This week’s Aussie Curves theme is stripes. And I've been so pleased and proud to see how easily and encompassing the Aussie Curves girls have risen to the challenge. We’re well and truly crapping all over the notion that curvy girls can’t/shouldn't do stripes! If you do care about “flattering/slimming” clothes (which I don’t) I tend to think of stripes in term of Zebras. It’s hard to think that Zebras coats are made for camouflage but when they’re all together nothing stands out.
I myself have a couple of stripe pieces all of which don’t get much wear. And not because I don’t think they’re flattering! But because I’m more of a floral/digital print girl. I’m also not much of a monotone wearer and a lot of the stripe pieces available are black and white.
As a fan of mixing prints I decided this week to not just don one stripe but two. Both these pieces have a navy stripe. I don’t usually follow fashion rules but one that I can’t seem to shake is the black and navy should never be worn together (thanks mum). So I always find these pieces hard to style. But by taking their common attribute and pairing them together I love the contrast! Often to pull off a great mixed print outfit it’s great to start by finding a commonality between your two pieces (in this case the navy stripe). This is definitely as businessy as I ever get at work as I’m quite a casual dresser and don’t work in a corporate environment. I wouldn’t wear this outside of work but I think it’s a great mix-up of the traditional skirt-shirt work combo.
Shirt: Agenda Woman
Skirt: City Chic
How do you wear stripes and do you believe in the ‘stripes are unflattering if your bigger’ rule?