Wednesday, April 6, 2016

S/S 2016 Trends: Bardot Stripes & Button-Down Denim


To this day, mum and grandma still believe that us curvier girls should not be sporting stripes because they make you look bigger than you actually are. If a year ago you told me that I would be head over heels for anything stripy, and I mean anything, I would have shrugged the comment off and called you mad. Now, tables have turned and I can’t get enough of this stuff.


Whilst shopping today on good old ASOS (they have a 50% off sale currently btw), I noticed a LOT of stripy camis, dresses and pants in sorts of weird and wonderful combinations and it hit me, STRIPES are definitely back and here to stay with us through spring and summer. It’s not been long at all that I've brought a simple yet cute stripe outfit to the blog (see S/S 2016 Trends: Stripes & Cropped Flares) and talked about how trendy this linear combination is. As spring/summer approaches, it is time so start considering new-season styles and if you too think stripes make you look larger and wider, think again as there are styles out there that are more than flattering to any body shape. Whether they are vertical, horizontal, or a mix-match of both, stripes are very in and the new collections both on high street and designer are bursting with seafaring stripes of all shapes and sizes, for ALL shapes and sizes. And what can I say, I am LOVING them hence the second stripy outfit of the season (and I'm sure I won't be stopping there).


This time round I chose an OFF SHOULDER top because not only were they key pieces last summer (see S/S 2015 Trends: Off-The-Shoulder Dress & S/S 2015 Trends: Wedding Guest Dress), they make stripes extremely versatile and easy to pull. The off shoulder look became ubiquitous on the spring/summer 2016 catwalks, from Proenza Schouler to Creatures of the Wind, and has now begun its high street ascent. They make me feel feminine and truly spring-ready.


The BUTTON-DOWN skirt has been on the scene since A/W 2015, thanks to the influence from the 70s, as denim being a must have in every girls wardrobe. A button-down denim skirt is not only a fashion item, but a wardrobe staple, being pretty much appropriate for any age and any season! I chose mine in a-line mid form for a very casual feel and polished off the look with white accents. 

Off Shoulder Top: Matalan (here) // A-Line Skirt: Matalan (here) //
Bucket Bag: Calvin Klein (here) // Trainers: Stan Smith By Adidas (here
What do you guys think of this super casual look? Perfect for a spring weekend don't you think?
Let me know below!

Thanks for reading beauties!

xoxo

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  1. You looks so pretty darling!! Love your outfit soo much!
    Hugs,
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  2. Não sou grande fã de saias de ganga!

    Isabel Sá
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  3. I have been told that numerous times as well, but as I love stripes, I refuse to listen...

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  4. Great post :)

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  5. Confesso que não gosto muito de saias de ganga :/
    Adorei o teu blog, parabéns! Já o sigo :)
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  6. You wear whatever the hell you want, Pam, because girl, you be slaying in stripes! I'm LOVING that top on you; it combines two of my favourite things -- stripes and off-shoulders!

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  7. I Lovvvvve the off the shoulder trend too. And I've been craving those Adidas too!! Love this outfit!
    xx, Pia

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  8. Love this off-shoulder top, so pretty, and yes, this is perfect comfy yet chic outfit for weekends. xx
    Nina
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  9. I love stripes! And this bag is so pretty!! ☺
    Nati xx
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  10. You look wonderful in this outfit Pam! I love this off shoulder top <3

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  11. Really great outfit I love it ;)

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  12. No kidding about the old tale about stripes making us look wider, my mum still believes that too. LOL! You look great, Pam!

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  13. You look really great!
    Jill
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  14. So in love with that bucket bag! You look stunning in stripes.

    XoXo Noma

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  15. Love this retro look on you!
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  16. This is perfection! I have this skirt too - it's so comfy and goes with everything! Absolutely love how you've styled it :) You look gorgeous xx

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  17. Nice Outfit, i love your Style.
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  18. Hello,

    Oh, beautiful look ! :D

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  19. You look great hun! Love the look and that's it all from Matalan. Haven't shopped there in a while; need to pay a visit.
    Where is that place that you are taking your photos? It look familiar.

