I was sorting through images tonight and came across these bad boys from a late summer photoshoot in Paradise Cove. I love this striped skirt and got to thinking…I should write about how I like to wear stripes! So here we are, folks. Keep scrolling for my tips on wearing stripes, plus some of my favorite striped pieces.
VERTICAL, VERTICAL, VERTICAL
Vertical stripes are the way to go. They have this magical way of making your bod look elongated! Who doesn’t love that?! I love vertical stripes because they draw the eye from top to bottom, making sure to get you lots of up + down stares from people admiring your ahhh-dorable outfit!
KEEP IT NEUTRAL
When I wear stripes, I like to be sure that part of the pattern remains neutral…black, white or beige. I love how this Faithful the Brand skirt pops with green, but still looks clean by adding white stripes. Wearing a pattern like stripes already makes a statement, so I try to stay away from tons of bright colors in my stripe-y patterns. Not trying to look like a package of Fruit Stripe gum! Anyone confused by that reference should CLICK HERE. If I am feeling extra colorful, I choose pieces that stay within the same general color palette, like this pink + orange sweater by Free People.
PAIR WITH A BASIC
If I’m wearing a stripe-y piece, I like to keep the rest of the look understated + simple. I paired this skirt with a basic white top! If I were to go for a full on striped dress, I’d opt for flat sandals or crisp white sneakers. Some gals are way cooler than me and can rock rainbow striped pants with a leopard print top. I’m just not that type of gal! If you’re like me, stay true to your style and know what you’re comfortable in. There is hope for us gals who want to wear patterns and keep it simple!