The summer fashion trend we can never get enough of | Stripes are here to stay
Stripes have registered a strong presence on all the major runways for Spring Summer 2017 Fashion Trends. This versatile pattern can be an easy choice for the perfect summer wardrobe. Two different occasion stylings for this basic-turned-Haute pattern are as seaside stripes and banker stripes.
As the name suggests, the color palate of beachy locales often inspires seaside stripes. Whereas banker stripes exude a more formal impression, borrowing from the color codes of Wall Street investment bankers from 1980’s – mostly in black, white, navy blue and grey. Designers have given this trend their own twist.
At its S/S 17 show, DKNY indulged in a strong gothic game on the runway with banker stripped blazer-cum-hoodie and paper bag waist trousers. For her S/S 17 presentation, Rosie Assoulin dwelled into a loud yet tasteful color palette and created wide-legged trousers and short shirts for summers. Marques Almeida’s S/S 17 collection in London was replete with deconstructed stripped semi-formal shirts, suitable for a Friday club night after office.
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Pair a dual-toned stripped shirt under your regular black jacket with trousers. Or veer away from a head to toe, tone on tone look by replacing one of your separates with a striped piece. Make a statement by combining a bright striped shirt with wide-legged grey or black trousers. You can even couple a crisp buttoned-down white shirt with a striped pair of culottes and block heels for those urgent Monday morning meetings.
Seaside stripes make a strong statement in summers, knocking out any other trend
Wear these with denim, leather or formal trousers, you will be surprised how far can one go while experimenting with them! Seaside stripes can help transform your look from a boardroom regular to beach candy. Think Emilia Wickstead’s signature pastel color wheel from her S/S 17 show. You can also take cues from Tommy Hilfiger’s S/S 17 ensemble with plenty of playful yet sophisticated striped robes for a relaxed demure resort look. Breezy striped maxi dresses and oversized multi-toned striped shirtdresses are perfect for this weather.
Make an appealing “Sunday brunch” appearance by pairing a sexy denim dress with a slouchy striped shirt and you are sorted. For a glam, “creature-of-the-night” look, match a metallic skirt with a striped shirt and danglers. Fashion influencers Caroline Issa and Miroslava Duma have often traded their regular closet pieces for multi-toned seaside stripes trend.
We’d love to see how you complement pieces from your closet with stripes this summer. Share some inspiration, folks!
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