Wednesday 9 April 2014

OOTD - Stripes on Stripes

When my official blog photographer (aka my husband) saw what I was wearing for the day, his automatic reaction was "stripes with stripes - can you do that?" All I could think of for a response was simply "why not!"  If there is a fashion rule book, I unfortunately never received a copy.  My love for anything striped runs deep; I love how the pattern gives any outfit a more classic and clean appearance.  I really like how mixing the same pattern (in different variations) worked out - so much so that I may never seek out that elusive fashion rule book.  Read on for outfit details, and additional photos.

Striped Dress - H&M, Shirt - Top Shop (old), Striped Scarf - Joe Fresh
Booties - Target, Bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs Ukita

The trick to wearing two similar patterns together is to have enough of a difference between the two.  For example, the stripes on this H&M dress are slim, very close together and in a very dark navy.  The striped scarf is done in a much lighter blue, with more space between the pattern and in a much lighter material.

What do you think about wearing stripes with stripes?  Is it something that you will be wearing for Spring?

Have a great day and until next time!



  1. What is the lip color you're wearing? Also, I love stripes on stripes!

    1. Thank you! The lipstick is my favourite - Mac's Pleasure bomb. It's a limited edition from the Rihanna collection, but I think Mac's 'Girl About Town' is almost the same :)

  2. I love love love stripes and stripes on stripes is even better! you've pulled the look off really well :)

    1. Thank you! I'm with you - love stripes and can't get enough!

  3. Love the stripes on stripes look!

    Kris xo

  4. I love this look!!! It looks so cool and you pull it off well!! I dont really know If I could do that
    Little Beauty Blog
    Elizabeth x

    1. Like I tell everyone - "If I can pull it off, anyone can!" Give it a try, and let me know how it goes!


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