Show Your Stripes

I just realized I have a strong affinity for stripes. I get all goo goo ga ga when I see a black and white striped shirt. Sometimes I even venture out and buy blue/white, navy/red, or gray/ black.  I’ve had several in my recent life and tend to gravitate toward more as soon I see a display of them inside a store. I haven’t quite figured out the reasoning behind it nor does it really matter, I suppose. Clothing wise, I prefer horizontal stripes even though they must be worn with caution (Don’t wanna look too wide now). But indoors, I sway toward vertical stripes as they lend a more sophisticated look.

I share with you some fashionable horizontal stripes and some vertical stripes for the home.

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The ever so stile-ish Kate Moss in Balmain.

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One of my other stile icons, Rachel Bilson. I would wear either outfit in a heartbeat.

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Ashley Olsen always knows what’s up.

Wearing my striped tunic from Zara.


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As tired as I am of the belt-around-the-waste look, Kate Moss makes it work

’cause, well, she’s Kate Moss, but not cinching it bothers me less.

And now for some vertical stripes.

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A striped sofa – marvelous.

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A striped rug. Check out those antlers again.

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The striped roman shades add that extra punch to this otherwise mellow room.

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Beautiful entry. Could those stripes be any more crisp? The zebra pattern adds a great extra element, making things more interesting.

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A whole lot of dizzy going on. The mix of horizontal and vertical stripes prevent one from going entirely crazy.

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If you’re not ready to take the plunge into striping your walls, a

headboard is a fun alternative.

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What a lovely photograph. These stripes create a circus tent-like experience without the raucous.

Remember this vignette I created a few posts back.


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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Show Your Stripes

  1. marsha

    kate moss is a drug addict

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