8 May 2018

Three Stripes and You're Out!

I threw the so-called fashion rule book out the door ages ago! I don't believe fashion and style are to be regulated in any way. What works for one does not necessarily work for all. So I say wear whatever you want, however you want! As long as you are happy, comfortable and confident, that's all that matters.

Today's look is a perfect example of "breaking the rules". Some say you shouldn't mix patterns (and we all know I'm a huge pattern-mixing fan) and that actually wearing three different types of stripes would be blasphemy! Ha, I find that hilarious and actually challenge it! I think I proved that wearing three times the stripes is not only feasible, but can also be totally stylish!

Let's breakdown the look, shall we? Two out of the three pieces are a white and navy colour palette, which really simplifies things. The camisole is predominantly navy with a very thin vertical pinstripe while the sweater is mostly white with larger horizontal navy stripes. I actually don't find the combination jarring at all because I see the camisole as being more of a neutral piece. The third striped element is a bit more subtle, yet also more of a statement. I opted for a multi-coloured striped bandana scarf that I wore as a headband, effectively separating it from the other two striped pieces. Because the scarf is tied in a knot, the pattern is less obvious. Also, both navy and white are found in the scarf, as well as a few more colours. This fact makes it "play well" with the other striped pieces, while standing out in a good way. Because I had so much going on with this look, I chose cropped denim and red pumps to finish the outfit.

So what do you say? Would you dare wear more than one patterned piece at a time? If you are up for the challenge, I've linked many similar pieces in the widget below. Happy striping!

Camisole: Dynamite (similar) | Sweater: Old Navy (similar) | Jeans: Banana Republic (similar) | Scarf: Zara (similar) | Earrings: J. Crew Factory (similar) | Shoes: Call it Spring (similar)    

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