Accent Walls

Striped Dress by VALENTINO, Handbag by CELINE, Dress by NEL BARRETT, Caged Heels by MANOLO BLAHNIK

This isn't about stripping, it's about striping!- Carrie Bradshaw

A classic stripe is always in style. The simplest ideas are always the best, including super sized stripes. Bold stripes can be intimidating—after all, no one wants to look like an umpire or a circus tent—but with some smart styling, they can be flattering. With that said, if you are just not ready why don't you try baby stepping into the trend with striped accessories. A fun striped tote or bracelet, or one of my favorite looks is a striped belt paired with denim:) 

Check out some of my hand picked must've accessories for Spring/Summer:

This wide stripe tote would be perfect with denim, slouchy t-shirt and a cute tennis shoe or flat: STRIPED TOTE

This red striped tote, I would pair with my signature all black outfit. Black jeans and black tank. It would add the perfect punch of color: RED STRIPED TOTE

This d-ring striped belt would be super cute with all black or all white! I have one very similar. I wear it with khaki green arm shorts and a tank: STRIPED BELT

If you really aren't feeling it, you can always stick your man in a striped shirt and walk next to him (haha). See how it looks that way. This would e my shirt suggestion. Love the accent cuffs:


Have fun stripping, I mean STRIPING! 


Do It Yourself Expert Angela Jean, also known as the How to Hottie®, is your go to girl for fashion on a budget.  Angela’s desire to create, design, and revamp clothing started at a very young age. Raised with four sisters by a single dad, money was tight so revamping hand-me-downs on a budget was a necessity. Luckily after a few fashion flops the skill eventually came natural to Angela, and has stayed with her through the years. The struggle that she experienced in her younger years is now a skill set that she loves sharing with others, she knows it is not her grandma’s way or the pro's way, but it is HER WAY. With hundreds of segments under her DIY tool belt, Angela knows how to successfully explain what it takes to turn your idea into reality -

You can now find all of her fashion hacks on her youtube channel RunwayDoneMyWay or download her How-to Hottie Handbook series for fashion on the go tips where she hopes to inspire the creative side in all of you.