Megan Barrow, Kim Siroyt, and Amber Godin.
Photo: Courtesy of the Bloggers; A Closet Fashionista, Brunette Blogging, Amber Blue Bird
Forget all the rules you’ve heard about wearing black-and-white zebra-style stripes—it doesn’t matter if they’re horizontal, vertical, thick, or skinny, there’s a variation to fit any body type. Just check out how style bloggers Megan Barrow of A Closet Fashionista, Kim Siroyt of Brunette Blogging, and Amber Godin of Amber Blue Bird all rock the classic jailhouse look.
Megan Barrow of A Closet Fashionista
Blog: AClosetFashionista.Blogspot.com. Twitter: @Closet_Fashion.
Medium-thick stripes, like the ones on Megan’s casual tunic sweater, are the most universally flattering. Plus the tops’ longer length draws the eye down, creating a longer-, leaner-looking torso. Pairing the shirt with skinny jeans and boots Megan keeps the ensemble clean and simple, but the little details aren’t lost on us. We love that she painted her nails bright red, which is the perfect pop of color to complement a black and white palette.
Kim Siroyt of Brunette Blogging
Blog: BrunetteBlogging.com. Twitter: @brunettebloggin.
We LOVE how wearable Kim’s striped H&M party dress is. Throw on a blazer or cardigan during the day and then lose it at night for a sexier vibe. The tights and flat boots finish the look, while the nontraditional vertical stripes lengthen her frame. We also appreciate the risk Kim took by trying the trend in dress form, and how she smartly chose thin, vertical stripes (instead of wide, horizontal lines) to avoid being swallowed up in the shift.
Amber Godin of Amber Blue Bird
Layering, like Amber, is a great option for the stripe-o-phobe. On its own, her shirt might have overtaken her small size, but we like how Amber tamed her Target turtleneck by teaming it with a dark blazer, belted winter white skirt, and black patterned tights. The result is a polished, pulled-together look that’s perfect for work to weekend.
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