How to mix well

Lessons in the art of pairing color and stripes—courtesy of our genius stylist, Lisa.

LIGHTEN UP WITH A PENCIL SKIRT

“Whimsical pieces make an already colorful pencil skirt even less formal.”

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COLOR YOUR CORDS

“Maritime stripes and colored pants pair perfectly—adding a silk boyshirt underneath keeps things off-center.”

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BY ALL MEANS, DON’T BE SHY

“I always encourage pattern play—as long as you stay in the same color family.”

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LIVEN UP RAINY DAYS

“Everything in this look is graphic—the oversized bow, the stripes, the bright boots—that’s why it works so well.”

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