As I counted them out — 17 striped shirts — I thought it might be time to address my obsession with the wardrobe staple now taking over my closet. From celebrities to street stylers, and designers, striped t-shirts are a mainstay in the fashion world. Maybe it all started with style greats like Coco Chanel, who famously adopted the nautical stripes of French fishermen as her own emblem of style. Now, we can't think of the classic pattern without drawing comparisons to icons like Audrey Hepburn or Jean Seberg, or present-day style setters like Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo, who've given us even more ways to wear (and love) our striped t-shirts. Aside from the inspirational draw to nautical stripes, there's also a practicality to our obsession: they go with literally everything and lend a decidedly chic twist to just about anything we put on. They go day to night in a flash, span the test of time and seasons (though we're partial to nautical stripes in the summertime), and they're a totally universal buy. Sure, some striped tees are more pricey than others, but whether yours is H&M or Saint James, the effect is the same.
Posts for July 14th 2012
Clear your schedule because you're about to spend some serious time on the oh-so-chic OscardelaRenta.com. Unsurprisingly chock-full of Oscar's timeless ready-to-wear pieces, the site also features the house's stunning accessories (two words: shoe sale), swoon-worthy swimwear, iconic perfume, and more. To get you in the spending spirit, PopSugar Shop and Oscar de la Renta are giving you the chance to win a $1,500 gift certificate to shop to your heart's content. All you have to do is enter your information below and make room in your closet. Good luck and happy shopping.
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Celebrity-style obsessed? You're not alone. Our sister site CelebStyle is on top of every awesome celebrity fashion happening so you never miss a moment. Whether it's up-to-the-minute celeb-inspired looks you're after or style straight from the set, it's all right here. This week they're breaking down a few of our favorite celeb looks, from Jessica Biel to Michelle Obama, giving us a rundown of the latest celeb must haves, and revisiting a few of our Summer staples (like the breezy white button-down) with a celebrity-inspired twist. Step inside to get all caught up.
Bastille Day, France's Independence Day, is today and to celebrate, we've rounded up 10 French women whose unique sense of style continues to inspire us. Whether it's Brigitte Bardot breezing around St. Tropez, Coco Chanel's legendary tweed suiting, or Lou Doillon's rock 'n' roll style, these women have a sense of style that's all their own. Watch today's Fab Flash for some French fashion inspiration. On Allison McNamara: StyleMint top.
- H&M's Summer 2012 magazine is modern with a retro twist — Beauty & the Budget
- Cara Delevingne goes disco-chic for Blumarine — Pretty Plague
- You can now pre-order Narciso Rodriguez's debut shoe collection — The Fash Pack
- Shop sporty, candy-colored watches for Summer — Cheap Chic Daily
- See the Karl by Karl Lagerfeld Fall 2012 campaign now — Sandi in the City