Casual Pinstripe with a Pop
Summer is winding down on the calendar here in Georgia, but it is still hot which could last through October. In the meantime, casual cooler clothing with a few subtle options gradually carries us into Fall. This pinstripe t-shirt paired with dark cropped jeans is a mix of Summer and a hint at Fall with the dark denim. The nautical/beachy look to the t-shirt pops off of the dark jeans and backdrops the focal gold necklace – other jewelry is kept to a minimum for this casual look with a simple gold bracelet and earrings.
Don’t Shy Away from Pinstripe, the Friendly Horizontal Stripe
Yes, wide horizontal stripes can make us look wider and somewhat like a bumble bee, LOL. But, a very thin pinstripe with plenty of contrasting color in between works for most body types for a flattering fresh look. Just pay attention to the cut, flow and proportion to your body type.
I found a similar necklace for you here on Amazon. The earrings are from Versona, I wear them often with casual outfits. Similar gold drop earrings are here at Amazon. Visit this post about my gold bracelet that I bought at an art show on our recent weekend trip to Blue Ridge, GA.
// Gold Necklace //
Wearing Pinstripe with a Healthy Glow
I am ready for the cooler change of season. As we leave Summer, I will probably stop using my sunless tanner near the end of September. You can read more about the Jergens Tanner in my previous swimsuit post here. I noticed that several of you have ordered the Amazon twin-pack deal, which is a good way to stay stocked on this great tanner, it was sold out in my local area a few times already — it is good to keep it on hand year round since you never know when a formal occasion, like a wedding or holiday party, may pop up and you choose to wear something dressy and sleeveless, etc. — and wouldn’t a Christmas cruise be fun! Definitely a must for a cruise. Below is an easy shopping link to order yours:
My dark wash cropped jeans are from Ann Taylor Loft, they are the Curvy Kick Crop style. I bought these a couple of years ago, so the styles and names have changed. Their site shows crop or skinny crop, hard to tell much difference. My previous post here shows a few more shots of these jeans.
Tan wedge sandals work well for this casual look and will carry you into Fall. These sandals are called “Vibrant” and are by Naturalizer (2-1/4″ heel, 1″ platform front, cushioned insole), you can shop a similar style here at Amazon.
// Tan Wedge Sandal //
Resort Chic Casual Pinstripe
Casual white jeans along with all gold accessories and shoes change the outfit for a more sophisticated look, an easy transition. My white jeans and pinstripe t-shirt are both from Old Navy. When wearing white, be sure to wear undergarments that closely match your skin tone to avoid panty lines that will silhouette through your white outfit. We are going for sophisticated here, not peek-a-boo, LOL.
Have you tried this front tuck look with your shirt and jeans? It also adds some extra style to a dressy casual look. Also, I rolled up the cuffs one roll for a dressier look with sandals. More skin showing above the ankle makes your legs look longer and leaner for a nicely balanced appearance.
// Gold Wedge Sandals //
Adding a lightweight cardigan sweater or casual jacket would take this look up another notch for a very complete look for an evening out. For another dressier look, read my post here about dressing monochromatic along with a third piece cardigan.
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