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Markdown Mondays: Winter Stripes and Neutrals

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Markdown Mondays Collage 013017Happy Lunar New Year! May it bring us all prosperity, luck, love & lots of style!

Today’s #MarkdownMondays is all about adding some fun to your Winter wardrobe – by mixing stripes and neutrals.

Stripes have always been one of my favorite patterns, they’re very versatile and classic, while being unique and adding some dimension to your outfits. Stripes come in so many varieties: from horizontal, to vertical, to wide, to narrow, to color-blocked, to one-tone, to nautical – to name just a few. Each type gives off its own specific message, and can also serve as an optical illusion to either make things look bigger or smaller, to make you look taller and slimmer or to enhance smaller areas of your body for balance.

For today’s style collage, I chose 3 different striped top options: this Petite Mixed Stripe Camp Popover from Ann Taylor that goes well with jeans or tucked into a high-waisted pencil skirt; this Banana Republic Merino Stripe Crew Sweater (in “Coral Glory”) which pairs well with black pants, dark denim or over a skirt with a belt for even more waist definition, and this Evany Open-Knit Pullover by Anthropologie, which will wear now and into the Spring months due to a looser knit construction, brighter colors and wider, bolder stripes (you can pair it equally well with your dark skinny jeans now and your white denim for Spring/Summer).

Whenever I introduce a pattern like stripes into my outfit, I like to pair it with neutrals to keep the look balanced, and these 2 pieces go so well with everything: this Gold Rivet Suede Saddle Bag from &Other Stories in “Camel”, and my absolute fave piece from this week’s collage – these Aquazzura Tiger Lily Fringed Suede Booties from Saks that now retail for $298.50 (reduced from $995) – with plenty of sizes still available.

What is your favorite piece from this style digest? Would love to hear in the comments below! And as always, if you’d like to schedule a personalized session with me, please don’t hesitate to reach out!


Dina - Image Consultant, Wardrobe Editor, Personal Shopper of Modnitsa Styling

  • February 2, 2017

    Love the Ann Taylor blouse you’ve featured here. Vertical stripes are far less common than horizontal stripes in garment production, so unexpected yet classic. Love it!

  • February 8, 2017

    I love mixing stripes with other prints. Dots or florals with a stripe pop is always my go-to. Love!