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Stripes may be the most classic pattern around — but lately, they're looking less corporate and more contemporary. Rather than reaching for run-of-the-mill Breton tops or pinstriped pants, stars have been piling on horizontal stripes with vertical (and diagonal!) ones, or playing around with the pattern in various widths for added visual impact.
As for who's shaking up their stripes this season? Back in late April, Jessica Biel stepped out in a patriotic-hued look from Chanel's spring 2016 collection featuring dozens of little lines that ran every which way. Then, at a Cannes Film Festival dinner, Kristen Stewart paired her trusty Vans and leather moto jacket with a striped Barrie Knitwear mini marked by a single bold red bar. On May 16th, Gigi Hadid stopped by the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in a slimming (if somewhat dizzying) Rubin Singer bustier top. For an awards ceremony on May 20th, Gabrielle Union teamed a La Ligne tank bisected by a solo, asymmetrical white line with the label's horizontally-striped fluted skirt. And just last night, Karlie Kloss showed up at Serena's New York premiere in a green, white, and black Prabal Gurung look starring — what else? — a multitude of stripes both thick and thin.
Click through the gallery above to see — and shop! — these graphic looks. Are you on board with summer's bolder, brighter stripes?