SHE’S HAILED AS THE PRES­I­DENT OF #TEAMSTRIPES AND IT’S EASY TO SEE WHY - BRIS­BANE FASH­ION BLOG­GER BROOKE FALVEY’S WARDROBE IS 90 PER CENT PAR­AL­LEL LINES! SHE CHAT­TED TO HAVEN ABOUT HER TIPS AND TRICKS FOR TACK­LING THE TRICKY TREND (TRY SAY­ING THAT THREE T

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When it comes to stripes, we’ve all heard plenty of ‘rules’ about how to wear them. Don’t wear stripes. But with striped fash­ion pieces pop­ping up in fash­ion stores ev­ery­where this sea­son, it seems these rules were made to be bro­ken. If you’re un­sure how to best utilise a fash­ion­able stripe, Bris­bane fash­ion blog­ger Brooke Falvey of ‘Blonde Am­bi­tion’ says you can’t go wrong with a clas­sic Bre­ton striped tee in navy and white. Team it with denim shorts or jeans, an Au­drey Hep­burn print pants if you’re feel­ing brave. Not con­vinced? Start small with a stripy ac­ces­sory like a scarf or bag, Brooke says. When you reach the sta­tus of ‘Stripe En­thu­si­ast’ you’ll see stripes as a wardrobe sta­ple. Brooke says you can hon­estly team stripes with any­thing and every­thing, from dis­tressed jeans and se­quined skirts to printed pieces for the ul­ti­mate on-trend “I don’t think there are any colour rules, but pair­ing a black-and-white stripe with a pat­tern that has black in it can look re­ally great,” Brooke says. “Like with any piece of cloth­ing, it’s not what you Re­mem­ber that cuts and fab­ric can make or break striped thing you see and try to wing it. Even the Pres­i­dent of #TeamStripes ac­cepts that some stripes just aren’t for her. “I’ve tried some striped jog­ger style-pants and don’t think there are any uni­ver­sal ‘no gos’ when it comes to stripes, but per­sonal pref­er­ence very par­tic­u­lar on the fab­ric and cut be­cause I don’t like any­thing too tight or clingy. “Striped dresses are al­ways a great sta­ple and can be dressed up with heels, some state­ment jew­ellery and a clutch,” Brooke says. “Or you can and a denim or leather jacket for a more ca­sual look.” So, is there such a thing as too many stripes? stripes and stripes un­less it’s a match­ing set, but I have been caught out in a striped dress, a striped Brooke let us in on some of her favourite shops for stripes. For the clas­sics, Aus­tralian store Bon La­bel have qual­ity tees in the time­less black and white stripe, while J.Crew and UK re­tailer Bo­den have And if you’re will­ing to go brighter and bolder, Coun­try Road, Witch­ery and Saba will usu­ally

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