With Emily Current and Meritt Elliott
The stripes trend is everywhere. How can I get the look?
Tip #1: Mix With Abandon Embrace your inner ’60s starlet and try a striking mix ofbigger, horizontal stripes on your top andsmaller, vertical stripes on your lower half. While there are lots of bright colors on the market, when you’re starting out, stick toblack or navy. Also, it’s smart to keep the accessories to a minimum and your shoes simple, chic and as comfortable as the best shoes for standing on concrete all day. (Think: a striped menswear-inspired blouse loosely tucked into a sleek pencil skirt, paired with pointy shoes and your hair in a sweet topknot.)
Tip #2: Consider It A Neutral Approach a bold stripe as you would any other wardrobe staple. That means style it with denim, camel, khakis, and leather without hesitation. Also, feel free to pepper it with other classic prints, like leopard, small polka dots, or florals.
Tip #3: Think Beyond Basic While we urge you to own as many striped sweaters, knit tees, andwoven tops as your budget allows, we love a striped accessory too! Try rocking a boldly striped pair of sunglasses or shoes. Even a small addition of this fun, timeless print will elevate your lookand make it effortlessly cool!
**courtesy of Who What Wear