stripes on stripes

There are two fashion rules every young girl is taught by her mother: Never wear white after labor day and stay away from stripes. Throw those rules out the window ladies, they are completely outdated. Yes, it’s ok to wear stripes. It was clear the stripes have become a real fashion staple. A popular trend found across all runway shows was stripes. All types and styles of stripes were shown: skinny, bold, uneven, and head to toe. Styling and wearing stripes can be intimidating. No one wants to look larger than they are or cartoonish. However, stripes can be very chic when worn the right way.  In this look I go in vertical stripes. Vertical stripes create the illusion of length. Girls who are short like me or who want to make a certain area look smaller, should wear vertical stripes. The long stripes cause the eyes to look upward and make your body appear long and lean. 

 Just pay attention to the width and placement of stripes. If you have wide hips you don’t want to place wide horizontal stripes in that area, instead opt for a dress that has dark medium size vertical stripes to create the illusion of a thinner body. A striped top is the easiest thing to wear with ANYTHING. It may not sound as such, but visually it’ll be a total fashion brilliance. A statement piece is easy to wear, right? You just put it on and let it do the job. Anyway, whatever the case, bold or simple I’m all for it. 

What are your thoughts on wearing head to toe stripes? Do you love them or hate them? Let me know how you keep stripes chic in the comments!

As always, thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

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STATE Stripe Culotte Jumpsuit STATE Shrunken Stripe Blazer Lipstick: Yves Saint Laurent Le Rouge — blood red c/o Sephora / Paris crossbody bag similar style (here) or (here) / A’GACI sunglasses similar style (here) /  JC Patent Leather Point-Toe Pumps

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76 Comments

  1. March 23, 2016 / 9:18 AM

    Beautiful! Super chic!
    Chiara

  2. March 23, 2016 / 1:13 PM

    Love this look beautiful! Looks perfect on you.
    Your style is always onpoint. And I adore your bag so cute!
    Have a nice day babe.
    Xoxoxo, Raysa

  3. Madisson Perry
    March 23, 2016 / 4:36 PM

    You are so amazingly talented and beautiful! I love your IG feed and your very stylish blog. I have been fallowing you for over a year now! Thank you so much for the outfit inspiration Len! ? ?
    https://www.facebook.com/madisson.perry.3

  4. Joy Antoinette Penaflorida
    March 23, 2016 / 4:38 PM

    You’re always so perfect Len ❤

  5. March 23, 2016 / 5:37 PM

    You look AMAZING as always Len! So Beautiful! xx

  6. Maggie
    March 23, 2016 / 5:56 PM

    Love love love this as usual 🙂 You are so great at pushing fashion boundaries and you look great while doing it!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

  7. March 23, 2016 / 6:08 PM

    These stripes would be perfect for me because I am short and small, so that you for that tip and yes to wearing stripes on stripes darling. Holy Molly!!! You are such a vision, you look breathtaking!! I love how you styled the stripped outfit with the nude shoes and the black bag, you look flawless elegant lady!!
    http://www.fashionstylemogul.com

  8. March 23, 2016 / 7:40 PM

    I’ve heard of the white rule but I didn’t know there was something similar for stripes. I like stripes and this bold take on the trend is really cool!

    -M
    http://www.violetroots.com/blog

  9. Mary Almira
    March 23, 2016 / 8:27 PM

    Sophisticated look! I love it! I didn’t think it would work like that but it does work! Super chic style!

  10. March 23, 2016 / 8:43 PM

    Sooo beautiful. The perfect outfit for spring.

    Kisses from Berlin
    Valentina | DAILY SUIT

  11. March 23, 2016 / 8:44 PM

    This is such an awesome outfit, Len, and I say yay to stripes! I love the trendy vibe with the bolder prints that are huge this season, you’ve styled them perfectly! Thanks so much sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far, beautiful!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  12. March 23, 2016 / 8:47 PM

    you look amazing and your smile <3

  13. March 23, 2016 / 9:01 PM

    Such a fierce look Len! Love the mixing of stripes from head to toe! Fashion rules are always meant to be broken! lol

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.com

  14. March 23, 2016 / 9:29 PM

    great tips on the stripes! i had no idea not wearing stripes was a rule, but I’m so glad I never knew lol. you look perfect babe!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

  15. Nicky mywishstyle
    March 23, 2016 / 9:53 PM

    Another look I want to copy Len
    So Gorgeus !!!!!!!

    Pretty

  16. March 24, 2016 / 4:22 AM

    I adore all the stripes! Such a chic look!!
    xx Belle

  17. March 24, 2016 / 4:13 PM

    You look beautiful 🙂 Fantastic bag and pants:)
    Kisses
    Monika

  18. March 24, 2016 / 4:56 PM

    Well… I don’t think I could pull off “head to toe stripes” buuuuut… you nailed this look!! I love the navy and white color combo, too!!!

    Thank you for the sweet birthday wishes you left my daughter and I. So kind of you!! But you’re a sweetie, duh, so of course! :o)


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Today’s Post: Casual Classic…

  19. March 25, 2016 / 1:28 AM

    Len I love what you did with this outfit! Stripes have been in my closet for a couple of years now so I’m happy to see this trend finally getting some love. Stripes are a plus in my fashionista’s diary! LoL

    Have a great day, lovely
    KaSonndra
    http://livewellbefabulous.com

  20. March 25, 2016 / 4:05 AM

    You can never have too many stripes!! I am obsessed Len!!

    sierradanielle.com

  21. Kath Amurao
    March 25, 2016 / 11:42 AM

    Gorgeous as always!!!
    Love your blog!
    XO

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