You can’t go wrong with striped separates: They’re effortless to wear, easy to come by and work with a variety of style personalities. But because the classic print is so versatile and wearable, it’s easy to feel jaded. So what’s a girl to do? Instead of wearing your favorite striped skirt, dress or trousers with a monochrome blouse or basic accessories, get innovative by pairing it with an item displaying a slightly different stripe theme—via an opposing hue, width or even direction. We promise the outcome will be nothing short of chic. Ahead, a few creative outfits to lead the way.
Show Your Stripes
Photo: Adam Katz Sinding
Sporty details on a feminine top is just the edge you need to combat a classic striped skirt.
Tone down a statement-making dress with laid-back accessories like tomboy sneakers and a leather backpack.
Contrast pinstripes with lines in different widths and colors. Complete the look with a classic ankle-strap sandal.