Stripes are everywhere this season.  Literally everywhere!  On a recent shopping spree, not only was every major designer showing stripes of some sort in their collection, people around me everywhere were sporting stripes.  It’s a trend I’ve always been a little careful of.  I guess I keep remembering that advise from long ago – horizontal stripes make you look larger.

The truth is, stripes in the right fabrics that drape well and fit appropriately are majorly on-trend, offering a level of chic sophistication to a somewhat traditionally sporty look.

Choose narrow stripes for a more subtle look, or pair a striped jacket with a colorful top to break up the pattern.  Feeling daring?  Pair stripes with other stripes for a really smart look.


Kristen Cavallari