Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday photos - Spring/Summer fashion series

This week's photos are the start of a new series - what we'll be wearing for Spring/Summer 2009-2010. If you don't watch the overseas fashions like a hawk and need to know what's going to be in for the warmer months, watch out for my posts on all the colours and trends that are heading our way.

Not a lot of fads stand the test of time but one trend that never seems to go out of style is the classic nautical stripe.

Born of sailors and boaties alike, traditional navy & white stripe fabric has always been a favourite of many a model, magazine and celebrity. Gracing the covers of Vogue in almost every country at one time or another not to mention both my Grandma and Mum's backs, there's something about blue & white stripes that makes me think of long piers, big yachts and fine wine.

A number of celebs have come full circle on this trend too - Olivia Palermo does it right in a navy skirt, oversize necklace and beige trench (this is one outfit I'm loving - I've got everything to put it together already in my wardrobe). Kelly Ripa does her stripes dressed up in a cute dress and tan heels while Jessica Alba pairs her's down with another "it" item of the moment, the ripped jean.

Want to get your hands on this look? You don't have to go far. For something a little left of centre, check out online store Madix for their Smoke & Mirrors tee $49.95. Witchery have long been fans of the look too - get their Stripe Rib Tank for just $39.95.

Cotton On have also got cute stripes in a number of styles and colours and if you really want to go the whole hog, get yourself some white pants and deck shoes and spring boating here we come.

Ships ahoy.


Edit: If only there wasn't a Witchery store 5 minutes away from my work... *sigh*..... after writing this post earlier this morning, I had stripes on my mind so ducked down to the James Street store to find a sale rack had a cute navy & white thick striped double layered singlet in my size. It must be my lucky day, it was on sale for $23.95, what a bargain!

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