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Make a Statement in Stripes

Parisian? Nautical?  A classic navy and white stripe t-shirt with your white jeans in the summer? Is that what comes to mind when you think stripes? Well girlfriend, stripes are wardrobe worthy all year long. No matter the temperature I have a constant adoration for stripes and even avoid J. Crew at times because I know it may lead to buying yet another stripe top. Time to pull on some statement stripes.

Statement Stripes

Here’s more of my adoration for stripes as contributing style editor to Closer Weekly.

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Stripe Style Advice

When wearing winter stripes, mix them with leather, velvet, corduroy and even tweed.

Stripes can be bold for a newbie who usually wears solids, so just choose one statement piece of jewelry like a chain necklace or bangle.

Take stripes from day to night by wearing a tweed cropped jacket for work then switching to a velvet or leather jacket to make it evening-ready.

Mix prints. Try a plaid scarf with a striped top for an unexpected look.

This dress would look ready to work with a moto style knit sweater than swap it at night for a cropped, fitted leather jacket.

stripe knit dress

Jonathan Simkhai Knit Dress, $595 Shopbop

This is that go-to cashmere sweater that satifies the need for comfort and style.

stripe sweater

Sundry Striped Cashmere Sweater, $178 Revolve Clothing

Wrap your lower half in this skirt that has stretch and will play well on weekends with an oversized, chunky sweater or a white v-neck t-shirt and jean jacket with rolled up sleeves.

stripe wrap skirt

A.L.C. Clifts Stripe Knit Asymmetrical Wrap-Effect Skirt, $395 Saks Fifth Avenue

A classic tote to get your though the rest of the season.

stripe tote

Clare V. Supreme Simply Tote Handbag, $450 Piperlime

The slip-on sneaker for kicking around town and the sandal I’m coveting for spring.

stripe slip on     stripe sandals

Derek Lam ‘Laurel’ Sneaker, $195 Derek Lam

Aquazzura C’est Chic Elaphe Stripe Sandals, $945 Net-A-Porter

Style Expert Alison Deyette is a renowned TV host, stylist, magazine contributor and fashion and lifestyle expert, known best for her dynamic personality and her sharp sense of style. She’s dressed hundreds of clients – from the red carpet to regular folks – bringing a perspective that focuses on each individual and their unique goals, helping find the optimum look for any occasion, body type or budget.

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