21 Feb THT-Stripes – A Classic Styled
Stripes are a classic, and I’ve styled some for you today on the blog.
Stripes- A Classic Styled
Even though stripes are classic, they are trending now this season and next. I wrote about them in my post- Stripes Love Them or Not? so do have a read if you missed that.
I have never really gravitated toward stripes, but I find my style evolving to be a bit more classic and feminine, I have to say I do love multidirectional stripes, or special details with stripes.
I had been looking at some striped sweaters and came across this mock neck sweater at Zara. Love the cream and black combination, as white and black just doesn’t appeal to me as much. See why on the other post. There can be exceptions to the rule, if the stripes are different in thickness, angled, have different patterns in a garment. I loved the striped and slit detail at the sleeve here and how it looks with a silk skirt, or in this case, on top of a black slip dress.
I also figured with all of the florals in my closet, it would be fun to have some stripes to pattern mix.
I love the ease of this outfit and find myself loving combat or chunky boots with this look, often to give an edgier vibe to the slip skirt or dress. The combats keep it modern too.
Zara has this exact sweater left in a large and extra large. For reference, I am wearing a small. I would say it is true to size. I have also found this one is similar and also love this and this option.
A Bit More About Stripes
It is a style that has been around forever.
When you think of stripes what comes to mind? Maritime? Sailor pants and striped shirts? It certainly did originate this way so that if a man was overboard in the Navy, they could be spotted. (the captains and higher-ranking men wore something different).
Or we can up until the 21st century, equate stripes with prisoners. Thick black and white stripes were the uniform di jour. Since, they have been traded for solid color garb in orange and other colors.
Johnny Cash sang about stripes in this song, “I Got Stripes.”
So tell me, are you a fan of stripes? Let me know in the comments
Zara Striped sweater
black slip dress- Target
Combat boots- Vaneli c/o Marmi shoes
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Julie AugustynPosted at 22:24h, 28 February
What a great sweater on you! I love the slits on the sleeves! Yes, I love stripes and wear them often!
Nancy WeissPosted at 10:44h, 26 February
I mentioned this on you post on Facebook but stripes were created by sailors that wanted to be seen in the water if they fell off the ship.
Love all your refreshing styles!
Jess JannengaPosted at 11:11h, 26 February
Thank you Nancy, I wrote about that on another post talking about stripes. That was something I never knew! thanks so much!
Emma PeachPosted at 18:51h, 25 February
Such a fabulous sweater! I love the slits on the sleeves!
MarijkePosted at 10:05h, 25 February
I love the look with the skirt and ankle boots. I would wear that but I would not combine it with another pattern. Don’t know why but it goes against my nature – too Dutch organised, maybe!
Jess JannengaPosted at 11:12h, 26 February
Thank you! Thats fine, I get it! Pattern mixing isn’t for everyone!
RenaPosted at 09:36h, 23 February
I’ve always avoided stripes, but this gives me the courage to give them a try.
Jess JannengaPosted at 11:13h, 26 February
I never really got the appeal until now- years later! It is about finding what catches your eye.
GailPosted at 03:03h, 22 February
I like a striped Breon t-shirt, and I like black and cream and would wear your sweater! I used to wear striped sweaters to work but don’t have any now xx
jodiePosted at 21:41h, 21 February
I think the outfit is such a winner Jess. The silk and the combat boots just give off that modern vibe. And I do like stripes…now. I didn’t until I started blogging,
Cheryl ShopsPosted at 20:33h, 21 February
I am a huge fan of stripes and think they look great on you! Loving the subtle grunge vibes of this outfit!
Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net
Hilda SmithPosted at 19:26h, 21 February
I love stripes and that sweater has lovely sleeve detail. Great styling.
Laura BambrickPosted at 18:44h, 21 February
I love your soft and cozy striped sweater! The red bag is darling paired with it!
AlexandraPosted at 18:14h, 21 February
Stripes are so fun! I wish I could find more with vertical stripes.
MaureenPosted at 14:00h, 21 February
You had me at stripes! I can’t get enough of this print. Something about it always pull me in. I love your striped sweater and what a fun pop f color with your gorgeous handbag! Swoon!
Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com
Sally in St PaulPosted at 12:26h, 21 February
I love all the stripes all the time! The sleeve detail on your sweater is a nice touch.
Midlife and BeyondPosted at 10:58h, 21 February
Love your sweater Jess, and outfit. I have only been wearing stripes in the last couple of years, especially love a Breton stripe which I think always looks crisp and fresh. Thank you for the feature and link up!
MichellePosted at 10:01h, 21 February
Like you, I’m picky about stripes, and as a consequence have just one top with stripes. This is a terrific outfit, Jess! I love the combat boots with this feminine outfit. Just beautiful.
DiPosted at 09:56h, 21 February
This is a great casual chic outfit on you, Jess! And your red bag is the perfect pop of color. I love stripes and wear them quite a bit, I like the nautical vibe-it is classic and timeless and never really goes out of style. Thanks for sharing and have a good week!
Amy JohnsonPosted at 08:44h, 21 February
Oh this look is fabulous on you! I love the shoes.
mireillePosted at 08:31h, 21 February
I really like this outfit and I learned a new fact about why people in the Navy wore stripes. I have thrifted a couple Zara pieces recently that I have really liked!
NancyPosted at 07:53h, 21 February
I had totally no inspiration of what to wear today! And now I know! I will wear what you are wearing, fabulous look Jess!
JenniferPosted at 07:51h, 21 February
Love the stripes so much!!
Curated by Jennifer
JillPosted at 07:04h, 21 February
I can never resist a striped sweater! Love the slit detail on the sleeves! Such a chic and edgy look!
Jill – Doused in Pink
Kellyann RohrPosted at 07:03h, 21 February
I love stripes, always have. I am realizing which ones look best on me but I always gravitate towards them. Great outfit Jess, I really like your sweater!
Mica - Away From The BluePosted at 06:09h, 21 February
I think stripes are such a classic, I have so many striped pieces in my wardrobe! 🙂
I like the red bag with this too for a pop of colour 🙂
Thank you for the link up!
AnnaPosted at 04:07h, 21 February
Love the classic stripes, they are always in vogue, Jess. Thank you for link-up Anna
LauriePosted at 03:33h, 21 February
Yes to stripes Jess. A classic wardrobe pattern that will never date. I love a good Breton T too xx
RenaPosted at 02:30h, 21 February
Count me on Team Stripe. Most recently, I can’t seen to get enough of them. I really like your sweater, Jess. It suits you well.
KatiePosted at 01:37h, 21 February
Love the stripes, especially with the pop of red! Thanks for the link up!