Solid Stripes are the stars of Spring Summer 2016

The sartorial Gods have spoken, and Stripes are having a huge fashion moment right now. I’ve been crazy about stripes since forever, so I’m glad that Graphic Stripes are trending for Spring/Summer 2016. I’ve always been drawn to the classic French black & white – it’s exactly that – classic!

The Look
Totally unplanned. I was fashionably late and in a hurry when I threw this on! Literally! I had been wanting to wear this gorgeous lace gilet from Rubybloom for a while, but I never had the opportunity until the eve of my hubby’s Birthday dinner. The OCD me was so caught up with the usual hostess duties that I was running extremely fashionably late. I had planned to throw on a little black dress but decided on this gilet at the last minute. I just felt like some colour. I immediately grabbed my old faithful Witchery black & white striped pencil skirt which gave this look an unexpected pop! These old Zara heels were a no-brainer and the jewelled neckpiece finished off the look brilliantly.

This was not a planned outfit post but I though I would include it to show you how easy it is to have fun with stripes. Lately, the weather has been so fantastic that I decided to make the most of our warmer days in Paarl before the Winter chill sets in. I hope you enjoy this shoot and the last bit of Sunshine before Winter descends upon us here in SA.

{Images by Xavier Saer}