You may have noticed that stripes are everywhere this season yet it’s no secret that they are also very much a classic and are never really out of style. This is great news because it means that those of you who have had striped tops in your closet for years are one step ahead of the pack. Yet you definitely don’t want to wear yours stripes in the same old way you always do.
One of the keys to wearing stripes (or any other timeless look that happens to be trendy) is to put a fresh spin on it. Ask yourself ‘what’s unexpected?’ and opt for a look that gives your old stripes a new lease on life.
1/ Pair your classic navy striped top with a gorgeous pair of melon trousers and gladiator sandals for a look that says transcontinental chic. Sure, white jeans or pants would look great too, but the melon gives it a modern spin and helps you look up to the minute.
2/ Wear your striped cardigan with a long, flowing skirt in a similar color, then pop it with a camisole in a color that’s in direct contrast. This unexpected pop of color will kick colors such as mustard (that can easily fall flat when teamed with neutrals) up several notches and inject some energy into your look.
3/ Your orange striped top is already unexpected, but teaming it with a contrasting green skirt amps up your style IQ and gives you a whole new sense of playfulness. Add some orange platform booties for a contemporary look or opt for nude sandals to play your look down.
4/ A striped fitted tank gets revved up with a pink fishtail skirt that puts the spotlight on your beautiful legs. The green wedges are a bonus and bring a 3rd color into the combination for maximum attitude.
5/ Your wide navy top has never looked better than when teamed with turquoise jeans and mint flats. The play on color is fresh and understated, while looking oh-so-right.
Taking your stripes to a whole new level can be easy! Just remember, keep your stripes in proportion to your personal scale and you’ll look fabulous.
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