Straws & Stripes

I had a nice little getaway to the lake this past weekend!! And the weather could not have been more perfect for this amazing (REALLY.AMAZING!!) linen jumpsuit that I’ve been impatiently waiting to wear. Why the impatience, you ask? Let’s see…it’s linen, it’s black and white, it has VERTICAL stripes, it’s off the shoulder, it’s cropped…I could go on and on, but you see the pictures. Oh, let me not forget it goes perfectly with a white straw hat that I purchased a few weeks back and had no idea when/where/how I was going to use it. I do this all the time, buy things and not know what I’m going to do with them. Many times it works out, many times I get overly irritated. I’m working on that. But I digress. Let’s talk about this fabulous jumpsuit because jumpsuits are perfect for getaways. They are easy to pack and require little planning. They literally are their own entire outfit. Just add a few accessories and your look is easy breezy!!

While I could have done a million things with this jumpsuit, I wanted to keep a classic black and white look. So I kept EVERYTHING black and white. I added a black straw bag to bring out the black in the suit. Because it’s of a linen material, the striations of black could lean toward navy blue and I wanted to ensure there was no mistaking the two. I used gold jewelry as accents and was sure not to use large pieces that would distract from the hat or ruffles around my shoulders. I added a black scalloped belt to accent my waist and break the monotony of the vertical stripes. This also helped with maintaining the dressy look. Don’t get me wrong, I love a vertical stripe, and when I want a casual look, I’ll leave the belt in the closet. But I wanted to keep it dressy. I also chose a black strappy sandal with a high, block heel, which was perfect with the cropped length as well as comfortable for walking.

With spring here and summer right around the corner, I know there are plenty of getaways planned. Be sure to include jumpsuits in your wardrobe for fun, flirty styling that looks amazing dressed up or down!!!

Today’s pick: black and white striped off the shoulder jumpsuit with white straw hat and black straw bag and black strappy block heels.

Jumpsuit: (Humanite Boutique); straw hat (Banana Republic); straw pouch (Banana Republic); shoes (Gucci)

Special thanks to Humanite’ Boutique for partnering on this post. The jumpsuit can be found at where everything in the store is under $100 and 10% of profits supports local and global charitable organizations.


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