Friday, March 29, 2013

5 Days, 5 Ways - Casual Friday

Sometimes, there are too many good linky parties going on!  Like this week, I was so caught up in the 5 Days, 5 Ways adventure that I almost missed out on Bloggers Do It Better Black and White Stripes!  No worries, I can make it work with my frequently worn black and white Gap t-shirt!

One of the reasons I wear it so much is that I think it works just as well with cut off jean shorts as it does with a pencil skirt. Above, I show 3 dressier ways I have worn this shirt.

Now on to the 5 Days, 5 Ways theme of the day, which is Casual Friday.  My office has a very casual dress code every day, and I'm usually on the dressier side of things, but I probably wear a more "Casual Friday" type outfit once a week.  This shirt is frequently featured.    

Here are 2 casual summer looks (remember summer?):

This shirt is also a perfect piece for layering during the colder months.  On my least-inspired days, I can grab jeans and stripes, and then add a scarf or cardigan or both and I have a quick and easy solution! 

In conclusion, I think every woman should have a basic black and white striped shirt.  And probably a sweater, and a sweater dress, too.  I might have a slight stripes addiction. 


  1. Well you definitely have proven that a b&w striped top is a must have. The green cardigan and shorts with the floral scarf outfit is my favorite! Heather

  2. Love #4! Definitely agree every woman should have a black & white striped SOMETHING in their wardrobe :)

  3. What a super versatile top! Perfect for all the seasons too- you styled it in so many wonderful ways! I love it with the mint shorts and cardigan...and with the pink scarf/black blazer...oh and with the skirts. :-) I am a HUGE fan of skirts!

  4. Oh, I love this top! I'd wear it all the time. Great looks!

  5. Haha, I hear you on the black and white stripes...I have three black and white striped dresses, and that doesn't include my blouse, tank, and shirt...

  6. I absolutely love the last outfit on top! It looks great! I love black and white shirts, they're a staple to your wardrobe. I found your blog through the link up!
    If you have time come check out my blog where I'm giving away a Naked 2 Palette! I'd greatly appreciate it.