June 28, 2017

Inspired By Janelle Monae’s Black & White Stripe Style

Sydne Style shows how to wear mixed prints with black and white stripesJanelle Monae has a thing for black and white outfits, especially striped pants. She’s paired black and white striped pants with everything from solid tops to mixed prints. Most recently, she showed off a very high fashion look by wearing a Christian Siriano striped crop top with striped pants at the the CFDA Awards.

I originally was going to pair my striped pants with a black top but Janelle Monae inspired me to be more daring. So instead, I brought out an old crop top and mixed my stripes. I used the lines to my advantage: vertical stripes make you look taller while the horizontal stripe of my top helps widen a smaller chest. Then instead of a bright red lip, I added a pop of color with my clutch.

What do you think about mixing stripes?

Sydne Style shows how to look taller for petites in vertical stripesSydne Style how to mix stripes for petite fashion with a crop topSydne Style wears gigi new york clutch for summer handbag trends

Sydne Style shows how to mix stripes with a crop top for summer outfit ideasSydne Style shows how to mixed stripes for summer outfit ideasPhotos by Michelle Kyle

Top: old but similar here and here
Pants:  Chelsea28
Sunnies: Toms (similar)
Bag: Gigi New York
Earrings: Gorjana
Bracelet: BaubleBar (similar)
Ring: Stella & Dot
Nails: Essie  “Excuse Me Sur”

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  1. Melody commented:

    I love this:)

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  2. Jeany R. commented:

    Such an amazing outfit! I really love the matching top and botton!
    xx, Jeany from

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  3. Louis Dupond commented:
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  4. Natali commented:

    You always pull off all those “inspired by” looks perfectly!

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