Fashion moves at a pretty fast pace, so it only makes sense that the latest trend to hit the fashion world—racing stripes—invokes the need for speed. Luckily, you don’t have to be living life in the fast lane to try this trend. On the contrary, all you need to do is click through to today’s Trend Report and take inspiration from stylish stars like Jessica Alba and Blake Lively, who have both been spotted trying the racing stripes trend. So, what are you waiting for? Click through to find out how to give racing stripes the green light!
Who is trying this trend?
While actresses Jessica Alba and Blake Lively have both been spotted wearing racing stripes in recent months, we have also spotted them on singer/songwriter Alicia Keys and supermodel Heidi Klum.
How are they styling it?
There are definitely a couple of key ideas to keep in mind if you want to try racing stripes. As you can see, our four muses above all used just a simple palette of black and white when trying this look. This is definitely a look that works well, as it allows the stripe to take the spotlight instead of getting lost in a sea of prints and colors. However, you don’t have to stick to a two-tone palette. On the contrary, if you are feeling bold, you can just take that rule to the next level by sticking to a single color family. For instance, if you wear a pair of navy blue pants with a black stripe—which, by the way, would be very on-trend—you could then add a blouse in shades of blue, purple, and black. Just make sure the shades of blue are similar on both pieces.
How can I make this look my own?
Now that you have a few ideas in mind about how to wear this trend, it is time to check out the myriad of options on the market. If you want to stick to the black-and-white palette, check out these options: Tibi’s Tuxedo Beatles Pants ($295), Rag & Bone’s Eloise Pants ($325), ALC’s Jude Pants ($416), and Bec & Bridge’s Piazza Power Mesh Pants ($230). If, on the other hand, you want to try a colorful look, check out Vince Camuto’s Colorblock Pants ($99), Elizabeth and James’ Metallic Winston Tux Pants ($345), and Joie’s Katrice Tuxedo Stripe Pants ($268). Last, but certainly not least, if you want to do as Jessica Alba has done and try a printed pant, take a look at the Mini Foulard Sporty Pants ($216) by Whistles. Happy shopping!
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