Go Bold With Mix and Match Stripes for Fall

Thursday, October 11, 2012

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Stripes can be very flattering pattern, but we must realistically perceive our body type in order to wear them appropriately. Although celebrities boldly mix and match stripes with different patterns, it can be difficult for us non-celebrities to pull off. However, when accomplished nicely, it is a great and unique look.

I love Ralph Lauren’s polished, comfortable clothing. The deep hues on this drawstring layered, ruffle skirt pair nicely with tall or short boots. This bohemian skirt is a fun style to play up or down. Try it with a thicker striped shirt with a bold, bright color. Banana Republic has one on sale with light yellow horizontal strips that might give this skirt a bright kick it needs.

Banana Republic Striped Zip-Back Top

→ Buy the Banana Republic Striped Zip-Back Top, $49.99 - $69.50, at bananarepublic.com.

This shirt is fun to implement in your wardrobe. Along with wearing it with stripes, try wearing it in with a leopard pencil skirt or a floral scarf to diversify your look. Also you can always start small when mixing patterns and shapes and go with a thick leopard belt that will take you through all seasons.

Bebe Leopard Print Stretch Belt

→ Buy the Bebe Leopard Print Stretch Belt, $39.00, at bebe.com.

If stripes are something you can see yourself wearing but mixing patterns seems overboard for your personal style, then I have a perfect simple striped skirt for you! It is a high-waisted circular dress with black sheer stripes on black. Forget the usual black cocktail dress; try this sexy number with different tops all season long. Play up the sexy with extra tall stilettos and a dangling multi layered necklace.

Bebe Shadow Stripe Circle Skirt

→ Buy the Bebe Shadow Stripe Circle Skirt, $89.00, at bebe.com.

Try a fun, sequin striped sweater by Marc by Marc Jacobs that will keep you warm and in the trend. Wear this with leopards, snake print, or the Ralph Lauren skirt for an extra vavoom factor with all its bling. Be careful accessorizing too much when wearing this sweater.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Kay Sequin-Stripe Sweater

→ Buy the Marc by Marc Jacobs Kay Sequin-Stripe Sweater, $248.00, at saks.com.

If you are a jeans type of gal besides your work suit, then you will appreciate a striped tweed blazer from BCBG. This gorgeous blazer has thick collars and will give your jeans a polished, sophisticated look.

BCBGeneration Striped Wide Collar Coat

→ Buy the BCBGeneration Striped Wide Collar Coat, $198.00, at bcbg.com.

Want the most electrifying striped dress out there. The picture of this sequin dress will be enough, no words needed. Take it for a night out at your big holiday party.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Marta Sequined Striped Cocktail Dress

→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Marta Sequined Striped Cocktail Dress, $338.00, at bcbg.com.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.