Stripes will never go out of style, and this season's latest delivery from Michael Kors, Jason Wu, and Marc Jacobs is all about making a bold statement. From striking rugby stripes to more traditional nautical interpretations, shop more than 40 of the boldest striped pieces for Summer right now.
Stripes have long been a favorite in fashion circles, and for Spring 2013, designers brought back the classic print. For today's DIY, we are showing you how to transform a plain bag into a striped creation just like the one we saw on Marc Jacobs's runway. Watch to see how it's done, and then get ready to show your stripes! On Allison: Parker top, Eddie Borgo ring.
Stripes are a frequent go-to for the fashion-conscious set, and for Spring and Summer, designers pushed the boundaries when it came to this staple pattern. From thick vertical stripes to different sizes, colors, and directions, stripes covered everything from skirts to trousers. Hop on the trend early with these inspiring looks, and keep your eye out for all things stripes this season. On Allison McNamara: Cut25 dress, Heather Belle cuff.
If you're lucky enough to not be stuck in these blizzard-like conditions in the East Coast, then this season's bolder stripes is a surefire way to add a peppy Spring touch to your look. Designers like Michael Kors, Tory Burch, and Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti led the stripe-redux revolution on their runways, showing us a covetable mix of vibrant hues and varied widths splashed on an array of chic separates and glamorous gowns. That said, whether you're looking to spruce up your 9-to-5 or are just searching for a fun party dress, shop our irresistible editors' picks below.From left to right: Michael Kors, Tory Burch, and Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti
Railroad stripes made a big splash on the Spring runways, with designers like Altuzarra, Rag & Bone, Jenni Kayne, and more showing off a sophisticated spin on the Oshkosh B'Gosh overalls we wore as kids. This fresh crop of striped separates includes everything from classic button-downs and smart blazers to flirty dresses and crisp pencil skirts — not to mention the season's new slouchy shorts silhouette. We've rounded up a few of our favorite examples of railroad stripes straight from the runway, as well as 15 pieces worth snapping up ahead of Spring. Click through to see and shop them now.
Spring's new batch of stripes have been refreshed in a big way, and we're jumping on the trend — as seen on the runways of Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, and Jonathan Saunders — right now. Like Moda Operandi's Taylor Tomasi Hill so skillfully styled them below, bold-stripe pants are the ideal way to make an instant fashion statement. We love how she paired her dark green striped trousers with a casual sweater and a button-down blouse for a look that's stunning yet still effortless. The bonus? While you might think that it's hard to wear such a loud print on the bottom, the effect is actually really flattering and elongates your legs. Just make sure to find a pair in the right silhouette for your figure. Inspired? Shop the best pairs of bold-stripe pants, courtesy of our editors' picks below.
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For Spring 2013, Stefano Gabbano and Domenico Dolce were inspired by their Sicilian roots — and a luxe holiday. Brightly striped dresses, '50s shortsuits, fanciful basketweave skirts, and folksy appliqués were all reminiscent of Sicily's vibrant street markets, gorgeous landscapes, and island vacationers. Each festive look was punctuated with accessories worthy of declaring, "Oh this? I picked it up on vacation!" Push play to see the outfits in action.
Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, and more designers had fun with classic stripes on the NYFW runways. From '60s-inspired graphic palettes to patriotic red, white, and blue, the offerings were sleek, polished, and perfect for the season. Get the scoop on Spring's stripes trend — and tips on how to wear it — in this NYFW Trend Report.
Stripes are a Summer staple, so we're always looking for ways to reinvent this classic pattern. Accordingly, we headed to Nordstrom in Santa Monica, and with a little inspiration from Olivia Palermo, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Taylor Swift, we created three outfits that will have you looking très chic all Summer long.