When we’re talking prints, stripes come in the transeasonal category. In fact, with the reinvention of it time and again, fashionistas have given us new ways to flaunt stripes in our outfits. You may have even spotted Bollywood celebs strutting around in overall striped ensembles. And while we’ve been wearing them for a while now, it is time to experiment and try something new with this print. How about horizontal and vertical stripes together? Daring, you may say. But guess what… it is easy. So here are some tips from WODROB’s stylists on how to mix and work horizontal and vertical stripes in the same outfits.
Match the top and bottom
An easy way to sport both horizontal and vertical stripes in the same outfit is by wearing co-ords. Since the pattern and the colour palette in a matching set will be the same, the look is easier on the eyes and also effortless. Work a horizontal-striped crop top with a matching vertically-striped culottes or palazzos for a chic brunch look.
Mix stripes of different widths
Remember when Freida Pinto made an appearance on Lorraine show in London mixing bold stripes with thin stripes (image in lead)? Well, we think that’s a great formula to work this look. If you’re wearing thick horizontal stripes, balance it out with thin vertical stripes. The trick here is to experiment with varying hues and mix different widths. You can also stick to a monochrome palette if you’re not looking to go all out.
Sport different textures and fabrics
The key to working both horizontal and vertical stripes in the same outfit is to play around with varied textures and fabrics. For instance, pair a sheer horizontal-striped skirt with a vertical-striped blouse in a thick fabric for a dressy look. Another way to try it is by teaming up your horizontal candy striped sweater with bottoms in a lighter fabric.