I always have an affinity towards stripes because it is the ultimate wardrobe staple (1). It is an easy choice when you have nothing to wear but turns into a harder decision when you are cleaning out your closet. Simply refusing to go out of style, they continue to earn a place(2) deep in our hearts. Since the photo shoot took place on the pier, I thought it would be fitting to bring out my inner sailor- Ah hoy!
The Breton Stripes, originally created to help sailors spot one another while out at sea (3) is wonderfully multifaceted. You can make them dressy or casual simply by changing a few pairings. Today I am playing with a horizontal stripe sweater that is perfect under a sailor inspired coat and over leather shorts. This jumper has slits on the side so it would be great to layer, keeping you stylish and warm. Influenced by the sailors out at sea, I wanted to pay homage by mixing navy and stripes together to create an edgy nautical look. This look would be perfect for a quiet date by the pier where you can enjoy some fish and chips and watch the boats sail by.
For accessories, I wanted just delicate gold details with the buttons, chain bag, bracelet and shimmer anchor ear jackets that I have worn many times. To edge up the outfit, I added my favorite pair of thigh-high suede boots that makes your legs look a mile long. With stripes, I feel as this style is so classic that you really don't need a lot of accessories. They do really speak for themselves.
Thank you for reading and I hope you can try this look out for your next pier date. Until next time, Stay glam and chic- xoxo Spirit
Coat: H&M (in stores)
Sweater: H&M (here)
Shorts: Zara (old)
Boots: Zara (sold out) (similar)
Earrings: Gorjana (blue ruby) (similar)
Bracelet: Gorjana (sold out) (similar)
Bag: Stella Mccartney (Netaporter) (here)
(1) Satenstein, Liana. "What Do Coco Chanel, a 19th-Century Sailors, and James Dean Have in Common?" Vogue.com. JULY 30, 2014
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