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How to Wear Stripes

Stripes are one of the hot trends right now, and not just because the Nautical look is in. Designers are featuring stripes on everything from shirts to belts to skirts and even shoes and accessories. Worn correctly, stripes can really make you look great. Worn incorrectly and your look may bring to mind thoughts of the circus. Here’s how to wear and how to pair stripes to make stripes your best look this season!

Rule 1

Mix stripes with solids. We know the runway models are sporting stripes mixed with florals and dots, but these looks don’t really translate from the catwalk to the sidewalk well. 

Stripes pair well with solidsMischa Barton pairing stripes with solidsCourtesy of Marie Claire
 

Rule 2

If you want to look taller and slimmer, go for vertical stripes -- the ones that go up and down.

Vertical Stripes add height: Selena GomezSelena Gomez: vertical stripes add heightCourtesy of Neilson Barnard, Getty Images
 

Rule 3

Horizontal or draped stripes widen your shape. Wear these if you are a girl with a boyish figure and want to create curves or if you’re a guy who wants to look bulkier. Horizontal stripes also play down height for tall guys and girls. 

Curves, courtesy of draped horizontal stripesBrooke Burke: draped horizontal stripes add curvesCourtesy of John W. Ferguson, Getty Images
 

Rule 4

Stripes make great accents over a neutral outfit. For girls, a draped circle scarf or handbag instantly adds an exciting topping to a plain vanilla outfit.

Stripes jazz up a neutral outfitAccessorize with a striped circle scarfCourtesy of Carlos Alvarez, Getty Images
 

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wow selena's got it!
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ooooh look at selena's
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it's good but i agree with ash and one direction is so cute !!!!!
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