Did you know there is a day where we celebrate stripes? Yep – there sure is. And that day is today thanks to J. Crew. This is the second annual National Stripes Day and I could not be more thrilled!
To say that I like stripes is an understatement.
I luuuuuuurve stripes.
In honor of National Stripes Day, I thought I’d take a moment to share, not only a breif history of stripes but also to talk about how you can start to incorporate stripes into your everyday wardrobe and why there really aren’t any rules when it comes to mixing stripes and patterns.
As I mentioned in the video, stripes weren’t always seen as preppy or even as cool. In fact, stripes began with a strange and sordid past. While in college I read a book called “The Devil’s Cloth, A History of Stipes“, which walks you through the story of how stripes came to be, why they became dangerous, and how they slowly but surely became the most versatile and beloved part of our wardrobes.
I highly recommend this book if you are a fashion nerd like me.
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Watch the video to learn about the transformation of stripes from a downright scandalous pattern to an absolutely stylish and now celebrated wardrobe staple.
And take a peek below to see some of the various ways you can incorporate stripes into your wardrobe.
Proud Mary Striped Raffia Flats
Women’s Boxy Striped Tee
J. Crew long-sleeve striped dress
There are so many splendid options for incorporating stripes into your wardrobe that I could devote an entire lifetime talking about it. Keep searching, keep your eyes peeled, try things out and experiment, but above all celebrate on this auspicious day!
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