Wednesday, 19 February 2014


Over the past year, I have developed a deep fixation with stripes. They're classic, simple, neutral and just so pleasing to look at. I have to admit that I tend to stay at the top end when it comes to stripes... meaning that unfortunately I don't own any striped trousers/shorts/skirts. I love to throw on a striped top with skinny jeans and a biker jacket - so easy. Having said that, a pair of high waisted stripey shorts would be fab for summer... I'll have to keep my eye out for a some! 

Jeans - Urban Outfitters (BDG), Top - Forever 21, Jacket - Topshop, Trainers - Asos

As I said, my favourite way to wear stripes is just in a rather boring way (seen above). But I do adore outfits like this and they're great to chuck on for sixth form. This faux suede/shearling biker jacket has to be one of my best bargains ever - £25 down for £65! Such a great buy. 

Sammi AKA BeautyCrush is a stripe advocate and I enjoy taking inspiration from her Instagram OOTDs:

 I also follow a popular Instagram account called "livelovebeautyy1" that posts tons of outfit photos (most of which I think are from Tumblr). I picked out a couple of stripey looks to share:

I always tell myself not overuse words such as timeless, classic, neutral, staple etc etc etc,  but stripes seriously are a timeless, classic, neutral staple in anybody's wardrobe. They'll never go out of fashion, unlike the wacky trends we all go crazy for... spending a load of money on the "in" pieces which then proceed to head back out a few months later. An obsession with stripes is also a eonomical obsession (haha!) ;) 

Are you a stripe lover?