Here’s how to ace your stripes this season
If you’ve been seeing stripes all summer, you’re not the only one — lines are one of the key sartorial trends of the moment, and they’re not disappearing any time soon. Here are three ways to wear yours this season, from the Autumn/Winter 2017 catwalks.
Show that you mean business with a slick pinstripe piece. These appeared at Max Mara, where elegantly lined officewear was given a luxe polish in the form of blazers, trousers and duster coats, and at Trussardi, where the traditional navy blue and white pinstripe suit was given a contemporary overhaul, thanks to cropped jackets and highwaisted trousers.
When Zendaya chose a sparkly, striped pyjamainspired outfit by UK-based label Ashish to wear to the 2017 Teen Choice Awards in August, she proved that stripes can be playful. Express your fun side with a colourful twist on the look, channelling the vivid rainbow stripes seen on Ashish’s Fall/Winter 2017 catwalk, where the joyful pieces were emblazoned with heartwarming slogans such as ‘Don't Give Up The Day Dream.’ Finnish brand Aalto also played with colour, creating contrasting stripes from reds, yellows and purples.
For an easy transition from summer to fall, keep your stripes light and your fabrics floaty. Loewe’s asymmetrical dresses in toothpaste striped hues are a good reference point, as are Celine’s shirtdress tunics. Miu Miu’s striped midi skirts are also the perfect example of how to bring the trend through to the upcoming season.
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