fashion stripes

Stripes can be so…sailor-y…can’t they? The minute you add navy blue near a stripe, you risk the chance of shifting from chic to costume. Stripes done right, however, are one of my favourite looks.

Classic colours and primarys (no more than two) are the way to play it here.

Shop The Board:
Coast venice dress
Neil Barrett Striped Tapered Silk Pants
Sam Edelman Odetta Striped Block Heeled Sandals
Sonia Rykiel Sweater – Multicolor Striped
Next Stripe Croc Effect Tote Bag

Though I mostly post shoe-related things to my shoe blog, I had to show all you Fashion Masters and Fashionistas my latest obsession.

These Buffalo booties/ankle boots from Zalando are essentially perfect. As I don’t exactly tower over people at the five-feet-and-one-inch level, I absolutely adore a skyscraper heel. At the same time, working as a stylist and writer means my days are spent running around like a headless – and hopefully sartorially sound – chicken. Stilettos just aren’t practical. When I saw these babies on discount, I had no chance of leaving the browser empty-handed. The wedge and platform gives me the boost I love while keeping me comfortable. Proof: you don’t need to suffer to pack a stylish punch!

With the ‘comfy mindframe’ engaged, I also basketed these Tamaris heeled sandals with leg shaft (quality product down from £44.95 to £13!), a Korres Mango lip balm (not only the smoothest balm on the market, but a reminder of Thailand!), and coconut bath salts from Lavera (again…Thailand!).

Amazingly, all four items still totalled under £100. I definitely had to stop myself from breaking my set budget; Zalando has a selection of items that many other e-tailer’s don’t seem to invest in. The range was high and the temptation…mighty.