A black and white striped top is a closet staple. It can be worn dressed up or down, and throughout multiple seasons.
I picked up this black and white knit from H&M before I knew I would be self-quarantining all spring. I had plans to wear it on date nights, picnics, coffee trips, and running errands. I was disappointed when I realized I wouldn’t have the chance to show it off this season as I planned, but then I felt renewed energy and positivity as I began to think of how I could wear it for the rest of the year.
The great thing about black and white stripes is that they will never, ever go out of style. If you find a classic fit like this particular top, you’ll be set for a lifetime. I love a short-sleeve blouse because it’s easier to layer throughout multiple seasons – so it was a mega win when I got my hands on this one.
top // pants // shoes // bag // similar necklace
When you have a striped top, you’ll never run out of outfit ideas.
It’s the perfect base piece when you want to mix patterns. Add a leopard, glen plaid, subtle floral, etc. and you can create a really unique and fun look. You can also pair this kind of top with many different colors – if not all of them! I definitely love a good neutral, like an olive, blush, or rust, but it’s equally fun to pair with bright red, pastel lilac, mustard, or hot pink!
I personally styled this top very simply, with a casual date night in mind. I grabbed my black mom-fit pants, a pair of block-heel sandals, and subtle accessories. I usually gear towards pants rather than skirts or dresses for a date night – so I know I’ll be super comfortable. I could see this outfit being worn straight from dessert to our favorite barcade!