Mixing up the repeat wear favourites with warmer neutral stripes.
There is really no secret that I love a bit of denim and a striped shirt. To be fair, I think I love striped anything. As I packed my suitcase last weekend I noticed just how well worn my beloved blue and white striped shirt had become. NOOOOO!! For that matter, I also noticed how worn my favourite two pair of jeans had gotten as well! Thanks to this I intentionally feel I have to mix up those classic go-to’s. Rather than continue to grab for the same black or vintage wash jeans, it is about time I made use of some other options. Same goes for those stripes. Adopting a neutral striped shirt in this beige tone a little while ago, I have a warmer tone to add to the mix. The bonus? Warmer tones go so well with the gold jewellery I seem to be accumulating like a magpie drawn to something shiny. (Though as I google to check it is actually magpies that are drawn to shiny objects- there are more articles to suggest this is a myth!). You get what I mean. Warm or cool, neutral stripes make such a good base to any casual or work-to-casual look. While the torn knee jeans aren’t traditionally work- appropriate, I love that to add a tiny bit of edge. The stripes add a little something more interesting to break up a solid black and white blazer and pants combo. My friend and self confessed bargain hunter, Emily, of the style blog She Does introduced me to Cotton On denim. These white jeans were a pair she was wearing, and I did that taboo thing of asking where they were from and literally going out and buying them the next day. I say taboo because I have been so annoyed by people doing this to me in the past, particularly when with statement (designer) pieces. These jeans I figured flew under the radar enough to be forgiven. So, sorry, and thank you Em! If you are after a bit of budget conscious style advice, Emily is a good resource!!
NEUTRAL STRIPES AND WARMER TONES
What do you guys think? Are you a warm or cool toned person? Clearly I flip between. I am having a bit of a moment with loving red tones, mustards and warmer colours at the moment. It’s a good thing too. Though I love anything blue or navy, those warm tones are making me think of warmer days leading into summer. Speaking of which, bring on the warmer weather! I sound like a broken record about it, but who else in Australia is freezing right about now?! Guys in the Northern hemisphere, enjoy that sun for me, will you?