Friday Fashion Debate: Black & White Stripes

stripesToday’s fashion debate is a bit personal for me. I have a few articles of clothing with black and white stripes and they don’t see much daylight these days. As soon as I go to grab one of them out of the closet, I hear my fiance saying “Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!” With that being said, I have on several instances heard that black and white stripes are going to be prominent in the fashion world in 2016. Was I just ahead of the trend? I like to think that is true. However, I don’t think I will ever be able to walk out of the house wearing one of my striped pieces without him referring to me as the trouble making ghost in the black and white striped suit named Beetlejuice.

I know what you’re thinking.. wear it anyway! The real problem is, after hearing him saying it a few times, I can’t look at black and white stripes without thinking the same thing! When I saw this come up as a trend in 2016 on several reliable fashion sources I laughed and quietly said “Beetlejuice, Bettlejuice, Bettlejuice” under my breath.

There are definitely ways to follow this trend on a less dramatic scale. We don’t have to cover our entire bodies in stripes. You could wear a striped t-shirt with a solid color blazer or sweater and a nice pair of jeans or maybe a black and white striped skirt with a simple shirt tucked in. Possibly go even more simple than that and throw on a black and white striped scarf over a long shirt with leggings (hopefully you read my post on leggings) and some cute boots.

I think I will go home and reevaluate my striped pieces. I can find ways to tone down
the Beetlejuice feel a little bit! Either way, I think I know what I will be for Halloween next year! The perfect opportunity to have fun dressing up on Halloween while also staying on point with the trends of 2016!

I leave you with this, no matter what the trend is or how you feel about, just be you!


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