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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 124 0

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Skirt: Zara. Top: J.Crew. Tights: Hue. Booties: Nine West (U.S. here) (Canadian here). Ring: Stella & Dot. Handbag: Chanel. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

The super sweet Amy (from Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins) and I partnered today to showcase one of Spring 2013’s hottest trends: bold stripes.  When I heard this was a “trend” for Spring, my first thought was that stripes are always in style, sort of like animal prints and denim.  Maybe I’m a little slow on the uptake, but I finally realized that “trendy” just means that designers and retailers have decided to focus on it this particular season and that it will be readily available in stores.  Zara has definitely committed to both bold stripes and black & white this Spring.  They have so much of it currently in store, including this great skirt I picked up a few weeks ago.  I thought it would be fun to pair this bold print with a matching top for a look that almost appears like a dress.

 

Coincidentally, Amy and I went for similar looks but she paired her fabulous striped shorts with a bright pop of one of my favourite colours, cobalt blue.  Please visit Amy’s blog, Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins, to check out more photos and details of her pretty look.

 

 

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124 Comments
  • Marie-Eve @aprettyne
    February 26, 2013

    I actually tought you were wearing a dress ! I love bold stripes, and it’s even better head to toe. Love it !
    My Blog – A Pretty Nest

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Ha ha, thank you so much Marie-Eve! 🙂

  • ashleigh
    February 26, 2013

    I love this. Big, bold stripes are so easy to wear! You both look great.

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Thanks very much Ashleigh!

  • natalie
    February 26, 2013

    gorgeous outfit!
    i love stripes
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Thanks Natalie! I’m a huge stripe fan too. 🙂

  • Petite Adventures
    February 26, 2013

    Love love love your dress! The shape is amazing!
    I’m so excited that stripes are going to be big this season – can’t wait to start wearing them every day haha

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Aww, thanks Kate! It’s actually a shirt and top! Yes, the one great thing about something being trendy is that there will be so many options in stores!

  • Heather
    February 26, 2013

    Great dress – so easy and chic.. and those booties are fabulous!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Thanks Heather! It’s actually a top and skirt! 🙂

  • Ani
    February 26, 2013

    Jenny, I thought it would be a dress 🙂 Love this trend but you are right stripes are always a trend :-). Looking chic as always 🙂

    you have a new Chanel handbag? 🙂

    http://www.fleurani.blogspot.de

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Thanks so much Ani! Actually, this was my very first Chanel I ever purchased, many many years ago! 🙂

  • Rachelle
    February 26, 2013

    Love bold stripes you look amazing.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Aww, thanks Rachelle!

  • Donna
    February 26, 2013

    Jenny, you look amazing in this outfit, at first glance I thought it was a dress. You paired these two pieces together flawlessly. May I ask what lipstick color you are wearing?
    Have a great day 🙂

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      You are always too sweet, Donna! Thank you. This lipstick has got to be my all-time favourite colour…it’s MAC “Girl About Town”.

      • Donna
        February 26, 2013

        Thank you, thank you!! I’m heading over to M.A.C @ break time 🙂

        • Jenny
          February 26, 2013

          Ha ha, no problem! 🙂

  • Rachel
    February 26, 2013

    Love this dress- so flattering on you!

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Aww, thanks Rachel! It’s actually a top and skirt, but yes, it totally looks like a dress!

  • Andréa
    February 26, 2013

    I love this! At first glance, I thought it was just a dress, but love how they are 2 pieces.

    -Andréa


    VA DARLING

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Thanks so much Andréa! 🙂

  • Jackie
    February 26, 2013

    Hey Jenny! I found your blog over at Amy’s and I’m glad she directed me your way. You have great style! And as everyone else is commenting – I thought this was a dress not two separate pieces – genius!

    xo Jackie
    http://www.FoodWineFashion.com

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Aww, thanks Jackie, and thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

  • Alyssa
    February 26, 2013

    I love the way you both styled these looks…classic but still modern. Your black and white is so chic!

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Thank you so very much Alyssa! 🙂

  • Gwen
    February 26, 2013

    Had to stop for a second and double check if it was a dress or skirt! Great outfit and I think every girl is in love with stripes.

    http://www.oohlalagwen.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Ha ha, I agree, I don’t think I’ve met a woman who doesn’t love stripes! 🙂 Thanks Gwen!

