Tuesday, August 23, 2011

To try: Stripes with Stripes

Nothing is better than a classic stripe, but wearing stripes with stripes mixes things up.

the inspiration:
clockwise from top left: cupcakes and cashmere, pinterest, weardrobe, vogue

the tips:

1. Try different stripe widths, especially if you are using similar colors. This top has a much larger stripe than the skirt. wonder stripe t-shirt Browns, blue stripe mini skirt Debenhams

2. Find something in common such as stripe width or color. In this look it is color, the black and gray on the top tie in with the gray and black detail on the clutch (even though there is also green, it works). Also, sometimes it's easier to add a striped accessory. nautical stripe blouse LOFT, milan stripe clutch Nasty Gal

3. Mix vertical with horizontal. The black band separates the vertical and horizontal lines on this dress, and the designer already did the work for you by combining two different stripes on one dress. stripe cowl neck dress Oasis

4. Separate the stripes with something solid or different. Notice the blue solid color separates the stripes on the skirt from the stripes on top. (Also, in the first picture top left notice how she separated the skirt and shirt with a vest and belt). secret stripe tee Madewell, Missoni wool mini skirt mytheresa

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