Ultimate Guide: How to Style Striped Shirt, Striped Pants

Styling stripes can be fun and versatile, as they can be dressed up or down and combined in various ways to create different looks. Whether you’re wondering how to style a striped shirt or a pair of striped pants, here is everything you need to know to master the art of styling stripes.

How to Style Striped Shirt

Styling a striped shirt can be both versatile and fun, as it can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Here are several ways to style a striped shirt for various look. 

Basic Guidelines

Choose the Right Size

Thin Stripes: These are more subtle and can be more flattering, especially on smaller frames.

Wide Stripes: These can make a bold statement but may be less forgiving on certain body types.

Direction Matters

Vertical Stripes: These can create a lengthening effect, making you look taller and slimmer.

Horizontal Stripes: These can create width. They can work well if balanced with the right pieces.

How to Wear a Striped Shirt

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“What can I wear with a striped shirt?”

 

N: A striped shirt pairs well with jeans, tailored trousers, skirts, or shorts. You can also layer it under a blazer, denim jacket, or cardigan.

 

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“How do you style a striped shirt for a casual look?”

 

N: For a casual look, wear a striped shirt with jeans or shorts and casual shoes like sneakers or flats. Furthermore, add simple accessories like a crossbody bag and sunglasses.

 

“How do you style a striped shirt for a professional setting?”

 

N: Firstly, you can tuck a striped shirt into tailored pants or a pencil skirt. Secondly, you can ddd a blazer and classic pumps or loafers. Keep accessories minimal and sophisticated.

 

“Can you wear a striped shirt with other patterns?”

 

N: Yes, you can mix a striped shirt with other patterns, like floral skirts or polka dot pants. Make sure the patterns share a common color and balance bold patterns with more subdued ones.

 

How to Style Striped Pants

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“What tops go well with striped pants?”

 

N: Firstly, solid-colored tops, simple t-shirts, blouses, and fitted sweaters all pair well with striped pants. Secondly, neutral colors are a safe choice, but you can also match the top to one of the colors in the stripes.

 

“How do you style striped pants for a casual look?”

 

N: Pair striped pants with a basic tee or tank top and casual shoes like sneakers or sandals. Furthemore, add a denim jacket or a simple cardigan for layering.

 

“How do you style striped pants for a dressier occasion?”

 

N: Wear striped pants with a silk blouse or a fitted top. Add heeled sandals or pumps and statement jewelry. Consider a blazer or a stylish coat to complete the look.

 

“Can you wear striped pants with other patterns?”

 

N: Yes, you can mix striped pants with other patterns. Choose a top with a complementary pattern and color scheme. For example, a polka dot or floral top can work well if the colors match.

 

Additional Tips

Color Coordination: When styling stripes, pay attention to color coordination. Neutral stripes are versatile, while colorful stripes can be the statement piece of your outfit.

Proportion and Fit: Balance the proportions of your outfit. If you’re wearing wide-legged striped pants, pair them with a more fitted top, and vice versa.

Accessorizing: Keep accessories simple if the stripes are bold. Use them to enhance your look without overwhelming the pattern.

Do stripes make you look wider?

It depends on the type of stripes. Horizontal stripes can make areas appear wider, while vertical stripes can create a slimming effect by elongating the body. Read more

How do you mix stripes with other patterns?

To successfully mix stripes with other patterns, ensure there is a common color scheme. Pairing stripes with florals, polka dots, or checks can work well if the colors complement each other. Keep one pattern more subdued if the other is bold.

Can you wear stripes to the office?

Yes, stripes can be very professional. Opt for subtle stripes in neutral colors and pair them with tailored pieces like blazers, trousers, or pencil skirts for a polished look. Read more

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