Stripes can be so sick and tiring to wear but these horizontal lines are just so timeless and easy that hating them becomes useless. However, because this pattern is too common to begin with, adding something different can make a better outfit while preventing an awkward moment from happening: bumping into someone wearing the apparel cut from the same striped fabric that you are wearing – awkward, right? Well not when you give it a bit of twist!
This French sailor print can go with any pattern, which makes layering, color mixing, shape shifting and print on print, fun and effortless. Thus, I am pretty sure that some of you are abusing these linear lines with denims, prints, loud colors, neutrals and basics. But for chicer outfit, I opted for a print that also has a splash of lines, but this time, waving lines.
Stripes can go in a variety of styles, from sporty to preppy to girly, because these lines still find ways to fit in without looking dowdy. But with a little bit of work and thinking, you can actually create a unique outcome. Parallel with what I did, instead of opting for denim, I wore these shorts that have thick waving lines. Here is a tip: in doing stripes on stripes ensemble, make sure that they comprised of different or contradicting lines to create stylish accents, but if not, then simply wear accessories, shoes or bags that have attractive shade.
On the other hand, whether you opted for shorts, pants or jeans, these strappy sandals from Tres complements the stripey get up. Unlike the other gladiator sandals, this pair is cozy and does not hurt even you wear it all throughout the day. On a different note, a backpack suits this kind of casual look. I just picked the bag that has the hue that contrasts the shade of my top and bottom, and matches the color of my sandals.
So what do you think of my outfit? How are you going to style your striped top?
Shot by Seph Cham