We spot stripes! A classic print, the good ole bands and bars, vertical or horizontal, keep us in line with quintessentially timeless looks. Stripes may be tied to spring’s nautical theme or perhaps, even the signature styles of inmates, referees, Beetlejuice and circus tents, but its versatility easily makes it a pattern that transcends any season. So this winter, you can certainly rock stripes in multiple, flattering ways.
Bottoms with vertical stripes slim your legs and elongate your figure plus, they add some punk to your outfit too. Striped pencil skirts, jeans and wide leg pants will therefore add inches, and yards of urban chic to your ensemble.
A striped garment makes a great layering piece too. Wear an oversized striped knitted sweater over a solid top such as chambray. The medley of plains, prints and textures create a strikingly modish ensemble.
Striped sweaters add a touch of whimsy to your winter looks. Thick-banded or pinstriped, classic black and white or bright-hued, they create a pretty and preppy look that’s cosy and fun at the same time.
Horizontal stripes are dreaded because they widen your shape. Hence, they make the most flattering pattern for those with boyish figures. Horizontal stripes equal sexy womanly curves.
Stripes make a fitting print to do some colour-blocking. Those thick bands are perfect spaces for sporting every colour in the rainbow. Colour-blocked sweater dresses with vibrant, Skittle-like colours will give a whole new meaning to the term, candy striping.
Bold thick stripes look amazing in stiff, structured fabrics. Coloured stripes will definitely stand out in a statement coat or blazer. Wearing it with more delicate pieces such as cotton shirts or satin blouses will help soften the look.