How To Wear The Stripe Trend

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by Juan E. Romero 

The Stripe Trend-Stripe A Pose!

Bold stripes have been everywhere recently and the stripe trend looks to continue. This trend has staying power because stripes are a classic pattern that never goes out of style. What is new in recent seasons was the scale and the mixing of stripes with other patterns to create a bold new look.

Marni striped floral print shirt

Marni striped floral print shirt

The initial inspiration seems to have been a new twist on Nautical stripes which have always been popular for Spring. This combined with the strong Black & White color trend produced a plethora of bold positive-negative stripe combos. Designers like Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Thom Browne and a host of others jumped on this super sale-able trend.

The trend quickly evolved to include brighter, bolder color combinations and print-mix infusions as well as combining different stripe patterns. These fresh takes on stripes can also be found in all categories including pants, shorts, jackets, blazers, dresses and accessories as well.

 Torn Lala striped peplum top

Torn Lala striped peplum top

To see how designers and fashionistas alike are taking the stripe trend to new heights, follow my board on Pinterest, Stripe Inspiration. Have you incorporated some bold striped looks into your wardrobe yet?

Juan E. Romero is the Owner and Creative Director of 65MCMLXV. He has more than twenty years of Fashion and Design Trend experience. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter.

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