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I think everyone must have at least one striped item in their closet, am I right? Besides being a wardrobe staple, the stripe print continues to be one of the hot trends of the Spring Summer 2017. From the classic French black & white stripes to coloured stripes, to those 60’s and 70’s inspired retro stripes, to horizontal, vertical and anything in between – ALL stripes are in. The trick is how to choose the right stripe for us?

You all know I love minimal fashion and whenever I am looking to inject a little print into my wardrobe – I like to turn to stripes. And this Spring/Summer also a must floral print but about it later:)

I’m utterly obsessed with the timeless, classic appeal of a great stripe. The best part of this trend, it is totally wearable fashion trend.

So how to wear them?

– The basic form of wearing stripes is simply pairing a striped knit or any other top with a pair of skinny jeans. Since the stripes already become visual, you can break the tone down by choosing black or white denim.  I opted out for white destroyed pair of cropped jeans.

– Go vertical. Vertical stripes create the illusion of length.  They are perfect for gals on the shorter side or for any area that you want to lengthen, slim or elongate. I am 5’10 so guess I am safe here:)

– Pay attention to the width and placement of stripes. Different stripe widths play a role in creating an optical illusion.  For example, f you have wide hips you don’t want to place wide horizontal stripes in that area.

– Stay away from head to toe stripes.  A striped top is better paired with a solid bottom and likewise a striped bottom is better with a solid top.

– Experiment with coloured stripes! There are so many fun coloured stripe prints, spring is the time to bring them out!

Are you going to get any striped wardrobe staples this season?


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    Christine Kong
    01/04/2017 at 11:26 pm

    I agree, everyone needs a striped piece in their closet especially for spring and summer! I love the distressed tee under the cardigan and your fabulous shoes. Perfect classic Chanel bag too. xoxo, Christine

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    Miki (@mikialamode)
    05/04/2017 at 10:23 pm

    Nice tips. I always perfer vertical stripes. I actually like mixing two stripes and don’t mind a full outfit of stripes, but in different sizes, but get that it isn’t for everyone. lol


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      08/04/2017 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks Miki! I love mixing stripes too:)
      kisses Sharka

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    @queenhorsfall (@queenhorsfall)
    06/04/2017 at 7:48 pm

    I actually started to love stripes, when I moved to Korea. They love stripes so much and under their influence I started to wear a lot of stripes. I love how you styled it!


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    09/04/2017 at 1:50 pm

    I love how you’re wearing these stripes! Beautiful photos!


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    Debbie Savage
    10/04/2017 at 6:19 am

    Thank you for the great tips about incorporating stripes into your wardrobe! I love what you did and the shoes and bag are winners too!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

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      11/04/2017 at 10:32 am

      Thank you Debbie! Hope you are having a great week! xoxo Sharka

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    10/04/2017 at 5:52 pm

    I am a big fan of stripes too and I think I have way too many items with stripes in my wardrobe. But I love how versatile stripes are, it’s so easy to dress up or down. You look so chic l in these pictures and I really love how you paired distressed jeans with this look. I am quite short so I do tend to wear vertical stripes and I absolutely love coloured stripes.


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      15/04/2017 at 12:32 pm

      I love your colourful style! Happy you liked it:) kisses

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    Jenny Wu
    10/04/2017 at 7:47 pm

    Love the post babe!! I always love the classic and timeless style. I feel like stripes and basics are so important to have whether you are dressing up or down!



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    Lisa Valerie Morgan
    11/04/2017 at 6:39 am

    Stripes are always chic! Except head to toe (unless you want to look like a jail bird)… so funny!



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      15/04/2017 at 12:38 pm

      haha that would be the nono 🙂 thanks for comment babe!

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    Ana Florentina
    13/04/2017 at 9:13 pm

    Yes!! Stripes are a staple, ive got many in my closet. And i wear them a lot. Great outfit girl! 🙂

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    14/04/2017 at 9:56 am

    This is so useful! thank you! I don’t own any stripe clothes and I was thinking about to add it to my wardrobe but I really didn’t know where to begin with! I am not a lover of stripes, I mean yes I do like them, but everything I see looks so “standard” I would love to own a striped piece of clothing super original! What do you suggest?

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      15/04/2017 at 12:40 pm

      I think start with striped top to feel the vibe and see if you like it! I saw this amazing striped summer hat which was also super cool

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    Naomi Trevino
    14/04/2017 at 5:14 pm

    I love these tips. I agree with stripes you do have to be careful with curvy babes like me but I love all the points 🙂

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    Natalia k
    15/04/2017 at 12:45 am

    Yes everyone should have a striped item in t their closet,so classy and chic,you look very well put together.

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    18/04/2017 at 11:10 am

    Love this look and your advices! big fan of this blog! kiss Susan

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    18/04/2017 at 11:22 am

    nothing beats a great simple striped tee! this is one of my go to pieces whenever I don’t have time to think about what to wear on casual days and it simply always works!
    totally love your look


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      18/04/2017 at 11:37 am

      Thanks sweetie! exactly:) thanks for lovely comment! xoxo

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    20/04/2017 at 7:35 am

    Lovely tips dear, I actually wore striped gown last week and I loved it. I will buy more with your tips. Thank you for sharing. xx

    Ash | http://www.theashtreejournal.com

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      25/04/2017 at 6:32 pm

      Thank you babe! Have a great day and thanks for a lovely comment! xoxo

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