2013 Trends to Love – Bold Stripes

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 in their Monochrome line.

2013 Trend to Love - Bold Stripes

2013 Trend to Love – Bold Stripes

2013 Trend Alert - Bold Stripes

2013 Trend Alert – Bold Stripes


Bold Stripes - Trends 2013

Bold Stripes – Trends 2013

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.

Classic Bold Stripes in Monochrome

Classic Bold Stripes in Monochrome

Bold Monochrome Stripes for 2013

Bold Monochrome Stripes for 2013


Classic Monochrome - Bold Stripes

Classic Monochrome – Bold Stripes

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?



About astimegoesbuy

Just a middle-aged woman with a love of fashion trying to have a purchasing fast. Spending 90 days dressing out of what is already in the wardrobe.If I can't shop for clothes, I may as well write about clothes! View all posts by astimegoesbuy

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