The Outfits That Will Show You How To Wear The Vertical Stripes Trend

How do you feel about stripes?  Don’t rule them out as unflattering until you’ve tried the vertical version.  If you’re still not sure, we suggest thin lines for a more slimming effect.  But how will you style the trend this time around?

There aren’t many women who don’t look sharp in a pin-striped shirt, worn loose over jeans, shorts or wide-leg trousers.  Cover with a denim jacket or dress up with a blazer and pencil skirt.  Alternatively have the trousers in tasteful stripes instead, or make the skirt a pin-stripe affair.

As this is a good look for summer into autumn, make a statement with thick strips or a mixture of widths.  Wrap a stripey skirt around you and top with a slouchy blouse or white tee.  Use contrasting shades in delicous candy stripes, or stand out in something simple but bold such as white with navy or red.

From mini to maxi, the vertical stripes trend is so versatile – take a look at our ideas and add some of your own.

The featured photo: The vertical striped shirt can so easily be matched up with a pair of black skinnies and a denim jacket. Try it out for yourself. Via Mary Seng

Shirt: Madewell

A vertically striped shirt will always look smart worn with dark denim jeans and a pastel coloured mack! Via Natalia Cabezas. Trench/Shirt: Asos, Jeans: Rag&Bone, Bag: L.K. Bennett, Shoes: Steve Madden.

A vertically striped shirt will always look smart worn with dark denim jeans and a pastel coloured mack! Via Natalia Cabezas.

Trench/Shirt: Asos, Jeans: Rag&Bone, Bag: L.K. Bennett, Shoes: Steve Madden.

Try pairing a statement skirt with a striped shirt for an all round striking look. Via Lovely-pepa. Skirt: Chicwish, Shoes: Mas34, Shirt: Zara.

Try pairing a statement skirt with a striped shirt for an all round striking look. Via Lovely-pepa.

Skirt: Chicwish, Shoes: Mas34, Shirt: Zara.

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Mix up the stripes trend with this high slit dress paired with heels. Via Wendy Nguyen

Dress: Keepsake the Label, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

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Spice up the stripes by pairing them with some snakeskin patterned boots! Via Amanda Shadforth

Skirt: Sir The Label, Boots: Isabel Marant

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Go all out with the buttons – just match a striped shirt with a cute suede skirt! Via Elsa Ekman

Shirt: Lindex, Skirt: Zalando, Boots: Zalando

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If you’re wondering how to wear a striped jumpsuit, why not try matching it with a pair of studded heels. Via Sara Escudero

Jumpsuit: Pull and Bear, Sandals: Isabel Marant

Both the vertical stripes and the off the shoulder is still going strong. Via Sara Escudero Dress: The Jetset Diaries

Both the vertical stripes and the off the shoulder is still going strong. Via Sara Escudero

Dress: The Jetset Diaries

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Aimee Song is stunning in this light, summery vertically striped black and white dress.

Dress: Topshop

Vertical striped A-line dress and simple white sneakers. Via Adriana Gastélum Dress: Ninth Collective, Sneakers: Stradivarius, Bag: Botkier. Vertical Striped Dress Outfit

Vertical striped A-line dress and simple white sneakers. Via Adriana Gastélum

Dress: Ninth Collective, Sneakers: Stradivarius, Bag: Botkier. Vertical Striped Dress Outfit

This is a great summer looks which is easy to replicate. Just team up your skinnies with an oversized vertically striped boyfriend shirts. Via Beatrice Gutu Shirt: Chace, jeans: Topshop

This is a great summer looks which is easy to replicate. Just team up your skinnies with an oversized vertically striped boyfriend shirts. Via Beatrice Gutu

Shirt: Chace, jeans: Topshop

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Stand out in a crowd with this outfit from Kayla Seah: flared trousers, heels and a leather jacket over a a striped shirt!

Jacket: Make, Blouse: Madewell, Trousers: Acne

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Why not try pink platform shoes, distressed denim shorts and a striped blouse? Via Aida Domenech

Blouse: H&M, Shorts: Levis, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Put on a pair of white wide leg trousers and a striped top. Go Kayla Seah Shirt: Villa, Pants: DEYK, Shoes: The Mode Collective, Sunglasses: Celine

Put on a pair of white wide leg trousers and a striped top. Go Kayla Seah

Shirt: Villa, Pants: DEYK, Shoes: The Mode Collective, Sunglasses: Celine

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High waisted shorts are coming back in! And they look even better when paired with a stripy tie front shirt and white heels! Via Virgit Canaz 

Blouse: Choies, Shorts: Vintage, Sandals: Zara

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Carmen Hamilton is looking beautifully unique in this blue shirt and striped skirt combination, topped off with cute heels!

Shirt: Oscar, Skirt: SIR, Heels: Mode Collective

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Pam Hetlinger looks so stylish in these light striped trousers with white sandals and a navy v-neck top

Trousers: Finders Keepers, Top: Finders Keepers, Shoes: Alexander Wang

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Why not opt for the smart casual look with these boyfriend jeans, black heels and striped off the shoulder shirt! Via tsangtastic

Top: Faithfull, Jeans: Hudson, Heels: Sam Edelman

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This vibrant outfit will be perfect for summer – what’s better than striped dress and red heels? Via Helena Glazer

Dress: L’AGENCE, Shoes: Aquazzura

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Wendy Nguyen is working the stripes trend by pairing this shirt with a white blazer and distressed denim shorts.

Top: Marissa Webb, Shorts: Joe’s Jeans, Shoes: Gianvitto Rossi

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If you want something more retro, try these black hot pants with this red and white striped shirt with black boots! Via Stella

Shorts: Pull & Bear