M (spring 2012, usually something similar in stores)
Shoes: Brian Atwood (eBay)
Sunglasses: Tory Burch (here)
Watch: Michael Kors (here, excited to finally get the silver version!!)
Necklace: J. Crew (old)
Bag: Celine