How to Wear Nautical Stripes without Looking Preppy

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When I first saw this cardigan, I loved it. I really never met a stripe I didn’t like (well almost never…) But when I put it on I realized it could go from zero to preppy real quick. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but that is just not my personal style.

So how did I make it work? Simple. Details.

I added several edgy details to the look, including the undone hemmed jeans, textured bag, flat top sunnies and some white pumps. There are other ways you can do this too. A denim skirt with sneakers would also work.

The bottom line is, when you find a piece that may resonate a style that is different from your own, but you are still drawn to it, pair it with pieces that have opposing style details and it will tone it down.

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The Deets: Cardigan and Tee: Cabi Clothing, Jeans: Blank NYC, Pumps: Justfab (old but these are similar), Bag: Loeffler Randall, Sunnies: Quay Australia



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