stripes on stripes
I adore this top. It has so many interesting bits - the different size and color of the stripes, the beautiful ruffle collar, and mostly I love how the ruffle collar extends down the one arm, to the side of the top. I just think it's such a unique piece. I LIVE for unique pieces. I am drawn to pieces that aren't worn by everyone else and pieces that have an interesting shape or detail, etc. I think that's the one thing I hate about trends, EVERYONE is wearing the same thing. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of trends that I love and have loved but when I'm shopping and I come across a piece that every other blogger is wearing, I'm immediately turned off and I move on. Style is about individuality and if everyone is walking around wearing the same damn thing as everyone else, well individuality goes right out the window. I love a simple outfit, I do. It's classic, timeless and most importantly, effortless. But I just can't say no to a statement piece.
When it comes to statement pieces, I always style it with more basic items, otherwise I feel like I end up looking like a member of some 80's pop band (I LOVE 80's music btw. I know, I know, total nerd alert.)
The basic pieces I chose to style this top with are denim cutoffs, a straw handbag (Style Tip: Tie or wrap a scarf around the handle like I did here, to give your look a little "pop) and then these perfect strappy nude block heeled sandals. I kept the accessories to a minimum by forgoing any jewelry and throwing on these gorgeous shades.
Thank you so, so much for reading and I hope you have an awesome weekend!!
I am 5'6" | my measurements are 33-25-35 | shoe size US 8
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