Stripes have dominated the racks this summer, so it’s no understatement that they’re starting get a little trite. But, that doesn’t mean that something fresh isn’t on the horizon. Refinery29′s got some ideas on how to shop for stripes without falling back on nautical themes.
All Cut Up—Patchwork stripes add movement and take normally stuffy styles to a new level that’s thoroughly eclectic. In this case, the busier the better—trust us.
Textural Healing—Never take a trend too literally. Stripes become subtle and understatedly chic when you go for a pattern that’s made of textures instead of varying colors. Plus, this fits in great with the latest monotone trend!