By Jenn Shin
Here’s a quick history lesson: Breton French sailors originally wore stripes to stand out against waves in case they went overboard. As a result, Coco Chanel designed stripes into her nautical line…almost a hundred years ago! This only further confirms our opinion that stripes are a timeless classic that can be worn again and again for various occasions and events.
We obviously love stripes too, so today we’ve styled this tried-and-true pattern into outfits appropriate for the office, nights out, and everything in between!
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Work-Work-Working Woman: Working hard doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style! Look cute, office-appropriate, and on point for Casual Friday in this crisp, vibrant skirt and a light, airy chiffon blouse perfect for hot, humid weather. Stow all of your essentials in a classic black wallet and a fun mini backpack. Finish off the look with a modern drop necklace and summery, chunky-heeled sandals.
Daily Day Trip: Leisurely brunches, shopping, and running errands call for a grounded outfit high on style. A stretchy, off-shoulder dress is set off by comfortable and functional lace-up, block-heeled sandals. Add a beaded boho cuff and throw on retro-inspired sunglasses for extra UV protection. All you have to do is load your must-haves into a tasseled clutch, and you’re good to go!
Rock Your Body: Wow your squad for the next #GNO (trust us — they’ll be asking to borrow everything) in a sheer, striped bodysuit which is tucked into a sexy black skirt with laddered cut-outs for a sliver of skin. Keep your essentials handy in a chic, structured clutch and make a statement in oversized hoop earrings. Complete this white haute look with alluring lace-up heels!