I Heart Stripes

Sometimes I wonder if I’m lucky to live in the Netherlands because I’m so tall, but then I realise I’m probably tall because of my Dutch genes. How’s that for a Catch 22. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย I count myself lucky on both accounts really. I love my height, I love The Netherlands and I love the fact that I can pop into a random shop and find a pair of black skinny trousers that’s long enough for a tall girl to wear during the weekend or a night out. (I may have caved onย a high-waisted white pair as well while I was at it. Some opportunities only rarely present themselves… )

Pieces x Pretty Tall - Tall Dutch Brands -

Paired with this amazingย striped tee that I scored on sale at Pretty Tall Fashionย (which you’ve also seen here) andย a handmade silk neck scarf from a lovely local shop in Vietnamย to add someย pops of color, I got myself a lovely weekend outfit (and all together for a very friendly price might I add).

Pieces x Pretty Tall - Tall Dutch Brands -

Scarf: Local market in Vietnam – Similar here

The length of the pants is really good: I’m normally aย ’35 inseam, but even if you are ’36,ย they’d fit. The brand is called Pieces, it’s originally from Denmark, so this proofs again proof Northern European brands cater very well for tall people.ย (By the way; check out the Hofsisters Blog for more Scandi Love!)


To be honest, I am not sure how many washes are neededย before the black will fade but in fairnessย toย Pieces; they are follow fast-moving trends so I am aware I bought a pair of ‘fast fashion’ pants on this occasion, so they might not last forever, but I’ll have some fun wearing them while they last (and avoid white sofas while wearing them… ๐Ÿ˜‰ )


The tee is awesome in all its simplicity. What can go wrong with black and white? I like the neckline and douze points for the length of the shirt.

Did you notice the fun stripe detail on the front of the legs?

Pieces offer variousย styles of tops, bottoms and accessories; they have an online shop and over 100 shops in Europe, including a shop at the Schiphol Airport Amsterdam, so if you are ever over, they’re hard to miss and might be worth a visit. And while you are at Schiphol; a stone’s throw away you’ll find Hoofddorp where Pretty Tall Fashion has a store.


Credits: pictures by Eneka Stewart Photography


  • Reply
    15 August 2016 at 19:37

    You look beautiful Karen, great finds! This look feels very romantic and classic to me, and I love that for the end of summer.


    • Reply
      Tall Wife
      16 August 2016 at 16:06

      Thanks Lauren! It’s a lovely end of summer look indeed! I also pair the top with a similar white pair of skinnies, to have the full on summer look! ๐Ÿ™‚

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