Bold prints are huge right now and the most eternally classic, retro, yet minimalistic and modern print of them all has got to be stripes. Do the look head to toe or choose a focus statement piece to set your outfit off, whatever your style, stripes are the perfect choice heading into the new autumnal season.
We saw them on the runway at fashion week from the likes of Loewe and Paco Rabanne, amongst many, and now we’re seeing stripes hit street style just as hard. As long as they’re bright, bold and statement you can’t go too far wrong with the stripe trend, but check out our top tips for ultimately nailing the look.
Use Stripes to Mix and Match
A simple stripe crop top can take you from the gym to brunch to the office with just a few simple changes. Find a simple crew neck crop top with a statement stripe detail and experiment to see how you can change up your look:
Gym- Team it with tracksuit bottoms or dare to opt for high-waist biker shorts and sneakers.
Brunch- Style It up with a plaid mini and even a coordinating blazer for an on-trend clueless vibe.
Office- Pair it with high-waist tailored cigarette trousers and heeled mules with the perfect oversized envelope handbag.
Partner with The Slogan Trend
Striped tops work undeniably well with the logo or slogan trend, which is due to be coming in hard and fast for autumn. It’s a casual vibe with a fashion edge and works perfectly with anything from denim to leather-effect trousers. Take an oversized, long-line jumper and team it with just biker shorts and trainers until the autumn really kicks in, then switch to jeans for two versions of the look in one.
We’re gradually moving from the summer season into the autumn season, but that doesn’t mean we must banish our dresses and wear only jeans and boots until next spring. No, autumn simply means the reintroduction of the beloved jumper dress and they are going to be on fire this autumn. Partner a simple, sporty jumper dress with a statement stripe detail and you’ve nailed the trans-seasonal look.
Style this look with sneakers and a backpack for everyday street-style casual, or team it with sky-high sock boots and a chunky clutch bag, plus a statement hoop earring and you’ve got the next look for girls night out.
Take It Back to the 70’s
Stripes don’t have to be straight. How about that? Take it directly back to the 70’s with zig-zag stripes and give your look a statement update. Mash it up by pairing a zig-zag striped top with straight-striped trousers or keep it simple with a chic pair of high-waisted palazzo pants and heels for a dressier take on the trend.
Statement stripes are all about grabbing attention and making an impact. Choose a head to toe look or simply your favourite piece dressed down for an on-trend outfit that’s sure to turn a few heads.