Stripes Fashion Trend & H&M Summer Clear Out Sale

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Stripes were a huge Spring and Summer 2018 trend and we'll continue to see them throughout this Fall season and it's such a classic staple in any wardrobe that you can wear any season of the year. You can dress them up or down and there's a style to suit everyone. In this post, we're going over all the ways to rock stripes so you can head back to school, striped in style.


We love H&M because they offer fashion and design at affordable prices. The pieces look and feel like high quality and are always on trend. H&M is having a huge Summer Clear Out Sale at savings up to 80% OFF! Also, don't forget you can get 25% OFF 1 Item + Free Shipping With Email Sign-up

Almost all the looks below are on sale and we're excited to break down all the look ideas, so let's get started!


We know that vertical stripes offer an elongating silhouette but we've seen a lot of horizontal stripes as well this season and contrary to the old myth that horizontal stripes aren't flattering, you can totally wear them if done correctly.

SHOP: Fine Knit Top on sale for $8.99 (reg. price $17.99)

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The secret to wearing stripes is finding structured garments that fit your body type. If you have narrow shoulders or a straight figure and are looking for more curves, try thick horizontal stripes! They give the illusion of a more voluptuous silhouette. Also try looking for pieces that have different stripes in different directions such as diagonal and horizontal or vertical. This will break up the look and won't make your figure fall flat as it might if they're were all in one direction. Diagonal stripes look amazing and give the illusion of a more slender figure.

This jersey dress with narrow shoulder straps contours the upper arms in a really flattering style and the seam at the waist accentuates and cinches in your waistline.  The diagonal stripes on the sides bring the eyes inwards creating the illusion of an enviable hourglass figure.

SHOP: Jersey Dress - Black / White Striped on sale for $8.99 (reg. price $17.99) *4 colors/styles available.


There's so many different ways of wearing stripes and of course are fave is the classic tee with a pair of denim jeans. This look is timeless and can be worn again and again without ever going out of style. This all American look is a style that's easy, effortless and always fashionable.

SHOP: Short T-shirt for $9.99 *5 colors/styles available.


A comfy striped tank top with a pair of classic denim shorts or jeans look effortless, casual and give us total weekend (and even vacay) vibes. For chillier autumn weather, simply layer a cardi on top and this versatile piece is definitely a wardrobe must have.

SHOP: Summer Tank Top on sale for just $3.99 (reg. price $4.99)

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If you're looking on a fresh new way to rock stripes, try mixing different prints for a mix and matched look. Gingham, florals and even other stripes work surprisingly well together yet we normally wouldn't think of pairing prints together but they work oh so well!

A linen shirt is perfect for a more polished or office ready look. For a flirty, feminine touch, pair your linen shirt with a skirt that will accentuate your curves and add balance to the look. Tuck in the shirt for a more tailored look.

SHOP: Wide Cut Linen Blend Shirt on sale for just $18.99 (reg. price $39.99) and Paper Bag Skirt - Dark Blue Striped $34.99.


Elongate your figure and create the illusion of 'legs for days' with vertical striped paper bag pants. Go high waisted and make sure the pants fall below your ankles for a super lengthening effect.

SHOP: Paper Bag pants for $39.99. *2 colors/styles available.


Pair stripes with modern shapes and cuts for an edgy look. Take your stripes to next level with a dark wash of denim layered with a swanky biker jacket - perfect for the fall season, ahead!

SHOP: Fine Knit Top for $24.99. *2 colors/styles available and Biker Jacket for $59.99 *3 colors/styles available

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Who said stripes have to be boring? Rock off the shoulder striped tops - one of the hottest trends for a fun yet stylish look. Ruffle trim, elastication, flounced and bell sleeves are just a few elements to look out for to add that modern flair. Don't forget to add in bright pops of color which always add character and a fun vibe to your look.

SHOP: Left to Right- LOOK 1Ribbed Off the Shoulder Top for $9.99 *4 colors/styles available and Short Skirt on sale for $9.99 (reg. price $24.99) *8 colors/styles available. LOOK 2: Off The Shoulder Blouse on sale for $9.99  (reg. price $17.99) *2 colors/styles available.

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Pair your neutral colored stripes with a bold pop of color! It'll instantly add a fun element to your look. You can layer a colored cardigan over a classic striped tee or pair with a solid colored skirt.

SHOP: Look on Left: Fine Knit Cardigan on sale for $5 (reg. price $12.99) *10 color styles available. T-shirt for $4.99 *5 colors/styles available.

Look on Right: Knit Top on sale for $10.99 (reg price $24.99) *3 color styles available.

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For a classic look, pair stripes with neutrals, whites or even pastels. Trendy pieces come and go yet these are classic wardrobe essentials that are versatile and easy to style. Invest in pieces that can be worn for years to come and remember, classic cuts and neutrals are always a good option. 

SHOP: From left to right -

LOOK 1: Short Sleeved Blouse - White/Red Striped on sale for $$6.99 (reg. price $9.99) *6 colors/styles available and Denim Culottes High Waist for $29.99 *3 colors/styles available. 

LOOK 2: Fine Knit Cardigan on sale for $7.99 (reg. price $17.99) *5 colors/styles available and Paper Bag Shorts for $29.99.

LOOK 3: Knit Sweater for $17.99 *3 colors/styles available. 

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Stripes will still be a bit hit in Fall 2018 so expect to see a lot more of them!  Bold, thick colorful stripes were seen everywhere in the summer season and in the fall season wide legged striped pants and jumpsuits are sure to be everywhere. They're comfortable, chic and stylish all at the same time.

SHOP: From left to right -

LOOK 1: Wide Leg Pants on sale for $29.99 (reg.price $39.99)*3 colors/styles available. 

LOOK 2: Bandeau Jumpsuit on sale for $$34.99 (reg. price $59.99)*2 colors/styles available. 

LOOK 3: Wide Leg Pants for $17.99 *4 colors/styles available. 

LOOK 4: Striped Paper Bag Pants for $34.99

LOOK 5:  Wide Leg Pants for $17.99 *4 colors/styles available.

Shop our faves from the H&M sale in the gallery below.

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Happy shopping - the sale ends 8/8.

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