Spring Trend Alert: Sailor Stripes

Spring is finally here… HALLELJAH! Its getting warm outside so you know what that means; an opportunity to be stylish with a lighter more workable wardrobe. I’ve decided to track our favorite trends from the Spring 2010 runways, dissect them to the core to bring you The Chic Report’s list of “SPRING MUST HAVES” sauteed with a twist of elegance and affordability. In my next few posts you will find incite on fresh ways to work your wardrobe incorporating the trends from high end designers for the fashionista-on-a-budget. Some looks might be of benefit from having a fresh dated stamp on them (e.g “embellished/statement shoulders”) but not this trend which is number one on our must have list. Remember the “fashion rule” that stripes make you look bigger? Someone once told me that rules were meant to be broken, so in this new fashion era we’re throwing all rules out the window and taking risks with our choices. Although Sailor Stripes might receive less recognition because of it simplicity its proven versatility wins over everything. This nautical trend is spotted on the racks, shelves and show windows of every store I’ve visited this past week. Urban Outfitters, TopShop, New York and Company, H and M and even Forever 21 have joined the sailor stripe band wagon for Spring/Summer 2010. The sailor inspired collection brings classical pieces back to earth and its best to pair them with easy, all American basics. Guess whose wearing stripes?
The City’s/Elle Magazine’s Oliver Palermo in Club Monaco Tee.

In a flirty red and white striped dress. Black bow, silver jewelry, black booties and clutch adds edge to such a simple staple.

Alexa Chung paired her blue and white striped tee top with navy blue jumper shorts. Simple but this is a great look.
Need inspiration? I’ve created two sets with nautical/ sailor stripes inspired pieces…


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