When you think of a "striped shirt," most of us think first of the typical French chic look; With a pair of narrow jeans or cigarette trousers, a blazer and ballerinas. Check out these elevated striped styles below that will have you wanting to sew one for the season...
RUNWAY: SHORT AND SWEET
left: Elisabetta Franchi; right: Atlein
The classic striped shirt can be much more than a basic - it can be much more, and the designers made quite evident on the runway. It isn't just the styling that makes it fresh – high heels and sneakers replacing ballerinas; rather than modest trou-sers the look is paired with elaborate skirts following the optic of the shirt itself.
RUNWAY: ON THE BOTTOM TOO
left: Ports 1961; middle: Altuzarra; right: Bobby Abley
The slim silhouette now drapes casually, stripes are horizon-tal and lengthwise, sometimes diagonal, shoulders are overcut and cut-on sleeves add new volume. It remains a go-to style. So while not just a basic anymore, it remains a great look for every style and shape.
STRIPED WITH A TWIST
top: #121 04/2020 (print magazine exclusive pattern)
Asymmetry and cool gathers that shape the figure and smooth the shape. A stunning striped shirt that is a modern must-have. This pattern is a print magazine exclusive, so if you are still waiting for your physical magazine to come in, you can sew up the following striped patterns...
Brunch with the girls is always an opportunity to get glam and dressed up - but not too dressed up. That's why a loose top paired with pleated pants in a complimentary pants is the way to go. Sport some comfy shoes as you never know what adventures you may get into after the mimosas are done!
STRIPES MEAN BUSINESS
Take your classic striped button up shirt and pair with a relaxed style striped pair of pants. Heels can really elevate any look and this could even be worn easily working from the home office in comfort ready for any virtual meeting.
Taking a walk along the boardwalk, walking the dog - why not take the occasion to dress in loose striped silhouettes like these patterns. We love the play on horizontal and vertical stripes in the fabric.