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 »
We’re suckers for sailor stripes, so it’s no surprise we’re crushing pretty hard on this dress. Horizontal stripes can be a little tricky, but these are thin enough that we’re confident in your ability to pull them off. Style it with a thick black belt to break up the pattern, throw on some red lipstick and serious heels, and get ready to look French in the best way possible.
Jean Paul Gaultier decorates an apartment in Paris with his signature nautical stripes. Dizzy yet? [00 o 00 Blog] Keep reading »