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How to: Five ways to wear stripes with pants

October 11, 2013
I asked the zebra
Are you black with white stripes?
Or white with black stripes?
And the zebra asked me,
Are you good with bad habits?
Or are you bad with good habits?
Are you noisy with quiet times?
Or are you quiet with noisy times?
Are you happy with some sad days?
Or are you sad with some happy days?
Are you neat with some sloppy ways?
Or are you sloppy with some neat ways?
And on and on and on and on
And on and on he went.
I’ll never ask a zebra
About stripes

– Shel Silverstein
So why in the world am I talking about zebras? Because its a silly yet profound poem. Because before this entire fashion blogging scene and before stripes became the most essential casual fashion staple, I associated them with only two things: zebras and jail uniforms. 

Mr. Zebra seems to have been offended by the stripes question back then but if only he could see it now… its not just black and white but every possible color in stripes! Seriously, if it wasn’t for stripes, what would we do on all those monday mornings when are running late or those days when you are totally uninspired to put together a chic outfit? I guess we have our four-legged striped friend to thank for the trend! (hey that rhymed!)
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  • Reply Soumya October 13, 2013 at 8:32 am

    I love stripes… Monochrome that too 🙂

    Loved the second look the most <3

  • Reply Cook DoKoo October 19, 2013 at 11:51 am

    i like the second look

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