Striped: Subtle v. Statement
[In Collaboration w/ My Infinite Fashion Confession]

Sunday, September 7, 2014

There is no doubt that stripes are everywhere (in fashion, of course). Even at the most recent Spring '15 shows, stripes were apparent everywhere from Tibi's casual separates to Altuzarra's shirt dresses. Today I'm joining my gorgeous blogger friend Charmaine of My Infinite Fashion Confession to show you two ways to style stripes, either with subtlety or as a statement. Either way, the stripes make the outfit!

Blazer: H&M (similar here)
Top: Forever 21 (similar here)
Shorts: Forever 21 (similar here)
Hat: Nordstrom BP. (similar here)
Heels: Go Jane (similar here)
Bag: H&M (similar here)

For those who may be hesitant to wear statement stripes, I've styled the print in a more subtle way that still adds character to the entire look. It's been said that horizontal stripes make the body look wider, but I would disagree in the case of a skinnier print. Especially in the form of a fitted crop top, these skinny stripes are actually flattering when styled accordingly. Here I've created a look that is suitable for a dinner or night out with friends. The oversized blazer juxtaposes nicely with the crop top and shorts to create a classy, but fun, look.

For the brave fashionistas who love making a statement, Charmaine's high waisted pants are the perfect wardrobe addition. Though these pants may seem overwhelming, the thick vertical stripes elongate the legs instantly. For a petite girl like me, this is gold. By styling the pants with simple black pieces, she ensures that they are not too overpowering. It is comfort and class in one outfit. Who could ask for more?

Let me know in the comments below which outfit you would wear! Don't forget to check out Charmaine's blog here for more style inspiration.Talk to you again soon!


  1. Both outfits are great! I've been loving the monochrome look at the moment. Nice post! :)

  2. Love both outfit, you look fabulous as usual, i love the hat too.

  3. Love both of your outfits! I can definitely see myself wearing both of them. You two look so great! Have a lovely week ahead of you, Christina!

    Diane ||

  4. Both looks look amazing! I particularly love yours, though. I think the blazer makes a nice classy finish :-)

    xx Patricia

  5. You are forever gorgeous, Christina:D I love how you styled your outfit.
    It was fun doing this collaboration & I can't wait for the next time we'll do it again^^

    ❤ Charms | My ∞ Fashion Confession

    1. You're too sweet!! Hope we can collab again soon! :)

  6. oh so chic in black and white!!! stunning look, ladies!! :D

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  7. I love your white blazer Lou! Can't seem to find one like it online wahhh but i'll keep looking cos I loveeee it! :)

    Gabby xo

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  8. I was going to say: its subtlety and statement!! hahah. I love both outfits for their own reasons! xoxo

  9. Absolutely stunning!! The white blazer pulls it together so nicely <3 <3 :)

    -Ally <3

  10. Both looks are FAB! Love how you styled the stripes. You go girl!

    xo, Mary


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