Stripes are a fashion staple. Returning season after season, they never date and always add a sense of effortless style to any outfit. This Spring 2014, stripes are taking centre stage and the options are endless- from tops and skirts to shorts and pants and every colour and style imaginable, there are endless ways to rock this trend.
A blazer is an item that every woman needs in her wardrobe. Extremely versatile, it will transcend seasons and occasions and can take any look from drab to fab. Dressed up for a meeting or a night on the town, a striped blazer will keep heads turning, and when paired with a pair of jeans and a white T-shirt, you have a winning casual weekend look. A men’s style watch and stack rings are a great way to keep things polished.
A skirt is a great way to refresh a tired winter wardrobe. Fun and feminine, you can’t go wrong with a high-waisted, striped number. Look for pieces that end mid thigh or just above the knee and feature stripes of different proportions. Pair with a plain white box tee or a slouchy vest and heels or ankle boots. Make sure that your top does not overlap the skirt to keep the look flattering. Accessorise with chunky gold arm cuffs and reflective shades.
Shorts. Many woman feel daunted when thinking about this summer wardrobe staple. What to wear them with? Are they formal enough for the office? Are they flattering? The truth is, shorts are one of the most versatile items you can wear – and also the most comfy. A chic high-waisted striped pair will take you from boardroom to dancefloor with ease, and you can wear them on the weekend for a chic nautical inspired look that screams Parisian chic. Wear with a contrasting hue’d button up or chambray shirt and classic stilettos or nude wedges. A large neutral tote completes the look.
The Short And Long T-Shirt
You can never go wrong with a striped T-Shirt. Ever since Coco Chanel decided that this nautical inspired item was chic, woman everywhere have been clambering to get their hands on one. This season sees the trend updated with bold accessories and textures. Add a rock n roll edge to your shirt by pairing it with a leather pencil skirt and simple black heels. A simple white bag is a great way to keep the look fresh. Layer your long sleeve tee under a beige poncho and pair with leather look trousers and knee high boots.
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