How the Stars of Hollywood Earned Their Stripes This Year

The nautical look always seems to get popular when temperatures start to rise, but recently celebrities have revamped the trend by making it bigger, bolder and brighter than ever before.

From Beetlejuice-inspired to geometric to classic Breton, stripes are sometimes dizzying, but almost always stylish. Stars like Taylor Swift, Solange Knowles and Sarah Jessica Parker have been spotted rocking the trend in all colors, sizes and directions. Yes, even the ever-avoided vertical stripe has made its debut on the red carpet.

Although experimenting with stripes might lead to a few fashion faux pas, when done right, they can be flattering and fun. Just beware of bridging the gap between on-trend and off to the jailhouse.

Launch the gallery above to see how to rock this fashion trend.