Stripes for Spring

bright stripes for spring

Everyone looks good in stripes. It’s all about finding the right stripe. This super-soft flowy top from Splendid is perfect for drawing attention up. Since I’m, ahem, rather small on top, I can wear wide stripes. The good news? It actually bumps up my chest. Woohoo!

I love the easy simplicity of this look. I paired the new Splendid top with a red Splendid scarf (a gift from BonBonRoseGirls K) and old zip up ankle pants from LOFT.

bright red bag

Now lets talk about the other accessories… there’s the Tieks Cardinal Red flats (you can see my Tieks video here–it’s a love-fest) and the bag was personalized for my by Talbots last holiday.

Tieks foldable flats

And the bracelet is from me to we. ABC Education Rafiki Friend Chain ($10). Every unique, handmade bracelet sold equips a child for school for one year, empowers a Maasai mama who earns a fair wage to send her children to school and helps you, the consumer, make a socially conscious fashion statement. Proceeds from the ABC Education Rafiki support the gift of education in Free The Children communities.

Now you’ve seen what I’ve been wearing. What about you? Are you mad for stripes? Share what you’’ve been wearing on Monday Mingle and you could win a fabulous Rebecca Minkoff bag!

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Monday Mingle is a fashionable collaboration between me, Kristin from and Carly from Each week we post about our personal style and then invite our friends to join in the fun.

All photos from Bellamy Blue Photography NYC.


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Momtrends was not paid for this post. As always, we get a lot of free clothing to style. But no one paid me to put any of this together.

  • Happinessatmidlife

    I am always mad for stripes. Great look on you – the details on your pants are so fun!


    • momtrends

      Thanks. I’m loving these zipper pants.

  • Yay for stripes! Who would have thought that they can give the girls a boost too?! ; )

    • momtrends

      If you are smaller on top (I am!) they add a bit. And every bit helps!

  • I adore this casual and chic look…LOVE the pops of ORANGE!!!!

    • momtrends

      Thanks Carly–kind of a red-y orange.

  • thriftychicmom

    I love the blue and orange together!

    • momtrends

      Thanks! Yay for brights.

  • I love stripes and I love Splendid. This seems like a very comfy outfit and also very stylish.

    • momtrends

      Big fan of Splendid, also. The scarf is so soft!

  • Cute and comfy…my fave kind of look! Obsessed with that bag too!

    • momtrends

      The event for Talbots had someone hand paint my initials. Loved it.

  • Tanvi

    Those flats look super comfy!

    • momtrends

      Gotta try out the Tieks!

  • Pam Kirkbride

    I, too, am small up top (ahem, ahem) and adore stripes, especially this time of the year! Good transition. I also love how comfy AND fashionable this outfit is. 100% right up my alley.

    • momtrends

      If only every outfit out there could be as comfy and chic…

  • Not Dressed As Lamb

    I totally agree with you about stripes always looking great, Nicole! Love your loose top here, it looks so great with the casual trousers and those splashes of orangey-red! Thanks for hosting as always 🙂

    Catherine x

    • momtrends

      Thanks, Catherine! It’s nice to find a top that can be casual AND trendy.

  • 100% agree, stripes are my best friends:) These pants look so great on you, the perfect combination for busy mom who wants to feel comfy but look elegant and put together! Love it!!!

    • momtrends

      Thanks, Elena. I love LOFT because they have pieces that are so versatile—and they actually last!

  • Andrea Summers

    I totally agree about stripes. Can’t get enough of them & I love the flats. Easy and gorgeous!


    • momtrends

      Thanks, Andrea. A little nautical goes a long way. The Tieks are the way to go. Will totally save your feet year round.

  • momtrends

    That’s the Tieks signature, like the red on Loubs. A little sassy color statement—so fun.

  • momtrends

    Thanks, Alyson!

  • momtrends

    Thanks, Alicia. Such a great cause!

  • momtrends

    The signature Tieks teal…so fun.

  • momtrends

    Thanks, Pam. LOFT…oldies but goodies.

  • momtrends

    Thanks, Amy Ann!

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