Stripes are nothing new for spring, but this ain’t your average nautical tee. This year, stripes are bigger, bolder, and brighter than ever. From mix-and-match separates to technicolor dresses, the classic print is getting a kaleidoscopic spin. So toss aside that St. James sailor sweater and go bold with these seven super stripe looks.
1. Mix & Match
Yes, you can wear stripes with stripes! Thick lines with thin ones. Multicolor with monochrome. High-fashion dressing has become more or less like your middle school’s “clash day,” and we say embrace it. After all, it was the most fun day of the year, right?
2. Color Pop
From Proenza Schouler to Opening Ceremony, striped knit dresses were a fashion week favorite. Vibrant primary colors in red, yellow, and blue make this simple silhouette pop. Go easy on the accessorizing with this one, the dress speaks for itself.
3. Swim Season
Brands like Altuzarra showcased striped bikini bottoms on their runways. And from seaside lounging to super chic beach parties, a colorful two-piece is a great way to catch some rays in style. Some influencers are even taking the “no pants” trend to the streets, but we’ll leave that one up to you.
4. The Sweater
You don’t have to go head-to-toe in this print to achieve the look. A color block sweater with thick stripes look great layered over a simple slip dress with killer booties.
5. Sky Blues
We’re still not over the Victorian-inspired ruffle obsession. And you can knit the two trends together with dreamy shades of blue. Definitely, play with structure and silhouette when you mix striped separates.
6. In the Details
A slightly less literal approach to the trend, stripes also took over in the form of subtle detailing, like the ribbon paneling on this Red Valentino number. Make it super cool and approachable with a leather jacket and clean white kicks.
7. Suited Up
The cool-girl approach to spring suiting. This borrowed-from-the-boys silhouette is a seasonal favorite, and we love it when the separates more or less match. Finish it off with a fun oxford to complete this playful-yet-polished look.
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