If you have been keeping an eye on trends for 2013 you will have seen this one coming – Bold Stripes! Thanks to Marc Jacobs, you can find beautiful, big, bold stripes on the runway and now in most high-street stores. I truly wish I could afford any of the pieces from Marc Jacobs 2013 collection and I’m sure they would be heavenly to wear. However, as my bank book will not allow for one of his fantastic pieces I did a little online shopping and found this dress at Boohoo.com in their Monochrome line.
Trend to Love – Bold Stripes: It’s not Marc Jacobs but it’s still a great dress! A little bit body con without being too figure-hugging. I didn’t want the stripes to pick out every unwanted bump! The longer knee-length is both appropriate for my age and the current season and the monochrome of black and white is perfect. Not to mention the vertical stripes lengthen. I’ve stuck with monochrome for the entire look, black, white, silver/grey for everything. White cotton jacket, black handbag and some retro inspired grey and white low-heels.
The Accessories: The monochrome theme of the bold stripes continues in the rest of the accessories. I’m wearing my grey sunnies, white shell earrings, black quilted handbag and a pair of low heels that I purchased a few years ago because I loved their retro look and the cut-out sides. My white watch, black onyx necklace from Egypt, and a multi-strand silver chain bracelet finish off the look.
I was a little worried I might look like a prisoner in this look. Especially when we went to this old stone building with arches to shoot. However, I’m thinking it all came together pretty well and if I am a prisoner it is as one to fashion!
What do you think of my 2013 Trend to Love – Bold Stripes look? On trend or should it be locked up?
- Stripes Stripes and More Stripes : Spring 2013 Trend Alert (cherrychaos.com)
- Mini Editorial: Rise of Geometrical Stripes (themonroeedoktrine.wordpress.com)
- Dress for Less: Stripes (ladygoodman.com)
- How To Wear Bold Stripes Over 40 With Class (fabulousafter40.com)
- Mad for Monochrome ♥ (secretstylefile.wordpress.com)
- black and white and Striped all over… (blahblahbirds.wordpress.com)