Why You Need That Striped Dress Shirt

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Men’s striped shirts comes in variety of colours, cuts and styles. They are versatile pieces that can be worn to both formal and informal events. It is a good thing to express your style  with more than just solid colours, it allows you to look different from the masses white or blue shirts.

The key point you should bear in mind when buying them is what other pieces are you going to pair them with.

Reasons to choose a striped shirt
  • They are easier to combine with patterns on your tie or suit.
  • It flatters your figure because it lengthens the torso and makes a lovely, slender figure.
  • Classic white and blue striped shirt looks good on everyone.
  • It makes your wardrobe more interesting if you are the type that wear only solid coloured shirts everyday.
Rules you need to know
Vertical or Horizontal?-  You have two options to consider when choosing the kinds of stripes to wear: horizontal or vertical. Vertical stripes make you look taller which is good for someone who is not tall or vertically challenged while horizontals make you look fatter so if you are on the big side, be extra wary of horizontal stripes...... I will advise you go vertical.



Avoid large stripes- You must determine the weight of the stripes you want. It is advisable to keep them thin because wide stripes are not that stylish be it vertical or horizontal.  The thinner the stripe usually the more formal the shirt if you are considering it for your workplace.



Mixing Stripes- The old school fashion rule oppose wearing two clothing with stripes but who cares now! Some of those rules are outdated but that does not mean that anything goes. In my opinion,  Make sure the weight of the stripes are different. Fashionable men now wear pinstripe suit with a striped shirt.... as said earlier stripes of different weight does the magic.


Colours-  Your own personal style will dictate which colours should work for you. Certain colour combinations, however, should be avoided like complemetary colours. These are colours opposite one another on the colour wheel, such as red/green, yellow/purple and blue/orange.

Your Skin Tone- This may sound weird but it is necessary. A fair skin person should go for striped coloured shirts like pink, blue, purple, light green because your complexion nicely complements cool colours. Dark skins should opt for warm colours in your striped shirts like red, orange, yellow, deep greens or dark brown.
 
Final words
I would like to point out that a dress shirt, no matter what its pattern or colour, is only the foundation for a well-dressed outfit; however it should not be the dominant piece. If you want to wear them with a tie, Determine the most pronounced colour of your striped shirt and ensure the tie you choose has the same or coordinating colour.
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