Stripe Trends For Spring

beyond the breton stripe


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While a marinière striped top is a classic that shows few signs of waning popularity, stripes in a variety of formats seem poised for pattern dominance this spring. This article in The Wall Street Journal seconds my hunch. Multi-colored stripes, multi-directional stripes, mixed stripes, bold stripes, blurred stripes…anything goes and can be found on just about any article of clothing or accessory type.

I find stripes one of the easiest patterns to wear, and to mix with other patterns. Stripes can be elegant or playful, classic or edgy.

Do you have stripes in your wardrobe? How do you like to wear them?


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  1. February 2, 2015 / 5:46 am

    I don’t do trend so well (and always stick to what works with me) but I can do stripes! As you mentioned, it is easy to wear.. no PhD in Fashion needed to be able to pull it off 😉

  2. February 2, 2015 / 8:20 am

    I have re-engaged with stripes because of doing my research on a gens b. for a recent post. I just bought an agnes b. striped shirt with a surprise plunge of a v-neck. Also the CDG does a whole line of striped long and short sleeved shirts in their Play line. I love the graphic of a stripe and as you say can be mixed with polka dots or other prints too.

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  3. February 2, 2015 / 9:03 am

    What the heck is wrong with me??? Why have I not been following you all this time? Je suis idiot. I’ve just spent the nicest morning browsing your lovely blog.

  4. nell
    February 2, 2015 / 9:16 am

    I used to do stripes a little too boldly. Now I like a thin pinstripe, like in a charcoal and white shirt. In a mischievous mood, it’s fun to mix stripes and another print, like a grey and tan striped shirt I have, with a grey tone-on-tone polka dot sweater…

  5. February 2, 2015 / 9:16 am

    I was wearing Breton tops way too much, so I’ve had to mix it up a little. But once spring shows up, I know they’ll be coming out again! I do like stripes on shoes, and have a cute beachy pair of Toms slipons that I wore to death last summer.

  6. KPL
    February 2, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    I’ve only worn stripes on tee shirts, like Bretons and others. I do have a Clare Vivier clutch with a stripe on it as well. Nice selection and I agree, stripes are my favorite “pattern”.

  7. Karalane
    February 2, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    I’ve been looking for a Breton-style striped shirt without much luck. I am full-figured with a full bosom, plus I do not look good in patterns with high contrast. So I’m trying to find a v-neck version in cream and camel, or maybe black and med. gray, ideally with solid color sleeves(so as to not make one big horizontal span of stripes). All leads are welcome!
    I have one inexpensive striped tank in charcoal and black and love how versatile it is, so the search continues for a top with sleeves. If not, I’ll have to stick with striped accessories.

    • une femme
      February 2, 2015 / 2:24 pm

      Hi Karalane, you didn’t mention your size but I found this v-neck sweater from Vince Camuto in both plus and Misses . I wish more brands would offer v-neck versions!

      • Karalane
        February 3, 2015 / 6:02 pm

        I wear either an XL or a 1X. I like the V-neck and the solid color back, but unfortunately drop shoulders do not flatter my figure at al. However…. I just found a possible candidate on the J Crew Factory website; not a v-neck but a flattering boat neck offered in cream/tan or white/navy. The only downside is no returns :- (

  8. February 3, 2015 / 1:21 am

    I admire stripes on others and have tried them, however except for scarves they do not seem to be my best look.

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