Style

Seeing Stripes

My nostalgic love affair with stripes

It’s no secret I love patterns. All. The. Patterns. They all speak to me differently. When it comes to stripes, my connection to the print is very nostalgic – a throwback to preppy years of my teens — when we ran around in button downs and penny loafers. A bunch of mall rats in country club kids’ clothing.

I was recently cruising the sale items on J Crew and this striped clutch gave me all the preppy feels of my youth. On my first occasion of wearing it, I maxed out with stripes from head to toe —  a blue and white striped ruffle shirt from Nordstrom, blue and white striped hoops from J Crew and a multi-striped resin ring from a dollar store.  I just love making stripes the star of the show.