One pattern that will always stay in fashion is stripes. In my opinion, stripes are underrated! Striped apparel such as short, long-sleeved shirts, skirts, leggings, maxi dresses, headscarves and every other imaginable piece of clothing has the potential to look fashionable if you know how to wear it. Stripes can alter a Fashionista’s appearance if she chooses to wear vertical stripes instead of horizontal stripes. This fashion secret makes curvier Fashionistas look slimmer.
This Fashionista represents the perfect balance between dressing chic and comfortably dressing down. I love that she chose not to wear a bold necklace and let the stripes stand alone. Instead, to accessorize she wore homemade bracelets, a watch from her hometown jewelry store and a pair of Ray-Ban Original Round Sunglasses
. This Fashionista is wearing an olive and cream soft-knit shirt from Forever 21. She matches her striped shirt with dark maroon high-waisted leggings also purchased from Forever 21. Take notice of this Fashionista’s little black ankle booties she bought while thrifting. What a perfect way to take charge of those San Francisco hills in style!
Stripes are so versatile that they can be worn for any occasion. To dress them down, I suggest following this Fashionista’s lead by wearing a striped shirt with a pair of comfortable leggings or dark jeans. Adding striped accessories with different colors than those in your outfit, like this gorgeous Henri Bendel tote bag
, is a cool way to incorporate more prints in your look without overdoing it. For a dressier alternative style, try this zigzag striped blouse
from ModCloth or something similar with black dress pants and a pair of Steve Madden pointed-toe high heel booties
. Voilà, you have earned your stripes!