Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Acne Spring 2013 RTW via IMAXtree
From Marc Jacobs' bold stripes to Acne's more subtle railroad version, stripes have come a long way from their initial Parisian introduction. Here are 10 fashion picks to get you in the game starting now.
Elongate Your Form
Show off a more elongated shape with this high-waisted vertical stripe skirt from ASOS. Its form-fitting shape and extra-wide vertical stripes will do wonders to your form and style. Wear this mid-length skirt with a blousy top and kitten heels for a sophisticated twist.
Go for casual chic in this ultra-soft T-shirt dress from L.A.-based label, LNA. A dipped back hem and loose fit gives this effortless frock an even cooler take. Pair with ankle boots and minimal jewelry to keep the casual vibe strong.
Colorblock stripes lend a subtle dose of color to this fine-knit sweater. Team with a pattern-clash bottom and pointed heels for a modern combination.
Bad Girl Pants
A must pick for every bad girl out there, these striped skinnies are coated to appear like leather. Wear them with a solid gray T-shirt and black Chuck Taylor sneaks for an everyday look.
Sequin polka dots punctuate the upper body of this railroad striped jersey dress. Softly tailored, it provides a feminine shape that is quite irresistible.
The Maxi Cut
We've been obsessing over striped maxi dresses ever since Marc Jacobs showed his Spring 2013 collection and now we can finally partake without spending big bucks. Cue this striking striped frock from ASOS that is both on-trend and super-sexy thanks to shoulder revealing cut-outs.
Contrast panels contour the inseam of these railroad striped skinnies from Blank Denim for a striking and bold finish. The subtle gray stripes give these low-key pants a casual feel that works for both day and night.
The Nantucket Blazer
Subtle seafaring stripes gives this season's trendiest pattern a nautical appeal. Soft as Splendid only knows, this knit blazer is tailored for a trim fit. A versatile piece your closet will be thankful to adopt.
These satin shorts get a sporty upgrade in horizontal stripes that is utterly eye catching. Pair them with a solid sleeveless button down for everyday wear.
Not So Basic
Upgrade your basic cardigan with this casually chic striped version from Topshop. Fine details like an all-over grill stitch and oversized pockets give this knit a special touch that will make a noticeable difference in your wardrobe.