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.
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.
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.
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?