Lusting over black and white stripes


I am seriously swooning over black and white stripes at the moment. Black gives you the touch of drama we all want, while white is forever clean and elegant creating the perfect contrast. When these two colors meet you instantly create a classically striking visual that is perfect to transcend from dawn to dusk. These distinguished stripes are the perfect breath of fresh air from summer's bright pallets and always give you a timeless appearance. Prada, Marc Jacobs, and Fendi are just a few of the designers contributing to the massive amounts of stripe lust going on this summer. Above I freshened up one of my favorite pair of black shorts with a BCBG Max Azria diagonal striped top. I finished the look off with my go-to black pumps and a fun array of black and sliver accessories. Now I know there are girls that swear by either silver or gold, but if you're a lover of both, like myself, remember when pulling for a look silver is black's best friend as gold is to brown. This summer be sure to add thick bold stripes to your wardrobe for a dramatic pop or thinner stripes for a more subtle design. And ladies, don't frighten yourself out of a killer trend by demanding there's no way to wear stripes without looking rounder than Violet Beauregard. For a more slimming look opt for vertical stripes which will draw the eye up and down instead of around or break up the look with solid colored blazer or a chunky belt. Below are some of my favorite celebrities rocking black and white stripes. I simply adore Olivia Palermo's blazer as well as Kim Kardahsian one shoulder dress and Nicole Richie's ultra fierce top. Are you loving stripes too?










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93 comments:

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  2. Beautiful photos & looovely outfit! Love it <3
    xoxo

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  3. You look stunning! That bag is to die for! Love it!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  4. You look drop dead gorgeous.Better than the models.

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  5. Awesome outfit and pictures! Love the setting.

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  6. You are really beautiful..
    Love follow your fashon tips..
    Thanks a lot for those nice comments..it makes my day:)
    Hugs..

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  7. Gorgeous top girl! You look awesome as usual!

    xx

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  8. YOU are the one that's gorgeous!!!! Girl, Your oufit today it's something else!!!!Amazing!!!!
    I am a HUGE fan of STRIPES!!!I loved your photos from the celebrities!!!!

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  9. My favourite is the stripes dress with the red shoes. The mix is awesome! Plus your earrings are fantastic! Ciao from Rome!
    Monia
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  10. You look great in the black & white stripes - have also been wearing mine too!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my block, I'm always excited when I get a new blogger dropping in. Am now following you (wow, you've got loads of followers!!). I'm trying to build mine too.
    Look forward to more of your posts xoxo
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  11. what a beauty queen ^^ nice pics!

    greetings,
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  12. LOVE your hair and your style.. so beautfiul!

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  13. I've always been slightly nervous to wear stripes thinking they make me look wider but your pictures of yourself and celebrities make me realize stripes can be worn a variety of ways.

    Now to update my closet....

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  14. How do you manage to blog about so many cool things?

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  15. You look gorgeous. I also like stripes very much. The styling is excellent!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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    X Brigita

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  16. Oooo great post! Love the inspiration pics you posted of the celebs - especially what Leighton is wearing....I need that dress! Adoring your stripey shirt! Great outfit!

    Thanks for dropping by and for your darling comments :)
    Tasia
    http://rufflesandsequins.blogspot.com

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  17. This is an awesome post!!! Of course Olivia Palermo has my favorite look! Typical!

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  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower!

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  19. You look great--such a cute outfit! I love how you accessorized with the black and white jewelery too!

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  20. I agree black and white stripes are a must have!

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  21. I never let myself wear stripes and since last Fall... I cannot get enough of them! :)

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  22. i love stripes - i mean LOVE!!!!

    PS - check out my post today - can fix comment issue - i gotta use name/url to post - i can't use google account - it's an IE problem i think

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  23. I love the black and white sweater with the bright shorts! too cute!

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  24. Wow! you are the vision of chicness and sophistication in this outfit, I loved the shoes and bag, perfect!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  25. i am loving this trend too! and your outfit is so cute!

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  26. I love your outfit! It's very cute. Now I want to get some black and white striped clothing! :)


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  27. You look great in stripes, I love the first picture! Nice blog! :)

    Principessa Gabriella

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  28. wow I love your look! you are so pretty!!

    Please check out my blog and enter my Sarah Rosier giveaway: win a real silver ring!!

    xx

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  29. what a fun trend! i must try it out sometime!

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  30. Comment or follow at florecity.blogspot.com
    ♥Flor

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  31. I love your first photo, the arch is so beautiful!
    Last year I got a diagonal stripped dress from Rugby Ralph Lauren (http://fromcaliwlove.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-latest-acquisitions.html) that I love. It's really flattering.

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  32. I adore your look!! Love the black and white!!

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  33. You pictures sounds perfect! The top is beautiful! Thank you so much for your sweet comments! beijosss

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  34. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Love your blog and I am all about some fashion ha! Excited to read through your other posts!

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  35. love this look so much! i loooove stripes but have never tried stripes this bold. and i LOVE your rings!

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  36. You look hawt, per usual. Thanks for sharing all of these. I might need to get me some black and white striped attire now.

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  37. I love stripes!!! you look great!!! beautiful bag too!! xoxo

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  38. Thanks for the follow! Your blog is great! Love your pink polish too!

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  39. you look amazing! Stripes will never go out of style! ;)
    btw, I'm following you with bloglovin'
    artofbeingcool.blogspot.com

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  40. great post - your bag is gorg!! I am also really loving Lindsay Lohan's striped crop top!!

    fashionable footprints

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  41. I love that top and those earring! Great pics!



