Vertical Stripes: How To Break Sartorial Monotony
Vertical stripes take centre stage at some of SS18’s catwalks as the classic look is restyled with a fresher and bolder appeal to feature au courant designs. From pinstripe shorts to striped patched trainers, labels like Kenzo and Prada have been putting their creative caps on to bring you collections that showcase pieces of timeless fusion. Let’s be honest here, we all need a splash of pattern in our lives (and wardrobe) sometimes. Here are 5 fashion pieces to get you started as you enter the world of stripes.
Giorgio Armani Striped Canvas Upton Jacket
If you’re the dapper sort who likes to spruce up for appearance’ sake, Giorgio Armani’s canvas Upton jacket might just up your style factor. Single breasted and cut to emphasise your silhouette, the wearer immediately becomes a gentleman of distinction. This jacket is perfect for any formal occasion.
Kenzo Striped Shirt
Combining elegance with a touch of street style, Kenzo revolutionises the traditional collared striped shirt. The blue vertical stripes, contrasting triangular neck fabric, French cuffs with silver cufflinks and the integrated collar square add an urban sophistication whether you pair it with a suit, jeans or even shorts.
Versace Pinstripe Wool Shorts
Who says pinstripes only look good with formal wear? Versace mixes up two of SS18’s hottest trends: shorts and stripes, and a modern yet contemporary style is created. Wear it with any a polo shirt or throw on a matching coat, either way, this pair of shorts is your semi-formal wardrobe essential.
Paul Smith White ‘Apollo’ Trainers with ‘Signature Stripe’ Panels
You don’t have to be covered in stripes to join the hype. In fact, accents can work well and Paul Smith’s white trainers with their colourful Signature Stripe panels can be another approach. Featuring embossed logos on the padded suede tongues, this pair is sure to liven up your casual wear. Also comes in black and metallic silver.
Prada Short-sleeved Mock Turtleneck
A hybrid between a turtleneck and soccer jersey, this striped top from Prada is light and comfortable for summer wear. If you wanna channel an athletic vibe, go with a cool pair of sneakers.
Image Credits: Giorgio Armani, Versace, Paul Smith, Prada