Don’t be afraid to show your stripes

I feel good in stripes. 

Vintage bateau J Crew

 

Yes, I know what you’re thinking. I must have “done time” at some point in my life. Knocked somebody down during a Nordstrom semi-annual sale.  Thrown a shoe at somebody who said they loved wearing black. Gotten in a tussle with some unsuspecting chick over who is cuter, Johnny Depp or Matthew Mcconaughey. For the record, it’s Johnny. 

Pineapple Quartz Gunmetal Necklace

 

But, no, it’s not that. I’ve given it a great deal of thought and decided I just have my moods where I want to look like a french sailor. Whaaat? Is that so wrong? It’s a clean look, a fresh classic look. A little boatneck, a little shoulder showing. It’s basically my much nicer alternative to throwing on sweats. I’m the anti-sweat, unless I’m actually exercising. If you think that sweatpants are stylish, by the way, please take a moment and subscribe to this blog now. I will find you, and your little closet too. I think stripes are sexy. You can disagree. But you’d be wrong.

Cameron Earrings

 

The good news is even though they never went “out” stripes seem to be particularly “in” for spring and summer this year, so there is a tremendous amount from which to choose. It doesn’t matter that I already own ten striped shirts, I’ll still buy more. And please don’t tell me that stripes make you look fat. Just don’t wear prison stripes. Keep the stripes darker and/or thinner, like black stripes on a brown shirt. Or just let a little of the stripes peek out from under a sweater so they don’t make you look all horizontal.

As far as wearing jewelry with stripes, I think you can either keep it simple with just a necklace or earrings and light makeup, or go for more of a rocker look with tons of layered pieces and a smokey eye. Stripes are extremely versatile in this way. My full line of jewelry can be found at http://www.sueanneshirzay.etsy.com

As always, please feel free to comment on this post and send any and all suggestions or questions to sueanneshirzay3@gmail.com. Happy Shopping. : )

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8 Comments on “Don’t be afraid to show your stripes”

  1. dietcokeluvah Says:

    As usual, great post. Love reading these tips and thinking of my current wardrobe @ the same time. Keep up the good work!


  2. Another brilliant post from the author aka, @singsingsueanne
    FYI: somewhat related, cabana stripes are trending in footwear for the coming Spring/Summer 2010.

  3. JW @Ketsugo_John Says:

    Fun read! 🙂

  4. Ty Says:

    Leo’s are the best.

  5. Corey Godzwa Says:

    I always love reading your blogs… but um MATTHEW!!! hahahah
    Now i want a new striped shirt… must go shopping..


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