How do you know a brand is enthusiastic for a trend? Well, our guess would be when it creates a whole day in devotion to it. J.Crew has deemed March 31 National Stripes Day, and, to celebrate, the brand is embracing the simple print in any and every way it can.
Since the brand has a knack for giving classics (stripes included) a quirky spin, we decided we'd take notes from J.Crew's head stylist, Gayle Spannaus, on how to make stripes feel fresh for 2017.
According to Spannaus, it's all about print-mixing. "Florals, leopards, and polka dots are always my go-to patterns that can mix with stripes," she says. "Those are actually my four neutrals! They go with everything." To help keep from pattern overload, Spannaus suggests keeping things simple, as she says, “shades of blue are obviously the easiest stripes to mix with others, navy being the most classic.”
If you're ready to jump on this major spring trend, try mixing prints á la J.Crew, and shop a few of our favorite striped pieces below!
A simple boatneck tee is easy to mix and match with louder and more colorful pieces, like a bright blazer or statement shoes.
Consider pairing these subtle stripes with a floral top.
Bell sleeves add a feminine touch to classic stripes.
How will you incorporate stripes into your wardrobe? Tell us in the comments below.