Bold, colorful stripes are a new spring trend that should be on your radar. You’ll find stripes that run every which way, in vibrant colors, on just about everything! Yes, these stripes are strong and lively, but there are ways to wear them over 40 without feeling like the circus has come to town! Here’s how.
1. Wear Toned Down Stripes
2. Choose Classic Pieces
One way to wear a bright, bold stripe and look classy is to stick with classic pieces. For example, a striped pencil skirt is very classic. Vibrant stripes are trendy. Together they project a look that is fashion-forward but also professional and chic.
I’ve added a pretty yellow blouse with this look above, but if you wanted a quieter look, you could go with a white blouse. Tie the colors of your shoes and bag into the neutral color in your stripes to keep the look grounded.
3. Keep Everything Else Neutral
Think of your outfit as an artist’s canvas and build from there. Start with a neutral background like jeans, neutral shoes- in this case, white shoes and a neutral white bag. Then build from there. Add one big splash of bright color like this bold striped wrap top, and you have created an outfit that is balanced, modern, and not too loud.
If this is still too many stripes for you, try this outfit with a white top and a boldly colored tote bag or shoe. Even a little bit of bold stripes make a fab spring fashion statement.