#UnitedlyPlus Blogger Style Challenge: Colored Stripes

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This post is part of the #UnitedlyPlus blogger collaboration between Joi of InMyJoi (Instagram), Sheena of IamSheGlobal (Instagram), and myself. Check out the #UnitedlyPlus hashtag to learn more about all of us and our collaboration!
I always grew up believing that stripes made you look fat and that only slender women could wear them. I followed that rule for a long time, mostly when I was much thinner than I am now (funny how that works, huh?). Thank goodness that I stopped following silly fashion rules and started to dress by own rules, which is practically none!
Although I consider myself an unruly fashionista, I’ve never been one for stripes, much less for colorful stripes. I typically do black and white, so when Shenna suggested that we do colored stripes for our first challenge, I already felt out of my element. I sifted through my closet and I as I expected, I only found black and white stripes. Before running out to buy something, I decided to check one of my storage bins because I knew I had to have something colorful in my fashion stash.
That’s when I pulled out this knitted stripe top for way back in the day when I worked at French Connection in New York. Six years ago I would have styled this piece in a chic manner, which would have included black skinny jeans and cut-out pumps. Since the top doesn’t fit the way it used to, I actually considered sending it off to live a new life at Goodwill. I’m so glad I didn’t do that!
I feel in love with this top again, and the challenge helped me think outside of the box on how to style this piece. I reinvented this top into a street-chic style outfit, that merges edgy with comfort. It’s the perfect outfit for strolling in the city (in this case Delay Beach) on a beautiful South Florida day!

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// Colored Stripes Outfit Details //

Striped Knitted Top- French Connection (old) (similar here)

Zip-front Overall Dress- Forever21

Quilted High Top Sneakers- Target

“Thrashed” Fitted Cap- H&M (similar here)

White Cross Body Bag- c/o Big Budha

Rose Gold Necklace- c/o Buckley London

Rose Gold Ring- c/o Buckley London

Lipstick- NYX Cosmetics High Voltage Lipstick in Playdate

Shop The Look!

 

The first challenge was a success for me and helped me think outside of my fashion box! Check back next month for the next #UnitedlyPlus style challenge and in the meantime, go check out how Sheena and Joi styled colored stripes!

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    says

    I love the colorful stripes on you!! See, this is the exact reason why I don’t want to give away pieces I haven’t worn – what if the style comes back or I need it for something? Great outfit!

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      says

      Thanks Dana! I tend to save pieces I love, even if they aren’t trending. Since everything comes back around, you never know when you can pop a piece back into your wardrobe!

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