Stroll through any boutique or department store this season and you’ll notice that one graphic design dominates your field of vision: stripes! Whether fat or skinny, horizontal or vertical, Breton nautical or zig-zagged zebra, stripes are trending big time for Spring-Summer 2016.
Take a peek in your closet: Do you own any striped T-shirts, shorts, pants…or scarves? Sometimes accessories can be the best way to introduce a new trend into your wardrobe basics.
If you’re not sure you want to invest in the latest striped fashions (after all, they’re not for everyone), try a striped bangle bracelet, necklace, or pair of earrings to help you rock the linear look for less.
Nautical and Nice
Some of the most wearable stripes we’ve seen are nautical-style T-shirts, many with boat necks. If you like the In-the-Navy look, try pairing this whimsical necklace by Kate Spade New York with a crisp white shirt or solid white T. $60 at www.katespade.com
Get your stripes on with this stack of metal and black-and-white bangle bracelets. The secret to their success is in the mix of widths and materials. Try them with a khaki midi-dress for day or an LWD (Little White Dress) by night. Only $7.99 at polyvore.com
More from Kate Spade
We love the tailored enamel stripes on these gold-tone link earrings, also from the Kate Spade New York accessories collection. Available in three different colorways, this pair in red would look great with a blue and white outfit on the 4th of July. $66.44, at Macy’s.
Throw a curve into all those geometric lines this spring and choose a jungle stripe necklace for a walk on the wild side. Featured here: A black-and-white zebra stripe statement collar, $39.90, at www.amazon.com