Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Spring/Summer Trend Alert 2013: Stripes

As we all know, stripes are more of a classic trend which never goes out of style. It's easy to wear and always looks comfortable, chic and suits every body type if worn right. But after researching on the Resort wear collections, it's pretty apparent that stripes are being totally re-invented. 

There are horizontal, vertical, diagonal, zig-zag, abstract and all other variations of Stripes to experiment with  in the coming seasons. Read on for tips and tricks on how to rock this trend.


Vertical stripes are really flattering when worn correctly. Try wearing bottoms (skirts/shorts/denims) with vertical stripes as they create illusion of shaped legs and neat curves. My favourite and most preferred way of wearing vertical stripes is very similar to House of Holland denims. Pair vertical stripes with different prints like polka dots, florals or scarf print and it would look totally fabulous! You can find such pieces in Zara and Forever 21.


Horizontal stripes are flattering on top as well as bottom. It has slimming effect on bodies and hence can be worn as a dress, jeans, top or anything. The new collections however, have used the horizontal stripes on top mostly. Cardigans, t-shirts, tops, dresses,blazers, etc are all splashed with stripes in fun colors. I have a top in my closet which is very similar to Jason Wu's striped top and looks like I am going to be wearing it next season as well! You can find such tops in Promod and Mango easily.


There are many variations of Stripes apart from vertical and horizontal. Try diagonal stripes or thick and thin stripes or even abstract stripes like the one by Derek Lam. 


Pair stripes with stripes for the most updated look. Here are a few inspirations, Marc by Marc Jacobs being my favourite out of all. See, what I told you about vertical stripes for bottoms and horizontal for top, Roland Mouret seems to get it about right!

Now, if you are wondering that what could be the possible reason of me discussing next summers trend in this summers. the answer is: I am telling you this because Sale season is about to begin and you guys can shop according to the next season's trends and flaunt those pieces when they would be fresh in trend next year. Like a boss! B)


sindhu gupta said...

i have always loved stripes. nw seeing this is just making me go gaga over it.

KrazzyKi said...

Wow..awesum post :)

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Carolina Tarté said...

nice blog !!