Vertical Striped Outfits

It’s definitely not a secret how much I love stripes. From decorating with them to wearing them to posing in front of striped walls, it’s a given that I stan a stripe! For this week’s outfit video on Instagram I’m focusing on three different ways to wear vertical striped outfits. I pulled together three totally different ways to wear vertical striped outfits, from loud and proud through to muted and understated. Remember, you can catch up on previous weeks right here:

Outfit one

vertical striped outfits

This outfit works because it pairs a solid and a stripe element. The vertical striped pants add a graphic punch thanks to the thick stripe and the heavy contrast it has to the cream pant. Pairing a block color, like this blue flowy shirt, works well because it’s visually strong enough to stand next to the vertical striped pants but as there’s no pattern it doesn’t compete with them, which in turn creates a balanced look. For me, the oversized lemon tote is what makes this look – I love it!

Shop the outfit

Shirt | Pants | Shoes | Watch | Bag

Outfit two

vertical striped outfits

If you’re keen to give vertical striped outfits a whirl but are looking for a toned down option, then this is the look for you. In this outfit the striped pants have a thinner stripe that’s closer in color to the base color of the pants, making them less of a statement vs. the pants in the first outfit. By pairing these striped pants with pieces from within the white-grey color family, it creates a quieter monochromatic look that still feels interesting and fun.

Shop the outfit

Tee | Pants | Cardigan | Shoes

Outfit three

vertical striped outfits

Remember when I shared on IG Stories that Kitsune very kindly sent me their Souvenir Jacket a few weeks back? Well, I had just the look in mind for it. After all, a jacket with blue stripes and lemons on it couldn’t be more me, right?! This outfit is all about the layers – I referenced the brighter blue from the stripes of the jacket’s elasticated waist in the washed tee, and then layered the yellow vertical striped shirt on top of it to set a base for the look. The jacket pairs really well with both of these colors, but the outfit still works well without it, so it’s great for spring days where the temperature is all over the place. Which outfit is your fav?

Shop the outfit

Tee | Joggers | Shirt | Jacket | Shoes

Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Woow, Will! All those looks are amazing! 😍 Stripes are always an excellent key piece. Thank you for the amazing tips! 🌟

Write A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.