Friday, March 25, 2011

Celeb Style - Nautical Stripes

This Week's Trend
Black and White Nautical Stripes

Wearing horizontal stripes can be intimidating. There's always the fear that it will make you look 'wider' than you actually are. If worn in a flattering fabric, accompanied by the right attire, stripes can look very stylish. There are so many ways to wear this nautical print - t-shirts, blouses, mid-length dresses, jackets and shorts. On a negative point, a fully striped dress could end up looking like designer prison wear. Striped leggings can come off as sleepwear and will draw attention to your thighs & calves.

If you're not sure how to wear them, view the style file below for ideas.

Famke Janssen wears a short striped top with black blazer, dark bootleg jeans and a red scarf. She carries a Balenciaga 'