Grown and Flown Summer Style: It’s All About the Stripes

It seems like I can’t walk in to any store right now without diving deep into a glorious sea of stripes – narrow, bold, vertical, horizontal! Striped pants, striped dresses, even striped bags. It’s classic summer style.

Summer style with stripes

I really love the whole look, plus I truly believe that right stripe can make me feel lean and long. Here are some of my favorites and many of them are on sale, so click now – you will thank me!

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This classic tee from Whistles paired with denim or white jeans never gets old.
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Interior designer Mark Sikes practically invented stripes and here from his first clothing collection is a sweet little summer frock I could wear all summer long. This Charlotte dress is gathered to emphasize your slimmest points.
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If nautical stripes aren’t your thing, here’s a very cool Boho take on Stripes.
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And I love this sunny yellow maxi dress.
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This striped skirt from Mango paired with a navy tee will carry me right into fall.
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This jumpsuit is super 70’s and super amazing and super on sale!
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Here’s a travel bag from Clare V, rugged and cute at the same time. Pam and I are getting ready for a big summer vacay with our families and this might be the perfect “pre-trip” purchase.
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This striped straw bag brings a bold color pop.
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Check out this classic tank suit with a twist, or should I say stripe…! I’m pretty sure everyone will look good in this bathing suit.
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A summer blanket is a must and this stylish blanket is just the thing to add a touch of warmth and softness to any bed or sofa to your home.
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To balance out the stripes we are going to need some bling. NY jewelry designer Sally Kay recently launched her Flower Collection and I particularly adore her Emily earrings.
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With all of these stripes, I guess I am channeling my inner French woman – imagining myself late afternoon, enjoying a glass of rosé wine in the South of France at a small bistro table by the sea, wearing a Breton striped tee and vibrant red lips. Ooh – la – la!

However you choose to style it we @thekoolestmoms believe you are going to look and feel amazing!  Be sure to tell us what you’re wearing and what you’re looking for – follow us at Facebook and Instagram @thekoolestmoms.

XOXO The Koolest Moms

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We are Pam and Mara, Grown and Flown’s new in-house fashion gurus. Based in Brooklyn, we’ve been friends for over 20 years, with four boys, many proms, graduations, beach vacations and birthday dinners between us.
Mara’s been living in jeans and t-shirts working in the fashion world in London, Milan, LA, and NYC, producing editorial and ad shoots for over two decades. Pam’s been suiting up for the corporate world as a chief marketing officer in the live entertainment/sports business.

We’ve always been a little obsessed with style and how we use clothes to help us feel attractive and self-confident. You’ll often find us yelling at each other over dressing room walls, or trading texts at midnight about that one pair of size 8 boots left on sale online at But over time, we’ve found that dressing and feeling great has become much more challenging. And that’s even more frustrating now that every moment has turned into a photo opp.

We want to feel comfortable and appropriate with our style choices so that we can face the world each morning with confidence and ease. We’re in search of cool, effortless style that makes us feel amazing and powerful at this very age. Please join us at Grown and Flown as we venture forth into this new world together, and at Facebook and Instagram @thekoolestmoms.


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