Classes are in full swing and this semester stripes are everywhere, from the runways at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week to the everyday commuter wanting to stand out amongst the masses. Although they can be intimidating to most Fashionistos, there are a few key points to incorporate, including approaching stripes as neutrals whether you style your stripes with denim, cotton grey, and leather or as this stylish maven chose khaki (think subtle and solid). Let your personal style dictate which works for you. However, one should avoid wearing duplicate stripe patterns. After all, no one wants to look like an optical illusion (unless you’re Burt Wonderstone). For a modern and stylish bottom, check out my all time favorite J.Crew, for this fitted navy impasse. Many guys want to go beyond the stripes to make a statement, and choosing the right accents can easily get complicated. Again, subtle is best. Try these funky gold accents from Topshop and American Apparel. Tie it all together with the perfect headgear, be it a classic panama or a beanie; the choice is yours. With these basic do’s and don’ts, you can be sure to find the perfect ensemble for the everyday stroll down the quad.
Hint: When on the market for stripes, avoid bright colored stripes (i.e. primary hues) and stick to black or navy.