Fashion Trends

Wear Stripes With These Cool Runway Ideas


For fashionistas who are tired of solid pieces, the look of broad vertical and horizontal stripes has made a stylish splash on the season’s runways. Whether you want to add eye-catching pattern to your nine to five wardrobe or break away from the monotony of the little black dress for a night out, stripes may be your solution. Here are a few wearable ways to bring the season’s striped designs from the catwalk to the sidewalk.

Casual Chic

For a laidback Saturday afternoon of movies or catching up with friends, take your sartorial inspiration from the Miu Miu runway. Swap your casual wintertime knits for a blue and white striped frock with a ruffled collar and demure long sleeves. If the preppy stripes have left you craving an accessorizing finish, step out oversized floral earrings and a matching statement necklace. Add glittery blue and silver pointy toe flats and a black leather satchel to complete your ensemble, and enjoy the weekend!

Work Wear

If your jam-packed workday has left you craving a chic yet comfortable aesthetic, the look of wide black and white stripes can solve your sartorial woes (as spotted at Valentino). While we agree that your dream job should never feel like prison, the season’s cool striped designs officially put the trend behind bars! To bring jail stripes into your work wardrobe, try a long-sleeved, round-necked midi dress with a flared hemline. Meanwhile, high black leather boots balance out the bold striped effect for an elegant finishing touch.


For the after hours, channel the fierce colourblocked stripes which made a grand entrance at Salvatore Ferragamo. Whether your plans involve a swanky wine bar or dinner party, switch your daytime stripes for a beige, red and black striped turtleneck dress. Look for a fitted mid-length cut, turtleneck collar and a peplum design to create an hourglass silhouette. Add a black leather cuff, and prepare to celebrate your Friday night in true style.