Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Horizontal Stripes

There are certain basic sartorial mandates that we adhere to because they seem to be steeped in common sense: don’t wear white after labor day, never pair socks with sandals (only acceptable if you’re a German tourist), leave the last button on a suit jacket unbuttoned, co-ordinate your shoes and belt, and avoid horizontal stripes.  However, common sense is absolutely over-rated and taking risks builds character… and a great wardrobe.   

Horizontal stripes: The arch nemeses of all shapely women, making them deviously appear larger than they are.  There is only a modicum of truth to this tale; stripes should be embraced as a fun, flattering option.  It is best to opt for luxurious knits, a silhouette that is fitted through the bust and loose at the hip, and stripes in the same color scheme; avoid shapeless potato-sack dresses and cheap fabrics.  

Dress: Issa (Neiman Marcus)
Waistcoat: Miu Miu (Miu Miu)
Platform Boots: Jeffrey Campbell (
Jeffrey Campbell)
Sunnies: Prada (Prada

Gold jeweled necklace: (Anthropologie)
Mini-bagReed Krakoff (Saks)


  1. I really hate this unwritten rules about what plus women should wear, and it goes to show they are nonsense as you look amazing in your striped dress!

  2. lookin good!

    Btw.: I like wearing socks and sandals, ja, let's take some risks, in fact I am right now ;)