There are certain trends that never fail to do justice to an outfit. Neutral stripes just so happens to be one of those awesome and trusty trends. Adding striped pieces to your outfit is a sure way to make your casual vibes the total opposite of boring.

I met this Fashionista after she had finished some Saturday shopping at the local mall. Her Saturday shopping attire consisted of a black and white striped long-sleeved T-shirt and a pair of medium wash skinny jeans with rips right above the knees. While her outfit was very simple, the stripes added a little bit of busyness so she didn’t need as many accessories. She also wore a brown cross-body bag which brought a different color into the mix.

I think stripes look best when they’re made of neutral colors such as black, white, brown, tan and different shades of cream. These neutral colors also look really awesome paired with denim, as demonstrated by this Fashionista. To step it up a notch I suggest reversing the outfit by trying a pair of striped shorts, a black T-shirt and perhaps a denim jacket or vest. You might even add a fun fedora or sunhat! Très Chic!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I think stripes are a great way to add busyness to an outfit without touching any crazy patterns. The thinner the stripes, the more subtle they are. On the contrary, the thicker the stripes, the bolder they appear, so go bold or go home!”