Gone Casual: Stripes + Booties

If you were to peek inside my Marie Kondo-inspired drawers you'd find a plethora of stripes. The neatly folded sweatshirts, dresses, and tops vary in different color combinations and styles but have one common consistency.

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They remind me of my American Apparel days and the insanely high credit card bill I'm ignoring from J. Crew. At one point, I tried to diversify my closet trend by adding polka dots and failed miserably. And if you were wondering the outcome of that... Well, let's say nearly everything polka-dotted has been purged.

So instead of changing my stripes, I'm running with it.

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On fuss-free days you'll find me in stripes, high-rise black denim, and moto boots. Sometimes the Stan Smiths come out to play but the preference is definitely lots of hardware when out and about.

I got this pair from Modern Vice, a local shoe company that specializes in hand-crafted shoes. I got the chance to visit their glass shoebox and factory. It was quite the experience and fully deserving of its own blog post, so be on the lookout for that.

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Shirt: J. Crew  Jeans: Bond via Mott & Bow  Sunglasses: The Row  Backpack: Tumi  Boots: Modern Vice  Lipgloss: Coral Sands via L'Oreal

Overall, this is essentially my uniform and one that I rely on to get me through a mundane week. Heck, I even wear this on Tinder dates when I'm feeling stuck in a style rut. It's easy, chic, and trendy enough to trapeze through the city streets. What about you, are you more of a stripes or polka-dotted girl?

Photos by Lauren Adriance.

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