Today’s fashion allows for lots of different patterns of material, including stripes of all sizes and colors. Do you like stripes, but you find yourself unsure as to how to fashionably incorporate stripes into your wardrobe? If this is true, you no longer have to just let your striped outfits sit on the hangers. You can now pull them out and wear them to make a strong fashion statement. Here is how to wear stripes in a tasteful manner:
Striped Top. If you have a striped top, you can wear it several ways. You can wear the striped top as an overlay. If you do this, make sure that you wear it with a solid-colored outfit. For instance, you can wear a red-striped outfit over a cream colored top and slacks. This will slim you, and the top will help make the outfit pop with color.
If you wear the top without an overlay, try to pair it up with a lighter color of slacks, preferably a color that already exists in the striped shirt material. This will also create a slimming effect. Too, it will help the striped top be the center of attention. Do your best to make sure that your shoes are the same color as your slacks to avoid pulling the viewer’s eyes downward.
Striped Jacket. If you wear a striped jacket, make sure that you wear it in a classy way. Don’t mingle it with a variety of different colors. Pick out a neutral-colored top, slacks, and shoes (all in the same color), and wear the outfit underneath the striped jacket. You can even wear a blue top, blue jeans, and blue shoes, with a striped jacket. You’ll look great.
Striped pants. If you want to wear a pair of striped pants, save yourself the trouble of looking large by wearing a dark solid top (like brown or black) with the striped pants. Stripes can make your backside look wide, but a solid top can help with this. If you’re large, avoid horizontal stripes completely.
Striped shoes. You can add some quick fun to your wardrobe by wearing a pair of striped shoes. If you’re lucky enough to own a pair, enjoy them by wearing them with a solid-colored outfit. Even if you wear jeans, try to wear a solid blue shirt with the jeans. This way, varied colors and patterns will not clash with/take away from your gorgeous striped shoes.
Striped bag or Striped hair accessories. When you carry a striped bag or wear a striped hair accessory, follow the same rules listed under the striped shoes. The key is to not wear more than one striped item at a time. Stripes should bring fun into your wardrobe, not overwhelm it. Don’t let stripes drown you out, either. Let them liven up your wardrobe by wearing a minimal amount of stripes.