Saturday, 26 January 2013

How I Wore: Black and White Stripes



Blouse* MeeMee / Skater Skirt TopShop / Coat TopShop / Shoes Office / Bag Mulberry

One of the fashion trends that caught on last year was black and white stripes and it seems to be back making another appearance! I was seeing it all over the blogosphere and magazines but I always felt like I wouldn't be able to pull off the simple but bold print. This time round though, there seems to be more variation. The stripes are much thinner, and there are even zig zag versions. I thought I'd give it a go and I was determine to not look like a cartoon burgular or a mime (< I'm the one in the red tights). 

My stripey blouse is from MeeMee and it is a really oversized fit so if you like baggy shirts, this one is really nice and comfortable. The ribbon tie does not come with the blouse, it's one from another shirt but it is detachable so I put it on everything! I was going to wear the blouse with my disco pants but it didn't look right so I paired it with my trusty old skater skirt from Topshop. Wearing it this way is more comfortable and I feel like it more "me".

The snow looks so pretty but I have been avoiding going outside for the past two weeks! Good job it's a little warmer today and it's starting to thaw. My wellies broke the last time it snowed so I have no appropriate footwear for this weather. For most of the week, I've been have a little snoop on pinterest! I have neglected my account for about a year but this week, I downloaded the app to my phone and I've been addicted! I'm not sure if I quite understand the point of it but I do like the humour section very much! Oh, and all the CUTE animals! Are you on Pinterest too? You can find my pins here!

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35 comments

  1. stunning as always love this outfit xx

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  2. I love the shirt, it looks so nice with the skirt too. I might have to get myself one x

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  3. absolutely love your shirt- so pretty! xx

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  4. this outfit is lovely!
    u look so stylish!

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  5. You look great! I love the coat and blouse :) xx

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  6. I have a simple watch like that, it's my Bampys and I have had it since he died, I love wearing it
    Charli @ Charli-dot-dot-dot.blogspot.com

    x

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  7. You look lovely! And that blouse looks wonderful on you! xxx

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  8. Cute oufit!

    fashionandhomeforecast.blogspot.co.uk

    nccb X

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  9. Such a pretty shirt!

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  10. Looking lovely as always! Great outfit, I love the clash of prints between your coat and blouse :) (and I totally agree about the snow, I've been avoiding going out in it too - every time I have I've fallen all over the place haha!)

    xxxx

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  11. Ah Lovely, I've worn my black and white striped shirt constantly so glad its still on trend! Lovely picks x

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  12. Such a pretty blouse, I think you pull of the monochrome look really well :) x

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I love the blouse, especially with the bow. I've been keeping my eye out for stripy trousers x

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  14. Love this look, especially the shirt and coat. The watch is lovely too.

    http://www.youremyfavouriteflavour.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. I love this coat! Is this a recent Topshop purchase? Maisy xxx

    http://www.beautyspendingspreex.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I have a thing for vertical stripes, and you can't go wrong with classic black and white!

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  17. this outfit is so nice! I especially love the coat! xo

    http://velvet-ghost.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I love this blouse!! The whole look is gorgeous!! :) ♥
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Your blouse is lovely! xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Love that blouse and your coat is pretty snazzy too xx

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  21. The shirt looks amazing and that ribbon completed the outfit. I love it! I don't have a Pinterest account (I get the feeling I can get easily addicted to it!) but once in a while I like checking out some of the photos. Those cute animals are really, really adorable! Makes me want to give them a hug! haha x

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  22. I want your skater skirt !

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  23. I love that coat! I'm obsessed with stripes and checks and most of my wardrobe is full of items with these patterns. I can't help buying more and more stripes :)
    Beeauty Geek xoxo

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  24. I love this outfit! The coat is absolutely gorgeous :) xxx

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  25. Cute outfit, loving the stripes :)

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  26. You look so cute, love your mulberry and that blouse

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  27. Loving this outfit,especially your coat.

    Rachelle x

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  28. You are brave standing out in the snow in bare arms! I would be shaking so much. I like the outfit, but the ribbon bow just makes it!

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  29. I'm loving to monochrome trend just now. This blouse is lovely, so cool how you've added the ribbon tie.

    Lauren
    www.livinginaboxx.wordpress.com

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  30. Oh, I love how you were stripes! ♥ I'm also afraid of this trend because I don't know how to pull it off and I have been avoiding it for a long time now.. But your outfit is really inspiring.
    I discovered pinterest last week, so I can't tell you what's the purpose of it xD But it's so addicting!

    Have a nice weekend,
    allthatglittersnotgold.blogspot.com

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  31. i love your coat! you look gorgeous! xx

    Letters To Juliet

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  32. Amazing outfit! I adore that shirt! :)

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  33. I love this outfit, its amazing (: esp love the ring. <3 xo

    http://emmylovess.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. Carrément canon la tenue !
    J'adore ton blog :)
    Tu es vraiment belle


    Http://Fashioneiric.blogspot.com

    Coline ♡

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