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Earn Your Summer Stripes: Look Book

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This Spring the UK has been blessed with a lot of sun which is amazing! I had to celebrate, of course, by making a mini Spring/ Summer Topshop order, and let’s just say I’m very much feeling striped clothing right now. I’m trying to work on a capsule wardrobe, so have been cutting down on clothes hauls, but I felt as though both the dress and skirt will be able to carry me through multiple Summers. I’m new to this so my fingers are crossed!

The Shelby Striped Asymmetric Button Dress

Striped Dress
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Striped Dress
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I absolutely adore this dress, from the print to the fabric to the fit. It’s such an easy piece to wear and I love that I can dress it down with Converse or dress it up with a nice pair of heels. However, I have one word of warning. You larger chested ladies are going to have to search for a bra with the least amount of padding possible, or you’re going to have to go up a size. I’m wearing a size 8, but the only bra I own that I can wear it with is a Clavin Klein triangle bra, with ZERO padding.

Striped Linen Paperbag Mini Skirt

Striped Skirt
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Striped Skirt
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Although this isn’t the most versatile skirt, it is such a flattering fit. When paired with a simple white tee it screams effortlessly put-together. Of course I love the stripes, but I also love the button down detailing on it. We’ve been seeing a lot of this season and I’m loving it. I’m really trying not to buy everything with this detail and to only invest in the pieces I really love.

Paired With

Converse All Star Dainty Ox Trainers
White Strappy Back CamiSimilar
Tiffany Mini Double Heart Tag Pendant

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Pretty House Striped
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  • Reply Bexa

    The dress is gorgeous! So summery and stylish, I love it! ? I would definitely wear the skirt too and the bag is so cute, what a pretty shade of blue ?. You look fantastic Sophie and the photos are stunning too! Great post, thanks for the fashion inspiration ? xx

    Bexa |

    May 27, 2018 at 11:15 am
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      I love dresses in Summer because they’re just so easy to chuck on and can be styled up or down! I have to thank my lovely boyfriend and his patience for the photos! Glad you enjoyed it lovey! xx

      May 27, 2018 at 11:18 am
  • Reply Nicola

    OMG Sophie, that dress is amazing and you look gorgeous in it! I love the skirt and bag too but the dress is def my fave 🙂


    May 27, 2018 at 11:45 am
  • Reply thestoryofash6

    What a great lookbook, I really love your style here lovely.

    Thanks for a great little read.


    May 27, 2018 at 12:31 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      i’m so glad you liked it, thanks for stopping by!

      May 27, 2018 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    I love your dress! It looks so nice! x

    May 27, 2018 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply foundationsandfairytales

    I love both of these outfits you’ve chosen, you look beautiful in both of them! I really like that dress on you, it looks better on you than on the model on the website, you should definitely go into modelling! Also you’re lucky to have a boyfriend who’ll take loads of blog photos for you!

    Jess //

    May 27, 2018 at 1:15 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Aw thank you lovely! Aw you’re way too sweet thats made my day! I am very lucky to have him xx

      May 27, 2018 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply thedaysofdaydreaming

    I absolutely love that skirt! Stripes are perfect for spring and summer! Great post x

    May 27, 2018 at 1:24 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Thanks girl! I just find vertical stripes so flattering! x

      May 27, 2018 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply MELISSA ? (@_moonlightmel_)

    You really suit the outfit! I like the stripey dress, perfect for summer! The bag is fab too

    May 27, 2018 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Florence Larwood

    I was so close to picking up the striped skirt yesterday, and now you’ve made me want to go back and get it! I also love the pop of colour the bag gives against a neutral outfit!

    Florence |

    May 27, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Oh I hate when you debate something and then regret your decision! When it came I was a little unsure but after wearing it and getting some pictures I love it!

      May 27, 2018 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Louisa

    I love how you style everything. I feel like stripes are quite hard to style despite the fact they go with pretty much anything. I tend to steer away from them but seeing them a little more muted with the bag as the focal point has made me want to go out and see what stripey bits I can find!


    May 27, 2018 at 3:28 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Aw thank you! I think I’d find it quite hard to style the skirt with anything other than a simple tee, but it looks great with a plain white one. I hope you find something you like! x

      May 27, 2018 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply daydreamsandcynicism

    I love the dress, and you wear it so well ?

    May 27, 2018 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply emilyryann

    I really like the second outfit. That little blue purse is just darling!

    May 27, 2018 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    I haven’t worn stripes in years but that dress is super cute and I have noticed a lot of stripes out there this spring. Might have to look into picking up a few stripey pieces.

    May 27, 2018 at 5:31 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      I’ve seen so many gorgeous pieces that are striped this season too!

      May 27, 2018 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply astrobeks

    You look amazing in these outfits! I especially love the dress, it’s so flattering on you and so gorgeous ? also, your bag is stunning as well. In total envy of your wardrobe right now!


    May 27, 2018 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    Love how you’re taking advantage of the nice weather with these gorgeous outfits! I love the button up dress! The skirt is nicely sized too. Keep on rocking ♥

    Nancy ♥

    May 27, 2018 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Eena

    This outfit is so perfect! I love that the weather cooperated with you for this little shoot as well.

    cabin twenty-four

    May 27, 2018 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply Corinne ? (@WhatCorinneDid)

    I am obsessed with vertical stripes at the moment! Mainly on jumpsuit though but they are my favorite print this spring! loving that dress on you! xx corinne

    May 27, 2018 at 8:11 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      They’re so cute and flattering aren’t they! I’m loving them! Thanks Corinne x

      May 27, 2018 at 8:26 pm
  • Reply glowsteady

    I’m into stripes all year, every year. They’re so flattering on dresses/ jumpsuits too. That asymmetrical dress is beautiful. Looks amazing on you too! x


    May 27, 2018 at 8:13 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      They’re so flattering aren’t they! I’m newly obsessed with anything striped! x

      May 27, 2018 at 8:29 pm
  • Reply currentlylately

    Love this look! I have that Tiffany pendant as well! It’s the perfect dainty accessory! 🙂

    May 27, 2018 at 8:26 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Its gorgeous isn’t it, one of my favourite pieces of jewellery x

      May 27, 2018 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply Annie

    I have a top with stripes on it that I wear constantly. I don’t actually own many striped fashion items. I definitely need to change that! I love that dress! I think the style of it really suits you! Great photos!

