Bold, brilliant stripes graced the runways at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, and J.Crew, which inspired us to create a fun DIY around this playful print! Today, we're showing you how to make a vibrant striped clutch that is easy to make and stylish to wear. All you need is a clutch, spray paint, and masking tape — simple, right?
Whether you're feeling nautical by nature or simply have an affinity for all things striped, these bedding options are a must for the line lovers out there. We've discovered Summer-appropriate throws, sky-blue striped sheet sets, and much more to add to your bedroom. See if you can find a new favorite!
Stripes are a classic, but it's always nice to get fresh inspiration on how to wear them. For that, we looked to five celebrities who have worn various striped pieces in unique ways. Dianna Agron was bold enough to fuse her stripes with a contrast print, Katie Holmes made her Splendid stripes more sweet with a lace skirt, and Alessandra Ambrosio went for a cool nautical look in a striped Ella Moss tank and boyfriend-style J Brand jeans. Check them all out, then shop your favorite striped looks to wear all Summer.
Ali Fedotowsky showed her stripes, literally, in red striped J.Crew shorts, a chambray top, and navy crochet Steve Madden wedges ($60, originally $79) in NYC. The reality starlet accessorized her red, white, and blue ensemble with a red multilayered beaded necklace and oversized gold watch. Her patriotic color scheme is perfect for your next nautical adventure, and also keep it in mind while planning your upcoming Fourth of July look. Capture Ali's breezy style with red striped shorts, a denim shirt, and navy wedges, or switch things up with her exact J.Crew shorts in navy ($65), a red top, and nude wedges.
We all love a good striped t-shirt or tank, but sometimes it's nice to dress up your stripes just like Mandy Moore did at a forum in Washington DC. Mandy wore a retro-inspired striped Issa London dress with a full skirt for a ladylike feel, then made things sleek by topping it with a cropped black blazer and finishing with black patent cutout booties. This look is appropriate for the office and can just as easily for work at night. If you prefer a more colorful look, this striped colorblock shift dress from Asos ($75) or this Ted Baker colorful striped dress ($264) are more up your alley. Don't forget to top your stripes with a black blazer for extra sharpness and finish off with the right shoe for the occasion.
Stripes are a classic Summer trend — they're crisp, clean, and can be outfitted to suit so many different occasions and styles. We spotted not one, but four celebrities out and about yesterday wearing striped tops, including Jessica Alba, Karolina Kurkova, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Ashley Greene. Watch today's Fab Flash to see how they put their own personal spin on this wardrobe staple. On Allison McNamara: Quiksilver Women top, House of Harlow 1960 necklace, JewelMint ring.
Celebrities love stripes, celebrities love sneakers, but Karolina Kurkova and Sarah Jessica Parker recently proved that they also love stripes and sneakers together! Karolina paired her Proenza Schouler striped polo with leather leggings and black high-top Monika Chiang Artemys sneakers, while Sarah Jessica wore her black-and-white striped long-sleeve tee with J Brand jeans and ivory Converse high tops. Get a closer look at both ladies, then shop their looks to get started on the new striped-with-sneakers trend.
While most of us enjoyed a nice long holiday weekend, Taylor Swift hit the recording studio in Santa Monica in a pair of standout polka-dot pants that we love. Printed pants are a serious Summer must-have — Jessica Alba, Olivia Palermo, and Solange Knowles have already tried out this trend — and Taylor's more subdued approach on the patterned-pant look is spot-on. She paired her polka dots with a crisp light blue button-down, and velvet red loafers that perfectly match her cherry red lips. Watch today's Fab Flash to hear more about Taylor's stylish holiday get-up. On Allison McNamara: Topshop blouse, Skirt from Shareen Vintage.
Full disclosure: we've tried to put ourselves on a stripe-buying ban three times now, and it just never sticks. Stripes are not only a Spring staple, but give you that instant French-girl feeling (you know the one: polished Parisian elegance, red lips and boat trips, Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin on the French Riviera, etc.) — and with the Cannes Film Festival kicking off today, we thought it more than necessary to indulge ourselves in some striped shopping. Whether you're hoping to channel a nautical-chic look this season, or just trying to find your inner bon vivant, we've got you covered. Click through now to see and shop 25 budget-friendly striped pieces worthy of wearing for work, play, and beyond.
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There are classic stripes, then there are sheer stripes, which celebs are all over these days. Katy Perry just attended a music dinner in Century City wearing a sheer black striped body-con maxi dress with killer studded pumps and a long beaded necklace. Kerry Washington has also gotten in on the sheer-stripes trend, albeit via a superclassy Donna Karan frock. Lauren Conrad also sported sheer stripes in a beachy way during an appearance in Las Vegas. Step inside to which other stars have rocked sheer stripes and to shop the classic-turned-badass trend for yourself.