Star Spangled Banners & Stripes!


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By Jadée Nikita

With the fourth of July 3 days away, it’s time to get into a patriotic mind-frame and pull out your best duds in red, blue, and American flag patterns.  This season is all about stars and stripes.  Luck for you, this trend won’t fizzle out like fireworks after the fourth.  You can continue to wear you striped leggings and star-studded tanks well into the fall.

A few tips on wearing stripes:

Larger gyals:narrow vertical stripes give the appearance of a slimmer figure.  When shopping, you want to stay away from horizontal stripes that will give you a wide and boxy silhouette.  Tops should be tailored to flatter your figure, and a successful find will compliment your best assets.

Petite Gyals: Wide stripes look best on you.  Look for tops that have a loose and airy fit and pair it with your fave cut-off denim shorts.

Color: Don’t just stick to the basic monochrome stripe pattern of black and white.  Expand your color palette to include primary colors like red, blue, and yellow.  For our daring gyals, try looking for neon-striped leggings in lime green/black or raspberry red/black.

Horizontal stripes: look best on blouses, high-waisted shorts with nautical gold buttons, and A-line skirts.

Check out our favorite trending pieces above!

Boohoo Felicity Monochrome Stripe High Waist Leggings $16 / TOPSHOP Petite Stripe Stretch Crop Tee $20 / BUDDHIST PUNK Stars & stripes patchwork tank $126 / ASOS PETITE Exclusive Leggings In USA Flag-Stars And Stripes $31 / Stripe It Lucky Skirt $43 / Stars-N-Stripes Cropped Top $35 / Black & White Candy Stripe wire ROCKABILLY Headband Pin up Hair Wrap $9.37 / Betsey Johnson Handbag, Americana Zip Around Wallet $68 / J.Crew Textured-stripe short $65 / kate spade new york Metro $175 / Henri Bendel Centennial Stripe Hinged Bangle $59 / Keds Double Dutch Stripe $30

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