Spring Trends: Stripe Yourself

This Spring, it’s not just florals taking over, stores are filling their racks with striped clothing from dresses, to shirts, to pants, and more.

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Next we have a V-neck navy and white striped dress from Zara.

Image Courtesy of Zara ($29.95)

Image Courtesy of Zara ($29.95)

Having a more casual day? Throw on your favorite pair of jean shorts or pants and pair them with this Forever 21 striped casual top.

Courtesy of Forever 21 ($14.90)

Courtesy of Forever 21 ($14.90)

For the best results, pair your stripes with solid colors.  Add bursts of color to your outfit with colorful accessories.  A pink handbag could take your navy and white striped dress or top to the next level!

If you can’t find the striped item of your choice in stores, search your mom’s closet. Every woman over the age of 50 is bound to have an Ann Taylor or Liz Claiborne striped top.  It’s pretty much inevitable.  But if the tag says, “Talbots,” run! Wash your hands, do your mom a favor and throw it out, then keep searching.

Love,

J. Molly

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Make your Look Monochrome

I get an email this morning; it’s a Nasty Gal newsletter that informs me that holiday sparkle is out and monochrome is in.  If you’ve seen the Gilmore Girls episode that gawks over the power of Marie Claire to forbid the wearing of jean jackets, this moment was very similar.  I don’t know whether it’s the rebel in me or not, but there will definitely be more wearing of sparkles…some things just never go out…they’re called classics.

Nonetheless, I thank Nasty Gal for making monochrome sexier than ever.  Whether you want a pair of pants, shoes, dress, or top, Nasty Gal makes dressing monochrome easy and fun!

Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to Original Website.

Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to Original Website.

Sporty and sexy from head to toe.  Rock this outfit down the street, to the gym, to the mall, or to a party.  Pair it with a bright colored handbag to keep the look interesting.

Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to Original Website.

Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to Original Website.

Black and white = bold and beautiful!

Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to Original Website.

Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to Original Website.

Black and white stripes in close proximity may bother your eyes, but there’s no denying this dress is sexy.  Zip it up or down depending on the occasion.

Let the snow outside your window be the best inspiration for your monochrome outfit.  Blend in with white, or stand out with black.  Either way, stick to monochrome for a sophisticated and fun look this winter season.

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Love,

J. Molly