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Stripe-tastic + WIW - Broderie & Tweed

french connection olasega stripe grandad collar shirt

Morning ladies I think we can all agree that stripes are a wardrobe necessity & something most of us have in our wardrobes.  It starts with a classic stripe shirt/breton & then before you know it you find yourself with a small collection & instantly attracted to more, after all there's so many variations from style to colour to design!

For me they always look so fresh & stylish & are definitely something that's never going to go out of fashion.  So just to tempt you further into 'clicking the button' I thought today I'd share with you my top edit from the high street this season.  Starting with the above stripe shirt that is right up my street with a stunning frill collar & cuffs & lace detailing.  Perfect for teaming with jeans or styling with a classic pair of cigarette pants but equally ideal for layering under a simple crew neck jumper with the lovely frill detailing peeking through.

This next shirt is a real timeless classic.  For me this would work perfectly with white jeans/trousers or boyfriend jeans/cut offs teamed with a simple tan sandal & classic panama.  The ultimate in effortless style.

whistles lea stripe shirt

Similarly this next top could be styled the same but would also work with a maxi skirt too.

Marella Calmi Stripe Blouse

Or for a variation of a theme then I love the ruffle detailing on the sleeves of this next top.

JDY Striped frill sleeve top

And the wrap over styling on these next two blouses.

river island wrap front stripe blouse

monk stripe ruffle wrap blouse

Of course stripes needn't be in the classic blue & white or black & white combination, as I mentioned earlier there's so many variations including colour that the choices for a stripe-a-holic are endless.  Like this lovely green & white deep 'V' neck top.

twist and tango natalia blouse

Or this yellow ruffle number that would look great teamed with navy.

Noisy may Striped Ruffle Shirt

Or if you want a variation on the classic with that little bit extra detailing then you'll love this next top as much as I do.

people tree short sleeve top with ruffles

Then of course there's the statement breton such as this slogan one that would be perfect for pairing with a classic blazer.

boden make a statement breton

Or if you prefer your slogan a little less loud then this next one would be ideal.

Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Stripe Logo Long Sleeve Top

Love the colours in this next one.

asos t shirt with smile in stripe

And how good would the sweatshirt below look paired with leather leggings & white trainers.

superdry armour stripe graphic top

This next top would be ideal for weekend attire - team with boyfriend jeans, trainers & a biker & you've got a great stylish & practical go to look.

Superdry harbour stripe graphic top

If you're on the look out for a stripe jumper that's a little different to the norm then you'll love the one below.  I must admit this has got my fingers hoovering over the 'buy me' button.

Boden cassandra jumper

Finally of course you've got your classic bretons but in different colour combinations such as red & white like the one below.

fat face organic breton stripe tee

Or if you're loving green as much as me then you might be tempted by this variation.

Back to today & my outfit consists of a few of my favourite things - broderie anglaise, a statement jacket & my kitty shoes.

my midlife fashion, charlotte olympia kitty flat slippers

my midlife fashion, j crew tweed lady jacket, zara embroidered blouse

my midlife fashion, charlotte olympia kitty flat slippers, j crew tweed lady jacket, zara embroidered blouse, gucci belt, j crew 8 inch toothpick jeans

Jacket - J Crew
Blouse - Zara
Jeans - J Crew


Jacket - Hush
Blouse - Mango
Jeans - Boden
Shoes - ASOS, or similar here

So ladies are you a stripe-a-holic?  If so how many stripe tops are currently hanging in your wardrobe?  Do you have a favourite style/colour combination or is it a matter of the more stripes the better & you can never have enough?  As always I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Also a quick reminder that I'll be finalising my order for the face & eye creams I have shipped over from Majorca.  So if you'd like one ordered get in contact with me here before the end of the week.

And finally Baukjen have an extra 10% off their mid season sale with discount code EXTRATEN simply click here to shop :-)

See you tomorrow.

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