Look One : Double Stripes
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This is my first outfit post in almost four weeks! The weather has been lovely for the past couple of days so I’ve decided to come out of hibernation! This week I have been set a style challenge which involves bold stripes. Voucher Codes
gave me a budget and a list of trends to choose from. I was tempted to choose one that I found easy and one that I am comfortable with but I decided to go for bold stripes. Now, as I have mentioned before, I admired this trend from afar last year. I had really wanted a pair of those black and white stripy leggings but I wasn’t confident enough to wear them out and before I knew it, the trend was over and I had missed out! This year, the trend has returned and there’s so much more choice this time round and I decided that I won’t shy away from it again. I can’t help but notice that monochrome stripes are one of this season’s biggest fashion trends., it’s everywhere you look! I tried to look for some colourful ones but black and white is definitely a firm favourite with the high street this Spring/Summer.
As well as being given the challenge to style three looks which involved stripes, my mission was also to find some affordable staple pieces to give my interpretation of a seasonal trend, proving to you and to myself that following fashion trends don’t have to cost an arm and leg. I have styled my new stripy clothes with things I already had in my wardrobe. Look Two is coming tomorrow and Look Three will be posted on Wednesday. I know that stripes are not the most easiest print to wear depending our body size. I’m short so vertical stripes are supposed to elongate the figure to give the illussion that you’re taller than you are. I’ve never found that this works for me – I’m too short beyond help and these clever fashion ‘tricks”don’t work on me.
In this outfit, I am wearing two items of clothing (double stripes!) that I bought with the budget. I bought 4 items and was well within budget with a few pounds to spare! The oversized t-shirt is from Oasis
* (via asos – currently in the sale for £18.00) and is available in a khaki colour with a bit of a shimmer in the fabric. It’s stripy but it’s very subtle which is why I had confidence to clash it with another stripy garment, the blazer
*. ASOS has listed the product as a cardigan and before it arrived through the post, I thought it would be a wooly knit. I would describe it more like a lightweight blazer that is not lined. At £28.00, the blazer/cardigan was the most expensive item I bought with the £80 budget and a blazer is my must-have during British Summer time so I’m certain I’ll get a lot of wear out of this and it’s definitely an effortless way to stand out. I love blazers and it is particularly handy to have it with for when you’re sat in the shade on a Summer’s day.