Unexpected ways to incorporate stripes this summer

The stripe has been a style staple since before the invention of the sewing machine. But despite its status as a tried-and-true pattern, creative guys and gals are *still* finding new ways to rock stripes in their everyday ensembles. From accessories to shoes to statement pants, here are six unexpected ways to incorporate stripes into your wardrobe this summer.

Your Bag


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On a shirt, this pattern might bring to mind the uniform of a professional mime. On a bag, the black-and-white color scheme goes with outfits of all kinds. Don’t shy away from a bold-colored bag, either. While it involves a little more planning to match your look, it makes a strong statement sure to turn heads.


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Your Scrunchie


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Emma Chamberlain and VSCO girls made it cool. Now you can make it fashion. Stripes add just the right amount of detail to the plain accessory, so your ponytail can pop. Plus, pinstripes are *not* the only option.


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Your Shoes

The underappreciated foundation for any outfit, a heel can make any outfit runway-ready. Be pretty in pink with a pair like the one above, or keep things cool with the classic kicks below.


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Your Skirt


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Dazzle with warm colors like the retro combo above, or keep things bright and matchy with a pastel-colored skirt.


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Your Top


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An embroidered sweater is a unique way to show off your stripes. The pattern above evokes especially nautical vibes. Or, hop over to the men’s section of the store to grab a collared shirt like the ones on Gigi Hadid, Abby Champion, and Chiara Ferragni below.


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Your Jeans


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This playful twist on everyday denim will make your outfit even more eye catching. Or, if you’d like to go for a less-is-more look, find a pair of tuxedo-striped pants.


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Whichever way you style them, the infinite possibilities make stripes a perfect addition to your summer ensemble.


by Bailey Bujnosek | 7/17/2020