Bold Colorful Stripes

Stripes. Can we really call stripes a trend? Stripes are such a classic pattern. How can they be called a trend?

But for spring 2016, the timeless stripe gets an update you won’t believe in a spectrum of colors and bold widths. These aren’t your classic Breton stripes!

We are living in a beautiful fashion age when color is ruling the runway. It’s as if designers couldn’t settle on a select color palette, so the season became a color free-for-all.  And I couldn’t be happier about it! Besides the color overload, the stripes are also taking on new, funky shapes. Horizontal, vertical, thick, thin, continuous, broken up, or a combination thereof – pick your pattern poison.

Top 30 Stripe Picks

These candy-colored stripes are one of spring’s most wearable and versatile trends. Whether you opt for a statement-making dress or a simple shirt, there is a striped option for you this season. There is no shortage of options. In fact, there are so many bold, bright colorful stripes out there right now that we had a hard time narrowing our selections.

So, find here our top 30 picks for you to shop.

I’m a stripe lover any season. But this season has me especially enamored with stripes. Do you love stripes as much as I do? Which piece can you picture adding to your wardrobe this season? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

To close, two special requests: (1) If there are any questions you have for me or any topics you’d like for us to cover here, please let me know. You can leave a comment or email me at [email protected] (2) If you’re on Facebook, I’d appreciate you following along with Wear + Where + Well there, as we attempt to get our Facebook page up and running.

I hope you’re having a great week! Thanks as always for stopping by.

Details of My Look

J.W. Anderson rainbow stripe sweater (also here and here) | J.Crew Point Sur distressed jeans | Dior ‘So Real’ sunglasses | Chanel bag (other blue bag options here and here) | Delpozo bow sandals (other blue sandal options here and here) | Nars scarlet empress lipstickOPI nail polish

Photos by Maritere Rice at Wynwood Walls in Miami


  1. sheri says:

    Hi Carrie,
    That J.W Anderson sweater is really amazing.

    Not sure if this is too personal, but are you full time fashion blogging now? I couldn’t recall if you said you were still in the engineering world.

    Look forward to seeing you on FB and I also enjoy your Snap Chat.


    1. Carrie says:

      Hi Sheri – thanks for all that! I’ll definitely update ya soon.

    2. Sheri says:

  2. Alyssa Renee says:

    Such a cute and fabulous look! I just love those gorgeous blue bow heels! =)

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    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Alyssa!

  3. Violette says:

    So colourful!! Love these pictures!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, V! Hope you’ve had a good day.

  4. Bella B says:

    You look so stunning Carrie, I love the stripes and all the bright colours so perfect for summer and spring!!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Bella! Can’t go wrong with stripes.

  5. Laura says:

    Stripes are most definitely a classic! Love the colors in your top!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Laura. 🙂

  6. Jane says:

    Such a fun and fabulous look in stripes!
    xo, Jane

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Jane! Hope you’ve had a great day.

  7. Abby says:

    In my Spring Trends post, I’ve talked about bold stripes being one of the top trends this season. And you rocked this trend so well! Love that top! And it looks even more adorable against the vibrantly colored wall!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah, wonderful, Abby! I’ll have to check it out.

  8. Sydney says:

    Great post Carrie! The stripes from the two Kate spade dresses, they keep catching my eye for spring/summer! So happy you got a Facebook page going ! I liked 🙂 Happy Hump day the week is almost over!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Sydney! I’m a sucker for stripes any season, but especially this season. I got another awesome striped Kate Spade dress this week. Can’t wait to show you. 😉

  9. Jennifer says:

    So much YES! Love this trend and your picks! I have the Alice + Olivia maxi and pre-ordered the other and am dying to wear them! Seriously you always have the best posts!

    xo, Jennifer

    1. Carrie says:

      Jennifer – that’s so nice! I can’t wait to see the A+O maxi on you. Hugs –

  10. Maggie says:

    Ooh I love your shoes!! What a fun look!!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Maggie! Have a great day.

  11. houseofivey says:

    Great post.Love,love the way you balanced the fun bold stripe with skinny jean. Check out my blog for spring trends!

    1. Carrie says:

      Many thanks! I appreciate you stopping by.

  12. Jyotsna says:

    Such a fun post! I love your take on classy stripes – the colorful way, you’re talking my language! xx

    1. Carrie says:

      Haha! You know I love the colorful version of the classic trend. Hugs –

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Helena!

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