From The Archive: 2011

From starting university, to making the decision to leave (and winning my first blog award) - the year of 2011 was a big one for me- and I finally moved back to London to intern and dedicate a little more time to the blog...


Trend Spotter: Stripes

I continually try to justify my love for stripes, the excessive amount of striped t-shirts I have (9 FYI) and the growing number of dresses I seem to be contiually purchasing. Maybe it’s the ‘jailbait’ look I go weak at the knees for? The ‘Where’s Wally’ Chic look? Or maybe it’s becasue they’re simply so damn easy to wear.

As well as the paint box brights, the delicate nudes from last season and the sassy 70s shapes that have all been heavily noted in next seasons trends, the trend of stripes are also sneaking their way back on to the catwalks. But the real question is- did they ever leave?

Season to season, year to year the Breton striped tee has always been found in my wardrobe, and part of it’s charm is that you can pretty much adjust it to every item, and team it with most trends that come and go. Spotted in the shows of Marc Jacobs, Prada, Jil Sander, Fendi and Sonia Rykiel last Autumn, stripes are back in a big way this Spring. However, it’s not just simple black & white tees, we’re talking fluro pinks, blues and yellows on the maxi’s and midi’s of next season.

(first four top row: Topshop, dress: Forever 21, bag: Topshop, dress: John Lewis, bag: ASOS, cape: Topshop)


(I guess you could count this as a ‘new’ feature, what do you think? Also, would anybody be interested in ‘school style’ like I mentioned a while back?)

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