New Ways to Wear Stripes

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Stripes are classic and can be seen just about everywhere this season. For those of you who need some inspiration when it comes to wearing stripes in new and exciting ways, here are a few looks that you can try.

A Horizontally Striped Dress
Many would say that horizontal stripes are extremely unflattering, but this all depends on where the stripes are placed, as well as the colors that are used. If you have a black background, with thoughtfully placed stripes, this will beautifully accentuate your figure. A knee length, knit dress is perfect for this, but make sure that you try it on beforehand, so as to make sure that the stripes really do flatter your own individual figure.

Double Up
While wearing a top and bottom that both feature stripes can be difficult to pull off, you will have an incredible look if you manage to do so. To make the task easier, make sure that the stripes in both of your garments are similar in size, but that the colors differ. Mixing stripes is already quite experimental, so do not be afraid to go bold and bright, even if the colors seem to initially clash.

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A Vertically Striped Skirt
Vertical stripes are great for elongating the body, but they do not often feature in skirts, which is why, if you find one that works for you, this item is a keeper. The great thing about a striped skirt is that it is so versatile, and can be dressed up with a pretty blouse and some heels, or dressed down with a pair of sneakers and a t-shirt.

Striped Heels
Shoes tend to come in single colors, but having a striped pair of heels can really add a whole new dimension to your outfit. This is also a great way to bring stripes into your look subtly, without having to invest in striped clothing. Striped heels can be worn in so many different ways, whether paired with jeans for a classy casual look or worn to add some interest to an LBD.

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Big, Bold and Diagonal
The majority of stripes that you will see in stores are quite classic, but big, bold and diagonal is a fun way to wear them, and will definitely have you standing out of the crowd. Jonathan Saunders is a great designer to look to when it comes to inspiration for this, as his graphic striped slip dress flows perfectly over the body. Since you are already making quite a statement with this style of stripe, do not be afraid to be loud with colors.

Each and every year, stripes always seem to make it on the list of seasonal trends, and this is because they can be worn in so many different ways, resulting in looks that appear completely different year upon year. Whether you decide to double up and wear a striped skirt with a striped top or go for a simple dress that features big, bold and graphic stripes, these looks will no doubt add some extra fun to your wardrobe.

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What to Wear Spring 2016

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With spring slowly approaching, it will soon be time to shed those winter layers and add some fresh new looks to your wardrobe. From exposed shoulders to big bold stripes, here is everything you need to know about what to wear this spring.

Low-Slung Pants
Casual elegance looks set to be big this spring with low-slung pants quickly becoming all the rage. If you want a pair that is able to suit just about any occasion, opt for one that is slightly tailored, as you can pair this with a smart shirt for work or with a t-shirt for the weekends.

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Exposed Shoulders
Otherwise known as the cold shoulder, you will notice that everything from dresses to shirts to blouses this spring will feature cut-outs intended to highlight the shoulders. This is a great way to expose some skin while still keeping warm, and will definitely make any outfit a little bit sexier.

A Sparkling Shimmer
For those of you who hate having to wait until the holidays to bring out your favorite sparkly pieces, you won’t need to do that for much longer, as one of the trends set for this spring is plenty of shimmer and shine. This could apply to everything from a stylish evening gown to a pair of everyday shorts, making any garment look extra-special.

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White Shirts
White shirts are a classic, but this spring is a great time to give this old favorite a high fashion twist. From ruffled sleeves to slashes across the stomach, white shirts are being re-imagined just in time for spring.

Victorian Inspired
When choosing new garments for this spring, try incorporating a few pieces into your wardrobe that have Victorian-inspired design features. Whether this may be ruffled sleeves or a high neckline, features from the Victorian era are set to be huge this spring, but with many modern touches to keep them rooted in this season.

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Bold Stripes
Stripes quite often make a comeback in the spring, and this season, wide bold stripes are what you should be wearing. Look for bright and contrasting shades in any silhouette, whether it be a baggy t-shirt or a special occasion dress.

Patch Embellished Bags
Bags are set to be bright and vibrant this spring, and another bag trend to take note of are the embellished patches that have been seen all over the runways. These embellishments will definitely make even the most understated bag stand out, and have a classic look that makes them worth the investment.

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Statement Earrings
When it comes to your accessories this spring, make sure that you have a pair of statement earrings that you love to wear. Look for styles that are graphic and structured but still slightly unusual, whether this may be due to their abstract shade or their vivid hue.

Spring is always a good time to embrace a new style or a couple of exciting trends, and there more than enough to choose from for 2016. Whether you begin to wear high fashion versions of the classic white shirt to work, or opt for shimmery hues for your casual wear, all of these exciting looks will soon be taking over the streets from London to New York.