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Saturated With Stripes This Fall

ACCESSORIES

Keep it non-traditional for the most part.  Definitely avoid striped tights that make you look like a lost goth, and horrible pseudo-punk color combinations such as black and magenta.  Keep striped socks full of contrast and saturated with the colors of the season, and try purses of mixed material (such as the Topshop leather and suede shoulder bag seen below).

From left to right: Metallic and suede striped purse($50; Topshop), Portolano striped cashmere gloves ($38; Bluefly), Rugby stripe socks ($8; Urban Outfitters), Stripe ladderweave scarf ($30; Topshop), Multicolor stripe bag ($188; Luckybrand)

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THE MAIN EVENT

The amount of impact your stripes have on the world is entirely up to you;  block stripes are definitely not required to make a lasting impression.  If you’re feeling subtle, try a blouse or slack with a light striping.  Remember; if you keep black out of the picture, the stripes will automatically become softer to look at.  If you’re going for the less is more approach, multi colored stripes like the Topshop taffeta dress are styles to keep in mind.

From left to right: Taffeta stripe dress($100; Topshop), Patty striped cardie ($20; Forever 21), Bow front stripe shirt ($60; Topshop), Nanette Lepore cropped trouser($107/sale; Bluefly)

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FOOTWEAR

Flats are usually the way to go, unless you’re going for the circus look.  Stripes on shoes are better left to a more demure flat style, versus an aggressive and ostentatious heel.  Layer these heels with a tight or tall sock, and you’re off to the races.

From left to right: Kate Spade “Isla” flats ($105; Bluefly), Loeffler Randall tri colour satin flats ($150/sale; Footcandy), Giuseppe Zanotti peep toe flats ($440; Bluefly)

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