All about the stripes

Stripes.  They’re timeless, versatile & classic.

We’ve seen them on the runways, from International to Australian designers, the stripes continue to be a strong trend this spring/ summer.

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Left: Richard Nicoll SS14 Ready to Wear, Middle: Rouland Mouret SS14 Ready to Wear, Right: Bec & Bridge SS14

Its been almost 100 years since Chanel first introduced the Breton Stripe print to her nautical collection (in 1917) after being inspired by a trip to the French Coast, and ever since we have gone crazy for them.

CocochanelAudreyHepburnstripesLeft: Coco Chanel, Right: Audrey Hepburn in Breton striped top

I love stripes, and although it’s been a staple item in my wardrobe for many years (from dresses to tops & skirts of different colours), I have been on the hunt for the ‘perfect’ striped top.  Et voila, the other day I finally found it – black & white Breton stripes, with gold buttons on the shoulders.

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Don’t you just love it when old and new items in your wardrobe come out to play? Here I am wearing my newly found striped top by Marcs, blue suede shorts by Sarah Philips, black & gold studded Burberry belt, Alexander McQueen steel toe boots & Burberry Prorsum wine coloured patent leather clutch, Balenciaga Bowring.

I am looking forward to combining my new staple purchase with other items in my wardrobe – from a casual look with jeans to a more sophisticated look with a midi skirt.  No doubt I’ll be sharing these looks with you. 😉

What about you, have you been on the hunt for the perfect wardrobe item?

One thought on “All about the stripes

  1. As you know, I hate stripes and never wear them.

    Haha, not! Love them! And I can’t help but keep adding more to my wardrobe! I’ve been searching for perfect staples for my wardrobe, as those are the ones I invariably go back to time and time again. These include the oversized shirt, the casually elegant chambray shirt, and of course, the perfect marl(e) sweatshirt, and of course the perfect jeans…

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