Ask a Stylist: How to Wear Black and White Stripes Without Looking Like Beetlejuice

By  April 22, 2013

Q: How do I wear the black and white stripe trend without looking like Beetlejuice? I love the trend but I don’t want to look silly.

A: The black and white stripe look is one of the more bold trends of the season.  Taking it too literally can result in some Beetlejuice-esque results – not cool. Fear not because there is a way to wear this trend without looking too over the top. Follow my styling tips below for a way to wear this trend for work, for the weekend, and for a night out on the town.

For the Weekend – Keep the look laid back with a graphic tee and a classic denim jacket. Add a great pair of sandals and your favorite piece of jewelry to up the style factor.

Pants //Denim Jacket // Tee // Shoes // Studded bracelet

For Work – A monochromatic color palette will keep this bold trend work appropriate. The cream and black stripes make for a more serious look as opposed to true white and black.

Blazer // Pants // Shoes // Top //Ring

For a Night Out – Opting for smaller stripes for evening makes for a more subtle and sexy look. This body con illusion dress is the perfect backdrop for flirtier accessories too. Afterall it is spring, which means we can have a bit more fun with our evening attire.

Dress //  Bag // Shoes // Earrings