Though it’s fully World Cup soccer season, and this trend technically hails from the rugby field, bold and bright stripes are perfect for summer. The warmer months are not only the best time to step out of your comfort zone and try something daring but also the ideal season to wear a little more color (even if your closet is nearly all navy and black, like mine!).
Whether your rugby stripes are thick or thin, equal in size or alternate in width, jump in headfirst and really go for the color. Stripes are the most classic pattern out there, so you have more room to play with bright hues without feeling too crazy.
These sporty stripes aren’t only for rugby polos, though. Resort collections from Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney, and Marni debuted the brights on layered, feminine silhouettes, making the pattern feel fresh and new. You can even follow Olivia Wilde’s lead and mix the bold trend with a printed skirt.