I See Stripes…

how to wear stripes

Is it possible to overdose on stripes?

Well, this post certainly tests your tolerance as far as stripes are concerned. It may also prove that my stripe addiction has gone a tad too far…


But you know how it is: sometimes you just can’t help it. Like with chocolate: you keep eating and eating for as long as there’s something left in the box because, well, it’s there, you know, and… No? You mean that’s just me? Oh blimey…

striped umbrella

Anyway, it was a rainy Saturday in Helsinki… The perfect weather for my new red parka. Did I mention the lining has stripes?

Then I remembered I had this navy and white stripy umbrella, which would look just fantastic with red. Of course, I also have quite a collection of navy and white Breton tops, which would also look great with the red parka. And then the whole idea sort of got out of hand…

stripy umbrella

Outfit details:

coat: Seasalt Cornwall / top: Jigsaw / jeans: Next /  bag: Adolfo Dominguez

umbrella: J.Crew / shoes: Clarks / scarf: Marja Kurki


So, mixing stripes, yes or no?


PS: If you didn’t overdose on stripes, this is a recap post of
(some) of my stripy outfits: How To Wear Breton Stripes

Linking up with: 

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  1. Suzanne Carillo
    18 May 2016 / 11:03 pm

    Ha ha! I love how this turned out though! Great photos too.bisousSuzanne

    • Tiina L
      20 May 2016 / 5:06 am

      Thanks, Suzanne!

  2. Nancy's Fashion Style
    19 May 2016 / 7:28 am

    I think that umbrella is custom made for you!lol!

    • Tiina L
      20 May 2016 / 5:07 am

      That's exactly what I thought when I saw it, so of course I had to get it.

  3. Shelbee On The Edge
    19 May 2016 / 10:17 am

    I love all the stripes! There is no such thing as too many stripes or too much chocolate. In fact, I ate the whole top tier of a box of chocolates last night and I have no guilt either. It was delicious and so is your super stripey outfit!Shelbeewww.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Tiina L
      20 May 2016 / 5:09 am

      Only one tier? Oh my, you show enviable restraint… I once ate a whole box of chocolate in 15 minutes… I'm a bit scared to think what that says about me…

  4. Shybiker
    19 May 2016 / 12:41 pm

    Whoa! I think we need to stage an intervention and coax you into joining SA (Stripers Anonymous).

    • Tiina L
      20 May 2016 / 5:12 am

      Yep, let's add SA to the list… I should probably also join Chocoholics Anonymous and Obsessive Cat Video Watchers…

  5. Elegance and Mommyhood
    19 May 2016 / 2:18 pm

    Well if you ask you cannot overdo it with stripes but I am biased since I love stripes. I love the scarf, the umbrella and your new parka. Red is after all my favorite color and red looks great with blue and white. And OMG Helsinki, that is one great city!A brand-new linkup is up on my blog today and I would love for you to join me this Thursday and every Thursday and share your awesome style. Thank you so much.http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/05/thursday-moda-12-and-little-black-dress.htmlEnjoy the weekend! Ada. =)

    • Tiina L
      20 May 2016 / 5:14 am

      Thanks, Ada. Yes, you can't go wrong with stripes. And yes, Helsinki is a great city, even though I am a bit biased, after over 30 years of living here…

  6. Petite Silver Vixen
    19 May 2016 / 3:41 pm

    It's a fiesta of Spring stripes, Tiina and I love it! The more stripes the merrier, I say.Although I think you've erred on the side of caution – I was hoping for striped shoes and bag…http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Tiina L
      20 May 2016 / 5:30 am

      OMG!! I don't have a stripy bag! Or shoes! You know what you are, Jacqueline, you dangerous woman? You put ideas in my head!

  7. Alice Warren
    20 May 2016 / 4:55 am

    Never too much stripes, this is such a fun outfit!Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!Alicewww.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Tiina L
      20 May 2016 / 5:22 am

      Thanks, Alice!

  8. Sheree Ho
    20 May 2016 / 10:48 pm

    Even your umbrella has stripes, too cute. Thanks for joining the linkup.xo Shereehttp://poshclassymom.comIG: @poshclassymom

    • Tiina L
      21 May 2016 / 7:16 am

      Thanks, Sheree.

  9. Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    22 May 2016 / 12:00 pm

    Stripe-alicious! Fab! Thanks so much for joining in the fun for Fun Fashion Friday!OXOXDawn Lucyhttp://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Tiina L
      22 May 2016 / 6:04 pm


  10. No Fear of Fashion
    22 May 2016 / 4:09 pm

    It looks great all those stripes. Love how the scarf is striped too but in another colour. Well done Tiina.Greetje

    • Tiina L
      22 May 2016 / 6:05 pm

      Thanks, Greetje!

  11. Nancy's Fashion Style
    22 May 2016 / 4:11 pm

    Thank you for linking up on Fancy Friday!

    • Tiina L
      22 May 2016 / 6:05 pm

      Thanks, Nancy!

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