Le Stripes: Très Chic!

striped shirt and white jeansIf someone asked me (I love hypotheticals in blog posts LOL) what’s one of the most essential items a woman needs in her closet, I would have to answer with a striped top! These are also pretty important, but we’ve already covered that. There’s nothing more effortless and chic than a nice line of stripes in an outfit!nautical outfitsI’ve been wearing this one a ton this summer, but my go-to striped top is even more versatile, and can be worn with anything from a skirt to green denim (I’m actually wearing it with jeans right now as I type this, about to head to dinner!)

Anyways, I love this one because the primary color in the top is white, and the stripes are more evenly spaced out – giving it that more traditional striped look that you see you on so many girls. What’s even more special is the cuffed sleeves, and the line of gold buttons in the back!nautical outfit 1Today in the library my mom randomly came across a book entitled, What French Women Know and although it was mainly a guidebook on how to navigate through love and relationships, it prompted me to start to thinking about how they approach style, as well!

I know lots of people are ‘obsessed’ with French women, as they have that air of simplicity, while still remaining elegant. I definitely understand that fascination and sometimes want to emulate that same sort of style… which I think some of us try to do with our striped tees. They’re really the perfect piece for giving an otherwise drab outfit that little bit of spunk! brown leather toteSo a striped tee paired with denim, a neutral tote, and some cute sandals all adds up to be très chic

What are some of your go-to pieces for jazzing up outfits?

Striped Tee: Old Navy // Jeans: Old Navy // Tote: Wilson’s Leather (identical) // Shoes: Enzo Angiolini


Photos by Katie Ardner



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  1. 8.2.15
    Kelly said:

    You are definitely jazzed my friend. Love everything about this look, most certainly the sandals!

    XO K

    • 8.5.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks, Kelly! 🙂 The sandals have been on major repeat this summer!

  2. 8.1.15
    Neidelyn said:

    Love this classic combo! you look great! xo

    • 8.2.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks so much, Neidelyn! Glad you like it!

  3. 7.30.15
    barristerv said:

    Oh by the way I like to jazz up my outfits with some snazzy shoes.

  4. 7.30.15
    barristerv said:

    I must read that book. Awesome your referenced French Women. They are serious when it comes to style.

    • 7.30.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Yep, they look so great, while remaining simple!!

  5. 7.30.15

    Love, love, love! You can never go wrong with stripes!!

    XO Courtney

    • 7.30.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks! And I know, they literally go with EVERYTHING!

  6. 7.29.15
    Susie said:

    I agree, stripe anything is needed! It just always looks so chic and clean and matches everything! Throw a chambray over that top and you can head into cooler weather!



    • 7.29.15
      Lauren O. said:

      AH, yes! Love that idea! Chambray goes with everything, so mixing the two is such a good idea!

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