At Looker, we find it near impossible to go a single season without lusting over yet another stripy piece of clothing. Whether it’s a pair of boyish pinstriped trousers, a sailor striped tee or a clutch bag with big and bold lines, yeah, they’re all on our wish list!
Ever since the heydey of Coco Chanel, stripes have been a wardrobe classic. This season, stripes have been supersized and colour-clashed to add a modern and edgier spin. If you want to update your standard Breton and jeans combo, look no further than Looker for styling inspiration that’ll see you through to AW17 (and way beyond).
When you think stripes; you think black and white, so mix it up and inject a bit of colour into your wardrobe. Replicate Hannah’s look and pair your stripes with neutral accessories for an effortless take on the trend. Perfect for a lazy summer stroll!
Play up proportions and team your horizontal lines with vertical stripes. Want never-ending pins like Gisele? Do like Caroline and wear the vertical stripes on your lower half to elongate your legs. Loose ‘n’ breezy trousers with leather slides create an understated vibe that’s effortlessly chic.
Ease yourself into the trend with striped accessories; extra style points for a pop of colour. For an SS17 style spin, clash the colour of your bag to a hue in your outfit a lá Steph with her tiger stripe clutch and pink Barbie ‘Boss’ tee.
This Karen Millen dress is summer in a frock – the hit of tangy orange and bright blue livens up traditional monochrome stripes combo and we can’t get enough of it!
Head-to-toe stripes might seem daunting, but The Snooty Fox’s off-shoulder and a wide-legged nautical number are perfectly accessorised with more neutral details, keeping the look fresh and totally paired back. Opt for navy stripes over black to ensure perfect Poppy Delevingne proportions.
Say au revoir to subtlety in a triple whammy of patterns: stripes, stars and florals – all perfectly blended into one flawless outfit. Channel Charl and go for it in a dreamy kaleidoscopic striped skirt paired with more muted prints, to guarantee that your lines are the standout print.
When someone mentions head-to-toe monochrome stripes, there’s a certain image you want to avoid (Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice…) so, take lessons from Becky on how to kill it in a humbug stripe. Vary the width of your lines and you’ll avoid looking like an extra from an old timey prison caper. Finish off your outfit with 2017’s ‘cool girl’ wardrobe staples: Vans Old Skool and a baker boy hat. If it’s good enough for Bella Hadid, it’s good enough for us…
Sadly, we weren’t all blessed with a booty like J-Lo, so fake some Kardashian-esque curves without any help from a Hollywood surgeon or a Harley Street Clinic…. horizontal stripes can create or enhance volume, so pop them on your lower half if you want to show off those curves. Jasmine’s knee length number is perfect for both work and play, so make the most of your accessories to style it up or down.
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