You’ve probably noticed that a lot of people are wearing striped pants. It started off as printed pants in general, because of the fall 2012 trend of matching pants and jackets, but come spring 2013, it narrowed itself to stripes. I’m guessing for two major reasons: one, celebrities started wearing them, including Nicole Richie, Victoria Beckham, Miley Cyrus; and two (and most importantly) vertical stripes make you look thinner. You can’t really compete with that.
I like this Fashionista’s pants because they’re not your typical black and white version. What I also like is that she wasn’t afraid to add more color to her look. By accessorizing with a green purse and blue shoes, she added personality to her outfit. It didn’t look like she simply copied it out of a fashion magazine. Needless to say, she knew what she was doing. Which is why I wasn’t surprised when her friend told me she was a designer. In case you were wondering, she’s from Uruguay and works for Felipa Novias, an accessories brand that specializes in bridal pieces.
I guess there is one simple rule you should keep in mind when wearing striped pants. It’s a little tricky to wear a colorful shirt with them. Let’s say you wear a purple neon T-shirt, I would suggest adding colorful makeup and accessories. That way, like in this Fashionista’s outfit, the pants are no longer your focal point.