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. 26th January 2013 / 3:44 pm

    stunning as always love this outfit xx

  2. 26th January 2013 / 3:44 pm

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

  3. 26th January 2013 / 3:45 pm

    absolutely love your shirt- so pretty! xx

  4. 26th January 2013 / 3:57 pm

    You look great! I love the coat and blouse πŸ™‚ xx

  5. 26th January 2013 / 4:11 pm

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

  6. 26th January 2013 / 4:32 pm

    Such a pretty shirt!

  7. 26th January 2013 / 4:33 pm

    Looking lovely as always! Great outfit, I love the clash of prints between your coat and blouse πŸ™‚ (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

  8. 26th January 2013 / 4:35 pm

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

  9. 26th January 2013 / 5:31 pm

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

  10. 26th January 2013 / 6:32 pm

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

  11. 26th January 2013 / 7:43 pm

    Love that blouse and your coat is pretty snazzy too xx

  12. 26th January 2013 / 7:45 pm

    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

  13. 26th January 2013 / 9:23 pm

    I want your skater skirt !

  14. 26th January 2013 / 10:51 pm

    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 πŸ™‚
    Beeauty Geek xoxo

  15. 26th January 2013 / 11:41 pm

    I love this outfit! The coat is absolutely gorgeous πŸ™‚ xxx

  16. 27th January 2013 / 12:25 am

    Cute outfit, loving the stripes πŸ™‚

  17. 27th January 2013 / 1:10 am

    Loving this outfit,especially your coat.

    Rachelle x

  18. 27th January 2013 / 12:19 pm

    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!

  19. 27th January 2013 / 3:25 pm

    Oh, I love how you were stripes! β™₯ 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

  20. 27th January 2013 / 6:48 pm

    Amazing outfit! I adore that shirt! πŸ™‚

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