Sunday, 9 February 2014

How To Style: Vertical Stripes

My biggest dilemma when it come to my wardrobe, is how to wear horizontally striped tops. From long sleeved boat-necks, to baggy sweaters and the classic tee, stripes are everywhere! 
Horizontal stripes aren't always the most forgiving, but hopefully I can shed some light on easy ways to pair your striped shirts, and show you that they aren't really that scary!

Add a statement necklace.
By adding a nice chunky necklace it helps to break up the harsh stripes and give some depth to the look, as well as bringing the look from casual to glam instantly.

Tuck it into high-waisted pants or skirts.
This minimizes the amount of stripes shown to prevent you from looking too wide while cutting it at the waist helps to accentuate.

Pair it with a long maxi skirt.
This helps to elongate the legs making you look taller and longer to evenly balance out the horizontal stripes.

Extra notes:
Mix prints! Pair your stripy top with a cute floral skirt.
Wear under solid block colored coats or a black leather jacket for the winter.
Baggier striped tops look best with skinny jeans or leggings to balance out the boxy top half.

These are some of my main tips for wearing horizontal stripes. Hope this gives you a bit of inspiration!

Elise xo

(Pictures not my own unless otherwise specified)

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