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Fashion Ideas: 8 Tips on How to Wear Stripes for Under 50 Dollars

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Stripes are sexy . . .and you know it . . . or they can be more understated too. Photo via Flickr by Julian_Rod

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Are you in a fashion rut or just want a new look without spending too much?

While it’s nice to see celebrities prance around in the latest fashions put together by stylists, those of us with limited bank accounts may find it difficult to look fashionable on a dime.

After reading a Glamour Magazine article,  a bold striped shirt was one of their picks to mix and match into your wardrobe.

Don’t miss 8 ways to try out this fashion trend.


Fashion Ideas: Here are 8 ways to add this one fashion trend to your look for less.

1. What would a mannequin do?

I always look at the mannequins in store windows to figure out how to wear the latest trend. Someone who has a background in fashion dressed the mannequin in the store window. If you had to pay a stylist, it would be a pretty penny. This way, you get their ideas for free. I sometimes even take a photo of the store window so I can remember the outfit combinations when I get back home.



2. Get inspired by your kids or young people.

My daughters love fashion trends. they often help me pick out outfits. They are up-to-date  by default. They get to see what’s hip at school or see fashion on T.V. Sometimes as adults, we fall out of the loop when it comes to what’s cool. Many times we embrace the same clothing choices year after year. Why not infuse a trend that young people like in an age-appropriate way? I think this hooded, jacket looks stylish on all ages.



3. Stick your toe into a new fashion idea.

Try out something new or bold in your spare time. Running errands on the weekend can be a time to try out a stripe in a casual way. Yoga pants and sneakers would go great with a striped shirt. You can also try skinny jeans and wear the shirt under a vest.

4. Let it be the statement piece.

Showcase the new trend as the focal point. Let the stripes be center stage. A scarf is a perfect way to do that. Opt for a thin stripe so you can avoid looking like Harry Potter. Also, dress up your jeans and let a striped shirt shine. The striped shirt shown in Glamour magazine makes the  jeans and flats look polished.

The woman in photo at the top right of this page can wear that off-the-shoulder shirt in a casual way with jeans or sweats. She can also easily dress the shirt up with a skirt, heel, and a little jewelry.

Photo from Flickr via Manon.Paradis


5. Start in a subtle way.So maybe you don’t even want to do stripes the whole way down. Experiment with a t-shirt. There are an easy, affordable option to try out a new trend.

( a safe way to start)

6. Try out a new trend while on vacation.

If you are going out of your comfort zone, it’s easier to do when you are around strangers. People on vacation don’t know what you normally look like. They probably won’t care either versus your Aunt Martha’s unsolicited fashion advice that makes you cringe. Take photos of yourself and then decide if you want to stick with the trend or not. Also, this is a great time to experiment with a different color that you might not try otherwise.

Think it over on vacation.


7. Try it out under a vest.

Incorporate the trend into what you already wear. Black pants, a black vest, and a different way to do your hair is another option to incorporate stripes. This is a more edgy look.

Photo via Flickr by Brent_Gambrell
Photo via Flickr by Brent_Gambrell


8. Be bold with your accessories.

My style is a little more plain by nature. I buy neutrals so they last a long time but sometimes I’m spontaneous and I just want something new that has a burst of color.  I often like to include a new trend into an accessory like a wallet, purse, or phone case.

I ask for stuff like this for my birthday. It’s a justifiable splurge.











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