Colour, texture, and patterns all make fabric interesting and add to the art of fashion. One of the most popular patterns that does a fabulous job of catching the eye and making a true standout impression is stripes. Stripes have been around since the 1800s and have a fascinating history.
The History of Stripes
Stripes were originally worn in the Middle Ages as a punishment and a sign of transgression. Later in 1856, French sailors began wearing stripes as their official uniform, as they said that it would be easier to find a man if he fell overboard into the sea.
Stripes have since evolved and become a permanent staple in fashion and are today one of the most versatile and boldest patterns to wear.
4 Best Ways to Style Stripes
Having some striped items in your wardrobe can help take it to another level. Stripes add variety and help break up an otherwise monotonous outfit. Knowing the tips and tricks to style them can truly make all the difference in putting your outfits together.
#1 - Layer them up - Stripes on stripes is absolutely a thing, and it makes quite the fashion statement. If you love being bold and making your style eccentric, this is a great way to do so with stripes.
You can choose the same striped pattern as a matching set, or mix finer stripes with bold ones for more interest.
#2 - Get Bold with Colour - Neutrals are great, but nothing beats having that pop of colour to make an outfit stand out. Adding vivid colours paired with neutrals, or even with softer hues make for great outfits.
#3 - Accessorise - Your outfit doesn’t stop at your clothes. Your bags, hair accessories and shoes are all a part of your overall style. Adding striped accessories to your outfit is a great way to incorporate a unique element to really complement your style.
The Best Stripes Collection
Our I Love Stripes collection was designed to really make an impression on your wardrobe. We gathered a range of bright, bold colours and designs for leggings, tank tops, sports bras, sneakers, and accessories.
This collection truly makes way for you to add some style and uniqueness to your wardrobe. Fashion and style are all about the expression of self, and adding artistic elements only makes it more interesting.
If you’re ready to really step up your wardrobe with high quality, unique pieces, shop the I Love Stripes collection today!
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