Here’s how to wear them well
Words: Jabulile Dlamini-Qwesha | Photography: Steve Marais | Styling: Akim Jardine
Very few prints have transcended seasons – and decades – as seamlessly as stripes have. They're back in a big way and as ubiquitous on the catwalks as on the pavements, adding verve to casual get-ups and a quiet charm to more sophisticated renderings. So, we’ve put together a quick update on three ways you can wear stripes now.
Sea-faring stripes set you into instant holiday mode. Whether you’re faking the feels on the weekend, or are on an actual getaway, a striped baby doll t-shirt dress that’s accessorised with a headscarf and matching bag is easily the most fashionable way to “dress down”, right now.
Bold, energetic stripes are stylish way to get maximum impact with half the work in a cool casual look. They are a more dynamic pick in that you can get away with wearing them to the office or on a night out. It all depends what you’re getting up to: it only takes a change of shoes to make them as appropriate as they need to be.
A clever slant clash of simple stripes is all the fun you need to inject into a more polished look. Whether you’re wearing it to work or a fancy function you’ll stand out but not be too jarring if you keep it simple with the accessories.