How to: Stripes Fashion Trend

Stripes have become a great component of modern fashion trends and you’ll see all sorts of great tops featuring a variety of different stripe patterns. Stripes are really nothing new, but their popularity has certainly surged in recent years and there are a variety of great ways to incorporate stripe patterns into your closet.  Below are a few great examples of different stripes in different types of clothing i.e. tanks, short sleeve, long sleeve, sweaters so that you can get a variety of possibilities and great stripe styles.

First consider the Skye V Neck Dress by designer Ella Moss.  This eastern inspired dress style features metallic stripes in a charcoal grey color as contrast.  The stripes are diagonal and for added contrast are horizontal in the back.  We love the metallic stripe which is such a popular trend in fabrics right now and in addition love the deep chocolate brown color.  A great dress from Ella Moss this dress features an empire waist and kimono style v neck.  This dress is the perfect fashion statement piece with a great example of trendy stripes.

If you’re looking for short sleeve tops with stripes consider designer Collective Concepts.  Known for great patterns and designs and distinctive fabrics, Collective Concepts styles are innovative and our favorite piece actually features wide horizontal stripes in contrasting colors.  We love the Lace Trim Stripe Tank.  This tank features a racerback and lace trim around the shoulders for added contrast.  This tank is a great loose fitting way to incorporate modern stripe patterns into your wardrobe in summer.

When it comes to long sleeve tops, designer Splendid has a great way of infusing stripes into their clothing styles.  One distinctive top that we love for their great style trends canvassed on a great contrasting stripe.  We love that this stripe pattern features navy and then is contrasted with either pink or mud a light brown color.  The Navy Slub Puff Sleeve Top features a puff around the shoulders, a Henley neckline with a v neck.  The top also includes ¾ length sleeves and most importantly are the stripes.  We love the color of the stripes in either the pink or the mud color and this top is a great example of feminine style mixed with stripes.

Splendid also designed the Cotton Stripe Tie Cardigan another example of wide stripes with a distinctive style design for the sweater.  This wrap sweater features a tie around the waist and a bold fold over neckline.  We love wearing this sweater over a navy solid long sleeve top or another great bold color for contrast.  It is a great long length sweater and the stripes do give it an added edge.

All of these are just the tip of the iceberg of different ways to wear the stripe patterns in your current wardrobe.  There are most certainly a number of other designers and styles with great stripes, but we wanted to point out that you can literally incorporate stripes into almost every facet of your wardrobe from tanks to dresses and sweaters.  Just be sure that you don’t overwhelm your outfit with too many stripes or contrasting stripe patterns and we always recommend that you steer clear of vertical stripes wherever possible as they are not flattering.

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Laurie B. Short Sleeve Sweaters

Whoever thought sweaters were out for spring was certainly wrong!!!  Short sleeved sweaters are a perfect must have for this time of year.  Especially on those days that seem to be warm, but could easily turn cooler.  This time of year I find is perfect for short sleeved knitwear.

Look Perfect for Spring in Sweet Pea's 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank and The Rumba Puffsleeve Sweater by Laurie B

Look Perfect for Spring in Sweet Pea's 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank and The Rumba Puffsleeve Sweater by Laurie B

Laurie ‘B.’s Puffsleeve Cardigan Sweater is one of my must have cardigans.  I love how this cardigan sweater snaps closed for one kind of look, but can also be worn unsnapped as a cardigan.  The puff sleeves and pocket detail sets this cardigan sweater apart from any of your friends clothing.  Available in Grey or Black this sweater is perfect for layering this spring.

Laurie B.'s Venice Keyhole Sweater

Laurie B.'s Venice Keyhole Sweater

This short sleeve sweater with it’s traditional design with a few modern “fringe” details is the perfect sweater for spring.  The front features flared sleeves and a traditional cut, while the back has a unique and subtle double keyhole detail. Laurie B.’s Venice Keyhole sweater looks great for work or play and is available in purple and ivory.

Whether you are going for a spring walk or walking into work, these short sleeve sweaters will keep you just warm enough without looking too wintry.  For these and other knitwear designs perfect for spring, just visit www.vintagefringe.com.

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Ella Moss Clothing Sonia Top

Ella Moss Clothing is always fashion forward, but last night it was also popular enough to be worn by Teri Hatcher in the March 15th episode of Desperate Housewives titled “The Story of Lucy and Jessie.”  We can’t stop raving about Ella Moss’ Sonia Ruffle Sleeve Studded Short Sleeve Top because of the unique look.  As you can see in the clip from the March 15 episode of Desperate Housewives, Teri wears this top to work with jeans proving once again that Ella Moss is that perfect blend of casual and sophisticated at the same time.

Sonia Ruffle Sleeve Studded Top

Sonia Ruffle Sleeve Studded Top

We love the metal detailing at the shoulder and cascading down the v neck in the back of the top.  We also love the loose scoop in the front!  Available at Vintage Fringe in black and grey this top is short sleeved with a flared or lightly ruffled sleeve.  These great details are not at all uncommon in Ella Moss clothing as Ella Moss consistently produces tops that are feminine, classy and sexy at the same time.  This Sonia Ruffle Sleeve Studded Short Sleeve top is certainly no exception!

Ella Moss Sonia Ruffle Sleeve Studded Top

Ella Moss Sonia Ruffle Sleeve Studded Top

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