Top: Mossimo, Thrifted ions ago (and then DIYed)
Skirt: Isaac Mizrahi for Target, Target, bought ions ago
Shoes: Naturalizer, Thrifted ions ago
Belt: ??, Thrifted, $1
Glasses: SEE Eyewear
Did you know that today is Breton Stripes day over at Every Body, Every Wear? Well, now you do. And to be honest - I didn't exactly know what breton stripes were when I first heard about this. A little research led me to believe that they are normally: horizontal and evenly spaced. They also usually come by way of a boat neck top and don't usually start their pattern at the top of the shirt. I didn't own anything like this so I did a quick DIY version using an old top that I had in my donate pile...
Not much of an tutorial is needed for this one: Grab a top, grab a Sharpie/Marker/Whateva and something straight and get to stripe making. I couldn't find my ruler so I used a Christmas card. It worked. I also started not feeling well the night I made this so I stuck a magazine inside the shirt and did it in bed while watching How I Met Your Mother. I do recommend sticking something between your shirt while you do this so nothing leaks on the back - unless that is the look you are going for. :)
Not too shabby, right? I like the way the lines look messy - I personally did that on purpose. I intended to go over each line to make them darker but it got late, I was tired and sick and so it is what it is. I think, looking at it now, I like it as is because it's very subtle so it's easy to pair with anything without it looking messy, you know what I mean?
And, as usual, bring on the pattern mixing: