Striped Short Sleeve Shirt: 3 Looks

Nothing beats a great sale. Especially when it comes to basic pieces, I like to keep my price points low. During a recent haul to H&M, I found a beautiful striped tee shirt that costs $14.99! (Sorry, I can’t find it online but I found a long sleeve version of this shirt here). I love this shirt because it is so versatile. I also love that the shoulders of this shirt have a these gold button details. Today, I am going to show you how you can rock this shirt in three different ways.
Business Casual
In order to avoid spending too much money every month, I try to only buy pieces that I can use both at work and casually. I love these 7 for All Mankind Colored Ankle skinny jeans.  They are petite friendly and they are super comfortable. I was not able to find these specific pants online but if you are looking for a similar style of jeans in a traditional blue color, they can be found here. The shoes I decided to add this look are by Hinge. You can get these shoes in black as well. Additionally, I finalized this look with a Roxy Cork Clutch that i received from my latest Stitch Fix. If you have never tried Stitch Fix, be sure to check out my review.
This look can easier be worn at or casually on a night out. There is a lot of class with modest fashion. Step outside of your comfort zone and try a pair of colored jeans. Doing so is a great way to spice up your wardrobe. This look is also a great transition look from summer to fall. Add to your look by rocking a bold, red lip color. I am wearing Anastasia Beverly Hills in Bloodline.
Wedding Look 
You never want to wear white to someone’s wedding. If you are going to a wedding that is less traditional, it’s ok to wear white as long as it is not solid white dress. Since this dress is striped, it is perfect to pair with a patterned maxi skirt. Lauren Conrad came out with a runway collection last year and this is one of my favorite pieces from the collection. This is a great, romantic look for a wedding. I chose to pair this look with these lace up Steven Madden shoes. They  give you a little bit of height but are also super comfortable.
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The necklace I am wearing is a choker from Express. I was not able to find the exact choker for purchase online but Express does have a great selection of chokers here. Complete this look with a matte lipstick and you are ready to party! The matte lipstick is a nude pink color that I got in my latest Birchbox.
Date Night
Spice up your date night by mixing patterns. I love this Banana Republic Flair print skirt. It looks a lot longer on the model so keep that in mind before you decide to purchase it. I am wearing this skirt in 2P. If I chose to purchase this skirt in regular sizing, go a size down (for example, I would select a skirt that is a regular size in 0).
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Add some spark to your look with a pair of your favorite earrings and a fun lip color. The lipgloss I am wearing is Covergirl’s Lip Lava in “Look It’s LavaI decided to pair this look with my Kate Spade bag. I have never had a real luxury bag in my life so purchasing this bag was a real milestone for me. If you get a chance, treat yourself to a handbag. I am certainly glad I did.

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Timeless Optimist is a petite fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog by Cristina Medina. This page focuses on creative storytelling, photography and positivity.

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