Horizontal stripes. And they're everywhere.
(cries of horror heard throughout the blogosphere.)
No, I don't dislike stripes. But I know a million others detest the horizontal highlights across one's (INSERT HATED BODY PART HERE). Sure, I guess stripes can be unflattering, but they can also be super cute. Like under a blazer-- this way, the pattern isn't all-encompassing and is relegated to a little snippet of sight. But for those of you who are ready and willing to try the stripe trend, here are my picksies. Yay.
THE STAPLE STRIPE
THE ASSYMETRICAL STRIPE
A lot of the stripe patterns spice it up with differing line thicknesses and striped patterns (woah, a little crazy, I know.). Just another way of adding some oomph to a basic print, I guess! But I do quite like it.
Free People Lacey Stripes top, $88
THE STRIPE DRESS
This is a huge category, obvi, and there are a million kinds of "striped dresses" one can do. You can try the twofer ensemble dress for just a tad bit of stripe, go all out with the full-on stripe, or mix the stripe with a pattern to be more avant garde (yes, see a few notes above). To be honest, I don't think there is a "right" or "wrong" way to do this-- either off the charts colorful or a bit more toned down, I'm just an all-around fan.
French Connection's "Wimbledon Knits Rainbow" Striped Tube dress (like Herve Leger's original)
Anthro's Slate Stripes shift (so pretty in person!!)
And I definitely did end my shopping hiatus today with F21's new arrivals. I bought my own striped dress, which I'll feature on the blog when it arrives. Also planning on buying this one (in grey/pink) when it hits my Highland Park store on 2/15 (yes, I know the date of it's arrival, shuddup). Anyone else have their fave stripey picks? Or staying away from this one all together?