monday stripes

zara military blazer, j.crew matchstick denim, ralph lauren striped tee, coach red loafers, talbots red camera handbag

zara military blazer, j.crew matchstick denim, ralph lauren striped tee, coach red loafers, talbots red camera handbag

zara military blazer, j.crew matchstick denim, ralph lauren striped tee, coach red loafers, talbots red camera handbag

style maven and former creative director of j.crew, jenna lyons, claimed that stripes are a neutral. and i quite agree. in my opinion, i’ve yet to meet a stripe i didn’t like. so i thought why not put stripes to the test? every day this week i’ll add a stripe to my ootd. stripes are nautical, sporty and just plain fun to wear. coco chanel introduced the striped tee into her nautical collection in 1917 after a trip to the French coast. the fashion designer was inspired by the French sailors’ uniform that included a Breton stripe. check out  opens in a new windowst. james an iconic brand that’s manufactured striped tees since 1889. later this week i’ll wear a striped tee from this brand that’s about ten years old. yes, they are that well-made.  opens in a new windowj.crew also carries st. james.

first up this week is a black and white long sleeve stripe tee by ralph lauren similar opens in a new window here. since mr. style and i were headed to the movies i kept the look casual with a pair of j.crew light rinse blue jeans opens in a new windowsimilar here. when i’m going for a casual chic look, i love to include a blazer which elevates the outfit. today, i added a military-inspired jacket with gold buttons and braided trim similar opens in a new window here and opens in a new windowhere. to spice things up, i added a pop of color with red loafers opens in a new windowsimilar here and red camera-bag opens in a new windowsimilar here.

zara military blazer, j.crew matchstick denim, ralph lauren striped tee, coach red loafers, talbots red camera handbag

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zara military blazer, j.crew matchstick denim, ralph lauren striped tee, coach red loafers, talbots red camera handbag

zara military blazer, j.crew matchstick denim, ralph lauren striped tee, coach red loafers, talbots red camera handbag

zara military blazer, j.crew matchstick denim, ralph lauren striped tee, coach red loafers, talbots red camera handbag

zara military blazer, j.crew matchstick denim, ralph lauren striped tee, coach red loafers, talbots red camera handbag

zara military blazer, j.crew matchstick denim, ralph lauren striped tee, coach red loafers, talbots red camera handbag

zara military blazer, j.crew matchstick denim, ralph lauren striped tee, coach red loafers, talbots red camera handbag

zara military blazer, j.crew matchstick denim, ralph lauren striped tee, coach red loafers, talbots red camera handbag

happy monday, ladies! 

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4 Comments

  1. Sue Smith wrote:

    A good breton shirt really is a classic. I also have 2 St James that I’ve had forever, in a red/white and navy/white. This jacket is cute with yours–and the pops of red elevate the whole look. Hope you enjoyed your movie!

    Posted 2.19.18
  2. Sophia Britner Montgomery wrote:

    I really like the look of a striped top paired with a floral bottom, as long as there is continuity in one color and scale is different. That is a “step out of the comfort zone” kind of look but can certainly be pulled off.
    Looking forward to seeing the striped top every day for inspiration! Will check out J Crew.

    Posted 2.19.18
  3. Jackie wrote:

    Outside of the Discussion, you have lost weight and are looking quite trim, taught and terrific

    Posted 2.19.18
  4. Lori Lynn Ogden Elliott wrote:

    Beth ~ it must not go unmentioned that you, my dear, are looking slimmer and trimmer each week! Now, I think the majority of your blog friends would agree you always have looked just amazing ~ fit, trim, strong and picture of health ~ The camera doesn’t lie; your commitment to a fitness/health re-start is showing! I know you are enjoying the results of the plan you are using! TIME FOR SMALLER JEANS! WOOHOO! Oh and ootd is darling!

    Posted 2.19.18

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