Stripes appeared as a fashion trend for the first time in Paris in 1917, sported by fashion muse Coco Chanel. Ever since then, the nautical trend has never really gone out of fashion; it reappears every season through different styles and colours. Stripes have by now been incorporated as a neutral and classic pattern in our modern day wardrobes.
Here’s how you can make the trend yours this summer.
Bold coloured stripes were seen all over SS17 catwalks. US brand Solid and Striped are famous for their striped Anne-Marie swimsuit, available in different colours. Simple, bold, and with a vintage feel, this one piece does not go unnoticed. The Horizontal-striped one piece in Coral takes a fun twist on the original Anne-Marie.
Vertical lines on trousers are known for creating the illusion of longer legs, and are especially flattering if worn with a block coloured top and high heels. Tori Praver’s Justina Pant in Ceramic is just the right amount of beach babe boho chic. Add a burst of brightly coloured accessories to really give it a summer look.
Statement outfit - Be bold and dress head-to-toe in stripes this season. Mara Hoffman’s SS17 collection offers different options, from the ultra-feminine Pink Stripe Midi dress and Cotton Stripe Beach Pants, to the Ready to wear V-neck Sand Ruffle Top and matching Striped Culottes in muted shades of pink and orange.
California Girl - There’s something effortlessly cool about the California style. Aside from a having a perennial golden tan, West Coast girl are known for always being on top of the latest trends, in a way that looks easy and casual. The reversible Aquarius One Piece and matching Auriga dress from LA-based brand Cali Dreaming are all you need to nail the look. Beach hair and tan, optional.
The striped kaftan - Understatedly chic, the kaftan has made a comeback as a piece of clothing that can be worn both on holiday and in the city, for a casually cool look. For SS16 Aish presents a collection of striped kaftans for every taste, crafted from the most lightweight, breathable cotton.