Get The Striped Look Without Looking Big

Stripes can be bold, tricky and, yes, intimidating. There are three things that we all worry about while putting on a striped garment. First, that they’ll look too bold on us. Second, if it will suit our body type? And third, how do we style them? Read on to find the answers to your questions and how to wear stripes so you look flattering in them.

Which Stripe Is Right For You?

When you wear stripes, keep in mind that big vertical stripes will work better on your upper body and smaller horizontal ones on your lower half. You may see range of colour and combinations, but we suggest that you stick to black or navy as it’s safe, classy and foolproof. Also keep accessories to a minimum and shoes not too flashy. Below we have a classic stripe dress by Miss Chase, bow and arrow earrings  to give you a structured look and basic black peep-toes by The Trunk Label.

What's your stripe type?

How To Wear Your Stripes

The best way to wear stripes is to pair them with neutrals. Wear them with jeans, skirts or shorts—whether plain or coloured. If your bottoms are striped, experiment with vibrantly shaded tunics, shirts or blouses.

If you are open to experiments, team stripes up with classic prints like polka dots, florals and animal prints. We’d suggest pairing this sheer striped shirt with this cool polka dot skater skirt by Koovs.

How to wear stripes?

Go Beyond The Basics

You can bring in small touches of stripes to your look by picking striped accessories such as sunglasses, shoes and bags. This is a good way to be part of the trend, yet not be wearing something you aren’t comfortable in. You can buy the plimsolls and sunglasses featured below from Koovs.

striped accessories

So, are you ready to do the stripe-
tease act?

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