How to wear stripes

The Ivy Chelsea Garden
The Ivy Chelsea Garden

As the summer is ending here in London 2018 one print that I have backed this summer are stripes. Stripes will never lose their cool factor. They’ve migrated from bring an occasional flourish to being a mainstay in the fashion conversation.

No matter the season, stripes proved to be timeless, classic staples. The simple stripe has transcended the trend stratosphere as it proves to have mileage way beyond the 110 mph pace of the seasonal circuit.

So how should you wear stripes now? There are many different ways to do this but for me I love to co-ordinate an outfit. The thing is that I can wear this outfit together as well as separately.

There is something so chic and effortless about a striped co-ordinated set and a simple white top. I love colour, so I have opted for a red belt to add spice to the outfit and red heart earrings. You need some colour so the whole outfit comes together exquisitely.

Stripe Lover
Stripe Lover

Other than wearing a co-ordination set other ways in which I love to wear stripes are:

  • Paring a striped dress with denim
  • Wearing monochrome stripes with dark denim
  • Match wide-leg striped trousers with a lightweight knit
  • Wear a head to toe stripe jumpsuit
  • Wear a striped suit

Two Piece Outfits

I love to wear co-ordinated outfits as they are easy to style, sleek and modern. I love my style to be a mixture of vintage and current. That is why I have included the splash of red into my outfit. When you have a two piece outfit all you really need to think about are the accessories.

I had to think about what colour I wanted my belt, earrings and shoes to be. With this outfit you can play safe and stick to white/navy however I wanted to go for the “dangerous” option of red.


Accessories

Earrings

Red is a colour I am fond of, I tend to wear this colour throughout all the seasons in the year. There are many different types including wine shades, burgundy, maroon and electric red. The belt and earrings complement each other attractively and this is pleasing to the eye. You are most certainly onto a winner if you add a splash of colour in an outfit.

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Shoes

Classic White
Classic White

The shoes I am wearing are from Kurt Geiger, I have had this pair for two years now and I love simplistic element to them. You can’t go wrong with a pair of white heels.


High-street Fashion – Miss Selfridge

All of the clothes I am wearing in this outfit are from Miss Selfridge. We have an excellent high-street collection here in London. There are many captivating pieces that you can find here at affordable prices. Shopping on the high-street is the ultimate British shopping experience. Almost every town has one, making it the most common street name in the UK.

One of my favourite high-street stores is Miss Selfridge. I am the biggest girly girl – I love colour, sparkles and embellishment. This has been one of my favourite stores since I was a 16 year old girl and I have never lost my loyalty.

The Ivy Chelsea Garden
The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Miss Selfridge is a store where you can find truly feminine and ladylike garments. Clothes have a huge impact on me and what I am wearing represents how I am feeling. When I am dressed pleasantly I feel more confident and focussed. It is such a simple thing but clothes can affect our moods dramatically. I feel more like myself when I am dressed presentably.

Simple and Classic
Simple and Classic

High-street shops offer cheaper alternatives to designer fashion for instance Topshop has many imitations of designer labels. Online shopping sites such as Pretty Little Thing, Boohoo and Miss Guided have proven prominent with teenagers, young and older women. Some of the items I have purchased from the high-street has lasted me for years. I brought a faux fur coat when I was 21 years old from Miss Selfridge, looking after it with care and dry cleaning it still very much remains a favourite of mine.

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Miss Selfridge - two piece stripped set

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Miss Selfridge - Red Circle Jeans Belt

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Miss Selfridge - Red Heart Earrrings

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