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The Best Bold Stripes to Brighten Your Winter Wardrobe

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The Spring 2016 runways showcased a number of hard-hitting trends, but it was the bold stripes seen everywhere from Dior to Max Mara that really made an impact. The chunky, vertical lines were placed on practically everything, including sweaters, jeans, crop tops, and coats. Stella McCartney used layering techniques to create collared shirts and dresses with 3-D-inspired stripes, and you can thank the designers at Gucci, Valentino, and Sonia Rykiel for bringing the infamous rainbow pattern back in style.

Granted, the cold weather has been pretty bleak and gray thus far, but adding vibrant lines of color to your closet can make a hell of a difference in your overall mood this winter. Consider a purple, red, and black sweater by Fendi (slide 10) in lieu of your navy one, or a pair of blue jeans with eye-catching white stripes at the hem (slide 5) to add some much-needed dimension to your otherwise boring outfit. Shop 9 iterations of the trend in the gallery above.