Whether you’re new to stripes, or you’ve always loved them, one thing’s certain: we’re all about them this spring…and we guarantee you will be too. With so many new ways to wear this trend, you might feel spoiled for choice, or worse: downright overwhelmed! Don’t worry, take a deep breath. We’ve narrowed down exactly how to wear stripes this season by styling five of our favorite pieces two different ways—for work and for play. So throw them on, and go have fun.
With asymmetrical stripes in our favorite navy hue, we’re obsessed with the Victory Sweater. Wear it with classic pumps then trade for sandals and head to happy hour.
WORK: Victory Sweater, Dame Skirt, Wish Top, Lock & Key Necklace, Marc Fisher Evalyn Slingback Pump, Tom Ford Lipstick (Ruby Rush)
PLAY: Victory Sweater, Crush Top, Mojave Slim Boyfriend, Anchor Earrings, Cinch Belt, Halogen Slide Sandal (Dark Denim Suede)
Upgrade your basic striped tee with the relaxed fit, boho style Bistro Tee. Try the Pencil Trouser for work then swap for the Zip Skinny before you head out to meet your girls for dinner.
WORK: Bistro Tee, Pencil Trouser, Kate Spade Reading Glasses, Lock & Key Bracelet, Shoes of Prey Ballet Flat
PLAY: Bistro Tee, Zip Skinny, Stan Smith Tennies, Kate Spade Cameron Street Cecile Wristlet, Anchor Earrings
Vertical, horizontal, chunky, and slim: we love the Grandstand Skirt for a one-of-a-kind take on the trend. Change your Fencing Cardigan for the Locomotive Jacket and take it from day-to-night.
WORK: Grandstand Skirt, Iris Tank (Black), Fencing Cardigan, Riviera Necklace, Steve Madden Block Heel
PLAY: Grandstand Skirt, Carmen Top, Locomotive Jacket, Rope Duo Necklace, Athena Sandal
We love stripes with asymmetrical hems for a double play on lines. Match the Twirl Skirt back to the chic Hampton Shell 9-to-5, then take it for a spin on the town with the Iris Tank.
WORK: Twirl Skirt, Hampton Shell, Anchor Necklace, Anchor Earrings, Charles by Charles David Ria Strappy Sandal
PLAY: Twirl Skirt, Iris Tank (Night Light), St. Tropez Earrings, Seahorse Cuff, Rag & Bone Sandal
Horizontal stripes, zipper details, and a chic cropped length—yes please! Pair your Zip Crop Top with the Grand Slam Blazer for a bold workwear twist, or show off some skin with the Tomboy Short.
WORK: Zip Crop Top, Grand Slam Blazer, Top Notch Trouser, St. Tropez Necklace, St. Tropez Earrings, Isla Wedge
PLAY: Zip Crop Top, Tomboy Short, Rope Duo Necklace, Victory Sweater, Topshop Sneaker
Now that we’ve covered how to wear stripes this spring, we can all breathe a huge sigh of relief. But for those of you who long ago fell in love with the trend, we’re always looking for fresh ideas: how are you wearing stripes at work and play? Got an ensemble to share? We’d love to see it! Take a pic and tag us @cabiclothing on Instagram.