The amateur stylista’s guide to wearing stripes

Summer is in full swing and we wanted to talk about one of the top fabrics this season. You guessed it, stripes – diagonal, horizontal or vertical; at Generation, you are going to see a plethora of stripes, reinvented for YOUR summer wardrobe. Let’s be honest – flouncing about in elaborate three piece ensembles tends to make us look like flustered peacocks at times. We are on a mission to shun the appliqués and go minimalistic and we’re taking you along. If you’ve picked up a magazine, or scoured through any of the fashion blogs at all in the last few months, we’re pretty positive you’ve been able to tell that stripes are easily one of the biggest trends in the world right now. This summer, go bold! Experiment with stripes. The nautical pattern never goes out of style but at Generation, the stripe has been reinvented in multiple shapes and colours. If you’re on a hunt for the brightest and most eye catching stripes, look no further. Add a little punch to your wardrobe this summer by reading this exclusive guide to discovering fun, delicious and flattering ways to wear stripes.
Think Thin!
When it comes to fitted garments, thinner stripes are typically more flattering. Long skinny stripes can help enhance and elongate your figure. Vertical stripes help create shape and add interest to the body. This ‘Edgy Florals’ top with dropped shoulders and metallic details is the perfect piece if you want to give an illusion of an extra few inches. And you know what’s even better? It’s currently on sale! So rush to your nearest store or shop online at h
Mix and Match!
Mixing widths of stripes is always a good idea. It adds more drama and dimension to an outfit. In fact, mixing horizontal and vertical stripes will make your dress look fresh and experimental. Don’t be scared of combining stripes of different widths. This piece from the Pineapple Express collection is a perfect blend of all your favorite stripes in one! With colorful embroidery on the sleeves, you are bound to be the center of attention in this fun kurta. Shop in stores and online from your nearest Generation store.
Colourful Carnival
Tired of the same old boring black and white stripes? Don’t hold back when it comes to color because more color is always a better idea. One of the hottest striped looks is a variation of not just two colors, but three or more. In fact, go for unconventional colors such as stripes in cool pastel shades or extremely bright hues to stand out while beating the heat this summer. Trust us, these matching coordinates from the Basic line were exactly what was missing from your life because what could be more ‘Ooh-la-la!’ than perfectly matched two piece ensembles? Get your hands on these eclectic, fun pieces to show off your chic side. Shop in stores and online:
Crazy Collage
If you would rather take a more cautious approach and don’t want to go all out with the stripes, mix them with a variety of other elements to give off that creative, quirky vibe. Stripes mixed with geometric and floral elements make up a delicious concoction for a fun, fresher look. This Pazyryk Rug piece is a flared, blocked tunic with a striking scalloped button placket. It is the perfect choice if you want to wear stripes without being overly experimental. Currently on sale, shop online and in your nearest stores today!
Match Made in Heaven
We all know matching separates are the rage these days. Providing an instant oomph factor, matching separates are a classic combo that transcends seasons, rather decades. They are an evergreen trend – simple, sophisticated and incredibly fun to carry! Shop our Indo-Batik co-ords consisting of a blocked paneled shirt with a straight shalwar online at or at your nearest store today!
When in doubt, go diagonal!
Diagonal stripes are great for making you look tall. They generate eye movement as the eye naturally follows the shape of the lines creating the impression of movement. Diagonal stripes are the ultimate sartorial illusion. Shop our Barcode tunic with fully embroidered sleeves and hem for that wow factor. Shop in stores and online at
Elegantly Ethnic
You might want to wear stripes without going all out. Generation has countless options of three piece ensembles with horizontally and vertically striped dupattas. This is a great way to add stripes to your wardrobe without wearing them as tops or trousers. This also adds a great touch of fun while staying away from the major pattern. Our Miss Jinnah suit comprises of a straight shirt with block printed sleeves and a shalwar with tukri appliqué detailing on the hem and a block printed striped dupatta. Shop in stores and online at So curb your hunger with these irresistible styles and give your wardrobe a much needed stripey makeover! Shop now at Generation stores nationwide and online.

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