Summer is finally here, and the beach is undoubtedly calling your name. You’ve got your towel, umbrella, and favorite book packed and ready to go for a little oceanside reading. But what to wear? As you may have guessed by the title of this article, our answer is: stripes. You should wear stripes.
Stripes are popular during any season, but they really shine in the summertime. They’re one of the most recognizable prints out there, and they’ve been a fashion staple for decades, just as they’ll continue to be for decades to come.
Stripes can play with color, direction, symmetry, and size, making them quite the versatile pattern. Today, we’re looking at some fresh and interesting on-trend ways you can show your stripes this summer, whether you’re hitting the beach or hanging out with friends in the city.
Beat the Heat in Angled Bayadere Stripes
Want a look that’s fresh and fierce? This summer, we encourage you to be bold. Be creative. Strut your stuff in bayadere stripes.
Bayadere stripes have lines of various widths and colors laid out in a seemingly random pattern. They’re a popular summer stripe pattern, and look great on anything from blouses to sun dresses. They can be worn in the classic horizontal and vertical fashions, but for a trendy take on the print, we recommend wearing them at an angle, as seen in this V-neck blouse.
If a dress and sandals are more your speed, this pink striped dress is simply a must-have. Pair it with a chic pair of sunglasses, and you’ll be an absolute showstopper at your next summer brunch.
Make Waves in Horizontal Black and White Stripes
You can never go wrong with the classic look of black and white stripes. These classy lines stand the test of time, and will easily make an outfit more interesting and intriguing. This season wear your monochrome stripes horizontally for a bold look.
A striped dress like this, which uses horizontal black and white stripes of varying widths, is a great choice. For a more casual look, try out this striped sweater with white jean shorts and some flats.
In Awe of Vertical Awning and Balanced Stripes
Everyone knows that vertical stripes and sleek and slimming, which is why they’re always incredibly popular. This season specifically, however, we’re in love with the appearance of big, balanced, awning stripes that will certainly add something special to your seaside look.
This striped coral vest is the perfect piece to wear over a black tank top and some jean shorts while you go out with friends on a hot summer’s day. For something a little fancier and a little more eye-catching, we can’t get enough of this gorgeous black and white striped pantsuit.
Mix and Match Every Stripe Under the Sun
Having a bit of trouble deciding which style of stripe is right for you? Don’t fret! There’s no need to choose; instead, mix and match stripes for a fun outfit that’s great for a day of professionalism or play.
Going out on a breezy summer evening? Throw on this olive striped dress with cute sandals and jewelry. The dress mixes vertical stripes on the top half with horizontal stripes on the bottom half, which creates a fun, unique look.
Going out to a nice restaurant after a long day at the beach? Try pairing this classic striped dress with this navy striped tote bag. The dress has a subtle stripe, which makes it look great against the bold stripes on the bag.
For an outfit that plays with width instead of direction, try this sage ivory top, which sports lines of varying widths on the garment. This top is perfect to pair with jean shorts and white sneakers for an easy, casual summer look.
At Wholesale Fashion Square, we want shoppers and boutique owners to make informed and inspired choices about the clothing and accessories they buy. We hope you’ve learned a bit more about the different ways you can style all sorts of stripes this summer. Be sure to check out our wide assortment of striped summertime clothing to find some gorgeous pieces that could be a perfect fit for your boutique!
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