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Swooning for Stripes | The Creative Closet

Awhile back, Nadia introduced me to The Creative Closet. Not only did this linkup introduce me to two of my now-favorite bloggers, Jana and Maegen, it also helped me think outside the box with my weekly style posts.

You can imagine my excitement when I signed up to co-host today’s linkup, and the prompt was one of my very favorite clothing prints – stripes!

If there was one print that I could wear for the rest of my life, it more than likely would be stripes. There’s something so classic about them, whether they’re on a shirt, a pair of shoes or part of an accessory. Audrey Hepburn was often seen in a simple striped top with cropped pants and a pair of flats – if that uniform is good enough for her, it sure is for me and any other woman out there.


Jana proves that mixing stripes in the same outfit is possible – I basically need that blazer! And, I love Amanda’s classic mix of stripes with neutral accessories and a denim jacket.

Although I don’t typically pair this much color together in one outfit, I couldn’t resist the combination of pastel pink skinnies and a bright yellow and white striped shirt. Yellow is a color I tend to steer away from since it doesn’t mesh well with my blonde hair or skin tone, but I was pleasantly surprised that this shade of yellow didn’t wash me out.

And, since I was getting an overall girly nautical vibe from this outfit, Ryan and I took the opportunity to explore Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin’s largest lake, that we only live 10 minutes from! With a lighthouse, multiple gazebos, parks and even a petting zoo, I have a hunch that we will be spending quite a bit of time over there throughout the summer months.




jacket | H&M (similar)
striped tee | Target
pink skinnies | Old Navy
purse | Coach Factory
belt | H&M
necklace & sunnies | Apt. 9
I am looking forward to all the Creative Closet prompts throughout the month of April. Fun fact: the prompt for April 14 also is the name of my all-time favorite movie!
The Creative Closet April 2015 Prompts

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Can’t wait to see everybody in fabulous florals next week!