Styling Tips To Steal From Instagram: Humbug Stripes

There is much more to stripes than just the breton tee


by Pandora Sykes |
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A timeless classic print in every girl's wardrobe, stripes are basically a neutral. They're failsafe. They go with everything. They're always chic. But they're also lowkey enough for you to never look over-done. Dress 'em up! Dress 'em down! They are, in short, the thing you need in your wardrobe right this second.

And if you need some fresh humbug striped inspo? Here are some styling tips to steal from Instagram this weekend.

Go preppy


Blogger Berta Bernad does modern preppy better than anyone else. Follow her lead and put a chunky stripe short-sleeved tee with indigo jeans and monochrome loafers. Keep hair messy if you don't want to look too J Crew.


Try tailored


Stylist and blogger Pernille Teisbaek is a pro at hunting out the best bits of Zara - you know, the bits that look like they should be Dries or Acne, but are actually good old high street. Here she makes her fitted high-waisted tailored trousers look a million bucks with a black tank and some pointed stilettos.


Pick a pretty bunch


This is the prettiest incarnation of breton we've ever seen. Don your matelot jersey and hold a bunch of oversized daisies and maybe, just maybe, you can look as cute as Jean Paul Gaultier, stripe supreme.


Partner with leopard


Stripes and leopard print go together like bacon and ketchup - as blogger Julie Sariñana shows regularly. If stripes are a neutral, leopard's a close second, which means it's a simple as pairing white with navy.


And try in a new palette


We're used to them in their trad navy/white combo, but how about stripes in a collegiate bottle green and yellow? Model and Vogue Spain blogger Alba Galocha does excellent stripe in a vintage blazer with some red lipstick. Very Ralph Lauren meets Cruel Intentions.


All that left you wanting to purchase some fresh stripes? We thought that might happen so...


Petite Moto Stripe Denim Dress, £40 Topshop, Barbados Striped Bikini Top, £100 and Bikini Bottoms, £80 both Mikoh at Net-a-Porter,Adriana Striped Trainers, £189 Acne at MATCHESFASHION.COM, Vintage Renewal Russian Stripe Roll Neck, £32 Urban Outfitters, Striped Trousers, £39.99 Zara

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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