Red Maxi: Temperley London, Black & White Body-Con: H&M
What You Need To Know:
- Stripes are a standard for spring, but this year they're more in than ever...A precedent set by numerous designers (including Michael Kors, Vivienne Westwood, Dolce & Gabbana, and more) during Fall Fashion Week last year.
- There's a lot of controversy over whether horizontal stripes make you appear wider, or whether they might actually be slimming. Find one explanation here. Personally, I vote for slimming, assuming you use them the right way!
- Use stripes to your advantage by wearing them wherever you'd like to draw attention. A striped tee or blouse is a great option if you want to draw the eye up. A body-con dress or pencil skirt is ideal if you want to emphasize curves. A striped band across the waist will have an immediate cinching effect, making your waist appear smaller.
- Talking style tips, I'm a MAJOR fan of black & white (or navy & white) stripes paired with one bold color like yellow or red. Even neon pink, orange, etc. Try this look with nude pumps for a sexy, sophisticated vibe. Or dress it down for spring with espadrilles.
Luisa Lucia is a Los Angeles based wardrobe stylist and lifelong fashion fanatic.