There’s just something about these classic yet totally modern patterns that works no matter the season, the occasion or the mood. They continue to make a comeback in various forms. Whether it's pinstripes, candy stripes, herringbone, gingham, plaid, windowpane or just plain old checks.
How to wear stripes -
When it comes to form fitting pieces (dresses, pants, etc.), thinner stripes are typically more flattering.
It’s best to stick with vertical stripes for pants and shorts especially if you’re on the shorter side as horizontal stripes can make you appear wider than you are. Comparatively, vertical stripes are elongating. For skirts, horizontal stripes in all lengths and at all heights, work well.
Wearing stripes on stripes or in the opposite directions is a great way to style while adding lengths and proportions to your outfit. Don’t be afraid of mixing widths. A horizontal striped top paired with a narrow pant or a wide leg thinner striped pant will look chic styled right.
Diversify your stripes mixed with other prints, such as checks, florals, polkas and geometric for an unexpected creative look. Select a dominant print and use the others as accents.
Make sure you select the right colours to work your stripes. To play it safe, you can start with similar colour palettes. If your stripes are pastels, you can match it with other pastel or mix stripes with other prints in a whole black and white look is an easy way to start.
How to wear checks -
Pick your foundation print and build from there. If you’d like your checkered print to take centre stage, style it with neutral solids.
One of the simplest ways to mix your checks is to layer with two different scales. Pairing small-scale checks with large ones allows the smaller scale to work as a neutral. In this way, a skirt with a tiny floral print can work with a large-format plaid flannel.
You can try summer clothes for the cooler weather, find a plaid or checkered blazer in the same colour family to layer over your look. You can also layer darker colors, such as a navy striped jacket, over some of your pastel or lighter coloured checks that may be your summer staple for the winter transition.
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