Stripes are a classic, neutral pattern that never, ever go out of fashion. This nautical-inspired trend has recently exploded and we’re seeing them everywhere, from skater-style dresses to summer tunics. Since it’s impossible to go into a shop or on Instagram without spotting this trend we’ve put together different ways you can style your stripes for S/S’15.

1. Maximum Stripes

how to style stripes - everything 5 poundsMonochrome Striped Maxi Skirt | Dipped Hem Black Top

Maxi skirts are always in around this time of year because women can’t get enough of them. These wide stripes make this skirt so comfortable and modest, yet fashionable. There are many ways to wear this style to create a day-time look or classy one. You’re able to wear it with heels or flats, whatever you find yourself better with. Finish the look with a basic black tee.

2. Casual Stripes

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Long-Sleeved Striped Tunic | Two-Toned Satchel Bag

If you are wanting some casual pieces for your closet then we strongly recommend a striped tunic, suitable to wear overtop leggings. From here, team the tunic up with some statement flats and designer-inspired handbag. Your outfit is complete and you’re ready to go down to the supermarket or even visit a friend downtown!

3. Day to Night Stripes

how to style stripes - everything 5 pounds 2Colour Block Striped Day Dress | Laser-Cut Detailed Wedges

Meet the dress you’re able to wear when you’re out shopping in the city to the dress you can wear if you decide to go for drinks. Stripes are versatile. They’re easy to combine day to night looks by just adding a pair of statement wedges or accessories.

4. Chic Festival Stripes

how to style stripes - everything 5 pounds 4Pastel Tassel Tunic Dress | Embellished Summer Sandals 

Anything with tassels suits being at a festival. You don’t have to do too much thinking when it comes down to this style. It’s a real head-turner no matter where you are when you put this on. We can’t get enough of the pastel shades and cutesy tassel detailing. The colours are summery and all you need to finish this look off is a pair of expensive -ooking summer sandals.

5. Two-Piece Stripes

how to style stripes - everything 5 pounds 5Floral Striped Long Line Blazer | Floral Striped Skort 

Can this two-piece be any cuter? We are majorly crushing on sets this season, they couldn’t get any hotter. We figured you should be strutting your stuff in this bright and bold floral combination, sporting even more stripes! This set will make sure you look the part walking into any room. The best thing we like about these sets is that they are so versatile. They can be matched together or styled individually for a whole other look.

6. Colour Blocking Stripes

how to style stripes - everything 5 pounds 6Geo Striped Dress | Colour Block Striped Tunic

Not exactly the most simple look, but elegant and chic nonetheless. The colour blocking stripes are a new perspective for summer. Built along clean lines and flawless silhouettes, this style appears timeless and somehow more conservative. If you have that summer wedding coming up soon — or any occasion in fact — these dresses are our favourite to stand out in style.

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