Thursday, June 1, 2017

simply sophisticated summer: stripes

Banana Republic, stripes on stripes, what moves me, sponsored post , work chic looks
Banana Republic, stripes on stripes, what moves me, sponsored post , work chic looks, chic striped looks
Banana Republic, stripes on stripes, what moves me, sponsored post , work chic looks, leo's oyster bar
Banana Republic, stripes on stripes, what moves me, sponsored post , work chic looks
Banana Republic, stripes on stripes, what moves me, sponsored post , work chic looks
Banana Republic, stripes on stripes, what moves me, sponsored post,
Banana Republic, stripes on stripes, what moves me, sponsored post,
Banana Republic, stripes on stripes, what moves me, sponsored post,
{Banana Republic pants c/o | Top | Heels | Coat | Sunglasses | Hoops}



Not sure when it started but my affection for striped articles of clothing must have begun years ago when I realized the French looked très chic in stripes and just I had to try this trend out. In the beginning, it was more striped top and beret then Jane Birkin circa 1960, but it's evolved, thank God. Since then it's been one whirlwind of striped look, after look, after look, I just couldn't get enough striped tops — striped top with a blazer, striped top with a denim jacket, you literally could wear a striped top with anything, and I sure did.

I think what I ultimately loved about striped clothing is that they made me happy, and like my best looking self (reason #8978 why I keep buying them). So naturally, when Banana Republic sent me these striped pants to try out I was elated! Even just pulling these babies out of the bag sent me all sorts of good vibes— the color is just incredible, it's part orange neon, part navy, and partial skinny white stripes. My mom and husband dubbed them circus pants but they've seen me wear all the trends and this one is pretty chic, I think. I decided to pair my pants with another striped top (also from Banana ironically enough) and completed the look with a long linen duster coat and my favorite heels —  boss babe approved! When I walked home at the end of the day, I switched out my heels for casual white sneakers, untucked my shirt, and instantly the outfit was elevated to a chic off-duty version of the outfit above.

All in all stripes and striped pants move me and make me happy, and happy girls are the prettiest girls Audrey Hepburn once said, so I'm going with staying happy. ;)


Photography by Pretty Proper Quaint // Post sponsored by Banana Republic

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