Straight Up: Black and White Vertical Stripes
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! Maybe the kooky title character in Tim Burton’s 1988 film was way ahead of his time when it came to fashion… But we’re hoping it’s just a coincidence that Michael Keaton’s character was the last person to rock vertical black-and-white stripes in such a big way. Regardless of who wore them first, you’ll definitely be wearing them better. Embrace the trend without going overboard by keeping the rest of your look soft and feminine; nude, pink, and floral-print items will look great with all 11 of our stylish picks.
Deena & Ozzy Interrupted Stripe Eternity Scarf
Topshop Vertical Stripe Bralet Top
Crop tops are a major must-have for summer. If you're not sure about baring that much skin, pairing it with a high-waist midi skirt is a much classier option. The small strip of skin is a fun, flirty look that won't reek of rap videos or require a million sit-ups.
ASOS Curve Legging in Wide Stripe
Black-and-white-striped leggings are a comfy way to rock the vertical-stripe trend. Tuck these into some boots and throw a long, breezy black blouse on top for a look that's as laidback as it is stylish.
ASOS Stripe Polo Mini
This jersey knit dress has a soft stretch and body-concious fit to help the lengthening lines flatter your body. Wear this with a shiny cocktail ring on your next girl's night out for a trendy '60s vibe.
River Island Stripe Sweater
This lightweight striped sweater is ideal for chilly summer nights. Pair it with leather shorts and slingbacks for a cute date night look, or layer it over a long-sleeve shirt when your wardrobe shifts for fall.
Topshop Stripe Small Purse
This fun clutch has a retro vibe that will look super chic paired with almost everything you own. Just be sure you're rocking a fresh mani—these stripes are sure to call attention to the hands that are holding them. We think a red nail would pop best!
Wyatt Black-and-White Tuxedo-Stripe Leggings
Not sure about the all-over stripe? Try a simple tuxedo stripe instead: The same slimming effect and just as trendy, without calling as much attention to your legs.
Topshop Striped Pencil Skirt
Vertical stripes will work their way beautifully into your office wardrobe with this stylish pencil skirt. Tuck in a bright floral blouse to create an enviable workday look.
Quay Striped Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Cat-eye sunglasses are making their big comeback this season, and what better way to show off your fabulous style than with these eye-catching statement sunnies. Lucky for you, black and white are such versitle colors—and stripes are such a timeless pattern—that these should be a breeze to work into your summer wardrobe.
Type Z Kani Stripe Shorts
The vertical stripes on these shorts create a super flattering pattern that will exaggerate the length of your leg. Pair these with a loose-fitting T-shirt and some nude pumps to make your gams look extra fab.
Rare Scoop-Back, Striped-Skirt Skater Dress
The vertical stripes on this breezy skater dress look even more flattering with an assymetrical hem. Be careful about pairing this dress with too many accessories—a dress with this much built-in interest doesn't require too many additions.