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The Skinny on How to Wear Stripes Now

Bold, off-kilter stripes with tailoring backstage at Nina Ricci Spring 2016. Getty

Stripes are a quintessential fashion classic that features in most futureproof wardrobes. As seen on the spring runways at Altuzarra, Nina Ricci, and Fendi–from colorful clashes of colliding horizontal lines to bold strips of monochrome; it’s the pattern to reach for when you need to make an impact. To infuse a sense of nowness into the look, Vogue Arabia take its style cues from these outfits to master the real-life, so-2017 ways to wear the print.

Scroll down for ideas on how to hit refresh on wearing stripes this weekend.

#1 Lady-Like Stripes

How to wear stripes

At Fashion Forward Fall 2017, Dubai. Courtesy of FFWD. Photographed by Natalie Lines

The frow Fashion Forward crowds cut some new silhouettes on the street style circuit. Nipped in with a suede belt and topped of with oversized sunglasses, a fine knit stripe dress is good to go from day-to-night.

Go-to brands for this look: Missoni, Alice Temperley, By Kage, and Red Valentino


#2 Punctuate with Kooky Accessories

how to wear stripes

Photographed by Valentina Frugiuele

Lift slick stripe suiting in monochromatic colors with unexpected style flair: a sheer body layered underneath rolled-up sleeves (natch – that’s good), or a bold red lip, leather baker boy cap, or boxy optics.

Go-to brands for this look: Altuzarra, J.Crew, Racil


#3 Slogan Statements

how to wear stripes

Photographed by Valentina Frugiuele

The premium and emerging Arab streetwear brands are all about slogans – even Arwa Al Banawi’s see-now-buy-now offering at Fashion Forward last week made statements across jersey tops. Take outspoken statements to your striped shirting for a cool mix of sartorial business with personality.

Go-to brands for this look: Off-White, Acne Studios, Coded Nation


#4 Do the Rainbow Stripe

The cool colors for Spring 2017 embrace the entire rainbow, from pastel pink to bubblegum blue, so incorporate them all into your look with witty knits in multi stripes.

Go-to brands for this look: Fendi, Gucci, Chinti and Parker


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