Why I Love Stripes in Fashion: The Concept of Contrast

If you guys have been hanging out at cathclaire.com for awhile, you know that I am a big lover of striped fashion and striped….well, anything. Particularly black and white stripes. I have stripes all over my home, striped accessories, stripes in my wedding, and LOTS of black and white striped clothing. Take this Staud striped bag in these outfit photos for example, what a lovely striped accessory!

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I love stripes because they make a statement AND I love stripes because I am fascinated by the concept of contrast. Whether it be the contrast of a photo or the contrast concept presented by Abraham Hick’s teachings – I love how contrast in any way has the power to clarify.

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You cannot know what you want if you do not know what you don’t want. Abraham teaches that when what you don’t want shows up in your life, identify it as the contrast necessary to decide what you DO WANT, and quickly shift your attention to the conclusion or what you want. Treating contrast in your life with this awareness is the first step to the creation process and therefore, creates expansion throughout your life. After all, a photo without any contrast isn’t that interesting to look at. It’s dull and difficult to see the subject of the photo.

Think of the contrast in your life as if you were an artist sculpting a beautiful sculpture. Identify the pieces that don’t belong to your sculpture with a neutral attitude and chip them away, while primarily focusing on your masterpiece.

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  1. Christina
    February 6, 2019 / 7:00 pm

    I am also an advocate of stripes ESPECIALLY black and white. its unreal how many striped shirts and dresses I have. love this post and look
    xx christina

  2. February 7, 2019 / 4:31 pm

    YES! Loving everything about this. A very Cathclaire realization and this bag is fabulous!
    xx reb

  3. February 7, 2019 / 7:56 pm

    I love that outfit so much. You look so stunning in it.

  4. Stephanie
    February 8, 2019 / 1:24 am

    Gimme gimme this amazing look right away! I’m obsessed. And you picked the perfect location!

  5. February 8, 2019 / 4:49 am

    I want this entire look from head to toe. Especially this striped bag!

  6. February 8, 2019 / 5:35 am

    You just can’t go wrong with stripes!! Love this outfit, and the bag is just so cute!

    cute & little

  7. Jessica Camerata
    February 8, 2019 / 2:05 pm

    Such a fun outfit!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  8. February 8, 2019 / 5:25 pm

    This is such a chic look, I love the skirt paired with the OTK boots!

  9. Laura Leigh
    February 12, 2019 / 2:30 pm

    Such a chic look lady! Loving that bag!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

  10. Liz
    February 12, 2019 / 4:56 pm

    Oh my gosh! It’s that GLITTER blazer? It’s sooo cute! Love your handbag too!

  11. February 13, 2019 / 9:35 am

    Perfectly composed articles, thank you for the information.

  12. Kristina
    February 13, 2019 / 5:18 pm

    Black & white stripes are so classic, love that little bag!

  13. Alexis Alvarado
    January 15, 2022 / 2:39 am

    I love your bloggs, I just started reading them today. I can relate to a lot of them, that’s what caught my attention tbh. Have a great day stay safe.