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Monochromes - Again


"Fashion is like eating. You shouldn't stick with the same menu" - Kenzo Takada

I remember the days when wearing stripes-on-stripes was nothing short of a fashion faux-pas. Oh the good ol' days!  Now, it is perfectly okay to pair a candy-colored bottoms with candy-colored tops and people would absolutely love it. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. I absolutely love the trend.

As a matter of fact, I'm ecstatic that we have come to a point where prints do not need to be worn exclusively in one direction or paired with the usual basic colors. Look at all the fun we had been missing out on.

For this post, I paired my candy-colored striped pants with a candy-colored striped shirt. For a minute, I was worried that I was stretching it but I was quite impressed with the outcome.

I must say, however that I haven't had the confidence to wear this anywhere yet. Apparently, I do not like attention like that. Who would have thought.

The truth about ensembles such as stripes-on-stripes or prints-on-prints is that they only work out half of the time. So, they are either very successful and you feel like the world is yours to conquer or they are such a fail that you want to crawl into a hole and never come out again.

Related; Mixing Prints

I'll share a couple of tips to keep in mind when styling this incredibly tricky trend.

  • Make sure that both patterns have something in common. So, you want to make sure that both pieces (I say both because I believe that two is the most you would do) are similar either in stripe width or color variation. Mine for instance, have the color orange (or is it red) occurring in both pieces.
  • Keep your accessories very minimal. There is already a lot going on with the outfit, you should keep everything else simple including hair and makeup.
So, there! A simple guide on how to look like a mad person, wear stripes-on-stripes.

Any other tips? Do share with us in the comment section.

Until Next Time,
It's Tee


  1. Hahahahaha @ how to look like a "mad person". If you didn't state that these are separate pieces I'll have concluded they were co-ords! I'm all for wearing similar patterns together tho red and blue are not my favorite combination. I'm more of a black and white (Monochrome) girl and I'm looking to style polka dots as a pair very soon.

  2. Lol well if mixing prints means looking like a mad person then I'll take it because rocking different prints is so much more fun. Love these two varying stripes together, you should totally rock this out. But I do get what you mean about the attention.

    Princess Audu

    1. Yeah. I know right. I know I will however. Just waiting for the right occasion.

  3. Vertical stripes over Horizontal... Nice post Tee.


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