Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Simply stripes

VS Pink rib tank, Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag,
7 For All Mankind denim skirt, Guess? jacket, shoes

I don’t even know when stripes were not in trend, they seem to be a part of the “wish list” for upcoming seasons forever. And this spring/summer is no exclusion!

Stripes have always been one of the faves for warmer seasons; guess we can “blame” the whole nautical theme for it. Hard to think about more classic piece than black/white striped tee, that probably every one of us had in our closet at some point. But of course stripes did get a spring update and do come in a great variety of so “hot” now colors; fresh combinations of coral, turquoise, yellow, pink and white work beautifully with the rest of the spring/summer wardrobe.

Guess? by Marciano Three-quarter sleeve knit dress

Stripes are not as simple as they appear to be at first. Countless geometrical variations and color ways come together in thousands of beautiful unique patterns. Though stripes can be very tricky they also can be extremely flattering and even slimming. The key is to pick stripes and color patterns that are right for your figure. “Guess? by Marciano” Heidi Maxi dress is a wonderful example of using color in a very smart way - dark stripes in the midsection, below the hip and below the knee make the waist look much smaller and the body leaner. “Crooked” all-over stripe pattern in Three-quarter sleeve knit dress ( “Guess? by Marciano” also) instantly creates a perfect hour-glass shape for an ultra-feminine sexy look even for those who don’t have many curves.

Guess? by Marciano Heidi maxi dress

I love-love-love stripes and have plenty of them in my closet. They are fun and flirty yet sophisticated and classic at the same time. Very versatile and easy to wear they will always be a no-brainer pick that will never let you down. 

No comments:

Post a Comment