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To earn your stripes is to gain enough experience to deserve a particular position. The only way to achieve that is to work hard and put in all our efforts until we get what we want. Daily we thrive to make sure we work hard, preparing ourselves for opportunities and smashing tasks, one way or the other we’ve earned our stripes in various circumstances.

EARN YOUR STRIPESOutfit details: Striped shirt – Aliexpress , pants – @zamyscollection on Instagram, shoes – @zamyscollection, sunglasses – diy (see post here) .

Earn your stripes by coping yourself a versatile and a must have wardrobe staple – a striped shirt. Not only does it have all the benefits of a white shirt – neutral, seasonless and versatile. It is also known as the neutral of the prints world, perfectly paired with other patterns – you could wear a striped shirt a different way every single day just to fit any personal style.

So when I saw this red stripped puff sleeve, I knew I had to have it. I love this red stripped shirt for several reasons, for one thing the puff sleeves, the high and low hems(this could pass off as a structured shirt), and the neck area and the fact that it also comes with a loop belt. You can dress it up and down by simply wearing the belt for a more refined look and taking off the belt for a more casual look.


I chose to style it with a red pants, leopard print shoes and a strucutured brown bag, plus pairing such a fun shirt with my diy sunglasses just felt right for a Thursday or Friday work look!

Did you enjoy this post? Which look is your favorite? Would you rather dress the shirt up or down? How do you earn your stripes? 

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  2. I love the shirt just because stripes are cool and bold and can actually fit just about any single color outfit. The choice of shoes made it even more perfect.

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