Stripes are a great way to work a print into your wardrobe, and you can wear it anywhere from the office to a girl’s night out. While it is versatile, it presents its challenges. One piece, however cute, may not look as good on you as it does your bff. For each body type there’s a way to wear stripes that will make your shape look it’s best. Read on to find out what you should be shopping for!
Every body is different! Take a look and see which image best represents your frame, and take note of the guidelines. These will help you pick a piece that flatters you the most!
Apple Shaped: If you’re broader up top with a wider midsection, you’ll want to go for vertical stripes in contrasting colors. This is going to help elongate your shape.
Pear Shaped: To broaden your shoulders, wear a thicker stripe on the top half of your body. If you opt to wear them on your bottom half, wear a vertical stripe, it will slim down your hips.
Hourglass Shaped: You have only one guideline to go by- make sure your stripes go in the same direction! You can wear pretty much any stripe, lucky you!
Rectangle Shaped: If you have a tall, thin figure go for thick horizontal stripes in the areas you want to look curvy.
As mentioned, stick with thick stripes on the upper half of your body. A striped blazer is the perfect option! It’s a great choice if you’re looking to upgrade your basic black blazer for spring! Pair this with a comfy tee and a great pair of leather shorts and you’re ready to go!
Get the Look: House of Fraser Blazer / Topshop Tee / Urbancode Shorts
You can wear any type of stripe, just remember to keep them all going in the same direction! A two piece set is a great summer staple, so why not make it a striped set?! Platforms are perfectly on trend for summer as well, pair them together for maximum impact!
Get the Look: Topshop Top / Topshop Skirt / Steve Madden Sandals
Every girl should have a go to cami in her arsenal, including a great striped one. Just make sure your stripes stay vertical, and the colors have a nice contrast. It’s a great way to look pulled together quickly. I love these two options with your favorite jeans or leather pants, and a bright pump for a pop of color!
Get the Look: Topshop Cami / Topshop Pinstripe Cami / Jessica Simpson Pumps
You can use stripes to create the illusion of curves where you want them. I love these striped tees paired with a worn in denim short for a easy-going, relaxed look. This is the epitome of the relaxed chic look that we all want to emulate. Make sure you only go for pieces that have horizontal stripes, these are the best option for you.
Get the Look: Topshop Tee / Topshop Tank / Topshop Shorts
So, what do you think, will you take stripes for a spin this season? Are they already in heavy rotation in your wardrobe? Let me know by commenting below!