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Easy, effortless blue-and-white stripes

An off-the-shoulder aesthetic makes for easy, effortless spring style. Here’s the pieces you need this season!

Happy Monday, my friends. How was the weekend?

chicago style blogger at moma museum of metropolitan art photo shoot

… I know, I know. Never long enough, huh?


Back on the grind this week, so “easy” and “effortless” have been at the forefront of my style vocabulary — with an emphasis on anything that cross the day-to-night divide, like this top.

 chicago blogger hallie wilson wearing a striped shirt from zara and jbrand white jeans stripe off the shoulder shirt proenza schouler suede cognac ps1 tiny satchel what to wear with flare wide leg white jeans in the summer

More specifically: I’m having a moment with an off-the-shoulder aesthetic (further evidenced in last Monday’s post), so researching and writing today’s piece presented an occupational hazard of sorts.

chicago fashion blogger at metropolitan museum of art zara striped off-the-shoulder shirt for summertiny ps1 satchel cognac proenza schouler

You can’t go wrong with a blue-and-white stripe for spring/summer, no? (Although it’s a laughable 40 degrees in Chicago this morning… Ugh!) This one’s a recent Zara find, but I also scoured the web for some similar striped styles for you, which you can see below.

blue and white stripe off the shoulder top zara nordstrom

… See? Occupational hazard.

My favorites are this one ($59) and this one ($39) and this one ($59), but you can browse them all (by clicking) below. (And stripes aside, I had to throw this blue gingham number in there for good measure.)


women's navy and white shirt off the shoulder zarachicago lifestyle fashion blogger hallie wilson

I’ll be back around the blog more frequently (than I have been) this week to share some style content that I shot in Miami (so excited for you to see it), as well as a full recap from that that Frye Festival fiasco.

Here’s to getting a productive jump-start this week. Godspeed, you guys!

how to style an off the shoulder shirt in the summer


*In this post:


Off-the-shoulder blouse: Zara
White wide-leg jeans: JBRAND (similar here)
Bag: Proenza Schouler


Foundation: bareMinerals Complexion Rescue in ‘Beige Natural’
Lip color: NARS satin lip pencil in ‘Rikugien

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Iron & Honey Photography


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