I admit I am completely addicted to breton stripes and am afraid to count just how many striped items I have in my wardrobe. I have tops, sweaters, button-down shirts, espadrilles, bikinis, shorts, and even pajamas. Red and white, aquamarine and white, navy and white, black and white, enough to make me dizzy as if staring at a test pattern for too long. They are my go-to “uniform” and I always seem to find something new to add to the mix. Stripes can be worn with florals, checks, solids, color-blocking, to work or play. Young and old, regardless of sex, there are stripes for everyone in a multitude of styles and at all price points. From the very french unisex fisherman’s sweater to the mod 60’s body-con dresses, this classic favorite is one of the top trends year after year, season after season. If you are a little timid about actually wearing stripes, play with accessories from belts, to bags, iPad covers, to wallets, to give a graphic pop to your outfit.
My favorite brands that always have stripes in one form or another are J Crew, Gap and ASOS. These particular striped treats can all be found at J Crew for summer, where you can also find rash guards, passport covers, tank tops, dresses, graphic tees, and new color combinations. Vive les stripes!