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You may think you know how to wear stripes, but there's far more styling potential than meets the eye. A wardrobe necessity, a timeless trend—they're a sure-fire step to instant elegance. From Audrey Hepburn to Meghan Markle, it appears no woman is immune to their charm. So join us as we show you how to wear stripes in the sleekest possible ways. 

Be sure to bring it back to basics this season by rediscovering your fail-safe favourites. With so many creative designs out there, it's easy to forget about the essentials that stand the test of time. But the trusty stripe isn’t going anywhere. Few patterns can compete with the enduring versatility of the horizontal Breton and we can all agree, whether you’re a capsule advocate or a self-confessed hoarder, that no closet is complete without a staple set of stripes. And with our quick-fix outfit ideas, the linear print is more universally wearable and effortlessly alluring than ever. Consult our guide on how to wear stripes and you can proceed with confidence.

Basic Breton

Basic Breton

Sometimes simple is best, but a classic take on stripes doesn’t have to be boring. If you want to achieve that elusive Parisian ease, slip into a two-tone T-shirt and blue jeans combination—the foolproof ingredients for an effortless everyday look that will never go out of style. Look to French label Maison Labiche for a playful twist on the iconic striped top, or go for head-to-toe sailor vibes in a casual navy and white dress. To elevate the ensemble, find yourself a reliable red lipstick, pick up a statement handbag, and you’re good to go.

Bold Lines

Bold Lines

Feeling daring? Switch out your Breton tee for a punchy alternative. Opt for thick stripes in bold tones for a maximal approach to a typically minimalist print. Take your cues from the ‘70s with orange and yellow hues, or brave it out in a pink and red colour clash à la influencer Megan Ellaby. Toned-down accessories and refined make-up will keep the look classy. Fashion should always be fun, and playing with unexpected colour combinations allows you to put your own personal spin on a tried-and-tested trend.

Top to Toe Stripes

Top to Toe Stripes

If you’re looking for a print that will flatter and elongate, acquaint yourself with vertical stripes. Donning narrow lines is a famously nifty trick for lengthening the body, and it helps that they’re ultra-sophisticated. Be it pinstripe or candy-stripe, the result is always polished and never dull. Wear a tie-waist Rails jumpsuit for an all-in-one option, or pair a midi-length skirt with a plain shirt and espadrilles. Pulling together an outfit that is both classic and contemporary has never been easier.

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