After experiencing a relative fashion lull, the stripe is now back and (wider) than ever!
Over the past few years, the Breton stripe has become ubiquitous. A garment that was once a strikingly bold style statement has become an everyday style staple. A striped T-shirt, worn with jeans, boots, ponytail and a loose blazer or jacket, is now a recognisably stylish, yet easy-to-wear daytime uniform.
To re-focus our attention, the catwalk has zoomed in on the stripe. Where small-scale stripes have become the go-to daytime dress, wide stripes retain the power to stop us in our tracks and can (thankfully) be transformed into evening wear delights – or day to night dressing.
Stripes were supersized on the SS13 catwalks with Marc Jacobs showing a modern day Edie Sedgwick in monochrome combinations of horizontal and vertical, while at Jonathan Saunders in London, there was a definite nod to a retro-sportswear feel.
The Baukjen collection marries the 60’s vibe with the loose and luxe sportswear feel, perfectly easy to wear yet contemporary enough to walk you right into the coming seasons.
The Ashley Shirt Dress can be worn over leggings and teamed with knee high boots, while the fitted Drew Stripe Dress is subtle enough to be worn in the day and well into the evening with boots or with a pointed, sleek heel.
The Monica Stripe Dress is the ideal day uniform, striking the right balance between a thicker lined stripe and a loose, sporty jersey fabric.
Casual tops such as the Megan Stripe Jumper and the Monica Stripe Jumper are your go to styles while the Jamie Shell Top in georgette is a light addition and a great introduction piece to your wardrobe.