1. Pants, $56.90, from Topshop
High-waisted cuts are great for women who want to get longer-looking legs. Plus, we love that these yellow-and-beige pants make for a versatile addition to your wardrobe, as the muted colours will pair well with everything.
2. Top, $29.90, from Mango
Look for items with a cinched-in waist for a fast way to cheat your proportions. It gives the illusion of an hourglass figure, without the need for Spanx! To wear this top to work, pair with white trousers and gold dangly earrings.
3. Shorts, $34.95, from H&M
When the weekend rolls around, slip into a pair of linen shorts with a simple white tee and sandals. It’s an effortless way to spruce up your off-duty look, without sacrificing comfort.
4. Jacket, $99.90, from Dorothy Perkins
Stripes always feel a little too casual for work, which is why we count on tailored separates to help dress up our office look. Rather than schlump into the office in a frumpy striped top, go for a blazer that fits with a tie sash.
5. Jumpsuit, $55.90, from Zara
For days when you don’t feel like paying too much thought into your outfit, throw on a striped jumpsuit and you’re all set. When going to the office, layer on a white blazer to smarten up your look. For the weekend, strap a brown belt above your natural waistline, so you get longer looking legs.
6. Dress, $59.90, from Zara
If straight up-and-down stripes aren’t doing it for you, try a dress that features displaced zig-zag stripes instead. It’s fun without taking away from the perks of a striped dress.
7. Pants, $44.95, from H&M
Need to make a quick dash out the house, and you need a five-second outfit? Start with a white tank top, and pull on these striped pants before topping off with a cropped denim jacket or a fitted blazer. You’ll instantly look fresher, cooler and elegant.
8. Dress, $39, from Pomelo
Swing into the weekend with this flippy minidress, which you can take from the cafe to the clubs with a simple accessory switch-up. In the day, pair this with canvas espadrilles, and come night time, switch your shoes out for heels and throw on some bling.
9. Top, $36, from Warehouse
We love how this top is cut slim, but it doesn’t hug your body. What this means is that you can be assured that you won’t look like you’re drowning in stripes, and yet, this top isn’t going to hug to your skin and cause discomfort.
10. Top, $76.90, from Topshop
Not only are the stripes slimming, this top comes with a wrap front, which means it’s even more slimming and flattering for your figure.