Stripes on Stripes: You Can Do It!
You can layer stripes in interesting ways. They add depth to an outfit and create a refreshing look that will make a lasting impression.
But layering stripes or using multiple striped elements requires some thought. Repeating the same stripe pattern in a tie and pocket square isn’t as visually alluring as you may think. It can actually come off as boring.
Instead of the same striped pattern, mix it up. You need to consider three things when you wear stripes with other stripes.
First, the lines should go in different directions. Then, vary the size or colour of the stripes. Finally, make sure the distance between stripes is different.
You can wear a pinstripe suit with a striped tie. Just make sure the tie’s stripes are different sizes and go in different directions—like in the Smooth White Striped Blue Grenadine Tie.
The key to mixing stripes is subtlety. Choose understated stripes in classic colours to avoid looking “overdone.” You’ll achieve a noticeable look that’s not ostentatious but tasteful, timeless and sophisticated.
Layering stripes on stripes is next-level stuff. And we don’t doubt that you can do it. But if you’re looking for a lay-up, keep it simple with timeless accessories.