Even if you're not too keen about mixing prints, going a little bold with stripes should be a different story. It's not only one of the trendiest patterns out there, stripes are also a classic; we're quite sure that you have a few in your closet already. But just like the print-on-print trend, wearing two striped pieces can be a bit tricky. So below, we've got easy and stylish tips to help you hop in on the trend. Get ready to master mixing stripes!
1. Mix textures.
Like any loud print, stripes in different fabrics and textures can go well together. Sheer plus denim or bodysuits plus linen are just a few combinations you can try.
IMAGE Bershka, H&M, Pull & Bear
H&M Pinstriped Jacket, P2295, SM Makati; Bershka Tailored Bermuda shorts with metallic ring, P995, SM Megamall; Pull & Bear Bodysuit with corset-style back, P895, SM Aura
2. Balance the volume.
Wide leg pants are not just comfortable, they're also very chic. Go for subtle stripes for your bottoms and offset the volume by wearing something fitted or skin-baring for the top.
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Pull & Bear Striped asymmetric top, P1395, SM Megamall; Zara Striped palazzo trousers, P2295
3. Don't be afraid to go loud.
Don't veer away from bold prints, which can easily be your outfit's accent piece. Opt for stripes going in the same direction to help achieve a polished look.
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Mango Striped top, P1495, Trinoma; Topshop Neon Sequin Stripe Midi Skirt, P4180, Topshop.com
4. Going multi-directional is welcome, too.
Don't be limited to thinking that there are just horizontal or vertical stripes. Play with the print by wearing stripes in different directions, but keep it to two hues at most so your outfit won't look too busy.
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Mango Asymmetric printed top, P1495, Greenbelt 5; Topshop Stripe midi skirt, P2445, Topshop.com
5. Negate colors.
For a no-brainer look, go for stripes printed on neutrals as these will seamlessly look good together. To up the ante, just flip the colors for a nice contrast!
Stradivarius Cropped shirt, P295 and Striped print flowing culottes, P1190, SM Megamall