January 25, 2012

One Striped Shirt, Two Ways

If you have been out and about lately I'm sure you've seen that stripes are everywhere! Nautical is big for spring. And I'm happy about it. I love stripes and navy. 

I picked up this boatneck striped shirt at Gap (it is The Gap, or just Gap?) and paired it with different accessories for a different look. 

Here it is with a dark navy/grey (grevy?) jacket and a chunky necklace: 


Striped shirt: Gap, Jacket: H&M 2009, Necklace: Nordstroms 2012, Jeans: very old Gap jeans, Shoes: Ninewest


And here it is with a pop of color:


See that orange/bright coral scarf up there? It is my favorite scarf from Target. 

I know--shocking. It's bursting with color. AND pattern. 

I learned a lesson recently: Don't be afraid to mix patterns and textures with stripes. I'm now considering stripes a "neutral".

So pile on the scarves.
Layer with a jacket or vest.
Add a chunky necklace. . .like this one:


Also from Target.

I seriously have a problem.  

61 comments:

  1. Love the stripes! The scarf paired with it is my favorite. Can't resist a good pop of color. Have a great Wednesday! :)

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  2. Ok love the outfits and I totally understand the target thing. I always try to get my husband to let us buy groceries there but I always end up detouring into the clothes sections...it drives him crazy!...oh well-he'll live ;)

    http://babybakerlove.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love the scarf! I actually looked for it at my Target the other day, but they didn't have it. Total bummer!

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  4. You are so adorable. I wish you lived next door so that I could come ask you for fashion advice every day. I'm a hot mess most of the time! haha

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  5. I love that necklace! I'm also a huge fan of the stripe look. Makes me really happy that's it's big this spring!

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  6. I love the striped shirt. I always thought I'd look terrible in horizontal stripes because I'm a little broad until I bought a blue striped sweater from Lane Bryant. I get tons of compliments, even from my husband, lol!

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  7. Thanks for the ideas - I just bought this shirt the other day and I didn't think about adding a fun, colored scarf.

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  8. I LOVE STRIPES! It looks great with the polka dots (which I also love love love) and the orange color. I wear stripes a lot but havent put a lot of colors with them. I will definately be trying it soon though!

    <3 Michelle

    nestlovedesigns.blogspot.com

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  9. You are such a fashion inspiration. I LOVE that scarf and necklace! Off to Target I will go!

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  10. LOVE that shirt (just picked it up in three colors during their sale last week). It will be in HEAVY rotation with bright scarves over the next few months.

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  11. Ahhhhhh, stripes, how I love thee! I was looking at that scarf a couple days ago but walked away empty handed. Not smart of me, because it's seriously adorable! I'm hoping it'll still be there!

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  12. I actually really like the striped shirt with the polka dot scarf! I would have never thought to mix the patterns, but they look really well together! That blue necklace is so cute too!! LOVE it!

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  13. LOVE Target...and I love both ways you've styled this shirt!

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

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  14. Hi Kate! I found a picture of one of your hairdo's on pinterest and followed it here! Bought hairpins, and started to practice;)....need some more try's but getting there!;)

    Follow you!

    regards,
    Lynda

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  15. Cute jacket too! .....you've got Doodle written all over you in this outfit! ;)

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  16. Hi Kate! This is my frist time commenting but I have been followig your blog for a few months now! Love Love Love it all! After this last post I had to comment. I was debating on getting this scarf as well. No kidding I sat at Target in front of the scarfs for 10 mintues trying to figure out what I had at home I could wear it with! And I'm new to the who scarf concept so would not even think about mixing patterns! You make it look so easy so I think I just have to go for it! I know I'm not alone when I say Thanks for all the awesome posts! I look foward to reading it every morning! You rule :)

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  17. I've never been a navy person but it's been really growing on me! You look really cute and I loved the popped collar pic on Twitter! :)

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  18. I am a huge fan of stripes as well! I love your style-- you always look so good! Target is my frienemy and I'm pretty sure it's "The Gap" but who cares - we all know what you're talking about! :)

    Happy Wednesday!
    xo
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  19. I love stripes too and I'm so excited they're coming back! My family always makes jokes about how many striped shirts I have. When I see a shirt in the store I like they say "Of course you like it. It is striped." :)

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  20. I like the stripes with the pop of color! I'm like you 90% of my closet is black, brown, and grey and 10% is color. It's really sad actually. I NEED more color in my life!

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  21. I absolutely L-O-V-E the strips with that scarf!!!! SO fun!!!!

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  22. You have such cute clothes & accessories :) All the time! I so rarely buy new clothes & buying a new accessory is even rarer. I always feel like I don't NEED anything else, so I don't buy it. I tend to wait to things are falling apart. This is bad. I need to stop it so I can look cute like you!

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  23. Hah! I love how you create words; grevy! Stripes intimidate me, but I'm trying to branch out.

    www.atime4everythingblog.com

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  24. Adorable both ways! Just bought a darling striped shirt on clearance at Target yesterday... love that Target! Check out the bracelet I found there yesterday... Orangies Attic

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  25. Ok Kate! I love your striped shirt. Absolutely LOVE! Here is the deal: I am not a small fry - I wear sizes 10/12 jeans, L/XL shirt. Can anyone wear stripes or am I just being paranoid about it? You look fab in yours!

