Stripes… the pattern that is simple, classic and flattering. I’m a stripe lover. If I am reaching for a print then it’s usually a floral or a stripe. Whether you choose to reach for a basic striped tee or go head to toe in a stripe maxi dress it’s so easy to put together different looks using stripes. I love to pair stripes with white accessories, jeans and shoes for a fresh Spring look. A stripe tee looks perfect with a trench coat and ballet flats for a chilly day or wear them with shorts and slides for a day at the beach.
Mix and Match Stripes
You can mix and match different widths of stripes like this outfit by pairing a slim striped off the shoulder dress with a wider stripe tote. Here’s a round up of a few red and white striped dresses to go with a neutral stripe bag. You can add a pair of neutral wedges for extra height or this look works great with flat slides, too.
Go head to toe in blue and white
A stripe maxi is the perfect way to wear stripes. Blue and white stripes reminds me so much of the classic ticking stripe print of vintage mattresses. Add a cross body and pair of slides for a casual weekend look. This look is great for a day at a festival or any outdoor activity. The maxi length makes the dress so comfortable to sit and relax without worrying you might flash someone.
Red and white stripes for a french flair
For a chic take on a classic stripe tee, pair one with a short skirt and red accessories. Add a boater hat and bandanna for a french flair. This look is great for brunch or a girl’s outing. You can add a pair of fun shades and this is perfect for a sunny afternoon. A bandanna is one of the most inexpensive accessories you can add. Tie one around your purse, wear as a scarf or you can tie one in your hair to make a ponytail more interesting.
Wearing pastel stripes for a soft Spring look
Next to blue and white stripes, pink and white is probably my next favorite color scheme. I like to wear pastels in a couple of different colors like this blush and periwinkle blue. Cropped jeans are great this time of year so you can wear flats or heels. You can also wear them for a walk on the beach without dragging your jeans through the sand.
Jazz up your classic jeans and tee look
Last but not least is what I consider the uniform of stripes. A simple navy and white tee layered over distressed jeans and a pair of booties. Red, white and blue is a favorite combination of mine because it always in style. You can add a simple bag (Tommy Hilfiger makes the best!) for a touch of red without looking like you stepped out of a fourth of July festival.