I’ve been having such a fun time re-styling pieces that I already own. And the great thing about most of my pieces is that they are classics and are always available at the retailers. I’ve talked about wearing and mixing prints in the past but today I want to focus more on stripes.
They are probably the most popular, casual and easiest to wear prints. They pretty much match with everything, whether they are horizontal or vertical.
Medium-width contrasting stripes will stand out more but are also still considered casual. If you are going for a textured effect, opt for ultra thin with low contrast. For a bold, statement print, thick stripes are the best.
Neutral mixes are definitely the most popular with the classic Breton style top in navy blue and white horizontal stripes. Vertically navy blue and white is a chic alternative to your classic white office staples.
Colour is also fun! You can do a colour and white, a colour and a neutral, two colours or multicoloured stripes. The options are endless.
I’ve mentioned before, that striped tops are a must for any French girl wardrobe. Breton style tops can be worn by themselves or as a base layer under a jacket or the hem or cuffs peaking out underneath a sweater.
Vertically striped trousers or skirts in either narrow or wide stripes make for a classy, chic choice. Try to avoid horizontally striped bottoms because they can make your hips look wider than they are.
When it comes to stripes on accessories, you want them to stand out. Think big stripes!
As a geometric print, stripes go very well with unruly prints. Some unruly prints include:
Stripes and polka dots work very well together since they are both geometric prints.
Try pairing with a cool graphic tee.
Pairing plaids together is definitely risky but if you do it right, you can pull it off. Since my houndstooth pants are in the same colour scheme as my top, it makes it work
Vintage Cotton Turtleneck | Clara Trousers | Piper Mules | Lena Ring | Pave Ridge Ring | Croissant Dome Ring | Beaded Coin Necklace | Coterie Chain Necklace | Solar Watch | Bevelled Chain Bracelet | Nugget Bracelet | Malachite Bracelet | Amber Sunglasses |