Stripes is the classic pattern that never go out of style and they effortlessly scream summer! Below is some inspiration and must have pieces.
Must Have Pieces To get These Looks:
Stripes Bermuda Shorts **Perfect with a crips white top | Striped Hoodie **Pair with bright shorts and oxfords | Basic Striped Tee ** Use it to layer over or under just about anything | Striped Blazer **Wear with white jeans & sneakers for a effortless look | Striped Linen Shorts **Try these with a muscle shirt & denim button up | Striped Cap **Perfect for the beach! | Striped Jersey Tank **Pair with some red and you’ve got the perfect Fourth of July outfit | Striped trousers **the pants to wear on a hot summer night out | Suede Cole Haan Slip Ons **Dress up your stripes with a comfy pair of shoes that go with all your summer looks.
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Spring brings with it the chance to shed those winter coats and show off jumpers and T-shirts with plenty of colour – and there’s really no better way to do it than with stripes. Block colour has its place, but it’s so easy to overdo it with the brighter tones. Stripes allow you to splash in some colour while still looking understated – and they can also help your physique too.
Horizontal or vertical?
Ladies have much more choice when it comes to horizontal or vertical stripes; men’s stripey options are most of the time horizontal – probably because it’s so hard for a man to wear vertical stripes and not have it look at first glance like a football shirt. Horizontal stripes do have their uses though; men with thin frames will look wider with a horizontal stripe.
Thick or thin?
Bigger stripes tend to make a bolder statement than thinner ones, while ultra-fine ones will prevent those with a broader frame from looking too wide. Mixing fine and thick stripes is not often seen because it’s a difficult one to get right – mix in colour and it usually looks too busy, but when done well it can be an interesting look.
The top designers love stripes, and most have a range throwing together dark blues and whites or creams for a nautical look. It’s popular every spring and summer and that never looks like changing! Black and white as a combination is similarly timeless, but don’t be afraid of mixing colours; Original Penguin’s range shows that by offsetting the body stripes with block colour on the arms, or by using stripes only on the top half of a T-shirt, you can get away with combining some brighter colours -more than two, even – without being too flashy.