Five Fashion Tips For How To Wear Horizontal Stripes in American Made Style

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I remember always veering away from horizontal stripes because I didn’t think I could wear them. Most people, even stylists, might say that stripes will make you look wider. I don’t think it’s always true. Here are a couple fashion tips and tricks for how to wear horizontal stripes and still look stylish and fashionable.

Fashion Tips: How to Wear Horizontal Stripes

  • Keep it simple: You’ll want to pick a singular foundation piece to build your look. I find it easiest to do that with bottoms, like pants, shorts, or a skirt, but you’ll typically find me in pants. I am absolutely in love with UME Unite’s Lucy Lee pants. I find pant shopping quite difficult. Seriously, I cannot tell you how get the fabric, the fit, and feel of the UME pants really is. The waist has an elastic band in the back too, so they are super comfortable, all day long. Get free shipping with promo code LoveList15 thru June 14.

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  • Highlight Your Waist: Find stripes that hit you at your waist so the smallest part of your torso is showcased. We love Second Base‘s Debbie navy stripe top.}

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  • Mix Patterns: Don’t be afraid, to  mix another pattern with your striped piece. I promise it will get easier the more you try it. I suggest a colorful scarf like Ash & Anchor Anaïs Long Infinity Scarf. It’s perfect for pull together you outfit during any season.

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Post by Jill Homiak

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  1. I just got a black and white horizontal striped top. Such a great “Coco Chanel” look!
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  2. Thanks for the gentle reminder that I need a new striped tee.
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  3. These are great tips! Love stripes and patterns for summer 🙂

  4. Robin Wilson says:

    I’m so not fashion forward. I would never think to pair stripes with a pattern. Without a pic to guide me, I wouldn’t know how. Love this and want that watch!

  5. I love stripes (horizontal) and have some, but never wear them. And I’m tempted to buy more, now I think I have more confidence to wear these stripes and look great doing it!!!

  6. I love the Oka-b’s Taylor flats in Coral. What a pretty color and I would love to wear those with stripes.

  7. These are all great ideas – I just realized how much I’ve been stuck in a rut – and I do have some horizontal stripes I haven’t been wearing – I’d love this scarf, too!

  8. Elizabeth Sunderland says:

    I find it hard as well. I feel like I’m not dressed properly if I just mix things up. I guess these days it doesn’t make a difference what you wear.

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