How We Wore It: Spring Stripes


It has been a few months since I shared a How We Wore It , but that is because there was a change in collaboration ownership - if you can call it owning, more like runnership - and if you missed the announcement... I am running the monthly How We Wore It series now! The fact that Brooke trusted me to take this one over is one of the most flattering things. She really built up the collaboration and I hope to keep it alive and well. In case you need a refresher, this is how it works. All of us were given the same “inspiration outfit” and we were asked to create our own take on it once we let our creative juices flow. Any outfit can be inspired by the colors, the patterns, the pieces, or the textures is fine. So our how we wore it is coming from the inspiration side – with things we already have! Because not many people have the luxury to just go buy a new outfit based on what they see on Pinterest, so you have to work with what you have. First up is the look we used for our inspiration.

When I was looking for a photo for the month I wanted to find something that was casually styled while still adding elements that could be exciting for the women to be inspired from. When I came across this outfit on Mint arrow I was sold. The simplicity of the dress paired with sneakers and an olive jacket - which I learned olive is a spring color, who knew - seemed like the way to go. Hopefully all the ladies were as excited as me to style this one. Here is my take on this Mint Arrow look.

Dress: Downeast Basics
Jacket: Pink Blush
Shoes: Converse
Bag: Lily Jade

I went for every similar item in my closet to put this look together. The first things I grabbed were easy - for the sneakers I went with my basic white Converse and for the jacket I grabbed my all time fave olive jacket. From there I had a hard time selecting a skirt and a bag to pair it with. Originally I had planned on going with something a little more flowy like Mint Arrow's, but a solid jade color instead of strips - but then I decided that stripes was the reason I loved this look in the first place so I decided to add that pattern in with my Downeast shift dress. Similar pattern, different dress shape. The bag was a toss up between my two Lily Jades, but ultimately I went with the richer Brandy colored back instead of my camel colored one. The thing I love most about this look is that it works for any spring weather that gets tossed your way - a little windy, leave on the jacket, bright and sunny take the jacket off and tie it around your waist or toss it over the bag. What would you use to style an outfit inspired by Mint Arrow? What direction would you take?

Want to see more Mint Arrow inspired outfits? Check out how all these babes styled their look - Katelyn at The Suitcase Blonde / Elise at Sparkle and Slippers / Amy at Harris inc. / Madeline at CaseyLand / Rachel at Rachel Sayumi / Amber at Amber Nicole Blogs / Brooke at Silver Lining / Berkley at Here in the Now / Kyla at FordOlogy / Robin at Penn & Quill / Ashley at Absolutely Ashley / Autumn at Stay gold Autumn / Aubrey at Aubrey Zaruba / Sierra at Sierra's View / Alyssa at Impractical Composition / Justine at Little Dove Creations / Bekah at These Are The Days / Kylie at Love Always, Kylie. Want to be one of the 15 How We Wore It stylists next month? Don't forget to sign up!
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