STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Stripes

Even though the Fourth of July is over, you can still show your American pride by incorporating some red, white and blue into your summer wardrobe. Going nautical with your outfit is ideal for the summertime. . This outfit is a perfect example of how to incorporate stripes into your wardrobe. This look is classic yet effortless at the same time. It is perfect for the day yet can easily be worn at night because of the long sleeves, which will keep you cool.

To achieve a look like this Fashionista, first start with the striped article of clothing you want to wear. This Fashionista chose to wear a lightweight long sleeve shirt, but many other pieces of clothing come in stripes. Madewell has the Bungalow Stripe Panorama Shorts in camargue blue, which are very fashionable. For tops with stripes, J.Crew has the Nili Lotan Stripe Boyfriend Sweater in camel red with thicker stripes and Forever21 has the Striped Racerback Tank in coral. Striped clothing comes in all different colors and stripe sizes to cater to your own personal style.

Whichever clothing piece you choose with stripes ensure it acts as your statement piece, otherwise adding too many different colors and patterns will take away from the simplicity of the look. Wearing striped clothing in the summer is a perfect way to show your American pride!

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Earn Your Stripes

Whether they're vertical or horizontal, black and white, bold or thin lines, the chicest stripes make any trendsetter look like they know how to sport a classic trend when they see one. On that note, stripes of all colors are appreciated not only among the tight-knit fashion community, but also among the general public. From runways like Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Sonia Rykiel and Prada to street chic style, this trend has always contained a sense of longevity that carries itself throughout the years. Not only are stripes minimally cool, but they almost always go with anything. In fact, pairing stripes with patterns and bold accessories can be a great way to make yourself a walking optical illusion.

Stripes can be seen as nautical and preppy and most importantly, a staple in every Fashionista’s spring and summer wardrobes. Along with being extraordinarily versatile, stripes can be tastefully fun. One can opt to layer their stripes with a coat for those chilly spring days or pair a neon tote with a head to toe striped ensemble. This bag from Fendi is a perfect accessory to show your stripes for a day in the city. If you're hitting the beach for a weekend getaway, check out this retro-striped full piece from Topshop. Take note from this Fashionista and throw on a neutral colored striped shirt for the ultimate understated look that we all love so much.

The idea that horizontal stripes make an individual look larger only holds true when worn incorrectly. For instance, don't sport stripes on your hips if you think you have wide hips. On that note, you can also match the size of your stripes to your body type, meaning taller Fashionistas can look into wearing thicker stripes while petite girls can wear thinner stripes. Additionally, if you don't feel comfortable enough to don stripes head to toe, carry striped accessories like this perfect day to night purse from Fendi. Want a great wedge that will allow you to keep up with the trend and still be comfortable? I love these mutli-colored pairs from REPORT and Steven Madden.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Stripes

To many, stripes immediately give off a sailor or French vibe. In the past few seasons, stripes have been sweeping the runway. Now, mixing stripes with patterns like polka dots and paisleys create fun looks that feel as though a celebrity stylist coordinated your outfit.

Finding the right stripe to fit your body shape is crucial.  Horizontal, vertical, seersucker (for the summer and springtime), thin, chunky and colorful patterns give every Fashionista several options when finding the pattern that suits them best.  Horizontal stripes tend to look better on athletic, boyish figures and create gorgeous curves. Vertical stripes flatter curvier figures and create length. 

This Fashionista chose a flattering horizontal turquoise J.Crew top and fashionably paired it with a paisley scarf.  By mixing paisley with stripes, this Fashionista understands the importance of the patterns complementing each other.  Staying with the blue hues, she paired her dark-wash denim jeans with grey cotton Tory Burch flats. 

This week, find the stripe that works for you.  Remember, like a zebra, stripes aren’t for blending in!
 

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Stripes

On a college campus, finding somewhere to go at night is never the issue, but a lot of times finding something to wear is quite the problem. I feel that it is hard to find something original to wear out at night when any given day can be considered the weekend. This Fashionista caught my eye while I was walking to dinner the other night with her fabulous black and white striped dress and thick red belt. The contrast between the black and white striped pattern and the belt give a modern Parisian feel. I particularly liked how she added black tights because it helps to give the shorter length dress a classier look. This dress is from Pitaya, a small-chain clothing store that carries budget-friendly clothing that is still stylish and up to date. There is a Pitaya located on campus on State Street.

Stripes have been a fashion that has passed through many transitions of styles, but a unique striped-pattern makes all the difference. On Shopbop I found a Woodford & Co striped "Boardwalk" tank dress that has a sequenced striped bottom and a plain white top and back. The sparkly stripes create a fancier appeal to the dress making it a go-to dress for night. The addition of subtle accessories such as tights or silver jewelry can help add the finishing touches. This week look out for unique striped dresses for a fresh new look for going out on the town.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: stripes

The clocks have adjusted for a couple of weeks now and the sun is setting later in the day now. Spring has really arrived and the sunset is so beautiful at the end of the day. The colors are so warm with dashes of purple, orange and red painted across the sky, which complements this Fashionista's color palette. The heather gray and tangerine colors are so spring and warm, which is a great way to celebrate the spring season. Try to incorporate this warmer color palette with stripes and we are especially seeing Breton and Bateau stripes in particular, which are very popular. Combine the two trends and create your own spring look that is feminine, soft and warm.

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Avalonne

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: stripes.

Stripes are a classic trend that have never really gone out of style but haven’t been the most fashion forward look for several seasons. That quickly changed when one of our favorite style icons Alexa Chung started revamping this sailor inspired trend and made every College Fashionista want to imitate her. The Fashionista below put the rumors to rest about horizontal stripes being unflattering.. love the look.

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Amy

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Stripes

Being behind bars may not necessarily be a bad thing… stripes are back! Some people tend to shy away from this look thinking it is unflattering, but in fact stripes can be just the opposite. Even

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