Stripes were fun until you heard, “Horizontal stripes make you look fat,” and it was all over. Now you know that isn’t true, but you’re still a little scared of stripes, aren’t you. Well, your long nightmare is over. Stylish Eve will teach you to love again. You’ll be inspired with confidence to wear stripes as a bold statement or just part of a great outfit. No more doubts! You can wear horizontal stripes. Are there a dozen collages that DON’T have horizontal stripes? If they were deadly, would Stylish Eve show you 70 exemplary outfits that had them? Of course not.
Can I mix stripes with print? Look at the red striped boat neck with red leather coat. See it? Yep. Burberry check bag, plaid scarf. OK, now the blue striped rugby shirt with grey jeans. Are those floral high-tops? Any more questions? Do my stripes have to go the same direction? Good question! In a lot of garments, stripes do march in order. But look at the beige & black draped blouse, the red & grey knit dress, and a couple of other pieces where the stripes go hither and yon. Maybe it depends on your mood. Must my stripes all be the same width? Doesn’t look like it. See the black/white hoodie with pink trousers? Check out the stripes on those sneakers, the stripe around the shoulder bag, stripes on the bangles, the glasses. Probably it’s a matter of coordinating colors and attitudes. Are stripes appropriate for evening or formal wear? Not so much. As you can see, stripes take you through dinner from January to December, but for evening, you need another idea. Stripes are not the whole story, but they’re a great story. Aren’t you glad you asked! [All purchasing details via our “Outfits with Stripes for 2013 for Women by Stylish Eve” Collection on Polyvore]