Two Tips: Wearing Stripes This Spring

Words by, Igee Okafor

Photographed by, Aren Johnson

Stripes are, of course a leading essential for spring wardrobes in menswear. Part of the fun in getting dressed appropriately for every season highlights making use of classic styles that will never go away - whether its in fabric, clothing item, or color.

Suitably, from the images we see above, I wholeheartedly vouch for making room in your wardrobe for big and bold stripes. I am well aware that stripes are not the most effortless style to pull off. The way I see it, you can go too far risking looking like a 6th grader who tried to dress himself for the first time or you can do too little and risk becoming the focus of a "Where's Waldo" joke. Why not make the most of it?

To help avoid stripe mishap, I have listed two smart tips on how to wear stripes the right way this spring.  

Keep an Eye For Color 

A classic black and white striped shirt is always great. However, it runs the risk of reading a bit too basic, elementary, expected. Opting for season appropriate colors is a good way to avoid this. 

Don't Conform - Be a Maximalist If You Need To Be

Striped clothing can be considered a detail piece due to how visual the lines and colors may be on some items. As right on as it is to keep focus on the striped piece by toning down supporting articles of clothing in the look, it is just as right to mix and match. Be courageous - play with color contrast, prints and patterns. 


Colour Block Striped Merino Wool T-Shirt / Michael Kors

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