A classic pattern gets a smart spring update - learn how to wear your stripes with ELLE's 60 Second Style.
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Striped fabrics have been associated with everything from athletics to government, politics, healthcare, and even the beach. Because the stripe has so many associations, it's one of fashion's most versatile prints.
This season, stripes take to the runway, playing the role of stylish underwear. You can layer stripes of different sizes and colors over each other, for a distinct graphic look. The key to pulling this off is to choose a maximum of two stripe patterns that complement each other, to avoid looking too busy. Have small stripe under a larger stripe pattern, in the same color family for sophisticated contrast.
Layering different size stripes under another garment can add a stylish stuff to your look. Try layering different long sleeves striped T-shirts over a form fitting evening dress.
This layering transforms a dress that you may have only considered for evening, into a whimsical, easy, day look.