Stripes for All Occasions

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10 0

What to Wear to the Office

Club Monaco Striped Jacket (similar from 424 Fifth)  //  424 Fifth Polka Dot Mesh Top  //  Zara Pink Pants  (similar from B/R)  // Nine West White Martina Pumps (similar)  //  Chanel Caviar Jumbo Handbag (beautiful vintage version at Farfetch)  //  Chanel Sunglasses (similar from Madewell)  //  Stella & Dot Odette Ring


Stripes, stripes and more stripes.  Stripes are such a classic and easy print to pair with almost every pattern and color.  I used to be scared of horizontal stripes because “they” say that horizontal stripes make you look wider. Well, whoever “they” are, “they” are wrong.  I’ve since learned that it’s actually about the fit and cut of the clothing rather than the direction of the stripes.  I know that vertical stripes are supposed to elongate your body, however I actually find horizontal stripes to be much more flattering most of the time.


To add a little bit of fun to this post, I’ve partnered with two extra fabulous Canadian ladies to showcase how we each wear stripes for three different occasions.  The super stylish Kira from Northern Style Exposure is highlighting casual stripes, the always gorgeous Eleni from Convey the Moment is wearing stripes for date night, and I’m wearing stripes for the office.  Definitely check out these two wonderful women over on their blogs.



Northern Style Exposure, Convey the MomentNorthern Style Exposure does casual.  //  Convey the Moment ready for date night.



This striped Club Monaco jacket is one of my favorite items in my wardrobe.  Sadly it’s old, but 424 Fifth currently has a very similar version on sale available at Hudson’s Bay or Lord & Taylor.  It seems to look good with everything, and adds that perfect finishing touch to an outfit.  I’ve also worn it with sneakers for a casual look, with a chartreuse dress for work, and a white dress for a date night.


Chanel Black Caviar Jumbo

Pink Zara Pants, Striped Club Monaco Jacket

Nine West White Pumps, Chanel Caviar Jumbo Handbag

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  • Kate
    June 25, 2014

    That jacket is absolutely perfect! I love it – and as you well know, my love for black & white stripes runs deep! 😉 I couldn’t help but think of the TV show “Blossom” when you talked about whoever “they” are – I remember an episode where Blossom’s Dad’s Girlfriend’s daughter (ha!) referred to “they” and her little friend said “who’s they?” and she answered “the president and his wife!” – haha so there you go. Apparently that’s who “they” are! 😉

    • Jenny
      June 25, 2014

      Hahahaha, that’s hilarious! I used to watch Blossom, but really don’t remember much from the show except for her, Joey and Six. 🙂 Every time I watch Mayim Bialik on The Big Bang Theory, I think of Blossom. She is absolutely hilarious on Big Bang. Well, thanks for the education. I now know who “they” are. LOL

      Haha, and I just googled Mayim Bialik to see how to say her name, and this recent blog post came up. Too funny!

  • Adrienne
    June 25, 2014

    Such a classic look!
    I love it!
    The stripes are so fun too…definitely adds a little “something, something” to the look!
    I adore it!
    -Adrienne. xo

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  • Megan McClen
    June 25, 2014

    Gorgeous jacket! I agree about the vertical vs horizontal stripes thing, I too always heard that horizontal stripes widen you but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone look good in vertical stripes whereas you have three gals in here proving horizontal stripes look amazing.

  • Liz || Shopping My C
    June 25, 2014

    Love the jacket and those pants!

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    Style Me Wednesday link-up

  • Alice
    June 26, 2014

    I am such a sucker for stripes too. This such a great classic look!


  • Tara
    June 26, 2014

    Love the stripes with your pink pants!

  • Chelsea
    June 26, 2014

    So cute! Stripes are always a good choice.

  • My-Linh
    June 27, 2014

    I love your classic Chanel flap. It elevates any outfit! Also drooling over your stripes jacket, always just a big fan of stripes.

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  • Nikki | The Ginger D
    June 30, 2014

    I love your blazer Jenny. You styled it lovely with these pink ankle-cut jeans. I never cared much about the stripes-myth, it is a myth after all. I agree with you when you say that horizontal stripes are often more flattering than vertical ones 🙂 xo