basics refined: the striped shirt

Hey there! Happy Spring!! I am so glad to be moving on from winter and thought I would mark the vernal equinox with a post dedicated to one of my favorite clothing items -- the striped shirt. The striped shirt is an essential item in my wardrobe and on my basics list. I have yet to meet a stripe I didn't like. Generally, I keep a few of them in my closet and try to mix up the color combinations, stripe thickness, sleeve length, and material weight. The striped shirt seen here has a nice, even thickness of the stripe. It also has a linear break on the torso that creates visual interest, elevating the shirt's style. 

Here are a few of my current favorite striped shirt options. As we progress from spring to summer, I will add a couple more light weight, short sleeved or sleeveless versions to my wardrobe. I will share my picks on the shop page when I find worthy ones! For now though, enjoy the fresh, crispness of spring and Bon week-end!

finding a coat, pt. 2

Here is a look I styled with one of the coats I suggested as a starting inspiration. I finished the look with items that I rely heavily on as part of my casual winter uniform in my neutral palette of black, navy, cool gray, and ivory. I also went with subtle beauty like a pearly, cool gray polish and pale pink lips as I would on the weekend when I am looking for a low key yet pretty look.