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  42. I have so many striped things in my closet it's not even funny. Love this inspiration, and you look beautiful!

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  43. Really nice outfit :D
    Great look!
    xxx

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  44. I adore your outfit! You look fantastic! Great pictures! Black and white stripes are classic and timeless. I love how fresh and modern they look, whether it be in fashion or interior design. I love stripes!

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  45. Totally loving the all black and white look -- especially when it comes to stripes. It's very classically French, so effortless. Great post!

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  46. Wow you look amzing you are sooo beautiful!

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  47. very nice photos..you look lovely:)

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  48. literally HONOURED that you followed me haha! This outfit is so beautiful xx

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  49. thank you for such a sweet comment ... made my day off to a great start! I absolutely adore your blog... and I have always been obsessed with stripes of any sorts, and i must say that you look so effortlessly chic!!! I 'liked' you on FB and am about to find you on twitter! I will be checking for updates here all the time!

    xxx
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  50. I love stripes, particularly black & white!
    Lovely outfit & photos ♥

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  51. thanks for you comment...nice photos, lovely outfit :)

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    Meena xxx

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  52. oh my gosh thank you for posting outfits that aren't tacky.... there are far too many fashion blogs that just over-do it! but your outfit is awesome :)

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  53. Girl, you are rock'n those stripes! Plus your tan and golden locks look amazingly HOT! Makes me wish I lived in Cali...could go for some sunshine!

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  54. girl, you´re amazing!:) really nice blog!:)
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  55. you look stunning! even better than all the celebs actually! violet beauregard, haha! love willy wonka & the chocolate factory!
    xoxo~ kristina

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  56. You look absolutely STUNNING, my dear! I LOVE your look, of all the celebrities you have featured, you look the most amazing!

    xx Ivana
    http://styleinthecityen.blogspot.com

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  57. Love the stripes and you look fabulous! Thanks for stopping by as I lovefollowingyou!

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  58. you have wonderful hair... :)

    la tiquismiquis
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  59. i love this outfit...and i love that pic of sienna miller's outfit too!! ijust may have to get me some black and white stripes today!

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  60. I love your outfit, i need to get my booty to a shooping mall! Just stopped by to show your amazing blog some love!

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  61. ooh yeahh !! i love that !!

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  62. Oh me too! I love love love black and white stripes...I just bought a cute jacket with black and white stripes! Great minds think alike! hahahhah
    Love it!
    XO Carrie
    www.carriefabulous.com

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  63. Aww, I actually really love Leighton's look.
    Xx

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  64. Your outfit is absolutely gorgeous and that handbag is AMAZING! Stripes when done right is a knock-out! www.bravoerunway.com

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  65. You look great! LOVING the stripes. Your outfit is very chic! Now following xx

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  66. LOVING your outfit! You look great. The striped top is very very cute! LOVE LOVE this entire outfit (including accessories). Now following you :)

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  67. I'm loving the location! Where on earth are you???

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    p.s. - the outfit is darling, btw!

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  68. You look absolutely beautiful in these shots hun! Love the graphics...DYING over your chevron earrings...such a great statement to echo the theme...When in doubt, black and white it out!

    Thanks for stopping by the blog...much love to ya sweets!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  69. I love your take on black and white stripes!
    Much love,
    B

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  70. I actually really like Lindsey's look.

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  71. Love this post. I'm a big fan of stripes too, as of this season. I love mixing them too. Your BCBG top is a perfect statement top.
    I'm a big fan of Kelly Rippa's look along with Leighton Meester. Very cool.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be back for more of yours!

    xoxo
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    twitter@writtenrunway

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  72. You look beautiful in Stripes! And I loooove Shopbox, they have a great selection of fashions.

    Yelena

    AllGlamThings

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  73. Love this outfit! Such a great top! Yes, black and white stripes are definitely a classic and I'm loving all these inspiration. Thanks again for dropping by my blog! -A

    Blurbs.

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  74. hey hey! thanked God you checked out my blog! I'm following you too! love your blog! love the outfit you have here too! and the rest! I'm planning to move to LA to maybe next year! I hope you have a great time there! I'm visit next month! haha. thank you!

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  75. I love all the pieces you pulled at the bottom. the ring is amazing

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  76. love your stripes! so cute!
    and thanks for the follow on my blog!! i really appreciate it!!

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  77. I love the stripes! Your outfit is so cute and I love Olivia Palermo's blazer! Great description and it certainly is a breath of fresh air from all this colour blocking!

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  78. I love this outfit! especailly the top! It looks really chic!

    gonna follow you!

    crystal

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  79. I absolutely love your blog! I will be sure to keep following and can't wait to see what else you have in store for the blog. I love the idea of black and white stripes as a fashion statement and your outfit is really lovely. I also love all the pictures of celebrities in black and white stripes. Thanks!

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  80. LOVE the BCBG MAx Azria blouse that you're wearing! I am a sucker for stripes. They're so chic and go with everything. I already own 6 pieces but I'm still looking to add more. I really want a dress similiar to the one that JLo is wearing. I feel like it would be perfect for summer.

    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. I'm defintely following you as well. Your take on celebrity fashion is so refreshing!

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    xoxo Kim

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  81. That dress is amazing on you and black and white is always classic, you're right. You always have such great rings and bracelets too.

    Nice post
    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.blogspot.com

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  82. oh i just LOVE stripes. they are so classic! i love the vertical stripes that are in style this season i need to find a vertical stripe piece!

    love your blog :)

    -aaez

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