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Advice
|14 Jul|3 mins

How to wear stripes

You’ve got this. They’re the new neutrals, after all.
Elle Glass
14 Jul
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It’s time to break up. No, we’re not talk a cry-yourself-to-sleep affair, nor a stalk-his-Instagram-for-seven-weeks-straight effort. We’re talking about breaking up that block-coloured wardrobe of yours with a little pattern. More specifically, with the time-honoured print that is stripes.

One of the most reliable and reached-for prints, stripes are the perfect pick-you-up for any ensemble. From pinstripes to speed stripes, these lines are the kind you’ll love to cross. Wear them up and down or from side to side – whatever your call, they’re a classic way to add an edge to your look. Play with the timeless white-on-anything, use them to add a pop of colour to your look or live a little and DIY rainbow.  

Advice
|14 Jul|3 mins

How to wear stripes

You’ve got this. They’re the new neutrals, after all.
Elle Glass
14 Jul
Share:

It’s time to break up. No, we’re not talk a cry-yourself-to-sleep affair, nor a stalk-his-Instagram-for-seven-weeks-straight effort. We’re talking about breaking up that block-coloured wardrobe of yours with a little pattern. More specifically, with the time-honoured print that is stripes.

One of the most reliable and reached-for prints, stripes are the perfect pick-you-up for any ensemble. From pinstripes to speed stripes, these lines are the kind you’ll love to cross. Wear them up and down or from side to side – whatever your call, they’re a classic way to add an edge to your look. Play with the timeless white-on-anything, use them to add a pop of colour to your look or live a little and DIY rainbow.  

Be they embellished, printed or ribbon-esque, stripes are a perennial favourite. Whether you opt for a classic mariner / Francophile look in a Breton stripe or something a little finer, they’re the ultimate multi-taster – both work- and weekend-worthy.

Best of all: a structured stripe screams expensive-looking and is an easy way to elevate your style without breaking the bank.

Here’s how to walk the line...

A firm favourite of the Sporty Spices among you, you know which way to wear them. These are the stars of track and field you’ve been wearing since your Little Athletics days. Be unafraid to mix and match – wide-leg tracks with a checked trench coat in a relaxed fit for the warm up.

If you’re looking for something a little less performance-based, a little more work-appropriate, you can’t go past a classic striped suit combo. The Atmos&Here Nina Pinstripe Boyfriend Blazer is an ultra-relaxed take on classic suiting. Teamed with matching wide-legged pants and a simple white slogan tee, you’re good to go – be it to your desk or a date with your future ex-boyfriend. Go on, break some hearts.

If you’re not a subscriber to the more-is-more manifesto, then why not invest in a signature piece to pair with your go-to neutrals. The right piece will make your look pop – try some big, bold, Beetlejuice stripes. Topshop’s Humbug Duster Coat is a great buy – cinch it in at the waist for a more structured look or let it fly loose behind you.

Elle Glass
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