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  26. Totally agree that stripes should be the new neutral! BTW, love the scarf color. I saw a pair of trouser pants in coral at Ann Taylor paired with a navy striped shirt and wanted to die! Coral pants are a little bold for me but it looked divine. I think you should go buy them and do a write up on them for us! I'm also a little bummed that our Target here in Wilmington is so lame, I never find the stuff you have at ours :( time for a trip to Raleigh

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  27. Just wanted to pop in and say hi and tell you again how much I love your blog and all the great info you share with all of us! Have a great day!

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  28. Absolutely loveee that striped shirt.
    Actually looked at it online to buy.
    And if you getting everything from Target is bad, then i need real help. I go to target at least 2-3 times a week. borderline insane.

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  29. Ah! Love the scarf! Was that a recent Target purchase? I need it. asap.

    www.mrswheelerfirst.blogspot.com

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  30. I LOVE that scarf! So much that I went out and bought it last week :-) I also love stripes so this look is one of my favs. Nicely done as always.

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  31. i LOVE me some stripes too and could not be more excited

    both cute outfits.

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  32. First off, thank you for finding cute things at Target and incorporating them in with your outfits! It is easier for Target purchases to slip under the radar because my husband just assumes they are baby things or stuff that we needed for the house. :) I will have to be on the hunt for the necklace..love it.

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  33. You are such a stylish girl, Kate! I admire you on the pictures and your ideas!

    Do you mind if I ask a mani-related question here?
    One of my nails keep on separating and chipping off. I tear the loose layer off, file, cut the nail really short, top it off with clear nail polish, but.... a day or 2 later it starts to separate again. So tired of it! No fungus there. Any idea what might glue it while it re growths?
    Thank you,
    Iryna

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  34. I wore that shirt to school today! I'm actually wearing it right now :)It's honestly one of my favorite shirts in my closet! SO comfy!
    I wore it with a black cardigan and a mustard yellow/gold scarf and some gray pants.
    I tried to channel your outfits when I got ready this morning!
    I love your blog!!

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  35. The shirt looks amazing with that scarf, I would have never thought to pair the two together. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  36. I like the scarf combo the best!

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  37. I agree...stripes are ALWAYS neutral for me. Love the pop of color with them!!!

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  38. ohh.. i really like it with a pop of color! cute!!

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  39. I want you to know that you create a Target addiction with your clothes! I had to go to 5 different Targets before I found that yellowish green cardigan with the white polka dots! :)

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  40. HEY! I have been following your blog for a couple months and LOVE checking out all your outfits and hairstyles :) We have very similar taste. I just wish I had a reason to look cute... most days my kids are the only people who see me. Love the blog.
    selflesslovediary.blogspot.com

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  41. I thought of you today at Target... picked up a STRIPED (lt and dark Grey) shirt for $6! ;)

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  42. Thank you for the great outfit ideas! I bought that shirt as well and just today was wondering how am I going to wear this.

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  43. I have that same top, Kate - and I love it! You look so cute in it. Looks great with that orange scarf, too! I will fearlessly step out now and combine patterns!!! lol!

    xoxo laurie

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  44. I don't think there is anything wrong with having a target shopping "problem"!!! Hehe!! Love your blog- you are so cute!!

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  45. You have a GREAT Blog! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas! I actually look forward to doing my hair now! You are fantastic! Keep up the good work!

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  46. "you've got Doodle written all over you in this outfit! ;)" Pregnant??

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  47. Kate, I am currently trying to do a major purge of my clothes closet. I am trying to get an idea of the number of pieces to actually keep. Can you recommend or comment on the number of tops, jeans, sweaters, jackets you recommend to have. I hate to get rid of so much but how much do we really need??? Thanks-Dana from Indiana

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  48. @Anonymous--great idea. I'll try to come up with a post like that very soon!

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  49. always great advice :)

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  50. I have a thing for stripes too! I love both your looks, so cute!

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  51. I love that scarf! Might have to make a target run today.

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  52. Very cute. I like both looks!

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  53. Love following your blog! I was scrolling down reading your description of the shirt. I am wearing the same shirt. :) I bought 3 different color combos of them. So comfy and cute!

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  54. I LOVE that last necklace!

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  55. I'm new to your blog and I think I've commented one other time recently. I just have to tell you that you're stinkin adorable. I LOVE stripes and navy too. And Target!

    Blessings,
    Sasha

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  56. Love the top, so much so that I went out and bought it today...along with a few other things from the Gap! Love love love your blog too!

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  57. I have a problem with Target too! My receipt never says under 50 dollars. I knew I recognized the necklace from somewhere ;)

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  58. I've checked on the Target website for the coral scarf, but had no luck. Is it from this season? Do you happen to know the brand? LOOOOOOVE IT!!!

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