Chic and casual summer stripes in blue, white and red

Striped shirts in blue, white and red

Medical transcription jobs working from home striped shirt spring summer 2017 Self-Portrait 
Stripe Shirting Tie Cotton Top

is there a real free dating site Per Una (Marks and Spencer) 
Linen Rich Contrasting Striped Shirt
£29.50 Balenciaga
Lavalliere Pussy-bow Striped Stretch-jersey Shirt
£396 (was £565) billigare Sildenafil Citrate på apoteket ASOS
Vale Woven Boyfriend Striped Shirt
£34 (was £85)

see Monse
Striped Stretch-silk Wrap Shirt
£1,345 T by Alexander Wang
Stripe Long Sleeve T-shirt

The past few weeks I’ve had it in my head that I need a relaxed, billowing striped shirt in pale blue and white stripes. I imagine throwing it on in the morning with a pair of ankle-grazing skinnies and rushing out the door without a care in the world.

Relaxed clothing is something of a new thing for me. I’ve been embracing my curves, thighs, butt and boobs as of late. For so many years I tried fruitlessly to hide them under floaty dresses, chiffon kimonos and a size too big denim shirt.

I layered up when it was too hot, simply because I didn’t want to show off the bits of my body I hated. It was and still is a long list.

About a year ago I bought a pair of jeans for the first time in years and loved how easy they wore. I’d still wear baggy things with them, until one day I just didn’t want to. I knew I’d feel uncomfortable at first, but I also knew that going through life hating my body was no way to live.

Today I wore a pair of light blue jeans with a simple, black and white striped t-shirt which did not hide my arse. Gasp. It feels good to just throw on whatever the hell I want, instead of making life hard for myself.

I’ve been craving a beautifully fresh blue and white striped shirt. I love the idea of a men’s fit, baggy but not because I want to hide, but because I want to be comfortable and cool in the heat.

striped shirt inspiration

The doubling up of verticle and horizontal stripes on the Per Una shirt caught my eye, especially as a way to elongate my frame. Not that I buy into the whole ‘no horizontal lines’ rule, which my Nan has always told me ‘big girls shouldn’t’ do. I’ve had so many rules spewed out to me over the years, but frankly, whoever made up those rules can take a seat. That’s putting it politely.

I love the simplicity and almost Pyjama look of the Vale (Asos) shirt with the pale block stripes. Plus it’s currently on sale, which is always a bonus.

For a fancier feel, the Balenciaga pussy bow blouse with a slightly cinched in waist is perfect for a relaxed sophistication. The Self-Portrait off the shoulder and almost backless top reminds me of 1940’s pin up. Ok, so it’s not strictly relaxed looking, but the cut and sleeve detailing stole my heart.

I had to throw the Monse red and white silk wrap top into the mix, purely for the drama. Red is one of my favourite colours and it’s hard to say no to a red and white stripe. Unless of course, it’s over £1,000. But hey, this is all about inspiration, not purchasing.

The fit of the T by Alexander Wang t-shirt exudes comfy and I’m living for the outfit as a whole.

I love how these striped threads can be thrown into a wardrobe for either a bit of fun, a classic cut or both. No rules, no hiding, just striping.



  1. I love the look of all of these! I’ve been much the same for a long time, I’ll wear skater dresses, oversized shirts … Anything which hides my curves. But strangely being pregnant -and so curved I’m practically round at this point- has made me embrace it all a bit more. I’m favouring clothes which cling to my curves and it’s opened up a whole new world of possibilities. Or it would, if maternity clothes weren’t largely hideous.

    1. Going through pregnancy must be pretty empowering and inspiring, so I can see why you might embrace your body more. When you’ve got a growing person inside of you, hang ups about our bodies don’t seem as important? Congrats by the way! X

  2. Loved all of these.. but for me the Balenciaga would be my first choice 🙂

    1. It’s beautiful isn’t it? Easily worn casual or smart! Thanks for stopping by x

  3. I LOVE blue and white stripes! Anything patriotic is great for me 🙂

  4. Love the stripes! Thanks for this babe.

  5. These are some great ideas of striped tops. Thanks for sharing these.

  6. I love stripes, I especially love the Per Una top!

  7. Love these suggestions. Stripes are definitely in!

  8. I’m all about that red shirt. So gorgeous!

  9. I love how chic stripes are and can easily dress up an outfit!

  10. Great picks! For me I guess I’d love to wear the per una & balenciaga! Now I have some ideas in mind to mix and match it! Thank you!

    God bless,

    JM Kayne | #InMyHeart♥

  11. These are all great picks! I personally want the Monse one- it’s so unique! x

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