From Kate Moss to Michelle Williams to Claudia Schiffer and the girls of The City, there's no denying nautical stripes are
a huge trend right now. We've been seeing the Breton striped top everywhere, but in this episode of Fab's How To, Allison shows us how to wear this popular style in new ways.
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How to Add Stripes to a Fresh Summer Look
When you think stripes, most people immediately think of the white and blue bright and stripe top that’s been popular for a while now but in order to make this trend fresh for summer, try incorporating other stripe pieces like jacket, skirts and dresses.
Celebrities including Kate Moss and Olivia Palermo have been seen wearing stripes in less traditional ways. We’re huge fans of this nautical inspired look, so we’ve chosen some unexpected modern stripes that look fresh all season long.
This jacket has become one of my favorite go-to pieces. The stripes are white and equal in size which is a nice change from the standard thin navy stripes you’ve been seeing. Because of the width, the stripe pattern isn’t fuzzy. So, it’s a great piece to experiment with the print on print trend. For example, putting this jacket over a darker floral really contrast well and brings out the colors in the print. This jacket can easily be worn over a basic tank top and denim shorts to spice up your look.
Striped dresses are a summer staple. They are great to throw on over swimsuit or style up for a summer’s hooray, up for a tighter more sophisticated version. When buying a fitted dress like this, make sure the stripes are unequal which draws the eye in and makes you look slimmer.
Lastly, choose a dress on the shorter side. Long striped dresses can get overwhelming and unflattering. Claudia Schiffer wears this trend well, sporting this striped mini-dress while out running errands. Now, to dress up this look, add a loose or any green jacket, a pair of tan crisscross wedges and if you’re feeling bold, a pair of navy socks which ties back in the nautical look.
Another wardrobe must is the bodycon skirt. So, instead of a basic black, try a stripe alternative. Now, when I fist saw this skirt, I was really excited but also a little hesitant. Coarse, little stripes around the hips didn’t seem like the most flattering thing to wear but I decided to try it out and fell head over heels for the tight striped mini.
Stripes naturally draw attention to any area, so make sure to choose a tight fitted striped skirt versus a loose skirt. That way you don’t get the illusion that you’re wider than you are. Here, I paired a basic gray pocket T with a white blazer and silver necklace. It’s so easy but it still looks polished. Michelle Williams wore a similar version of this trend in con with a green and black striped skirt and a simple navy T.
So remember, when you’re shopping for stripes, don’t limit yourself to tops. There are lots of great stripes alternatives out there. Check out Shopstyle.com for some fun stripe styles. I’m Allison for FABtv. See you next time.