Stripes = Consistency and consistency is key in all areas of life. It’s what keeps us moving forward in our day to day lives. In the classroom, if we have a change in the schedule, I notice a difference in my students’ behavior, it throws them off a bit and takes time for them to adjust to the change. The same applies to my everyday style.
I like to change it up, but one thing I consistently have in my outfit rotation is stripes. I naturally gravitate towards them and feel balanced when I wear them. As you will notice in a lot of my posts, stripes are a consistent theme. You can wear them with almost anything- pair a striped shirt with leopard print heels, a stripe dress with a scarf and lace-up sandals, the list goes on and on! When I discovered this Rails stripe shirt in my recent trunk from Trunk Club for Women, I knew it was a staple I needed to add to my closet! It’s the perfect button-up stripe blouse for summer. It is lightweight, a bit sheer, but not too see through and can be dressed up or dressed down. I recently wore it with a black blazer, white denim and lace-up espadrilles, and decided to pair this button-up with cargo pants (similar), lace-up sandals, fringe earrings and gold accessories for a resort/beachy feel since summer break is right around the corner and I am already in full-blown summer mode! I added this cute hat (similar) for extra sun protection and the jean jacket for when the cool fog rolls in in the evening. The possibilities are endless with this shirt and I have already worn it multiple times- to blogging events, running errands, and layered a tank underneath for the classroom. I can’t wait to have this shirt be an integral part of my consistent routine all summer long as I sit by the beach, reading a good book, working on the blog and reflecting on all the great things that have been happening lately! Do you have a clothing item you consistently reach for in your closet? Let me know and have fun shopping my look below!