As soon as summer comes, the word "nautical" gets thrown around as a descriptor for all things rope-tassel and striped. And, if you're of the belief that horizontal stripes make you look wider not taller, think again. If there's one pattern that typically isn't a challenge to wear, it's stripes. The same things that make stripes so safe — their go-with-everything sense of order, their figure-flattering properties — are what make playing around with the pattern so fun. There's creative layering, color mixing, shape shifting, and more ways to let your linear pieces take center stage. The striped tee that I'm wearing, totally makes the biker jacket and leather skirt look much more causal.
Theory Leather Jacket (Old, Similar Here)
Photo by Julie Doro