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Playful Stripes – How to Wear Stripes for Your Type 1 Secondary Combo

Bringing in your secondary just got so much easier with this fashion staple.

Stripes—a staple in the fashion world. Straight lines that tell a story of direction, movement, and personal expression.

With Dressing Your Truth, you know that every pattern, color, and texture holds a unique energy. Stripes are no different.

Stripes can be intimidating. We’ve heard a lot of myths about them over the years—like which direction looks better, should you wear only vertical or horizontal, thin or bold lines. Let’s set aside any stories you may have heard in the past, and discover a new world where stripes become a fun part of your style story, as they tell the world exactly who you are!

Do stripes work for Type 1?

Yes! Here’s the thing: while there certainly are stripes that will work for every Type 1, let’s take it a step further and personalize your stripes even more by bringing in your secondary energy! When you know your unique dominant/secondary combo (and as a result, your yin-yang combo), your style will express your true nature even more.

First, let’s go over your Type 1 energy:

Type 1 Energy is light and bright, animated and disconnected. Type 1 stripes should have high contrast between colors to achieve that animated quality. Also, the width of the stripes should be random sizes to create disconnect. 
Adding the movement of your secondary Energy Type will allow you to expand the variety of stripes you can enjoy.

So let’s take a look at how to choose a striped garment true to you! For ease of comparison, I’ll be showing visual examples with shoppable links to striped sweaters for each Type 1 with your secondary. What you learn can be applied to similar stripes in any garment, not just sweaters. 

Type 1/2

Type 1/2 stripes can have a more blended quality, maybe not so bright of a contrast. Think of a light pink stripe paired with a darker pink, where the stripe’s differences are more subtle in width. 

Keywords: Light, Blended

Type 1/3

Type 1/3 stripes have more substance and activity. Ranging from thin to thick stripes, or a mixture of varying widths create a dynamic quality. Stripes going in different directions add layers and depth. You can do a combination of colors in stripes with medium contrast in color combinations. 

Keywords: Bright, Active

Type 1/4

Type 1/4 stripes are more organized and clear. Ranging from thin to thick stripes, creating a bold quality. Combining fewer colors (2-3) will keep the overall pattern clean and clear. 

Keywords: Crisp, Clean

Aren’t stripes just the best?!

Now that you know how to play with all the different kinds of stripes, have fun with them! Are you drawn to the same kind of secondary stripes, or do you like to “dibble and dabble” into all different kinds? Take a picture of your stripes and post a selfie in the Lifestyle Facebook Group!

Be sure to check out our latest StyleInspire board for Type 1 stripes! StyleInspire is just one of the many perks you get by being a Lifestyle member.

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