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Get Striped

Summertime is the season for leisurely boat rides, mid-morning brunches and relaxed afternoon strolls. It's the season to be casual and breezy. So how do we fashionistas stay casual and stylish this summer? With stripes, of course! The perfect stripe can give your look nautical sophistication or cool simplicity. You gotta get striped!

Don't be afraid of stripes! It's all about picking the right stripe for your body type. If you find that you carry more weight around your tummy, opt for vertical stripes or striped accessories. If you have a big ol' booty but more narrow shoulders, try a top with thick stripes to make your bottom half look smaller. If you have a thin frame, try thick, horizontal stripes in the areas you want to "boost." If you have a fuller frame, wear diagonal stripes to create an hour-glass look.

Need more inspiration? Take a look at how the pros (aka our fave fashion bloggers) sport their stripes!

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Photo Credit: http://www.brooklynblonde.com
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Photo Credit: http://www.walkinwonderland.com
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Photo Credit: http://ahouseinthehills.com
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Photo Credit: http://www.brooklynblonde.com
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Photo Credit: http://www.brooklynblonde.com
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Photo Credit: http://ahouseinthehills.com

You can ease into the stripe trend with accessories and swimwear. Try one of these↓↓

Fashion watch
Credit: Etsy

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purse
Photo Credit: http://www.katespade.com/

Shop the purse here.

bikini
Photo Credit: http://us.asos.com

Shop the bikini here.

bikini
Photo Credit: http://us.asos.com

Shop the bikini here.

How are you wearing your stripes this summer?

Vanessa Rao | CW44 Tampa Bay

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