  • Biscuitsandnavy
    February 26, 2013

    I thought this was a dress too:) I love the “jailbirds” look too! Count me in on this trend/classic look;) Stripes are my fave! xo

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Aww, thanks so much Kristi! 🙂

  • giada
    February 26, 2013

    the stripes look so good on you 🙂

    GlamObserver

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Thanks so very much Giada! 🙂

  • amy
    February 26, 2013

    Looks great Jenny. I may have to try and purchase that top, or maybe the skirt too!
    Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Aww, thanks Amy! So fun partnering with you! 🙂

  • Nicole
    February 26, 2013

    I just love your style! I think I stop by every day to see if you’ve updated anything! So amazing! Really makes me want to step up my game a bit.

    xx
    Nicole
    http://www.nicoleandtrentnyc.com

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Aww, thank you so much for the wonderful support and sweet comments, Nicole! 🙂

  • julie
    February 26, 2013

    wow- – thought that was a dress. really smart pairing and i love the chanel bag with it.

    http://www.not-going-out-like-that.com

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Thanks so much Julie! 🙂

  • Di
    February 26, 2013

    Kudos on styling the two pieces to look like one. On another note, I thought the picture of Amy was a throwback picture of you with longer and lighter hair to show how you wore a piece in the past. I guess I need to go get my eyes checked and get some new Chanel glasses while I’m at it. Ha.

    http://www.clickclackdiaries.com

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Ha ha ha, yes, Amy and I do look somewhat similar in these photos! 🙂 Thank you so much, Di! 🙂

  • Amy
    February 26, 2013

    So fabulous!!! Love the two paired together and your lip color is fabulous? Would you mind sharing what it is?
    xoAmy
    http://www.dreamingincashmere.com

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Aww, thanks Amy! My lipstick is MAC “Girl About Town”…it’s my favourite! 🙂

  • Red Tag Chic L.A.
    February 26, 2013

    You look wonderful as always Jenny…..but it’s the Chanel beauty you’re holding that is so jaw dropping!!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Thank you so very much Rebecca! 🙂

  • Nana
    February 26, 2013

    Simple but goodlooking monochrome style.

    Xx from Kyoto right now 
    Nana from na-ta-ri

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Thanks Nana! 🙂

  • adore to adorn
    February 26, 2013

    Your top and skirt look like they were made for each other! Love this take on the trend. =)
    xo,
    nancy

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Thanks Nancy, that’s how I felt! 🙂

  • Miranda
    February 26, 2013

    Whatttt, I thought that was a dress! Jenny, you are a clothes master! You look fabulous!

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Ha ha ha, well I don’t know about that but thanks Miranda! 🙂

  • Erica
    February 26, 2013

    Great post! I’m glad black and white is “on trend” right now. That’s all I ever wear really! lol.

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Thanks Erica! Black and white is definitely classic!

  • Terry
    February 26, 2013

    Gorgeous as always, Jenny! LOVE that dress!

    I hope you’ll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I’ll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.

    xo,
    Terry

    terrystwocents.tumblr.com

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Aww, thanks so much for your constant support, Terry!

  • alison*elle
    February 26, 2013

    I totally thought that was a dress… looks great, Jenny! I feel like black & white stripes have a tendency to look a little jailbird or referee-style if they’re vertical but these thick stripes don’t look that way at all.

    xo, alison*elle

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Thanks so much Alison! 🙂

  • Whitley Adkins Hamli
    February 26, 2013

    Jenny,
    That is not a dress?! Crazy. Love it. And, your hair is getting long. Looks fantastic!!
    Whitley
    http://www.thequeencitystyle.com

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Ha ha, thanks Whitley! I’ve had long hair my entire life until I was forced to cut if off when I had a treatment FRY my hair. Now I’m not sure if I’ll continue to grow it or keep it a bit short.

  • Inez
    February 26, 2013

    You make stripes look elegant, beautiful! xoxo.

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Thank you so very much Inez! 🙂

  • Sandy a la Mode
    February 26, 2013

    love the black and white trend!! it’s such a classic look!!

