Did you know where the trending style for men – stripes – originated? In the late 19th century, stripes became a royal fashion statement when Queen Victoria dressed her son in a striped sailor suit. Ever since then, stripes have become a perennial favourite for men and women. Here’s how you can ace this trend…
Get Your Stripes on-point
When you sport your stripes on shirts – casual and formal – you just can’t go wrong. Pinstripes or broad stripes go with your fancy. Please yourself – just take care to avoid the too busy look of mixing up stripes and prints.
The bold stripes in the casual blue shirt from Louis Philippe Sport is best paired with white cotton lowers. The slim fit broad striped shirt from Code on the other hand, is perfect for the board meeting or offsite formal gatherings. This works well with a plain tie and blazer as well.
T-shirts with Stripes
For leisure or lounge wear, the man who believes in effortless style will always stock up on t-shirts. And stripes just add that extra cool edge. Whether crew neck – like the striped day-time blue one from UCLA – or with collars, choose your style. The Louis Philippe Polo T-shirt with stripes in shades of blue does well with ripped jeans and sneakers. Wear stripes-on-stripes for a quirky touch. Layer your striped t-shirt with the stripped zipped up jacket from Arrow and change into lace-ups for a semi-formal touch.
Do More with Stripes
Yes, kurtas and trousers work well with stripes. Just take care to keep the lowers in a subdued, single hue to offset your stripes. In fact, stripes in ethnic wear makes for a smart statement. Check out the striped regular-fit kurta in trending pink from Melange – best paired with straight pants and Kohlapuri chappals. The short band collar kurta also from Melange on the other hand, allows you to nail the fusion look – just pair with casual denims and you’re done.
Striped pants make a bold statement and are not for the faint-hearted. Have some fun this season and try the cropped slim-fit stripped trousers from Code or the charcoal hued bold striped trousers from Jack & Jones. With the charcoal stripes, opt for a monochrome look and stand out among the cool casual bunch.
Quick Tips on Wearing Stripes
1. Keep fussy accessories at bay
2. Pair with colour blocks and you can take your stripes from casual to formal easily
3. Multicoloured stripes are not just for women