We all know and love the Breton stripe, but for some reason the vertical stripe has been overlooked…until now. Thanks to style mavens like Taylor Tomasi and Camille Charriere of Camille Over The Rainbow, the slimming vertical stripe is coming out of the boardroom and getting a decidedly downtown spin. Read on for inspiring ways to repurpose the previously corporate staple that you already own.
Modern Ways To Wear The Vertical Stripe (You Already Own)
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How to pull off stylist Viktoria Sekrier’s bold head-to-toe stripes without looking like you’ve escaped from a vintage schoolyard? Mix in a printed tee, colorful sneakers, and top with a loosely tied, printed neckscarf and round sunglasses.
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Marie Hindkaer Wolthers of Blame It On Fashion paired vertical and horizontal stripes in a comfortable weekend outfit we can’t wait to try. Keep the silhouette loose and stick to a black and white color palette like her By Malene Birger Nidhi Pants ($348) and Wagan Sweatshirt ($242).
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Striped Cropped Silk Pants ($1095)
We’d wear these cropped trousers with a vintage concert tee.
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Paul & Joe
Striped Cotton-Blend Shirt ($230)
Tuck this striped blouse into a denim pencil skirt for a casual office look.
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Dries Van Noten
Stripe Print Blouse ($329)
Wear open with navy wide-leg pants for your next interview.
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Kelly Top ($244)
The painted stripe on this cropped shell is right on trend for S/S 14.
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Striped Skirt ($567)
This textured skirt would look great with a black, cropped top and pumps for an evening out.
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Pair with distressed jeans and a bright bag.
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We’d wear this sweater with slouchy black pants and loafers.
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The cropped pant and collarless blazer are ideal for pairing with flat brogues and a white crewneck t-shirt.
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Wear over a flippy, white skirt or cropped black jeans.
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Hammer Stripe Pants ($40)
The punchy color and silk fabric make these striped pants ideal for taking you from the office to happy hour.
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Drawstring Pant ($138)
Replace your boyfriend jeans with this relaxed, striped pair.
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Isabel Marant Étoile
Fany Chevron Denim Coat ($640)
The subtle stripes and frayed hem make this coat a perfect weekend topper.