STYLE GURU STYLE: Stripes on Stripes

March 14th, 2016 at 2:10am

One brand that has always held a nostalgic quality for me is Tommy Hilfiger. I remember thinking I was the coolest back in elementary school because I had a Tommy Hilfiger backpack with his iconic and unforgettable logo emblazoned across the the front. Although the popularity of the brand has waned over the last decade, Tommy is back with some really fresh and fun collections lately and I couldn’t be more excited to see him back on the scene in such a big way.

One of his collections in particular that I have been obsessed with was his spring 2016 show. The models marched down the runway in myriad colors, but one thing was constant: stripes galore. For this outfit, I took a little inspiration from the sporty but chic striped dresses he sent down the runway paired with athletic shoes. I love this look because it is so effortless. Stripes will always be a classic staple in your wardrobe, so this fresh take on a classic print was so refreshing and fun to me. Plus, your feet will never be upset with you for wearing a great pair of sneakers.

This simple and sporty look is really easy style. All you really need to do is start with a striped dress, and the possibilities are endless. To me, black and white stripes are almost a blank canvas on which you can throw whatever color or other prints that you want. While I chose to go a little more monochromatic with my look, I did mix up the look a bit by going with a crocodile-print bag for a kick of variety. This is an outfit formula that is great to have in your arsenal because it really is a no-brainer combination for those days when you just don’t have time to figure out what to wear.

Get My Look: 1. A striped dress. 2. Some classic sneakers. 3. A graphic bag.