ALL IN THE DETAILS: Stripe Up Your Life

March 25th, 2015 at 2:00am

What do the Hamburglar, a zebra and this ultra-chic Fashionista have in common? A love of black-and-white stripes, of course! A Breton striped shirt should be a quintessential piece in every girl’s closet. Stripes are a classic pattern that can go with pretty much anything. Striped shirts were originally worn by French sailors in the early 1900s. Inspired by these shirts, Coco Chanel made striped shirts for women, which became wildly popular and a chic French staple.

This Fashionista is channeling her inner French girl by wearing the perfect black-and-white striped shirt. She is pairing her stripes with some dark denim, black heeled booties, a black handbag and a bold red lip. Her black handbag features a brown leather strap, which adds contrast to the color palette of black and white.  Her look is effortless and classic. Her striped shirt is the star of the show as she plays up the black stripes in her top with dark jeans and black accessories. Loose waves and red lipstick make the perfect beauty combination for this chic look.

How To: A striped shirt is versatile and chic. Take a cue from our Fashionista and play up your stripes with some simple neutral basics. Pair your striped shirt with dark denim, black booties and red lipstick. If you are feeling adventurous, play with patterns. Mix your striped shirt with a cute floral skirt or some sequins. As long as you don’t try to emulate Waldo, you will look great. The possibilities are endless, so don’t be afraid to mix it up!