stripes

beret, stripes, black and white

Stripes

Can you say oh la la. I feel like a girl in Paris in this outfit. The beret definitely adds that European flare but the whole outfit screams Paris (well at least in my head haha) I’m obsessed with this look. Everything from the lace detail on the blouse to the side slits of the pants. 

Stripes were strong during spring and summer and are even stronger for fall. Stripes in my opinion just never go out of style. There is just something about these vertical and horizontal lines that can add a preppy, nautical or an edgy vibe to your outfit. 

As a plus size girl I’ve been told to stay away from stripes but I’ve never been one to listen. I personally love anything striped. Stripes can be flattering to many body types. It’s all about the way you wear them. I personally love vertical stripes. I feel they are more flattering and elongate the body.

beret, stripes, black and white
beret, stripes, black and white

Let’s talk about these pants. First they’re a great deal at Target for only $32.99. They have an elastic waist and have some stretch to them. I feel super comfy in them and love how I can dress them up or down. The only con would be they are a little to long for me (I’m 5’3) but nothing a pair of heels can't fix.

beret, stripes, black and white
beret, stripes, black and white

This look is all about the pants, that’s why I keep the rest of my outfit simple. I paired the pants with a loose fitting button up blouse, a fun beret and heels. The sunglasses were my finishing touch that adds that edgy element I love. 

beret, stripes, black and white

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stripes, black and white outfit

Yes, Wear Stripes!

I adore all sorts of stripes: horizontal, vertical, sideways or anyways. I say wear, love, and embrace them. There isn't a set of rules on how to rock stripes. Wear what makes you feel great.

I'm currently obsessed with black and white stripes! They're considered a neutral like leopard. They go with everything!

You might stay away from horizontal lines because they can make you look bigger or wider. Vertical strips do the opposite. Instead of making you look wider they elongate the body.

stripes, black and white outfit

As a short girl wearing culottes can make me look shorter (unless I wear super high heels). By wearing culottes with horizontal stripes the lines make my body look longer.

stripes, black and white outfit
stripes, black and white outfit
stripes, black and white outfit

This jumpsuit runs big. I usually wear an  XL/1X but I bought this one in a Large. 

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trousers, stripes, bomber jacket

Casual Trousers

Trousers are great and a must for the office. But, work-wear is not really my thing that's why I dressed mine a bit casual. I just couldn't resist these trousers from Forever 21+. I'm infautuated with the color.  I usually stay away from orange but lately I've been gravitating to it.

The wide leg detail is fun and best flattering worn with pointy toe high heels. I paired the trousers with a black and white striped blouse which ads that edgy element I love. I then, added a bomber jacket to create a casual vibe to the look. I really love that the blue color of the bomber complements the orange.  

trousers, stripes, bomber jacket
trousers, stripes, bomber jacket
trousers, stripes, bomber jacket
trousers, stripes, bomber jacket
trousers, stripes, bomber jacket

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