Sunday, July 21, 2013

Styling Tips for Wearing Stripes This Summer

Stripes are a very unique trend. They are not like most trends which come and go. It might be the same pattern, but stripes are reinvented every year. Two years ago stripes were worn with the nautical look with a navy/white or red/white combination. Last year they were styled as a “weekend in the Hamptons” look. This year stripes are going were they haven’t really gone before, high fashion chic with an edge. They were rocked all over fashion weeks this year including the runways of Marc Jacobs, Christian Dior, and Dolce & Gabbana. If you are trying to achieve this look but do not think it is a good idea for you to rock a full striped body suit to the supermarket, no fear! 

I am here to give styling advice to help you achieve this look the right way that is comfortable and easy to wear! The first outfit I styled below showcases one of my favorite skirts of all time, The Stripe It Lucky Skirt from Modcloth. I paired the skirt with this Hot Pink “Valley Girl” Wildfox Top and an amazing pair of Zara pumps! This look is flirty and fun perfect for a day with your girls or a night on the town. If you rock more of a casual style, my second option is perfect for you! 

I went for a “hippie chic” look by going with this Vertical Stripe Maxi Skirt from Amazon. I added a darker pop of color, burgundy, throughout the hat and the Asos Scalloped Handbag. Wearing Booties with this outfit is such a great option, even during the summer months, very chic! Stripes are a great year round trend and can be paired with virtually anything! 

Written by Jessica Farley 
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