I’m a sucker for stripes lately so when I saw this linen stripe tee with the flattering v-neck and button sleeve detail, I was smitten. It’s such a nice little transition piece for this in-between season.
The background is off-white and the stripes are black, so I paired this top with black jeans to go out to breakfast with friends last week, and I kept it simple with black flats.
I get a lot of questions about accessories. This Luna pendant is a nice piece to wear with a casual v-neck top because it’s visible without being overwhelming. Sometimes a bigger necklace looks fussy, but if it’s too delicate, it can look young. I also wore a stack of Alex and Ani bangles.
These black jeans came from Trunk Club last winter. I like how they look on, but they slide down and I’m always hitching them up, which is annoying. I’m on the look-out for a new pair, but I don’t want to pay full price so I’m waiting.
I like this length with ballet flats, but they can be a little long for pairing with ankle boots. (The inseam is 29″.) Black jeans don’t always look right cuffed, so again, I’m looking for a replacement, but I keep wearing these in the meantime.
I picked up these Tory Burch flats for 40% off during the Anniversary Sale, and they’re actually on sale right now for 33% off but most sizes are gone. I like gold medallion and the pebbled leather, but they’re not as comfortable as my Minnie travel flats. I decided to keep them, though, because I got a good price on them and I don’t need to wear them for too many hours at a time.
I carried a black shoulder bag from last winter that coordinates nicely with my shoes. I like the combination of the black leather and gold hardware.
This is a simple outfit, but then again, I’m a simple girl! LOL! I could have jazzed it up with leopard flats or a more trendy loafer, but overall, I was comfortable and felt cute and put together for what turned out to be a long day. I wore this outfit out to breakfast with friends in the morning, then working from home the rest of the day, and that evening to host a meeting at my house.
The best part is, it looked just as good at the end of the day as it did at the beginning. This top wore well and didn’t get wrinkled, which isn’t always the case with linen, and while the jeans do slide down, they don’t bag out throughout the day, so at least there’s that.
top // jeans (option) // ballet flats (leopard option) // luna pendant // similar watch // sunnies // bangles
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42 thoughts on “Stripes”
Simple is always good, Jo-Lynne, and I think the striped top is an easy way to add some fun to an outfit without being too crazy!! Not that crazy is bad, but just sayin’!
I love reading your posts and have found a lot of outfit inspiration from you. Your recent changes to your website however have impacted how I read it in my Feedly reader app. I now have to click through several times just to get to your content. Is there something on your end that will change that? Thanks ????
Yikes, I don’t know! Let me ask my techy people.
Loving that striped tee for fall! Thank you for sharing such a fun fall look! Have a blessed day! XO
Thanks, Desiree. How are you? Are you anywhere near the path of the storm?
Yes, we’re in south Miami. My husband is putting up the storm shutters right now. XO
Yikes!!! Stay safe and dry!
I’m a huge fan of stripes and this whole outfit looks great on you. I love your necklace! Everything looks comfy and cute!
We are in the path of the storm down here in “sunny” FL. Please keep us in prayer. Cute outfit! 🙂
I definitely will. Stay safe and don’t take any chances!
For those pants that just have to continually be hitched up, I’ve been sewing two pieces of 1″ wide elastic to the back of the band inside on either side of the middle belt loop. I wear my tops out, so this has worked great. It doesn’t cause the pants band to pucker, just fit better.
You are handy! I couldn’t do that but maybe I can get Nordstrom to alter them for me.
Thanks for the suggestion. I have jeans that constantly need to be hitched up, too. And I find that those are the pairs I tend to leave in the drawer. I’m not handy in the sewing department either, though. I bought an elastic “invisible” belt which works, but honestly it’s a pain. Anyone else have any suggestions?
You can purchase “half” belts. I forget the name of them but you only attach the back loops going across the back. It tightens the amount you want since they’re adjustable. Only drawback is you can’t tuck top in all the way around or it will be seen. I usually front tuck anyway.
That’s cool! Do you have a link? I googled and couldn’t find one.
Oh what an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!
