Between the Lines: Stripes SS16 Trend

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This spring 2016 trend is most likely already in your closet – the winning graphic trend of the season is stripes.

Designers have lined everything from clothes to accessories: coats, skirts, blazers, trousers, the traditional tops, bags, shoes – you name it! The stripes this time around come in all shapes, sizes, as well as colours and orientations – vertical, horizontal and diagonal; while the classic symmetry of the marinière isn’t a prerequisite either.

Missoni FW16

Missoni FW16

Two distinct directions are for monochrome and rainbow – the choice is yours. The vibrant multicolour stripes are a great way to inject colour into your closet without the headache of combining the individual pieces in block colours correctly.

Another positive side of this stripy notion is it’s here to stay for the rest of the year, as seen in the Fall Winter 2016 collections from New York to Paris.

Just a few points to remember: opt for stripes that flatter your figure; clash prints with caution, or chose a safe option of pairing with block colours; if not sure about the garment type, go for tops and complete the look with navy jeans – a reliable combo that always looks great.



by Olga Permyakova

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Cover photo: Felik Wong

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