Stripes Fashion Trend, Spring/Summer 2014

We’re lining up for stripes in 2014! Designers love them because they can be re-interpreted and adapted to every passing fancy, and fashionistas are delighted to be presented with the results.

At Paris Fashion Week, Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing embellished figure-hugging dresses with trails of bling, while Riccardo Tisci’s multi-hued gowns simply sparkled with sequins. At Valentino, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri mixed deep colours with strips of embroidery. Femininity was challenged by Givenchy’s trademark edginess, and then made fierce by battle-friendly silver helmets, multi-coloured beading and leather touches, all from Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.

Elswhere, Victoria Beckham’s knife-sharp pleats were a variation on the trend. More pleats came from Proenza Schouler’s shining metallic-fabric midis, while Céline went for monochrome. Everywhere, stripes and pleats strutted the runways in black and white, pastels, and colours , or served as trellis for blossoming flowers. Even the V & A is selling show-stopping geometric tights by Emilio Cavallini, linked to its Italian Fashion exhibition.

You’ll love the versatility of this season’s take on a perennial favourite. Dress down the classic striped blazer with ripped and distressed jeans or shorts. Dish out similar treatment to that other regular, the breton, or enliven it with flower prints, or white skinnies.

Bring monochrome to life with bright accessories, such as an oversize bag, a red scarf or a statement brooch Shake things up by mixing stripes and hoops of different thicknesses; .. Break up the association with a belt Remember to put the less dominant pattern on . the part of your body that you wish to play down At this point, it’s worth reminding you – we’re sure you already know – that verticals make you seem taller, while horizontals accentuate curves.

Small floral prints or polka dots offer a cool contrast to bold stripes, while bigger blooms flourish with any thickness. Blend large checks with pinstripes, or neat dog tooth with fat stripes. Intercept thin lines with a block or strip of the same colour (down the side of trousers, for instance).

Pinstripes bring to mind men’s suits, but we’re certainly not aiming for a traditional male look here – this time around, it’s all about wider, thicker blocks Have fun with colours and combinations -. Choose ties in contrasting shades, for example.

If you’ve ever seen a Bridget Riley painting, you’ll know how mesmerising this pattern can be, in all its variations. Join us in the line-up now!

Featured IS the photo of Fashion blogger  Lace Locks And  Wearing  Striped Top And Skirt From  Nordstrom, And Pink Leather Jacket from Zara

Julie Sarinana is wearing a crop boyfriend jeans from Citizens of Humanity, striped top from APC, clutch from ThePertext and shoes from Isabel Marant

Julie Sarinana is wearing a crop boyfriend jeans from Citizens of Humanity, striped top from APC, clutch from ThePertext and shoes from Isabel Marant

Felicia Akerstrom is wearing a striped dress from Zara, boots from Stuart Weitzman, Bag from H&M and sunglasses from Gina Tricot

Felicia Akerstrom is wearing a striped dress from Zara, boots from Stuart Weitzman, Bag from H&M and sunglasses from Gina Tricot

Jessie Chanes is wearing red and white striped shirr from Uniqlo, white denim skirt from Sheinside and shoes form Zara

Jessie Chanes is wearing red and white striped shirt from Uniqlo, white denim skirt from Sheinside and shoes form Zara

Charlotte Hellberg is wearing a vertical striped shirt from H&M, cropped black trousers from J. Crew, shoes and bag from Zara and the sunglasses from Karen Walker

Charlotte Hellberg is wearing a vertical striped shirt from H&M, cropped black trousers from J. Crew, shoes and bag from Zara and the sunglasses from Karen Walker

Adenorah is wearing trousers from Revolve Clothing, shoes from Whistles, bag from Saint Laurent, sunglasses from Céline and the top is from Uniqlo

Adenorah is wearing trousers from Revolve Clothing, shoes from Whistles, bag from Saint Laurent, sunglasses from Céline and the top is from Uniqlo

Julie Sarinana is wearing a red and white red striped top from Cpmme Des Garcon, black denim boyfriend shorts from Madewell and the shoes are from Stuart Weitzman

Julie Sarinana is wearing a red and white red striped top from Cpmme Des Garcon, black denim boyfriend shorts from Madewell and the shoes are from Stuart Weitzman

Natalia Cabezas is wearing a striped wide neck top by Dr Denim, skirt from Chic Place and shoes from Jessica Simpson

Natalia Cabezas is wearing a striped wide neck top by Dr Denim, skirt from Chic Place and shoes from Jessica Simpson

Kenza Zouiten is wearing a striped dress and shoes from Zara and a bag from Celine

Kenza Zouiten is wearing a striped dress and shoes from Zara and a bag from Celine

Mija is wearing a striped linen top and denim shorts from One Teaspoon, bag from Celine and boots from Isabel Marant

Mija is wearing a striped linen top and denim shorts from One Teaspoon, bag from Celine and boots from Isabel Marant

Charlotte Hellberg is wearing striped shorts and bag from Zara, linen shirt and sandals from & Other Stories and sunglasses from Karen Walker

