Stripes can be both playful and sophisticated depending on your color choices. Personally, there's rarely a stripe I don't like and I'll admit I have a bit of an obsession with striped tees, skirts and dresses. Here's my latest statement-making stripes advice as contributing editor to Closer Weekly. Stripe it rich in your wardrobe.
You usually see stripes in a classic navy and white, but multihue streaks scream "summer," too! If you're feeling timid then tone down your look with a cardigan or lightweight denim jacket.
Choose your mood. Bright colors put off an energetic vibe, while patterns with a neutral shade like gray look chic.
Make stripes work overtime. A striped t-shirt may be a daytime staple, but a sleek silhouette like a striped pencil skirt makes it date night appropriate.
Since we shared plenty of colorful brights in the magazine, I kept my additional picks to more subtle combinations.
More Striped Picks
Sassy office attire.
Nicholas Exclusive Angled Zipper Detail Striped Skirt, $395 Intermix
So chic! This dress is perfect for a summer cocktail party.
Jonathan Simkhai Striped Textured Jacquard Dress, $626 Net-a-Porter
The classic stiped t-shirt for jeans, under a blazer or paired with an A-line skirt.
Rag & bone/JEAN Striped 3/4 Sleeve Tee, $115 Intermix
Color combos and stripes that keep the eye moving.
Antonio Marras Multi Striped Midi Skirt, $745 Avenue32
These stripes will balance your curves from top to bottom.
3.1 Phillip Lim Navy Striped Sleeveless Dress, $330 Avenue 32
Vertical stripes will slim, while a horizontal striped pant will add weight.
Cool Change Stripe Pattern Pant, $89 Intermix