I missed the deadline for Jessica Quirk's latest What We Wore showcase - Stripes!
I dressed in stripes specifically for the challenge this week - and am really bummed I didn't get to submit. I ended up really liking both outfits, so there's a little "win" in there somewhere!
Notice the change of shoes? I have some ongoing foot issues - stress fracture to the sesamoid is the latest diagnosis. But heels have always made for a tough night out, even before the fracture. I almost always have a back-up pair near by, either in the car, in my purse or at my desk.
The pictures above were taken on the same day, I wore the flats for most of the day and shuffled between belting the sweater and leaving it open. I liked that the stripes in the sweater almost matched the size and spacing of the stripes in the t-shirt. The tee is brand new and the sweater is at least 5 years old - yay for happy stripe-matching accidents!
I did wear the heels all day for this striped outfit. I love the bold stripes on this thin sweater and I wanted to make sure you saw a bit of the zebra print belt - pattern mixing 101. The jeans were just a little tight, but the dark wash and boot cut makes it less trashy-tight. Or at least that's what I told myself as I left the house that morning!
Do you prefer thin stripes or the bold ones?