Spring is here with summer coming up fast! That means it is time to get your swag on with spring and summer’s hottest look, the stripe trend. Designers like Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors helped to bring this trend to light on the runway. Now it’s your turn to take this look to the streets, the office, and everywhere you go.
Hit the Horizontal
Have you slacked a bit over the winter and loss a bit of muscle tone? Well turn to horizontal stripes to help broaden your frame. Wide horizontal stripes on shirts help to make you look a little more buffed up than you currently are. That is great especially for early spring. It gives you time to hit the gym hard so the illusion can be a reality by summertime. Also, those horizontal stripes are perfect for creating that athletic look you love to sport on the weekends. While kicking it with the fellas on a Saturday afternoon, wear a horizontal striped polo shirt with khakis and a pair of casual oxfords.
Control the Vertical
Vertical stripes are slimming and provide a streamlined silhouette. This is why pin stripe suits work so well for the male frame. Those vertical stripes on a slim suit are the epitome of modern class. You can rock vertical stripes outside of the office as well. A casual blazer or sports coat in a colorful multi-stripe ups the style factor of your favorite faded blue jeans.
Diagonal stripes are the finishing touch to make a classic look, modern. Bring a touch of bold to your classic black, navy, or gray suit with a diagonal striped, silk tie. Diagonal striped details on your wallet, socks or hat allow you to wear the stripe trend without over doing it.
Modernize with Checks and Plaids
Checked and plaid shirts get a modern feel with spring’s stripe trend. Temper the look with a neutral vest or v-neck shirt. Plaid and checked shorts will soon become a staple as the weather becomes warmer. Choose your shorts in bold color combinations and pair them with a basic tee and cool dunks.
Are you ready for spring’s stripes? Unless you are wearing a pinstriped suit, pick one striped garment to wear at a time. If you choose a striped top then rock a solid pant or short. If you go for plaid shorts wear a basic, solid color tee or shirt. Pairing the bold stripe with something basic, will give you swag points this season.
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