Wearing stripes or patterns can be daunting but you can either throw yourself into the trend or play it safe with the help of a few simple rules are followed. One rule to wearing patterns in an understated way is to pair with solids. Patters are easier to wear with solid colours. In doing that the pattern doesn’t overwhelm the ensemble. The same goes for stripes, breaking them up with solids helps the stripes to blend with the overall look. Neutral or muted solids work best.
However, seeing that wearing a lot of pattern is one of the biggest trends this season, why not have fun with it? For the brave, fashion forward, mix and match floral with stripe or leopard with polka dots. Gwen Stefani is the queen of mixing and matching patterns, and pulling the look off effortlessly. However celebrities have their bad days too. Jessie J’s bright floral suit combination that she was photographed in recently was just too overwhelming on her frame.
Although patterns are hot this season, simple ones like stripes never go out of style! A little historical information about our beloved stripe, in the form of being worn on a shirt: did you know that the Breton stripe shirt originated in Brittany, a French province that occupies the peninsula between the English Chanel and the Bay of Biscay? Hence the nautical affiliation! Check out Jigsaw online’s must have summer version of a women’s striped top, the linen striped tank is a easy, classy summer look that can be worn with either shorts or jeans.