The fashion world is no stranger to stripes. From classic nautical to pinstripes, stripes have been a fashionable mainstay for decades. But spring 2017 is bringing in a new, bolder look at this timeless pattern. Think bright colors, patchwork patterns, allover stripes and even contrasting widths. If it’s a major stripe statement, it’s happening this spring. Here’s a look at how I styled it with another one of my favorite trends, the silky bomber jacket!
The Dress & Jacket
This dress posed a conundrum for me: While I usually reach for flowy dresses, this curve-hugging Michael Kors was just so modern and fresh! So, I took a chance and decided to have a little fun with a stretchy striped stunner. And I am so glad I did! The pop of black and white horizontal stripes is fun, and when paired with the silky bomber jacket, makes a very cool sporty chic statement. But a bomber jacket isn’t the only topper I would pair with this versatile dress. A boyfriend denim jacket, suede or leather moto jacket, a soft trench or a tailored blazer would all look fab with these posh stripes.
One of the things I love most about this dress is how many different ways you can style it. From sneakers to stacks of necklaces, a studded belt or even a cute baseball cap, there are literally dozens of ways to change up the look of this dress. I chose to add the silky black bomber, and added a few key pieces to make the look pop. I loved the idea of adding a peep-toe pump for a bit of height, and a contrast stripe clutch for an additional take on the stripe trend. Staying in the same color family allows the contrasting stripes to work together to achieve a cohesive look. Next, a few silver bangles and sparkly ear jackets added a fun touch of shine. And of course, the glam white ombre cat-eye sunglasses pull it all together in a luxe ode to athleisure.
Now that you know how to style your bold stripe look, it’s time to start shopping. And remember, you can mix and match stripes with contrasting patterns for a fun new take on the trend. Just make sure you stay in the same color family, and combine small, dense patterns with large, airy prints. Follow these tips and you’ll be stepping into spring in striped perfection!
“The pop of black and white horizontal stripes is fun, and when paired with the silky bomber jacket, makes a very cool sporty chic statement.”