Janelle Monae has a thing for black and white outfits, especially striped pants. She’s paired black and white striped pants with everything from solid tops to mixed prints. Most recently, she showed off a very high fashion look by wearing a Christian Siriano striped crop top with striped pants at the the CFDA Awards.
I originally was going to pair my striped pants with a black top but Janelle Monae inspired me to be more daring. So instead, I brought out an old crop top and mixed my stripes. I used the lines to my advantage: vertical stripes make you look taller while the horizontal stripe of my top helps widen a smaller chest. Then instead of a bright red lip, I added a pop of color with my clutch.
What do you think about mixing stripes?
Photos by Michelle Kyle
Top: old but similar here and here
Sunnies: Toms (similar)
Bag: Gigi New York
Bracelet: BaubleBar (similar)
Ring: Stella & Dot
Nails: Essie “Excuse Me Sur”
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