Miss Bias

17 September 2011

How to wear Stripes on Stripes

I am always instantly drawn to fashion items that have stripes. It's an immediate attention grabber for me. There can be loads of beautiful items on a clothes rack, but if there is just one striped piece, then I am bound to look at that piece first over all others. Although, stripes can be a super striking statement piece, it is difficult for one to master the stripe on stripe style. So I wanted to give a few tips on how I think one can pull off this styling without getting it completely wrong.

Soft and Bold Stripes - mix a bold hard edge stripe with a softer toned stripe in a similar colour or complementary colour. The softer stripe should be subtle so that the bold stripe can still accentuate as a feature yet provide an interesting and stylish look. 

Colour tones - stripes on stripes does work extremely well if the colour palette of all the items is of the same hues of colour. Combining an assortment of stripe widths in a layering effect of the same colour can really add punch to monochromatic look.

Horizontal and Vertical - stripes running in opposite directions can be tricky, but if the proportions are right, then the horizontal vs vertical stripe ensemble can look amazing.

Random -  the mixture of random stripes in a variety of colours, proportions and widths works best if one piece is much less casual than the other piece. If a striped skirt or trouser is a little dressy, pair it with a casual striped tee or tank for the look to work well. This can be done in the reversal also. 

Photo sources - Pinterest.com


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Cylia said...

and still I dont own a stripy tshirt.. maybe one.. but not a sweater or something:)!

Zarna said...

LOVING stripes on stripes!

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Heidy said...

Ooh the last pic is a great inspiration for Spring stripes!


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Grazziella said...

AMAZING POST, love the firt and the third photos especially but the last one is cool too


Peace n' Kisses from France

Girl living in Oslo said...

Love the hat:)

Have a great week

Catherine @ The Spring said...

Very cool mixes! I'm loving stripes for summer too!
- Catherine @ The Spring (in Brisbane)

Marie said...

This is a fantastic post on stripes on stripes - such an inspiration!

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Anonymous said...

Love love love the outfits. I wish I could pull these looks off. Garments are gorgeous!