Great fall transition top! I’d love a leopard flat after seeing the many different looks you show with them. I wear an 8 wide shoe & often have a hard time finding a stylish flat. Last year I found the Liz Clairborne Iris flat in 8 wide. They have a gold medallion over the toes. And yours truly bought 6 pairs! I’m one of those people that of I find a shoe that fits, I tend to buy one in very color. Although with black, navy, pewter, & cognac colors, I’ve gotten a lot of wear out of them. New website looks great!!
That’s great that you found flats that work for you. That’s not always easy.
I love the sleeve detail on your stripe top and the way you dressed up a simple outfit. Living a casual lifestyle myself, I am always on the lookout for style inspiration like this!
Love this look, JoLynne. I like the simplicity of it, yet the way you styled it with the pendant, flats and bag make it look classic. Have you tried anything with vertical stripes yet? I see them around a lot, but I am not a big fan. What do you think? – Amy
Thanks, Amy! Sometimes when I post outfits like this I’m afraid they’re too plain and someone is going to revoke my fashion blogger crown. Haha!
I guess I haven’t tried anything with vertical stripes. For some reason, I’m not drawn to them the same way as I am to horizontal.
Love the simplicity of the top and how it makes a HUGE statement. Irma is definitely scary. Hubby has to fly down to St. Kitt’s Friday to help with the plant clean-up, and then head to Puerto Rico to help there as much as he can. Personally, I wish he wouldn’t be going, but they will need help.
Yikes. I’m sure you’re nervous about that. I hope it goes off to sea.
Love it, especially the cute details on your sleeves! I bought my Luna pendant after seeing you wear it on your blog and its now my favorite necklace! I wanted to ask, are you satisfied with your watch? I’m looking to purchase a watch with mixed color metals, just wondered if you have some advice in that area. Thanks for being such a bright spot in the day!
I love my watch. However, the size I have sold out and the one I am linking to is smaller. That may be ok – it looks the same otherwise, I think. But I wanted to be sure you knew that. I like the larger size, personally. 🙂
You wear a lot of goldtone jewelry, are you warm toned?
Nope, cool. I wear both gold and silver. 🙂
My kind of outfit. That’s the kind of cold shoulder top I like. Cute. Love it.
As usual another great outfit! You always look so classy! I have a question, I was wondering about wearing a denim jacket with denim jeans. I tend to like the dark denim jeans, but I have a lighter denim jacket. I have never paired them as I am afraid of the dreaded denim tuxedo (yikes). I usually wear the jacket with black jeans/pants or a skirt/dress. What are your thoughts?
Pairing denim with denim is fine as long as there is enough of a contrast. In fact, it’s kind of a trend at the moment. I prefer to play it safe, and I only pair blue denim with white or black denim, but you can do blue and blue as long as they are different shades of blue.
The top is sheer enough to see the black jeans through it. I don’t mind sheer tops, but I would have to wear a cami that matched the pants with it to avoid that line. Cute concept though!
You could also just find a seamstress who could put a couple of darts in the back of your jeans and shorten them a bit. The darts work too. Easy fix!
I agree with Lynn, you always look classy! Cute outfit!
Love the top. You look cute. I like simple. Try a belt. I have jeans that do the same thing and just a little belt helped. 🙂
The striped tee is going well with the jeans, making you look pretty Jo-Lynne. Thanks for posting.
Sorry this is so late Jo-lynne, but i bought my “half” belt at SteinMart a few yrs back. Bed, Bath, and Beyond sells a belt that is the same called Hip Hugger for $8.99. It really works well for gaping issues and when you just don’t want to be bothered with the bulk of a regular belt.
Sorry this response is so late, but I bought my “half” belt a few years ago at SteinMart. Think it was called a continental belt. Anyway, I looked online and found them at Bed Bath and Beyond. They’re 8.99 ea and they are called hip hugger. They really do the trick for gaping problems and for when you just don”t want the added bulk from a regular belt. Hope this is useful for you and readers!
Jo-Ann Fabric sells them for $7.19 and Ulta Beauty sells them for $8.99!
You can also purchase the same Hip Hugger belts at JoAnn Fabric for $7.19 and at Ulta Beauty for $8.99
All great info, thanks!