I guess some people might say that it’s summer already. But since the weather here has been far from summery lately, I’m still calling this post 6 ways to style stripes for spring. If you’re a long time reader of my blog then you may know that about half of my wardrobe consists of striped pieces (and the other half is, of course, slogan tees with French text). While I usually steer clear of patterns, there’s just something about a classic breton stripe that I love. Maybe it’s the fact that it instantly makes me think of Parisian chic. So today I’m sharing my favourite ways to style stripes, from shoes to dresses.
6 WAYS TO STYLE STRIPES FOR SPRING
I wore this outfit non-stop while we were in London, and it’s one of my favourite combinations to date. You really can’t beat a classic striped tee. And these striped slip-ons are my newest obsession.
For a more casual & summery outfit I love mixing stripes with some embroidery. Top it off with a blush pink bomber and sneakers and you’re good to go.
For something a bit more office appropriate, pick a classic striped Oxford. (Stripes don’t always have to be horizontal, you know). I usually pair mine with dark wash denim, simple ballet flats and a little velvet bag.
I wore this little striped dress to death last summer, and intend to do so again as soon as the weather warms up. It’s my favourite lazy day piece, since I all I have to do is slip it on and voilá, a chic outfit.
Nothing quite says spring to me like a light beige trench. Paired with nude accessories and a breton top it’s the ultimate spring outfit.
While sweaters might not be a spring item for everyone, they certainly are in Scandinavia. If you’re not sure you’re a stripe lover, try something more subtle. Rather than a classic breton, the stripes on this Mango knit are limited to the middle. It’s also light enough to be worn in the warmer months, combined with denim shorts or lightweight joggers.
What’s your favourite way to style stripes?