When stripes meet off the shoulder

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Stripes and off the shoulder are a powerful combination, when worn well.

Trust me.

OTS is a trend I’m not ready to let go of anytime soon.

I have wide shoulders and OTS still works for me.

And stripes? Well I pledge they will live forever in my wardrobe.

Please ignore the scare mongering when it comes to stripes of the horizontal variety.

Sometimes style rules deserve to be pulled into touch.

Last week I talked about the joining in with the stunning Jo from icurvy and her style challenge rulebreakersclub – breaking those fashion myths that shouldn’t be there in the first place.

This week, a curvy lass with amply butt and thighs (HINT: she is aged 53 😉 and if you hang out here, you know her pretty well ) is actually going to be sporting a slightly clingy (but stretchy) frock with stripes of the horizontal variety.

How dare she 😉

Well who is this old bird I hear you holla?

It’s curvy old ME.

Yes 53 yr old me with the ample hip and thigh.

Before we go any further, I just want to discuss how lucky I am.

I get to show YOU pieces I love here on the blog or via Instagram/Facebook.

When things get sent to me from brands, they are mostly pieces I have chosen myself.

BUT sometimes items arrive (that are not pre planned) that I instantly know are not my style, so I politely decline and send them back…it’s exactly the same when I get approached from brands/pr companies asking me to collaborate – I say ‘thanks so much for the lovely offer, but unfortunately….’

Why? because YOU are too important to me, I don’t want to compromise my integrity.

Honestly.

Sincerity is means everything to me.

Being honest is a huge issue for me when it comes to being a style influencer.

Ask anyone that knows me well. They will tell you I’m truthful, sometimes to a fault.

Yes of course I’m capable of sugar-coating the truth (because I genuinely don’t like upsetting anyone) but I will always be tactfully sincere with my approach.

So be rest assured, if I wear a piece here on the blog (or on any of my social channels) it’s because I genuinely like it or its something I need to step out of my comfort zone and try – yes, even stylists get the jitters when it comes to exploring new trends!

Anyway I wanted to say thank YOU for being here and supporting me – just know I have your back when it comes to helping you find the right pieces for your wardrobe.

Ok let’s get on with it…

When Stripes Meet Off The Shoulder

 

Eby and I Stripe Knit Dress from Lee Lou Anne* | Jeans: oldies from Seed Heritage | Heel: oldies from Seed Heritage

This dress can be worn a couple of ways, so and not just show you the dress worn with bare legs and heels (you’ve guessed right, this girl is too lazy to tan her lily-white pins) I thought I would show you another option that is instantly wearable if the temps are on the cool side.

Plus, fashion waits for no woman – it’s time to start looking towards spring.

You all know I love wearing tunic’s over jeans.

So why not do it with a jumper dress too?

Note: this is a lighter weight knit, that’s the perfect transeasonal piece for going forward into Spring/Summer (poly/cotton mix).

Wearing the dress this way means you can play with the length slightly.

Also this works a treat for taller girls who prefer not to show too much leg.

When Stripes Meet Off The Shoulder

Dress it up

This dress makes a statement in a very classic way.

Which is exactly why I had to have it.

Imagine this worn with a nude lace-up sandal heel for a day at the races – just add a headpiece and BINGO.

Or why not wear with a nude pump for lunch in the city – elegance with a hit of sexy.

Wear it as a jumper over denim (see pics).

Add a belt for fabulous waist definition.

Casual it down with your favourite ankle boots or sneakers for stylish off duty Mumma chic.

Remember, camel, tan, nude or coloured shoes, boots or sandals will add a much lighter Spring look than black.

 

 

This post features items sent to me for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy. This post also includes affiliate links, which in a nutshell means, if you click-through to purchase, I may earn a small commission. But don’t worry you won’t pay any extra!

Bev,

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  • mummabstylish

    This looks super cute, I’m wanting the cooler weather now so I can try similar style out. Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

  • Kirsty

    I really adore your style Bev! You always look amazing and love this outfit. I need this dress in my life!
    x Kirsty
    #stylegoals

  • Well who would have thought that a striped off the shoulder dress could look so smokin’ hot!! Loving that you stepped out of the comfort zone for this one!

  • jess

    Love it Bev! I just bought the Country Road version of this dress by accident last night! By accident I say, as I was looking at the new season and I spied this number on a rack of clothes that had just been returned, very lucky as my store never received this dress in their drop! Damn you spend & save, you got me again! And now I see you looking fab in another version, super glad I did! Love it with the white jeans, and how you can make the neckline on mine cowl neck if you so desire 🙂

    • Jess you simply can’t go wrong with OTS and stripes. I walked into CR yesterday and all of the girls said ‘love the way you styled that stripey OTS dress – it look just like ours!’. I love adapting an item of clothing to give extended wear. And YES to spend and save! Tag me in your dress when you wear yours, I would love to see you looking fabulous xx

      • jess

        Yes! I had to double check the brand on yours, as it looks exactly like the CR one! I wore mine on saturday night with tan Frankie 4 Vanessa’s & a long camel Zara coat 😉 I kept the neckline in a cowl neck as I was at a kinder do, so didnt feel OTS was a go! haha I also didnt get a chance for a photo 🙁 Looking forward to wearing it again OTS style 🙂

  • Lynda Smyth

    Hi Bev, Do you think this look works over jeans because it has quite a high split
    on the side?

    • Lynda I think it’s a combination of fabric (stretchy enough to offer movement) and cut. OTS offers the balance to the length. Hope that makes sense! xx

  • I think the off the shoulder, stripes look looks fabulous on you! Meow!

  • Love this look on you Bev – HOT STUFF! x

  • Jane Sakovits

    Very striking Bev, you look fantastic!

  • I’m another fan of stripes and OTS so of course I absolutely love your outfit! You look amazing!

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    You look stunning Bev I love this dress on you and it looks great worn over white jeans😘😘
    PS I knew you were honest already xx

    • Oh Darling thank you so much, so pleased you love the dress. I love mixing up my wardrobe pieces to make them work no matter what the weather.
      Honesty is everything to me, so glad you already knew xxx Mwah