Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Stripe Stew

Mixing monochrome stripes kinda became my signature style last spring/summer, so I couldn't resist picking up this year's variation on the Breton pencil... Chunky-striped midis are everywhere at the moment, but this Jane Norman version edged ahead of the pack for me thanks to its thick, high-quality-feel fabric, structured in-'n'-out cut and pattern-matched seams (no, I don't want to look like a chess board from the side, thanks). Only one slight downside - it does restrict you to either an extremely languid Marilyn-style-sashay or a frantic old-lady-style-hobble.

Of course, the temptation to try it out with my old faithful stripy separates was too great to ignore, and, although I hadn't been sure how successful the venture would be, I was pleasantly surprised by the effect of layering different widths and orientations together!

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Top: Quiz, Skirt: Jane Norman, Blazer: Primark, Shoes: Boohoo

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  1. This looks amazing together .. no pencil skirt for me though .. too hippy and pencil skirts look best with a smooth silhouette.


    1. Thanks Monica! Ah that's a shame, I guess they can be difficult to wear/find in the right fit for a lot of people though, especially the horizontally striped variety...