Let me be the first to admit that this look might not be for everyone, but I personally LOVE IT! I think pairing striped pieces together is super chic and gives off total cool-girl fashionista I-don’t-care-what-you-think-I’m-gonna-wear-what-I-want vibes. There isn’t really a “right” or “wrong” way to pair your stripes so have fun with it and don’t be afraid to add some big accessories! After all, fashion is supposed to be FUN!! If you’re a little unsure, I would recommend pairing different sized stripes together – try skinny stripes up top and thicker stripes on the bottom, use accessories to break up the sea of stripes and add some visual interest and don’t be afraid to add in some colour.
See how our ‘Girl in Focus’ Bianca styles a basic striped blouse and pant combo to create a truly stunning look.
If you don't have a striped blouse yet, you may want to pick one up as they really are a must-have spring piece. A striped blouse acts just like any other neutral blouse and can be paired with almost anything (yes, even your favourite floral skirt).
Available at H&M $29.99*
Looking to add some extra inches (heigh-wise of course) to your legs? Try a pair of flowy striped pants. Vertical stripes instant lengthen while the wide-legged cut and flowy fabric helps to hide anything you might want to hide.
Available at H&M $29.99*
Striped Leather Belt
I'm going to be honest here - I'm not a huge belt person but in this case, this red striped belt really completes the look and adds a bit of structure to an otherwise soft, flowy outfit.
Available at GAP $39.95*
LAUREN RALPH LAUREN Lindley Printed Tech Case
Looking to ease yourself into stripes on stripes? Try adding a striped bag to your striped shirt and solid-coloured pant ensemble. Choose a bag with colourful stripes where the stripes differ in size or orientation from your shirt.
Available at Hudson's Bay $98*
EXPRESSION Ellie D'Orsay Snake Nubuck Flats
Classic D'orsay flats instantly make any outfit look chic. You could do basic black when selecting a shoe to wear with multiple striped pieces, or you could reach for something bright like these bold cobalt flats that will help to break up the stripes. I vote for bright blue!
Available at Hudson's Bay $69*
Large, bold accessories are the perfect match for a stripe on stripe look. I prefer plain metals as opposed to embellished necklaces or bracelets, especially with a bright shoe and bag but you could easily swap it and go plain shoe and bag and jewelled accessories.
Available at H&M $14.99*
This thick slightly square bangle adds a nice hit of contrasting structure and weight to this otherwise soft outfit.
Available at Le Chateau $18*
*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.