Charlotte Hellberg is wearing striped shorts and bag from Zara, linen shirt and sandals from & Other Stories and sunglasses from Karen Walker

Negin Mirsalehi is wearing a black and white striped dress, shoes from from Loeffler Randall, bag from Chanel and a black hat

Negin Mirsalehi is wearing a blue and white striped dress, shoes from  from Loeffler Randall, bag from Chanel and a black hat

Sheryl Luke is wearing a striped top from Halston, denim shorts from Rag & Bone, white blazer from French Connection and silver shoes from Jeffrey Campbell

Sheryl Luke is wearing a striped top from Halston, denim shorts from Rag & Bone, white blazer from French Connection and silver shoes from Jeffrey Campbell

Katelyn Tanita is wearing blue and white striped shorts from Zara and blouse from Otte

Katelyn Tanita is wearing blue and white striped shorts from Zara and blouse from Otte

Julia Engel is wearing a denim shirt and striped dress from Aritzia, and a clutch from Clare Vivier

Julia Engel is wearing a denim shirt and striped dress from Aritzia, and a clutch from Clare Vivier

Jessica R is wearing a black and white striped dress from TopShop and a bag from Express

Jessica R is wearing a black and white striped dress from TopShop and a bag from Express

Ellen Claesson is wearing a Top from Filippa K, leather jacket from Lxls, jeans from Dr. Denim and shoes from Alexander Wang

Ellen Claesson is wearing a Top from Filippa K, leather jacket from Lxls, jeans from Dr. Denim and shoes from Alexander Wang

Kat Tanita is wearing a black and white striped top from Joie, denim shorts from Rag & Bone, bag from Sole Society, sandals from K. Jacques, hat from J. Crew and sunglasses from Celine

Kat Tanita  IS wearing a  Black and white striped top  from Joie, DENIM Shorts from Rag & Bone, bag from Sole Society, from K. Jacques Sandals, Hat from J. Crew and Sunglasses from Celine

Striped Asymmetrical Dress Unknown Fashion Blogger

Striped Asymmetrical Dress  Unknown Fashion Blogger

Collage Vintage is wearing a striped shirt and shorts from Zara and sunglasses from Karen Walker

Collage Vintage  IS wearing a  striped shirt and Shorts  from Zara and Karen Walker Sunglasses from

Evelina Barry is Wearing A Striped Top, Skater Skirt, Bag And Shoes, All From Forever21

Evelina Barry  IS Wearing A Striped Top, Skater Skirt, Bag And Shoes, All From Forever21

Pernille Teisbaek Is Wearing Striped Trousers From Zara

Pernille Teisbaek  Is Wearing  Striped Trousers  From Zara

HapaTime Is Wearing A White Skirt From Romwe, Striped Top From American Apparel, Brown Belt From Oasap

HapaTime  Is Wearing A White Skirt From Romwe,  Striped Top From American Apparel, Brown Belt From Oasap

Walk In Wonderland Is Wearing A Striped Bikini Top And Patterned Bottoms From Target

Walk In Wonderland  Is Wearing  A Striped Bikini Top And Patterned Bottoms  From Target

Sincerely Jules Is Wearing A Beige Trench Coat From Babaton, Striped T-Shirt From Wilfred, Shorts From Rag & Bone, Shoes From & Other Stories And Handbag From Goyard

Sincerely Jules  Is Wearing A Beige Trench Coat From Babaton, Striped T-Shirt From Wilfred, Shorts From Rag & Bone, Shoes & Other Stories From And Handbag From Goyard

Tiffany Borland Is Wearing A Striped Dress From ASOS, Purse From ASOS And Gold Tipped Shoes From Chloe

Tiffany Borland  Is Wearing A Striped Dress  From ASOS, Purse From ASOS And Gold Tipped Shoes From Chloe

Song Of Style Wearing Striped Button Down Shirt From Equipment And A Leather Flare Skirt

Song Of Style  Wearing  Striped Button Down Shirt From  Equipment And A Leather Flare Skirt

 Collage Vintage Is Wearing Bag And Striped Top By Urban Outfitters And Shorts From Levis

Collage Vintage  Is Wearing  Bag And Striped Top  Urban Outfitters By And Shorts From Levis

Sanna Tranlov Is Wearing A Simple Striped Blouse From H & M

SANNA Tranlov  Is Wearing  A Simple Striped Blouse From  H & M

Stella Wants To Die Is Wearing Skirt And Bag From Stradivarius, Boots From Sendra And Shirt From Bershka

Stella Wants To Die  Is Wearing  Skirt And Bag From Stradivarius, Boots From Sendra And Shirt From Bershka

Sincerely Jules Wearing Striped Tee From COS, Jeans From Denim & Supply by RL, Clutch By Antik Batik

Sincerely Jules  Wearing Striped Tee  From COS, Jeans From Denim & Supply by RL, Antik Batik By Clutch

 

 

 

