I have to confess, that in terms of my personal style, I’m a long-time striped prints fan. The typical Briton-stripe, French chic look is one that I regard as classically chic and timeless. So I was very happy to find that stripes have snared the spotlight as one of the biggest trends this season.
What’s the difference this time round? They are bigger, bolder and brighter than ever, with the most interesting update being the manner in which striped pieces are now being paired together.
While admittedly, this is a more fashion-forward departure from the standard French-style look – and one which you might not really expect to work – but yet it does, and very well!
It does need to said however, that unless you are well-practiced in the art of print-pairing, this is a combination that has the potential to fairly easily land you in fashion-fail territory.
So I’ve compiled some guidelines on how to correctly navigate the current stripes on stripes trend – incorporating many different personal style options – that will have you pulling off the look like a seasoned street style star.
Keep scrolling to see my do’s and don’t stop mastering the stripes on stripes trend,PLUS exactly where to shop to recreate the looks.
Choose black + white or navy + white stripes in pieces that already have a classic silhouette – as demonstrated here, a button-down shirt and relaxed-fit pants work perfectly. The trick is to ensure that there is variation in the width or boldness in the prints paired together.
Side-stripe trousers and trackpants have been one of the most popular athleisure-inspired pieces this year. Just add a striped track top or jersey and you’ll have a look that’s comfortable yet pulled-together.
Bold prints make this a striking look! Keep the colour tones in complementary shades to ensure there’s cohesion in your outfit.
This is a look that somehow simultaneously feels current, yet timeless! Opt for slimmer-fit pieces that won’t “drown” your shape and keep the stripes as consistent as possible.
Floaty dresses and skirts where vertical, horizontal and diagonal stripes in the same colours meet, will create a modern update to your feminine style.