Stripes can be terrifying to women, mainly because we were always told to avoid horizontal stripes in order to look as svelte as possible. So what’s a lady to do when these symmetrical lines are back in a big way? Style.com is “In the Mood For: Stripes” this week, and I have to agree that the look is showing up everywhere.
Whether you’re feeling preppy or just a bit avant garde, stripes can convey totally different styles. If you’re not ready to start wearing the lines on your clothes, why not try them on your favorite handbag? Here are my picks for super stripes for 2011:
CHANEL Rare Chanel Teeny Tiny Striped Mini Flap Bag
ASPREY Signature Steamer Collection Purple Beige Striped Canvas Tote Bag
Black Python and Suede Tote
For some, the Fourth of July means red, white and blue. But I’m more distracted by the stars and stripes part of the equation–like Rihanna in this great black and white striped blouse. Stripes have been everywhere for summer, especially in simple t-shirts and on great printed dresses.
Want to integrate this look into your accessories? I am coveting this mini Chanel flap in fabulous black and white. It would be so cute for a night out–it only fits your ID, credit card phone and lipstick, but it leaves you totally free to dance the night away.
Rihanna image via Just Jared