Stripes!

January 9, 2013

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{{Tee: Banana Republic (old)
{{Skirt: Target
{{Boots: Old
{{Necklace: Caroline G.

I was so pumped when Marion at Marionberry Style announced this month’s “Trend of the Month” challenge as STRIPES!

Stripes: big, bold stripes are one of 2013’s biggest trends. Now, I’ll be honest, as someone who is very pear shaped and has very large hips – stripes have not always been my biggest, uhhhh, asset. Or I have not always been the biggest fan of stripes. Or something.

You know what I mean.

But anyway, as I’ve gone through trial and error, figuring out what works for my body type and what doesn’t, I’ve come to REALLY like stripes.

I know that, for example, with a skirt like this one, it’s better for me NOT to tuck my shirt in. The more attention I draw to my waist, the more self-conscious I am about my shape. You know? BUT, by wearing a plain tee, layered with a collared shirt OVER a skirt like this, it gives the illusion of elongating my torso – THUS, slimming my hips. PLUS, by adding a structured jacket, that still gives me the girly figure I want.

Did all of that make sense? It makes sense in my head. But I want to make sure it makes sense to you.

Anyway. If you’re like me and you’ve got those hips, try this trick! See what you think. Don’t be afraid of stripes.

Stripes are interesting and fun and can TOTALLY make an outfit go from blah to wow! 馃檪

‘Naw mean?!

Linking up today with Marionberry Style, The Pleated Poppy, Wardrobe Wednesday, and Random Wednesday with Shanna