White Stripes Are Out
Jack and Meg White – formerly known as the White Stripes – consigned themselves to the annals of rock n’ roll history in February as they officially disbanded. But right now they seem to be the only stripe type that isn’t in vogue.
That’s right ladies, stripes are back in and are tipped to be one of the hottest trends this summer. And, in case you’d forgotten how best to wear your stripes, the eternally in-the-know Barney’s of New York is here to help.
According to Barney’s, “From uptown to downtown, from the East Village to East Hampton, it’s official: summer is the season of the stripe.”
And have you ever wondered about the story behind the stripe? Of course you have!
A French maritime tradition turned international staple, stripes have become de rigeur for anyone looking to stay seasonally chic come summer. No longer relegated to the realm of seafarers, this classic print kicks up any outfit to the next nautical level.
|As well as enlightening with this Gallic origin story, Barney’s have also selected a number of pieces that will have you looking like a striped superstar this summer. One such piece is the Ella Moss Henley Stripe Top. This striped pink and white jersey v-neck will give you that light, airy look that stripes should when they are worn properly.|
|Not wanting to make fans of the nautical stripe feel left out, Barney’s have pulled together a number of great tops in this style too. Our favorite is the Ever Konya Sweater. This might be a tough one to pull off in the searing summer heat of New York City, but when things are winding down in late August and September, this slim-fitting cotton crewneck will have you looking the part.|
|If you’re not already wishing that all stripes would go the way of the White Stripes, we also have to recommend you take a look at Tees by Tina. These give a more basic approach with simple striped tees, but they are very form-fitting. So, if you have the figure, a Tee by Tina is one of the hottest and most inexpensive ways to wear your seasonal stripes this year.|
|You’ll scarcely be surprised, but accessories haven’t escaped the summer stripe-fest either. Sobral accessories deliver fun striped accessories in all different colors. Their black and white collection can give you a hybrid of the striped look combined with the animal print that is so popular right now. They also have a bracelet collection that takes things to a whole new level, looking almost candy-like, but we love the bright colors.|
From tank tops to socks, from scarves and skirts to men’s shirts, stripes are most definitely going to dominate the world of casual fashion over the next few months – so you better get on board now or be left behind!
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