The humble striped breton top is a style staple that has stood the test of time. One of the easiest prints to wear, it’s a worthy investment that will see you through season and after season. Despite popular opinion, stripes won’t make you appear larger–that’s if you pick the correct print. As a general rule, horizontal striped clothes are the most figure-flattering–as they draw the eye downwards.
This season, stripes have had a glamorous makeover and appear in bold color combinations and in luxe fabrics on shirts and dresses. Instantly update your wardrobe with these top picks.
Striped Clothes to Wear Now
A statement blazer is an easy way to breathe new life into your favorite jeans and top combos. This stripe cape blazer that rests on the shoulders is a seriously chic way to take your smart-casual looks up a notch. Pair with dark denim skinny fit jeans, a basic silk camisole and heels for a foolproof date night look.
Silk Boyfriend Shirt
A silk shirt is a must-have piece in every woman’s wardrobe. This classic boyfriend marquis stripe shirt with pocket detail is a versatile item that can mixed and matched with jeans, trousers and pencil skirts. The broken up stripe print is ideal for those who tend to shy away from patterns and prints.
Jumpsuits aren’t going anywhere. If floaty, vintage-inspired numbers aren’t your thing, then the latest contemporary styles, with clean lines should be your go-to. This square-neck, culotte style stripe jumpsuit can be layered over tops and shirts or worn with a tailored black blazer for a pulled-together look.
Striped Crop Sweater
Update your trusty breton t-shirts with a twist on the trend. This blocky stripe print is fresh and modern, but is still oh-so easy to wear. Throw on with your favorite jeans for effortless daytime style. Team with a great watch and a dainty gold necklace to complete the ensemble.
Striped Wrap Dress
Monochrome is a classic color combination that will never date. This elegant wrap dress is super-flattering thanks to its nipped in waist, deep v neckline and knee-skimming length. Add a slick of red lipstick and a bright tote to add a splash of color to your look.
Culottes and cut-off trousers are having something of a fashion moment. A fashionable alternative to jeans, these striped culottes not only look stylish, but they’re super comfortable too. Pair with a chiffon blouse and killer heels for chic party look.
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