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How to Wear: Stripes

Welcome to my new series "How to Wear" - ideas and inspiration on how to incorporate items/colours/prints into your wardrobe. First up stripes..

Stripes are a girl's best friend - vertical or horizontal, teamed with solid colours or a fabulous print you can add to make a simple outfit more chic, especially if mixed with another print like a floral. Whichever form, size or colour - there is a stripe out there for everyone. 
Stripes in top form in my opinion are easiest to wear, especially when teamed with your favourite trousers or a nice bold skirt, i think its the simplicity and shaping of a top that make it the perfect canvas for a stripe. Also a classic t-shirt cut right and teamed with jeans is the perfect off duty look for any woman. A bold skirt or dress on the other hand is defiantly a statement way to incorporate stripes, but a good combination for the office. 

I used to stay away from stripes, as i wasn't sure if as a bigger girl that they suited me - now i know how to wear for my body shape i have embraced them and love to mix in with my weekly outfits: A skinny horizontal stripe in a soft t-shirt with jeans or slouchy PJ trousers or a vertical stripe in a long line shirt with skinny jeans. A jersey pencil skirt teamed with a simple solid tee and statement necklace (similar to the first picture above) or my favourite is a mix print (horizontal stripe with floral layered on top) flippy hem dress with ankle boots - quite a variety of outfits for a girl who didn't think stripes were her friend! 
Its all about how to style them.

* All images from my Pinterest boards

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