Why do we all love stripes?

I know I swore to stay away from stripes and all those navy sailor-inspired looks, but I am slowly starting to enjoy this trend. There are are some limits of course, but I have to admit that there are some options that are way better than the copy-pasted images I keep seeing everywhere, from shops and window displays to all-striped outfits on girls in my office!

The key is to set yourself apart from the main-stream options. Try to choose not so commercial items and spice them up with fresh accessories. Right now, I am really mad about the Chanel – shape cardigan. What do you guys think?

Casual Look - striped cardigan

Cardigan: Aubin & Wills’ caramel and red-striped cashmere-blend cardigan – net-a-porter, Top: Pearl Tank by ULLA JOHNSON – calypso-celle, Shorts: Cuffed dark blue denim shorts Rock Revival – Metropark, Bracelets: Ethnic Charm Bangles – topshop, Pumps: YSL, Bag : Paul Smith, Make-up: NARS from Sephora

Another style I really love is Katharine McPhee’s casual urban-look. Even though the striped tank is a simple common option, what makes it special is the white cropped jacket with rolled-up sleeves and the brown leather platforms/wedges.

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Shorts: Women’s AE Denim Shorties – AE, Tank Top: Aubin & Wills’ black and white striped jersey tank – net-a-porter, Bag: Miu Miu’s black deerskin leather tote net-a-porter, Shoes: Michael Kors platform brown leather sandals – youheshe.com , Blazer: Alice + Olivia’s cropped white jacket – net-a-porter, Ring: Accessorize , Sunglasses: Gucci, Necklace: Rosantica’s handmade sterling silver-plated brass multi-strand necklace – net-a-porter

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