Wednesday, November 20, 2013

striped up: trend alert





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As usual, this Fall season has shown us many different prints, from giant, dark florals to plaid frenzy. Lately, it seems the bigger the print, the better the outfit. But if you're the type of person to avoid wearing bolder prints, stripes are a great way to get a toned down version of this hot trend into your closet. Plus there's so many different ways to wear stripes, you'll enjoy it so much it'll be hard to go back to an all solid look. You may even end up in a Bart Simpson print sweater. Gasp.

• You can use one item as your focal point (in this case a shirt) and add a pop of color with your shoes. The color on this shirt adds another pop of color that complements the shoes.
1. Victoria's Secret VS Pencil Low-rise Straight Jeans - $70 at VictoriasSecret.com 2. DEMYLEE Striped Alexa Cashmere Sweater - $288 at StevenAlan.com 3. Aldo Esrotrel - on sale for $30 at AldoShoes.com  4. Converse All Star Low - $72 at Office.co.uk

• Another way to wear stripes is to only wear stripes. A casual dress is the perfect choice for an all-striped piece. Pair with a beanie and minimal accessories for a casual yet trendy look.
1. Hope Jean Dress - $115 at LaGarconne.com 2. Eugenia Kim Felix Beanie in black - $165 at ForwardForward.com 3. Acne Brown Leather Cardholder - $110 at Liberty.co.uk

• For those who are bolder (we salute you), try colorful striped outerwear with more simple pieces all in the same color palette (we chose brown for this look). Your look will stand out without being overwhelming.
1. UNIQLO Women Silk Sleeveless Dress - on sale for $40 at UNIQLO.com 2. Color Stripe Cardigan Sweater - $42 at ZLZ.com 3. Sperry Top Sider Suede Convertible Clutch - $125 at SperryTopSider.com 4. Cole Haan Dover Riding Boot - $448





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