You NEED a Pair of Striped Pants This Summer | Here's How to Wear Them

Striped Pants — and a Pep Talk

You need a pair of striped pants this summer… Here’s how to wear them. (Plus, a little pep-talk.)

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Hey, my babes. Happy Wednesday — how’s the week kicked off so far?

… Orrrrr a better question: What’s new?

I know. I haven’t forgotten about you!

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At long last, it’s finally starting to look and feel like good ‘ol summertime Chi.

I promise that this isn’t the reason I’ve been pretty quiet around the blog for the last two weeks, though — lol. I’ll get to that.

Today’s post is two-fold — to share my ensemble, of course. And to check-in and be upfront about what’s happening on my end.

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Outfit:  blouse | pants | sandals | handbag | sunglasses | earrings |  lip color (‘Sex Machine’)



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Here’s one of the ensembles I’ve been rockin’ on repeat as of late:

A pair of breezy striped pants, a contemporary twist on the white blouse and pair of matching white ankle-strap sandals. It’s an easy summer outfit that works for any single occasion — and pants that feel like pajamas and have pockets are an absolute no-brainer.

Both of the key pieces I’m wearing are older styles (and no longer as a result), but I’ve linked very similar, budget-friendly styles for each.

Most importantly, though, as you might agree: The striped pants. Here’s a handful of adorable options I curated for you across the web:



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Part deux, I suppose.

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a loop of some sort?

I’ve been finding myself in a series of these throughout the last few months — in relationships, my health, job and so on. It’s like playing tether ball by yourself for hours on-end. 

Whatever the case, it gets fucking exhausting.

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Truth be told, mine have much deeper roots stemming from depression, which is something I’ve been struggling with but working through over the last year.

I know, the “D” word. I never used to think it would or could apply to me.

hate how much it impacts the blog and you guys as a result, so I finally decided to hit pause and devote more time than usual (for me) to exploring and changing these parts of my personal life.

Related: 10 Things to Do When You’re in a Rut

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I’m having a hard time articulating all of this just yet so I’m keeping it brief today — but I promise, I am writing about it.

And I plan to talk to you about it, share a lot of my evolving perspective on mental health, and help you through your loops (large or small) too.

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Related: 50 Wellness Tips (When You Don’t Know Where to Start)

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Tomorrow I’ll share a little behind-the-scenes/photo series of my offline life so we can catch up, though.

Sound good?

In the meantime — and especially if you can relate to my words today — I challenge you sit back and see where your energy tends to flow — naturally, without friction — and what transpires as a result.

I’ll leave you with a little cliff note version of my learnings, though:

Often times, the best gift you can give yourself is a little time to ask your own questions — and the patience to listen quietly for the answers.

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*Get the look:

Similar white blouse
Similar striped pants (under $90)
Similar white sandals: Schutz (obsessed!!!)
Mini bucket bag: Ralph Lauren (in lots of colors + on sale here)
Round sunglasses: Ray-Ban ‘Icons’ 53 mm sunglasses
Statement earrings: Sugarfix by BaubleBar ($12); love these too

Beauty

Skin primer: lune + aster
Brows: Dior ‘Diorshow’ Brow Styler in ‘Universal Brown
Foundation: Chantecalle ‘Future Skin’ in Nude
Lip color: NARS Satin pencil in ‘Sex Machine

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