Thursday, January 14, 2010


My friend Dianne just got back from Paris and says stripes are everywhere for spring and was excited to see how Anthropologoie interprets the new trend. Well needless to say they got the memo! I have been styling stripes for months, frankly I am starting to go cross-eyed looking at all of them. Yet they still find their way into my heart because I own 5 different types of striped shirts! Dianne no need to wait, they already ran with the trend!

Marie Claire shares insight on how to wear stripes.....

"When paired with the right pieces, stripes can really enhance your figure and keep you looking up-to-date. On the runways this season, designers were mixing wide and thin stripes or pairing stripes with florals; such matchups generally don't work for day-to-day looks. The key to wearing stripes in the real world is to always wear just one print matched with a solid. For example, a vertically striped blouse looks great with white trousers or jeans. Vertically striped pants or skirts can make you look taller and in style when worn with a solid-colored tee. For dresses, avoid horizontal stripes that widen your shape -- unless you have a boyish figure and need to create some curves." -MC

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