The stripes trend is everywhere. How can I get the look?

Bold stripes can be intimidating—after all, no one wants to look like an umpire or a circus tent—but with some smart styling, they can be flattering, we promise. Here are our three favorite ways to wear this spring trend without fear!

Tip #1: Mix With Abandon Embrace your inner '60s starlet and try a striking mix of bigger, horizontal stripes on your top and smaller, vertical stripes on your lower half. While there are lots of bright colors on the market, when you're starting out, stick to black or navy. Also, it's smart to keep the accessories to a minimum and your shoes simple and chic. (Think: a striped menswear-inspired blouse loosely tucked into a sleek pencil skirt, paired with pointy shoes and your hair in a sweet topknot.)

Tip #2: Consider It A Neutral Approach a bold stripe as you would any other wardrobe staple. That means style it with denim, camel, khakis, and leather without hesitation. Also, feel free to pepper it with other classic prints, like leopard, small polka dots, or florals.

Tip #3: Think Beyond Basic While we urge you to own as many striped sweaters, knit tees, and woven tops as your budget allows, we love a striped accessory too! Try rocking a boldly striped pair of sunglasses or shoes. Even a small addition of this fun, timeless print will elevate your look and make it effortlessly cool!

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Striped Cashmere sweater

Striped Cashmere sweater

Michel Kors, $1050
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Pleated Wool and Silk-Blend Skirt

Pleated Wool and Silk-Blend Skirt

Michael Kors, $1895
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Vertical Stripe Dress

Vertical Stripe Dress

Mango, $80
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Stretch Perfect Shirt In Classic Stripe

Stretch Perfect Shirt In Classic Stripe

J.Crew, $60
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Striped Pencil Skirt

Striped Pencil Skirt

Robert Rodriguez, $245
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Studded Sling Back

Studded Sling Back

Zara, $80
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Estelle Striped Raffia Pants

Estelle Striped Raffia Pants

J.Crew, $355
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Leopard Slingback

Leopard Slingback

Zara, $90
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Striped Raglan Sweater

Striped Raglan Sweater

Madewell, $62
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Exclusive Stripe Leather Detail Tee

Exclusive Stripe Leather Detail Tee

Bailey 44, $118
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Linen Stripe Long Sleeve Tee

Linen Stripe Long Sleeve Tee

T by Alexander Wang, $110
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Mono Stripe Brow Sunglasses

Mono Stripe Brow Sunglasses

Topshop, $32
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D'Orsay Flats

D'Orsay Flats

Jenni Kayne, $425
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Dina Striped Pumps

Dina Striped Pumps

Alice + Olivia, $295
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