Earn Your Stripes ~ Go Stripey with a Neon Pop!

   This spring is all about Stripes, horizontal, vertical, wide or thin, black and white or in living colour, stripes make a graphic statement, day or night. And while we cant think of a time when stripes weren’t in, they are certainly back in a big way for Spring 2013.
  That same Breton stripe Coco Chanel brought back to land with her nautical 1917 collection—after spotting the uniform on sailors along the French coast—hasn’t lost its sweeping seaside allure.

Take it from the best designers, this spring from Oscar de la Renta to Michael Kors the runways were majorly about Stripes. Marc Jacobs even dedicated an entire spring collection to stripes.
I absolutely love this Stripes Revolution, but I wanted to style it slightly differently to make the trend really pop and standout. So I layered the look.

   I wore a Breton Striped Dress and threw over a Neon Yellow Shirt, wore it unbuttoned and cinched both layers with a Yellow Skinny Belt  and accessorized it with a matching Striped bag and a pretty Sun Hat. Skinny belts which are very trendy can add a final touch for your look. Put the
belt on the shirt/cardigan over your dress and you’re good to go.
 



Styling Tips for Stripes

1. You don´t need to be super skinny to look good in stripes all you need to do is find  the right kind of stripes for your body type and they can even make you look thinner.  Remember if you have a wide back do not distort the shape of the line, skip super fitted pieces and wear loose outfits with stripes.
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-coloured tee.

2. Accessorise it! Fashion is all about accessorizing, you can wear the simplest outfit but if you know how to combine it you will be always trending! Look for fabulous pieces like belts, simple tops with rhinestones, bracelets and jewellery.

3. Try to combine your stripes  with something simpler, for example; a wide horizontal stripes skirt with a one coloured simple top and a bow belt. Play with the items in your closet.

4. Recycle your own If you have stripes lurking in the back of the closet — perhaps a scarf, a belt, a skirt, or a jacket — just pull it out and give it another season of love. All stripes are good stripes, the bolder the better, and any direction or colour will do. Black and white, of course, is especially on trend this year.

  
HOOK MY LOOK
~  B &W Striped dress – BEBE
~ Neon Yellow Shirt – AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS
~ Black Sun Hat – ZARA
~ Yellow Skinny Belt – BEBE
~ B & W Striped Bag – MANGO
~ Holographic Silver Pumps – H & M
~ Sunnies – TOM FORD
 
  
  Remember this spring is all about Stripes. So dare to wear them, try different kinds of stripes and find which kind of stripes make you look thinner, they actually do! Always keep in mind the wider the stripe, the bolder the statement! Say goodbye to the cliché that stripes make you look fat. Become a Stripey Fashionista this season.