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Summer Stripes: Embrace the Trend and Have Fun with Stripes

Stripes are all the rage and it's easy to see why. With their bright colors and delicious patterns, stripes are flattering and fun to incorporate into a daily staple. You can easily find stripes in many clothing items such as maxi dresses, tops, tunics, and bathing suits. We've even seen them on shoes!

If you're not a fan of stripes or feel that stripes that go around your body make you appear larger or are not flattering in the slightest, there is a way to wear stripes and feel confident while wearing them! Find stripes that point down as opposed to go around and this will create an elongated and slimming effect.

Flat shoes with stripes are fun and definitely will add something extra to an outfit. If you have a white dress or another dress that comes in a basic color striped shoes will definitely glam up the look. SPIEGEL offers Striped Flipflop Sandals with a shiny striped bow. Not only would these sandals be comfy, but they would look fabulous with your outfit! Great for the summer, sandals on their own are comfortable. But with added stripes, however, now you will have a fun new look that's bold and fun.

Going back to finding a dress with stripes that point downward, why not try adding in a few other lines on a frock such as lines that go in the direction of a triangle and other angles? A structured silhouette will look charming, but it will also look edgy with its fun lines and unique look. Pairing a dress like this (check out ARK's Religion Clothing Stripe Dress on the left), with a simple pair of shoes will not look overwhelming if you create a look that's  just right - the shoes need to add balance to the frock instead of detract detention. Since your dress will be your focal point, everything else should be minimalistic.

Finding other articles of clothing and accessories that you will enjoy wearing is important and if you're not a fan of stripes, don't force yourself to like this style. If you'd like to ease yourself into this trend, try buying a single article of clothing, such as a striped scarf or striped shoes to start with. If this look grows on you, you might find yourself searching for more stripes on other clothing items such as a maxi dress!

For a flirty maxi dress that has fun stripes all over it, check out Lilla P Women's Stretch Stripe Sleeveless V-Neck Maxi Dress. You might find yourself liking this breezy dress that's super comfortable and has downward facing stripes, which is very flattering for a variety of shapes and sizes. Not to mention this dress would be fun to wear during a beachy vacation or while you're out and about enjoying the sites!

Remember to have fun with stripes and don't overdo it. Stripes are definitely a fun trend to invest in during the summer time, but be sure to mix it up. You don't want to get caught wearing stripes every single day. To mix it up wear a beige sweater with a striped dress or wear a plain pair of flats with a striped shirt. Embrace the stripes but don't do it just because. Do it because you love the look and you want to have fun with stripes during the summer time!

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