The trend of stripes in fashion has been around for ages. Not surprising, cause who doesn't like a good stripe? But stripes haven't always been in style. According to Michel Pastoureau's book The Devil's Cloth: A History of Stripes, stripes were associated with the devil in the Middle Ages. It wasn't until after both the American and French revolutions that stripes became known for freedom and unity, and currently a fashion statement.
As part of the next Style on a Budget, above you will find some key stripe items you can add to your wardrobe without spending too much.