stripes on white
A few of you commented on my stripe top in this post so I thought I would share my stripe collection – one short sleeve, one 3/4 sleeve and two long sleeved. I also have a navy and white stripe blazer not pictured. I adopted the stripe-top trend long after everyone else, as I usually do. I studied how it was worn by others and assessed whether or not it suited my wardrobe. Over the past 12 months, I’ve spent considerable (self-absorbed but very useful!!!) hours looking at photos of me, including some without makeup and those taken after I stopped colouring my hair in 2010. Since my teenage years I have disliked an underlying hue of my hair and often covered it in dye. It was last at its most natural colour at our wedding in 2007 and before that, 2004. Since embracing it (a good tick for self-acceptance), I have come to adore my natural tone and am learning what my best colours are with it. A set colour scheme is also valuable for keeping my wardrobe smaller and making shopping easier and faster. When studying the photos I finally understood fully that plain white is not an uplifting colour around my face.* So, come 2012, I determined that indeed the stripy top is a good basic in my wardrobe.
*Except for Diner en Blanc where all-white is mandatory. Other than a change of shoes, I’ve worn the same outfit to 3 of these events so that I don’t have to keep acquiring more white clothes. The fashion faux-pas of a minimalism enthusiast.