As a petite girl, I've always been too afraid to try big, bold stripes. There was always a lingering worry that the aggressive pattern would dwarf my five-foot-tall frame and make me look even shorter. But the attention-grabbing looks in May's You Can Do column propelled me to incorporate the trend into my wardrobe. Much to my surprise, the loose-fit wide-neck top complemented my ripped skinny jeans, and the horizontal stripes added a welcome pop of color without being too overwhelming. Now I plan on injecting even more stripes into my sartorial rotation for fall.
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