    Mich xx

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  20. Pam, you look so STUNNING :) I love the combination of casual and cool pieces and especially with the stripes it looks just perfect and fashionable :)
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  21. You look amazing missy! Absolutely loving this Spring combo. Matalan look like they have the perfect pieces in ATM!

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  22. Nice post hun! Love the outfit :) I did a similar post over on my blog - http://wearethelostwolves.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/style-saturday-step-into-spring.html xo

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  23. I love off the shoulder shirts and dresses! In fact, I just bought a super cute off the shoulder dress to wear soon :)

    Hope you are having a lovely week!

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  24. Such a cute outfit Pam! Love stripes and denim! How do you find such nice stuff in Matalan!

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  25. Stripes are my favorite pattern, curvy or not <3 It's a gorgeous top on you and the off shoulder is such a beautiful look, you look stunning in this outfit!!!

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  26. I think you look just fabulous in stripes ;)

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

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  27. You look so pretty! Love the skirt <3

    Blessings,
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  28. You know what they say in fashion: "Never say never"! Stripes are such a classic and I love they're ahving their moment now. You managed to combine these three trends perfctly and making them look very natural on you. <3
    xx

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  29. I love the whole outfit Pam! Thanks for your wonderful comment on Qing's Style Please keep in touch!

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  30. great style! i love it!
    xx,
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  31. I'm in love with denim skirts at the moment, they are surely back on trend. I'm a sucker for stripes too. Its one of the classiest prints. You look wonderful, Pam. Great ensemble! :)

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  32. Adorei a t-shirt :D
    Estás linda ♡
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  33. I'm lovin this combo.
    Oh so chic look Pam.

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  34. You look amazing hun! I adore the skirt so much, it's really pretty! I love the top also, it's so cute I must get one!
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  35. I love this look! It's like the perfect level of 90's inspired

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  36. Stunning look! x

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  37. Such a great style, love it! Bonjour from France, Sand.
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  38. I absolutely love this outfit, and I'm really loving that stripped off the shoulder top. It just looks effortless, yet stylish at the same time.
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  39. O tenis com saia ficou maravilhoso amei
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  40. You are looking fabulous lady, midi denim and trainers look incred! I adore stripes I keep buying literally every item in it haha I don't care what people say about it making you wider as I don't really think it does at all! It looks lovely xxx

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  41. You look gorgeous, and I'm digging those stripes! Those sunglasses are everything I've been looking for in a pair! x

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  42. Love this look Hun. That skirt is certainly fabulous :)

    Regards

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  43. I'm loving off shoulder tops this season! Great combination :)

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  44. Oh, I do think that horizontal stripes make a person visually bigger, but I wouldn't call you so curvy that you'd have to worry about that... I think it looks great on you! And the whole combination is very springy and cute :) Love it xx

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  45. Cute outfit I love the stripe top very nice.
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  46. Lovely outfit that striped so cute you look amazing.
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  47. As always, perfect post, photos, and outfit, Pam!! Love that you wore Adidas with this outfit! :)
    ~Moll

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  48. Love this casual look! The sneakers are dope!

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  49. Such an beautiful look ! I love your stan smith shoes and your bag.
    Hope you will have a great day.
    Many Kisses
    Marie

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  50. I love the Adidas sneakers! And love these two - my favorite trends too, off shoulder and button front denim skirts

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  51. i love how casual this look is! I have a similar denim skirt so this will be helpful as inspiration for future outfits :)

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  52. such a great look!

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  53. My mum and grandma are exactly the same! But you look stunning. You truly are beautiful. I'm obsessed with stripes and this outfit is gorgeous. I've only just discovered your blog and I hope to carry on following your updates The Blonde B

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  54. You look gorgeous in this outfit!

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