STYLE GURU STYLE: All About Stripes

Stripes are one of those time-honored trends that will never go out of style. This is a classic pattern that will always be made available after being reimagined in new ways.

This spring and summer season has definitely put an emphasis on stripes—vertical stripes that is. As seen in the Tibi ready-to-wear collection for spring 2015, they definitely make a statement that’s perfect for casual wear during the warmer weather. Vertical stripes in particular are a global favorite due to the slimming and lengthening effect they give, making this trend one to stay. In Tibi’s collection, they do a great job of incorporating the trend in multiple ways, through various silhouettes like an open blazer to linen cullotes to a silk button-up top. This collection does a phenomenal job when it comes to making classic pieces new again with different shapes and fabric combinations.

Stripes are always easy to incorporate into your outfit and wardrobe, as I did in this look inspired by Tibi’s line. I’m wearing a linen short sleeve top with blue and cream vertical stripes. I paired it with some black skinny jeans that I cuffed at the ankle to make it a wearable look for class. The combo is complemented with some white pointed toe loafers, my go-to Longchamp tote bag and my Ray-Ban oversized clubmaster sunglasses. This is a total look that combines the trends of the runway with the simplicity of a college student, making it easy enough for anyone to recreate.

Get My Look: 1. A striped top. 2. Black jeans. 3. White shoes.