Happy National Stripes Day! I love a good holiday (even a made up one) especially when it’s coming from my favorite store, J. Crew! It’s so appropriate that they are the brains behind this event, as almost every single one of the striped pieces in my wardrobe came from there. What can I say, stripes are their business and business is good.
To celebrate, apart from wearing my favorite basic stripe top, I’m sharing this too cute OTS gold striped piece from J. Crew. I love the tie-sleeve detail, it dresses up this summer-ready top without taking away from the versatility. My boyfriend, on the other hand, took some time to love it. He will jokingly claim that ‘boyfriend assembly is required’ because I had to ask him to retie them up for me… A few times. Don’t worry it grew on him and he learned to love. Oh, and did I mention that it’s currently 40% off? This shirt really is amazing!!
In full honesty, I always get a little nervous when ordering anything with horizontal stripe. Something in the back of my mind, maybe my grandma’s voice, is telling me that horizontal stripes are unflattering and make you look wider. While all stripes aren’t created equal, I choose to shake of the notion that I can’t wear stripes. If I feel confident and happy, then I can wear whatever I want, right?
The phrase, “show your stripes” means to be who you are and true to yourself. I don’t know if that’s J. Crew’s secret meaning behind this new holiday, but I’m rolling with it. What an awesome idea it would be to have a day where we take the time to appreciate who we are and be honest with ourselves. J. Crew, I’m going to give that idea to you for free, but would not turn away a store gift card.
Peace and Love from Florida,
Katie, The Coastal Stylist