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A striped affair

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5/13/17
Hey, lovelies! How is it going? According to 2017 trend reports, Stripes will be a huge part of spring summer trends. Taking cue from popular blue and white striped men’s shirts, designers have now made their own versions by incorporating them into women’s wear. Which is why, you will be seeing a lot of variation of the shirt in the form of striped skirts, off the shoulder tops (OTS, for short), and even dresses. All made from the same fabric, it may seem. But all these variations look so good, so why not give it a try?
The shirt is very versatile, you can pair it with white formal pants and it will look equally good if you pair it with distressed denim jeans. Wear it for work and continue wearing it for an evening dinner, it is quite multipurpose. There is something so chic about the stripes that make it wearable with multiple outfits; one should only know how to style it well.  That is why everyone is wearing it these days! Have you caught on to this trend yet? I sure have!
I searched high and low for a similar shirt in most popular retail stores, but I couldn’t find it anywhere as most stores still had sale stock till last month. Until one day, I was walking around checking out a newly opened Forever21 outlet and there it was! A blue and white striped OTS top, that too with fan sleeves, it was just what I was looking for. And only 3 pieces were left in the style! So I absolutely had to get it. But don’t worry, now, 3 weeks after my purchase, I find almost one third of the Zara stores filled with beautiful and unique variations of the blue and white striped top.
The top I’ve bought has a lot of detailing in it. It is an off the shoulder top with blue and white stripes, huge flared sleeves, which are called “fan sleeves” & have bows at the shoulder. It’s certainly a bang for your buck! I honestly have seen a lot of gorgeous girls out there wearing it with white pants (which, no brainer suits it perfectly!), but the fashionista in me wanted to add a little drama, a little pop of colour to my outfit. So I paired the OTS top with ripped denim shorts, a colourful tassled choker necklace & pom-pom tie up sandals. Have a look below, and tell me can you feel the summer vibes in my outfit?

Striped OTS shirt- Forever21
Ripped denim shorts- Boohoo on ASOS.com
Tassled choker necklace- Splash
Pom-pom tie up sandals- Zebba on Koovs.com
1 comment on "A striped affair"
  1. I love this outfit! <3 The little bows on your sleeves are adorable, and you know that I'm crazy about that choker and those pom pom sandals!

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