    May 27, 2018 at 8:26 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Ooh I definitely need a stripy top! Anything with downward stripes is so flattering isn’t it!

      May 27, 2018 at 8:34 pm
  • Reply tamanna Ahmed

    Lovely post. And love the outfits x

    May 27, 2018 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply Gracie

    You look amazing! That dress is just dreamy (all the heart eyes)
    I’m very into stripes this season too, think I need to head down to topshop as looks like they have some lovely things in 🙂 x

    May 27, 2018 at 8:37 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Thank you Gracie! Its lovely isn’t it, stripes are so flattering too! x

      May 27, 2018 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply sharnahsblog

    you are killing it with both of these outfits! Such great spring/summer looks and the little blue bag looks AMAZING, i have fell in love with it xx

    May 27, 2018 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Amita Kundlani

    The dress is so gorgeous! And that bag, i’m in love with it! ?

    May 27, 2018 at 8:44 pm
  • Reply Lea

    The dress looks stunning! Stripes never disappoint and both outfits are just perfect for this time of year.
    Lea, xx

    May 27, 2018 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply A Snippet of Life

    The dress looks stunning! Stripes never disappoint and both outfits are just perfect for this time of year.
    Lea, xx

    May 27, 2018 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply Jazz russell

    I love that dress!!! Really suits you ? xx

    May 27, 2018 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Claire

    The dress is so flattering on you and so gorgeous!
    I think there’s some gorgeous stripes around at the moment, they are so summery!
    Great post!

    Claire xxx

    May 27, 2018 at 9:04 pm
  • Reply Hanna Mai

    Love the dress! So pretty! Love your photos too, great post x

    May 27, 2018 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply julietlylillyrose

    OMG! that dress is gorgeous. I love stripes too!

    May 27, 2018 at 9:56 pm
  • Reply Victoria Austin

    Great outfits, I’m a fan of stripes too. And I love the purple flowers in the photos. x

    May 27, 2018 at 10:52 pm
  • Reply Francesca Wellman

    I love that skirt – I have to admit I’m a little bit scared of stripes – I’m always a bit scared they’ll make me look wider.

    Francesca x |

    May 27, 2018 at 11:05 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      I wouldn’t go for horizontal stripes as they can definitely make you look wider but vertical ones I actually find really flattering! x

      May 28, 2018 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Efia

    I have the Tiffany necklace and it’s my favourite pice of jewelry I never take it off. I even bought the Tiffany cleaning mitten ahahah. For real though let’s talk about that bag – it’s gorgeous!


    May 27, 2018 at 11:30 pm
  • Reply S

    I’m also feeling the stripes!! All these outfits are incredible and summery. That first dress is amazing I think I adore it as much as you do! Thanks for sharing


    May 28, 2018 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Life After Coffee

    That dress suits you perfectly! I’m so into stripes too- they’re such a classic!
    Nati x

    May 28, 2018 at 6:04 pm
  • Reply Michelle (@dressingwstyles)

    Both of these outfits are so cute! I really love the dress — it’s such a great combination of flirty and a little business casual. I also like the paper bag skirt trend and I am trying to find the perfect one for my petite frame.

    Great post! x


    May 28, 2018 at 8:01 pm
  • Reply MyPositiveJourney

    Loving the stripes! Always looks good! Love the pastel blue bag too! May have to nip into topshop this week! Great post! X

    May 28, 2018 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Sneha (@lifewithsneha)

    I am a sucker for pretty much anything that is striped, so both of these outfits are totally up my street! I especially love the first one, you look fantastic! 🙂

    Sneha |

    May 28, 2018 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply Caterina / 35mminstyle

    I adore the wisteria scenery! and the little blue bag is so cute!!<3


    May 28, 2018 at 10:16 pm
  • Reply Ellis Woolley

    You look fantastic and how adorable is the little bag?! I love the colour! x x
    Ellis //

    May 29, 2018 at 10:45 am
  • Reply tiateilli

    I love the button up dress! So cute! Great post. xx

    May 29, 2018 at 10:50 am
  • Reply The diary of Ellie

    Love the little blue bag and love all of the stripes, i wear stripes all year round!

    May 29, 2018 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply SeekingSammy

    I need that asymmetric dress! Think I will treat myself to it before my next holiday. I always worry that some stripes are unflattering but you look amazing! I love the cute bag too, pastel coloured bags are the best in spring/summer

    May 30, 2018 at 5:50 pm
  • Reply Sincerely, Alice

    That little blue bag is adorable, such summer vibes!

    May 30, 2018 at 6:31 pm
  • Reply blacktulipbeauty

    You look so lovely and summery and are rocking the hell out of both outfits! I especially adore the dress but can definitely see the boob area being an issue ? the little blue bag is so bloody cute too, I’d love to get my hands on one of those! What a fab post ?
    Alice Xx

    May 30, 2018 at 8:38 pm
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