Anyone else obsessed with stripes as much as I am?
If you’re not, keep reading. Hopefully this post will help you change your mind and will inspire you to recreate some of these looks.
All of these photos have been taken over the past year and a half. I am a walking example of what I preach: shop smarter and maximize what’s in your closet so you can save money for the things that actually matter. For me, that thing is traveling. Me and my hubby are saving money to travel around the world for 2 years!!! More about that on our Instagram, or you can also watch this video to learn how we’ll do it, how much money do we need and where we’ll be going.
OK, back to stripes. Here are some of the striped pieces I own, that in my opinion, are the most versatile.
First, a striped top.
I have a long sleeve black & white top, and a navy & white one (that I just lost due to a slime stain LOL. Don’t ask). I recommend you to have one of each and also the other variety of B&W; black with white stripes. Here are some of the looks I’ve created with these 2 tops. Notice that you can wear them all year round. Right now I have short sleeve versions of these tops on my shopping list! I’ll be definitely taking them on my trip.
I also have 2 striped sweaters. I just got rid of one of them because I don’t need to have two. Here are all the looks I’ve created with them over the past 2 years:
Side note: Can we please talk about my weight? Now I notice a HUGE difference!!!! 20 pounds less now!
Anyways, those are 50 looks with basically 4 different striped tops. If you pay attention these looks are for different seasons and occasions. I did this on purpose to show you how versatile these tops are. You can wear them all year round!
Ops, just found 2 more looks with this top 🙂
Second basic piece; a striped dress.
Another basic piece that every girl must have. Striped dresses are so versatile. I only have black and white stripes and I’ll be taking at least one of these on my trip. Currently I have 3 dresses and these are the looks I’ve created with them:
As you can see I use the white striped dress more than any other one LOL. But I love my black striped dresses, so I’ll be creating more looks with them soon, so stay tuned. I the meantime, here are 6 looks:
Other striped pieces to consider:
- A Trench Coat: I love this trench. So unique and timeless.
- A Blanket Scarf: This one is perfect for cold winter days. I love the stripes. All the colors make it super easy to put together with a lot of things in my closet.
- A nautical striped blazer:
I love this one! I feel like it’s a nice addition to any basic look. Instant upgrade!
- Other striped pieces I have:
I have a few other striped pieces in different colors that are fun. They are not as versatile as the neutral ones, but still super cute. I wear these 3 dresses a lot and will definitely pack one of these for my trip.
I like black and white stripes, and white and navy stripes. To me, these are the most versatile and will never go out of style. There are so many other ways to wear stripes, but for this post I wanted to focus on the most basic, plain, underestimated kind. The goal is to show you all the different ways you can style what you have in your closet.
Let me know if you have any favorite looks and let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Have the best week ahead!