My Life in Black + White Stripes

It’s no secret that black and white are my best friends, so this week I hung out with them in the striped form. Loving the graphic element of the most common contrasting colors around, black and white stripes are trending for Spring, but to be honest when are they not trending? Here are my top three tips for wearing black and white stripes right now.

1- Tie it around your waist:I love how this striped sweater brightens up an otherwise simple outfit.


2- Pick a not-so-basic silhouette in a classic stripe: This Rachel Zoe striped sweater gets as much wear as a my favorite tee but the asymmetrical hem and draping detail make it so much more than that.


3-Layer it: Stripes are the ultimate layering tool for your wardrobe. I chose to wear a longer tank under a lightweight cashmere sweater so the stripe slightly shows through. Bonus- the hems of the tank and sweater were identical shape, making this a perfect match!

My-Life-in-Black-and-White-Stripes-_-DeSmitten-3Black and white stripes worn with…

Look 1: H&M Sweater and tights/ T by Alexander Wang twist skirt / Cacharel sweater / Zara cheetah boots- on sale at the store right now! or on ebay for more than I paid / Quarry ring

Look 2: Rachel Zoe Sleeveless Sweater / Helmut Lang blazer, similar here / Zara pants, similar here / A Detacher shoes / vintage clutch / Quarry ring

Look 3: Striped tank, similar here / Vince cashmere sweater / distressed black jeans, similar here / 80%20 Rina boots / DIY Necklace / vintage weight necklace / Quarry ring



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