Stripes Of All Types

bold and subtle striped tops

I’ve rarely met a stripe I didn’t like. Whether it’s a classic marinière, or something modern, to me they are at once both iconic and fresh. Though stripes are often associated with Resort or Spring/Summer styles, I believe they’re season-less, and can perk up a Winter wardrobe. They’re easy to incorporate with other patterns, or can breathe life into your solid separates.

Thanks to Bergdorf Goodman for their sponsorship of this post. All words, ideas and opinions are my own.

Shown above: Joie | Theory | Frame | Rag and Bone

If you’re skittish about wearing stripes, how about a bold striped bag

Balenciaga striped tote

or this adorable wedge sandal

Alexandre Birman wedge sandal

and if you really want to make an entrance….

Anna-Karin Karlsson sunglasses

See, stripes and leopard prints go together beautifully!

I’ve always thought of Bergdorf Goodman as a prime destination for designer goods, and they often have the most sought-after pieces first. In addition to premium designers, they carry a wide range of brands including Vince, Theory, AG, IRO, J Brand, and many more. They offer free shipping and free returns. And if you’re in New York, be sure to check out Bergdorf’s window displays…always a real treat!

Are you a fan of stripes? What’s your favorite way to wear them?

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  1. ceeamm
    December 29, 2016 / 3:38 am

    Let’s see… I had a black and dark green striped poloneck jumper a while back and that’s about it.

  2. Susan Winham
    December 29, 2016 / 5:01 am

    Stripes are a favorite in my nautical world. The Theory top is gorgeous and the fit very flattering…I want it! Nice post : )

  3. Ann
    December 29, 2016 / 5:48 am

    I love stripes, too, even though I don’t currently have a decent marinière.

    A recent stripes favorite of mine is a pair of wide-legged white/navy/cream linen trousers I scooped up on sale last summer at Talbot’s. Dear hubby calls them my “prison pants.” 😉

    I wear them most often with a long, boat-neck cotton navy sweater. It’s a fabulous cruising and resort piece, and I’ve already gotten my money’s worth out of it.

  4. Meg
    December 29, 2016 / 6:17 am

    I just got a great cotton stripe top on Talbot’s Post Christmas markdowns.. it’s black and ivory stripe with a cute little sequin brown fox on the front. The fabric is nice, not stiff cotton like some, it has drape. But not TOO much drape. Not clingy. I am a big fan of a nice fresh stripe top. The stripe has to have some size too it, if it’s too thin, I think it loses the impact.

  5. December 29, 2016 / 11:26 am

    Must be careful of stripes however….horizontal stripes over your backside, unless you are a very small size, will make you look very wide. Similarly, a large bust or large shoulders don’t benefit from horizontal stripes generally.

  6. December 29, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    Would love the link to the sunglasses, but it currently points to the sandal. Additionally, I agree with the comment about horizontal stripes not benefiting a large bust. I cam never seem to maintain the stripe at the same latitude between front and back. Would love vertical stripes, but these are typically hard to find.

  7. Ainsivalavie
    December 29, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    Now THAT’s a pair of shoes!!!!! J’adore!!!!! I’ll wait for a sale,,,The striped Theory top is gorgeous and would flatter many body types! Super choices!!

  8. Maryann
    December 29, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    Love stripes. I generally I wear stripes on a tee but currently I also have a pair of shoes as well. I go to Uniqlo who have a great selection of colours for both summer and winter.

  9. Sandy Smitg
    December 30, 2016 / 1:53 am

    The Theory top is great ….BUT it’s 190 dollars. I work in Euros or Pounds…whatever…it’s still a lot but want it desperately. I need a mortgage….how would that go down at the bank!!

  10. Debra
    December 31, 2016 / 8:08 am

    Love that bag! But the price! LOL

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