I spent my entire life avoiding stripes. I was always trained to believe that big girls can’t wear stripes and I honestly feared them. Occasionally I would break the rule that the fashion world engraved into my brain, and would take a striped shirt into the fitting room. There were times that I would love a piece, but I could just hear my mother in my head telling me to steer clear of stripes.
Fast forward many years and I threw all of the fashion rules to the curb. The best part? I discovered that I’m OBSESSED with anything striped. The print can be found all over my house, from my closet to my decor. At the moment my favorite striped piece is this flowy blouse. It’s offically my go-to stripe piece for the season. It’s cool, compfy, and totally chic. Black + white stripes are also having a moment in the world of fashion, so it’s completely on trend too!
I think my mother even approve of this shirt because it has vertical stripes, which are supposed to be slimming. I guess that’s cool, but I just know I feel great when I wear this breezy blouse!
The other fashion trend I’m loving at the moment is denim, especially distressed denim. It gives any outfit a dash of edge and I love how it pairs with my black + white blouse.
Spring Fashion 2016: Black + White Stripes
black + white stripe blouse- c/o Fashion To Figure
Plus size distressed denim jeans- c/o Fashion To Figure
Yellow Statement Necklace- Top Shop (old)
Color Blocked Clutch- Target (Similar here)
Lipstick- NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Playdate
Photos by Dawn of Simply Sassy Style
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Do believe in the fashion rule that plus size women shouldn’t wear stripes? Is wearing stripes a fashion rule that you break? Let me know in the comments below!