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      I totally agree! Thanks Sandy!

  • Stacy
    February 26, 2013

    I’m a huuuuge fan of stripes. This look is soooo good! I like!

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Thank you so much Stacy!

  • still being molly
    February 26, 2013

    LOVE this bold look, jenny!!

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Thanks Molly!

  • Rachel
    February 26, 2013

    You look amazing Jen! Beautiful striped dress!

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Thanks so much Rachel!

  • Alissa
    February 26, 2013

    I love BOTH of your looks! You two are just so sophisticated in both outfits

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Aww, thanks Alissa!

  • Kathleen
    February 26, 2013

    Very beautiful simple dress – I love the silhouette and the bold stripes! Perfect heels 🙂
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      February 26, 2013

      Thanks Kat! It’s actually a skirt and top! 🙂

  • Tara
    February 26, 2013

    That skirt and shirt just happened to go perfectly together?? How cool!

    • Jenny
      March 4, 2013

      Ha ha, I got lucky. . . thanks Tara! 🙂

    • Jenny
      March 4, 2013

      Thanks Kacie! 🙂

  • Alicia
    February 26, 2013

    I really love how you paired these two pieces together. Never would have thought to do that in a million years and it looks amazing!

    • Jenny
      March 4, 2013

      Thank you so very much Alicia! 🙂

  • Head to Toe Chic
    February 26, 2013

    I love the black and white and your shoes are amazing!! I definitely thought it was a dress at first 🙂

    xo,
    Angela

    • Jenny
      March 4, 2013

      Thanks Angela! 🙂

  • Kate
    February 26, 2013

    I would never have guessed this is a skirt & top! Totally thought it was a dress until I read that they were actually separates! Either way, it’s ADORABLE, I love the big bold black & white stripes! And the whole shape of this flatters you beautifully!

    • Jenny
      March 4, 2013

      Aww, thanks so much Kate! 🙂

  • Alice
    February 26, 2013

    I am always a fan of B&W – so classy! I love how your stripes matched perfectly to make it look like a dress.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Jenny
      March 4, 2013

      Thanks Alice…I agree, I’m also a huge fan of B&W!

  • Kacie
    February 27, 2013

    You have the classiest taste, you make everything you wear look so chic and beautiful!

    • Jenny
      March 4, 2013

      Aww, you are too sweet Kacie…thank you!

  • Alyssa
    February 27, 2013

    Fabulous. Love those boots!

    Alyssa
    glitterandgapske.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      March 4, 2013

      Thanks so much Alyssa! 🙂

  • stylearua
    February 27, 2013

    Love it!!!

    http://stylearua.blogspot.com.es/

    • Jenny
      March 4, 2013

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Megan
    February 27, 2013

    Love the striped dress on you! And that lip color is gorgeous 🙂

    • Jenny
      March 4, 2013

      Aww, thanks Megan! 🙂

  • Diana
    February 27, 2013

    lovely post and blog
    follow u hope u follow me back
    kisses
    http://dianadmoda.blogspot.com.es/

    • Jenny
      March 4, 2013

      Thanks Diana.

  • G
    February 27, 2013

    I used to always associate stripes with “jailbirds,” too. That’s why it took me so long to adopt this “classic.” But still, it’s baby steps. Only one tee with thin strips. 🙂

    • Jenny
      March 4, 2013

      Ha ha ha, thanks G! You are right…baby steps! 🙂

  • Chioma
    February 27, 2013

    i love this look on you! i’ve loved your looks on instagram but this is my first time visiting your blog! the stripes look amazing on you! 🙂

    ~Chioma
    C’s Evolution of Style

    • Jenny
      March 4, 2013

      Thanks so very much Chioma, and thank you for visiting the blog! 🙂

  • Rebecca
    February 27, 2013

    I love stripes and you look fantastic in this top/skirt combo!

    Rebecca
    http://www.winnipegstyle.ca

    • Jenny
      March 4, 2013

      Thanks so much Rebecca! 🙂

  • Jamie
    February 27, 2013

    adorable!! love this look..
    xo Jamie
    http://www.candystilettos.com

    • Jenny
      March 4, 2013

      Thanks Jamie!