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.
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.
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.
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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