Today’s Fashion Math — in which two fabulous elements are added together to form one super stylish outfit — is inspired by … myself! I know, how egotistical. But I liked my outfit today and think it demonstrates just how necessary it is to break certain old fashioned style rules about combining prints. My blouse is a floral print, while my jeans are railroad stripe (the stripes are way more obvious in person than captured by the photo above), and I think they look unexpected, but great, paired together. (I even through on leopard print pumps, but that’s basically fashion calculus and I don’t think we’re there yet.) Seriously, stripes and florals may seem like an odd couple, but as the following nine outfits demonstrate, they are actually a perfect pair…
Gorgeous clothes, tons of festivities, star sightings city-wide — what’s not to love about Fashion Week? Well, the prices, for one thing. We might fall madly in love with a dress right off the runway, but we’d be mad to shell out $3,000 for it, no? That’s why we’ve taken to the Internet in search of our favorite catwalk trends on a waaaaaay more reasonable budget.
Good news! Both stripes and a black and white color palette will still be on trend next spring, if this look from Whit’s S/S 2014 collection is any indication. Chances are you can get this look from pieces you already have in your closet — or you can snag it with one or all of these pieces for under $75 each. Get the deets after the jump! Keep reading »
Proving once and for all that you can wear prints upon prints, Heidi Klum stepped out in an all-stripes ensemble for an appearance on “The Today Show.” Here’s one small rule for pulling this look off — the size of the stripes should vary. For example, Heidi’s skirt has a wide stripe, while her blouse has a thinner stripe, breaking the two pieces up and creating balance. I never met a stripe I didn’t like, so I am quite relieved Heidi has officially confirmed that I can wear more than one at once. Thanks for being a friend, Heidi. Find out how to get the look — including Miss Klum’s cool accessories — after the jump! Keep reading »
Stripes are a failsafe casual print, but lately they’ve been creepin’ into more and more formal wear. It’s a tricky look, chiefly because you can look like a prison escapee if you don’t wear it right. DJ Caroline D’Amore, Marion Cotillard, AnnaSophia Robb, Olga Kurylenko and Chanel Iman all rocked stripes of a sort on the red carpet recently. And while most of the ladies stuck with simple black and white, you can see that stripes also work in pastel hues. But which stripe-y look do you like the most?
Stripes are one of those trends that never really go away, but they’ve been particularly popular this summer, and celebs from Justin Bieber to Katie Holmes are getting in on the action. Click through to check out 12 stars–including quite a few cute celebrity mamas–showing their stripes, and tell us: which look is your favorite?
We love stripes all year round, but they feel especially right during the warmer months. Luckily stores are currently packed to the gills with stripes of all shapes and sizes. Here are 10 stripey pieces in bright colors and summery silhouettes, from dresses and skirts to the cutest slip-on sneakers ever …
The stripe trend is obviously not going anywhere, since stores are packed with more stripey items than ever. I love stripes in pretty much every incarnation–thick, thin, vertical, horizontal–and I especially love seeing designers having fun with different color combinations. One stripe color combo I’m not quite sure about, though, is black and yellow. It’s visually striking, but no matter how chic the silhouette it always brings to mind the round bumblebee costumes of elementary school plays. What do you guys think? Would you wear black and yellow stripes? [$63, ASOS]
Chevron stripes first came into popularity as a design element in coats of arms. These days, though, they’re just considered flattering and slimming clothing patterns. And we’re really digging them for spring. Check out 10 dresses, tops and sweaters featuring the chevron mark.
Before you say, but Julie, I don’t WANT to steal this 1970′s model’s look: I know. It’s bright, it’s stripe-y, it’s slightly jarring to the corneas. But! There is something kind of cool and laidback and I-spend-my-summers-in-Mallorca about it, too. I’ve decided to update the look for the 2010s by toning down the color palette and giving it more of a nautical feel. I think you’ll approve. Keep reading »