If you’ve watched just a few episodes of the Barefoot Contessa, you may have noticed her wardrobe doesn’t change much. She consistently wears these semi-casual collared shirts, often in shades of blue, in every show. It used to irk me a bit. Perhaps they’re easy to film and cook in, but shouldn’t she mix it up? Wear something else?

I was reminded of this thought the other week, when I found myself searching online for striped tops for fall. It made no difference that I already had 3 striped tops sitting in my dresser- I most definitely needed more. And then it occurred to me, how dare I be so hard on Ina?  If I never had to leave my apartment, I’d surely live in cozy striped knits and leggings everyday.  I also think were I to ever host a cooking show, I’d like to do my bit in a striped top.  That’d be most pleasant (should the occasion ever arise).

I recently joined Pinterest, which has enhanced my infatuation for all things striped (among other things), even more. You can check out my boards here. Join at your own risk, welcome to my most recent time suck.

What outfit would you be content wearing everyday?

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  1. I love stripes too! I buy a lot of stripes for my boys because I think boy clothing is so awful. Puppy dogs, little man, or skater punk seem to be the choices, so stripes it is.

  2. I am not crazy about stripes for me. But I like the look.

  3. i completely feel the same. i feel Ina wears her button downs because they’ll seem the most flattering for her. moving on to striped shirts, i absolutely cannot stop wanting striped shirts. the reality is that i wore this navy and white striped shirt throughout college five years ago, and never stopped wearing stripes since. until it goes out of style, why stop looking for striped shirts!! :)

    ps, http://amandamantes.blogspot.com !

    • I can’t get enough of the navy and white combo! It’s so good against bright colors like red and yellow.

  4. Lauren

    pinterest is SO additcting! I liked reading your blog. Good luck with all the cooking in your striped shirts :)

  5. My fallback ‘uniform’ is one of my many French Connection striped tops - usually with 3/4 length sleeve and some sort of dark cropped jean with ballet pumps. In this outfit I can do anything from going to the farmer’s market, to cooking dinner for friends or dressing it up with a good handbag and going out shopping in Sloane Square. I always feel calm and about as elegant as its possible for me to look in my striped ‘uniform’. Glad I’m not the only one!

    • Oooh I haven’t looked at French Connection for striped tops, I’ll have to check that out!

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