April 3, 2017



I have had stripes down for a blog post for awhile. Today I asked myself--what am I going to say about them? It is simple--they are fabulous, never go out of style and are super chic. Some of those words are overused but never mind.

I have always loved stripes. My stripe style developed early with a red and white stripe t-shirt when I was little. There were no ruffles and bows for me. I am always picking up a striped tee whether it is short or long sleeved. I think they are super fun to style with jewelry, scarves or something a little edgier like the girl below. Nothing expected of course.

It seems to me that Americans think that they invented stripes perhaps because of the flag or Brooks Brothers or Tommy Hilfinger? I'm not sure. In any case most of us know about the French stripe boatneck. Class-isimo--I just made that up. And who knows what civilization used stripes before that.

Joseph Altuzzara did this adorable off the shoulder stripe tube dress with ruffled straps for spring 17.

Roxanne Assoulin styled her Spectrum choker with a fab striped sweater for this spring.

So if you have an inclination for stripes, have some fun this season or anytime really. And if you don't, start small with Roxanne's jewelry.