Sincerely Jules Wearing Striped Dress

Sincerely Jules  Wearing Striped Dress

Angela Blick In Leather And Stripes

Angela Blick  In Leather And Stripes Andee Layne Wearing Striped Knit Top From Windsor and Janessa Leone Fedora

Andee Layne  Wearing Striped Knit Top From Windsor and Janessa Leone Fedora

Arty Filles Wearing Striped Top From COS - Shorts From Pull & Bear, Sunglasses From Ray-Ban And Bag From Yves Saint Laurent

Arty Filles  Wearing Striped Top From COS – Shorts From Pull & Bear, Sunglasses From Ray-Ban And Bag From Yves Saint Laurent Pernille In A Striped Jumper Caught By Vanessa Jackman At London Fashion Week 2014

Pernille In A Striped Jumper Caught By  Vanessa Jackman  At London Fashion Week 2014Be Sugar And Spice Wearing Striped Dress From Sheinside, Hat From Globe Bolso And A Simple Zara Bag

Be Sugar And Spice  Wearing Striped Dress From Sheinside, Hat From Globe Bolso And A Simple Zara Bag                                                                 Frida Gustavsson In Striped Skirt For Mavi Jeans Spring 2014

Gustavsson frida  In Striped Skirt For Mavi Jeans Spring 2014                                                                                           Sarah Sherman Samuel Wearing Striped Dress by Madewell And Military Style Jacket By Madewell

Sarah Sherman Samuel  Wearing Striped Dress by Madewell And Military Style Jacket By Madewell

With Love From Kat Wearing Vince Striped Sweater, James Jeans, J.Crew Scarf, Michael Kors Watch And Fendi Bag

With Love From Kat  Wearing Vince Striped Sweater, James Jeans, J.Crew Scarf, Michael Kors Watch And Fendi Bag

Sincerely Jules In Tee From GAP Skirt From Zara Isabel Marant Boots Sunglasses From Ray Ban

Sincerely Jules  In Tee From GAP Skirt From Zara Isabel Marant Boots From Ray Ban Sunglasses

 Vydia Rishie Wearing A Striped Dress From Cotton On, Denim Jacket From Cheap Monday, Bag From The Bag Department And Shoes From Tony Bianco

Vydia Rishie  Wearing A Striped Dress From Cotton On, Denim Jacket From Cheap Monday, Bag From The Bag And Shoes Department From Tony Bianco

 The Brooklyn Blonde Goes With Street Style Striped Skirt

The Brooklyn Blonde  Goes With Street Style Striped Skirt

 Sincerely Jules Is Wearing Overalls From American Eagle, Striped T-Shirt From Hye Park And Lune, Bag From Proenza Schouler, Hat From Emporio Armani And Sandals From Havaianas

Sincerely Jules  Is Wearing Overalls From American Eagle,  Striped T-Shirt From Hye Park And Lune , Proenza Schouler Bag From, Emporio Armani Hat And Sandals From From HavaianasSarah Mikaela In Vintage Cardigan Striped Saba T-Shirt And Zara Jeans

Sarah Mikaela  In Vintage Cardigan Striped T-Shirt And Saba Zara Jeans

Allison Kadoche In Striped Jacket Via Citizen Couture

 Model Allison Kadoche in Striped Balmain Blazer, Skirt And Shoes

Above the two of Allison IS Kadoche In Striped Jacket Via  Citizen Couture  and  Getty

Striped Fashion Trend Camilla And Marc Stripe Navigation Skirt

Striped Fashion Trend  Camilla And Marc Navigation Stripe Skirt

Joanna Hillman Striped Outfit From Top To Bottom Gotta Love The Shoes

Joanna Hillman  Striped Outfit From Top To Bottom Gotta Love The Shoes

Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage Wearing Isabel Marant Studded Sandals Striped Tee, Blazer and a Proenza Schouler Handbag

Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage  Isabel Marant Studded Sandals Wearing Striped Tee, Proenza Schouler Blazer and a Handbag

Striped Blouse Beige Bag Via Vogue Spain March 2014

Striped Blouse Beige Bag  Via Vogue Spain  March 2014

Caroline Harper Is Wearing A Striped Top Jeans From Rag & Bone Shoes And Coat From J.Crew

Caroline Harper  Is Wearing A Striped Top Jeans From Rag & Bone Shoes And Coat From J.Crew

Striped Skirt Unknown Designer / Photographer

Striped Skirt Unknown Designer / Photographer

Stripes Fashion Trend 2014 Unknown Model / Photographer

Stripes Fashion Trend 2014 Unknown Model / Photographer

Fashion Blogger Mariana Is Wearing Oversized Cardigan From Zara, Striped Top And Bag From H & M, Jeans From Bershka, Shoes From Zara

Fashion Blogger Mariana  Is Wearing Oversized Cardigan From Zara,  Striped Top  And Bag From H & M, Jeans From Bershka, Shoes From Zara

Be Sugar And Spice Is Wearing A Striped Dress From H & M, And Red Sandals From Zara

Be Sugar And Spice  Is Wearing  A Striped Dress From H & M, And Red Sandals From Zara