How to wear stylish stripes like a celeb

These celebs earn their fashion stripes – literally – in the print du jour.

Carrie Wong
Carrie Wong
10 Oct 2017

Carrie Wong

There’s just something about colourful stripes that evoke such a sense of playful fun. Multi-coloured stripes are pretty tricky to pull off, but a simple striped shirt in a fresh, bold hue (like Carrie’s red and white shirt) is cute and chic at the same time.

Style it with:
Pared-down bottoms and accessories, like a pair of jeans or black trousers and loafers or ballet flats.

We recommend: Mango printed shirt in red and white stripes, $39.90

Photo: Instagram/@carriewst

Desmond Tan
Desmond Tan
10 Oct 2017

Desmond Tan

The striped trouser is a daring fashion choice for a dude, but one that pays off if you could look as lanky and dashing as Desmond does in his. Opt for tapered and well-fitted trousers for a smart look, as striped trousers veer towards casual.

Style it with:
An equally well-fitted shirt tucked in and dress shoes. 

We recommend: Selected Homme Skinny Stripe Suit Trousers, $98.05, from ASOS

Photo: Instagram/@thedesmondtan

Hayley Woo
Hayley Woo
10 Oct 2017

Hayley Woo

Hayley’s Pomelo maxi dress is essentially a black dress with lines of white to elongate the figure – see how her torso and legs seem to go on forever? Vertical stripes create the optical illusion of added length and lankiness, but opt for narrow lines instead of big stripes.

Style it with:
Heels – either platforms, wedges or stilettoes – to enhance the illusion of a long and lanky silhouette. Lend the black-and-white outfit a pop of vibrant colour with a statement, brightly-coloured accessory like fire-engine red pumps or a multi-coloured clutch.

We recommend: Zara Asymmetric Striped Dress, $89.90

Photo: Instagram/@hayleywoojiayi
 

Jean Danker
Jean Danker
10 Oct 2017

Jean Danker

Ahh, what's not to love about a cheeky, flirty stripey jumpsuit? The combination of blue and white lends a cute nautical feel and adds height to Jean's petite frame.

Style it with: 
Wedges and platform heels to elongate the legs even more, and a breezy straw bag. 

We recommend: ASOS V Neck Jumpsuit in Stripe with Tie Shoulder Detail, $75.43

Photo: Instagram/@jeandanker

 

Julie Tan
Julie Tan
10 Oct 2017

Julie Tan

You heard it here first – stripes plus botanicals equal coolest clashing print of this season. It’s not often that you get to wear two big trends in one outfit, so grab your chance now.

Style it with: 
With so much going on in the fabric, keep the rest of your outfit minimalist and in neutral hues. 

Try it with: Zara Long Striped and Floral Print Dress, $89.90

Photo: Instagram/@julietan_cxq

Kimberly Wang
Kimberly Wang
10 Oct 2017

Kimberly Wang

The ruffled, layered skirt gets an added boost of flirty femininity with a dash of stripes. Plus, it looks as fabulous at cocktail hour as it does in the office.

Style it with:
A top with clean lines (like a camisole or shirt) but in a soft pastel colour for an unexpected touch. Go glam with high heels or keep it laidback with sneakers or flats.

We recommend: Zalora striped layered ruffle skirt, $34.90

Photo: Instagram/@ohhowstrange
 

Rebecca Lim
Rebecca Lim
10 Oct 2017

Rebecca Lim

Head-to-toe stripes can also be glamorous and eye-catching, as Rebecca shows in her maxi gown with layered and clashing horizontal and vertical stripes. We love the dramatic appeal of the dual-hued, shiny asymmetrical lines of this Zara dress.

Style it with:
The red obi belt in this outfit acts as a focal point to counteract the dizzying effect of all those lines.

We recommend: Zara midi striped dress with buttons, $159

Photo: Instagram/@limrebecca

 

Tong Bingyu
Tong Bingyu
10 Oct 2017

Tong Bingyu

Contrasting stripes with an asymmetrical cut and ruffles is a stylish yet subtle way to wear the trend, particularly for formalwear.

Style it with:
Sexy chandelier earrings and sky-high heels.

We recommend: ASOS Stripe One Shoulder Scuba Ruffle Maxi Dress, $73.27

Photo: Instagram/@tongbingyu
 

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