Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hitting The “High Seas” with Stripes

Stripes have been a closet staple for the nautical, preppy and summer set as far back as the 1920's. Decades later, the "nautical" look still has a place in our summer wardrobes, possibly because of celebrities who tend to wear it so well!

Women of the Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O era, with their single strand of pearls (with or without the accompanying earrings), knew how to embody the look whether they were seaside or set to stroll down the street.

The look hasn't changed much since its debut but that's the timeless appeal that draws so many. As we see here, Rachel Bilson is no stranger to stripes. She can be seen sporting her love of striped tee's with a myriad of looks!

Relaxed Seaside top, Forever 21

Striped Button Up Top, Forever 21

But stripes just aren't reserved for shirts. Shenae Grimes, below, sports a great striped dress.

striped dress, Forever21

Striped shorts are also a great way to spice up what could be a rather bland outfit. Nicky Hilton, below, demonstrates how to wear them with little effort.

Clean Front Stripe Shorts, Gap

Striped accessories are another way to jazz up an outfit. Victoria Beckham, below, sporting a great striped bag.

Coffee and Cream Bag, Francesca's Collections

Now is the time to take your love for stripes and either play with the nautical correlation or find a fun and fashion-forward way to make them your own. Either way, be prepared to set sail with a trend that has a place in your wardrobe. Sometimes its just about reading between the lines.

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