Hello again and welcome back to my little corner of the bloggersphere. In case you didn’t notice, I have been missing in action around here. Okay, you noticed. It’s been digital dust and cobwebs around here. Don’t mind me while I dust everything off from sitting vacant while I have been out of commission, busy getting married and such. I’m back at it though with this high waisted stripes getup.
Do you ever look at a cute striped piece and think: I wish I could pull that off. I am here to tell you that you can! Don’t rule out stripes babes. Especially until you’ve tried the vertical version. Hello long legs! If you’re still not sure about taking the plunge, I suggest thin lines for an even more slimming effect. Read on for my top 3 tips on how to style this trend.
HOW TO WEAR STRIPES
01. Choose The Right Size Stripes For Your Body
The key to making stripes work for you is to pick the right size line for your body. Balance is everything. Petite girls, go for a thinner line so they don’t overwhelm you. If you are model tall rock a thin to medium line. Curvy girls, make the most of a fuller line to enhance those beautiful curves and balance the booty. That’s right, I said it! Booty.
02. Pair With Contrasting & Complimentary Structure
Contrasting lines like a square or off shoulder sweetheart neckline look fabulous with vertical stripes. Contrast creates balance and breaks up the eye-line. On the other hand, complimentary lines like a plunge neck continue the longline effect of stripes. Complimentary lines are great for my petite girls out there! No matter your height or build, contrasting and complimentary lines work to your benefit. So have fun! Play with structure to give your look even more interest.
03. Don’t Be Afraid Of Color
Black and white is chic and great for a slightly more subdued look. Bringing in a bit of color-play to your stripes can really brighten up the outfit. Don’t be afraid to go with multi color stripes or something more pastel for spring/summer. Pick colors that are flattering for your skin tone and rock the look!
SHOP THE LOOK
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