ALL IN THE DETAILS: Simple Stripes

All In The Details

Preppy attire is one thing that has never left the fashion market. With brands like Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Vineyard Vines being seen everywhere, it can be very tempting to try out this signature look for ourselves. I’m sure we’re all used to seeing “bros” walk around campus in their polo shirts, pastel bottoms and Sperry Top-Siders, and their girl counterparts in coordinating nautical patterns and loafers. Rather than sticking to what we’re used to, so much more can be done to rock this style.

Rather than blending in with a crowd of pastels, this Fashionista stands out in her head to toe J.Crew look. She kept her top and bottoms simple, and added some edge to her look with some flats and a chunky link bracelet.

Now, while vertical stripes have been very popular lately, they can sometimes make an outfit look like it was inspired by Beetlejuice. However, the light blue hue on her button-down top allows the stripes to look more subtle and neutral, making it easy to wear with anything. A universal top like this one is a must-have for any girl’s closet because it can be worn to anything from a job interview to lunch with friends.

Opting for a pair of black skinnies is never a wrong decision. Wearing another staple piece, this Fashionista adds some great contrast to her top with these jeans. Rather than being a “plain Jane” and wearing solid ballet flats, she wears a pair with a T-strap gold chain to dress up her look. For the final touches of her outfit, she wears a pair of black almond shaped sunglasses and a Cuban link style bracelet which complements the chain on her shoes.

How To: Her look can easily be replicated by sporting a short sleeve button-down top, with or without the stripes. Add a pair of cropped skinny jeans and flats and you’re good to go!


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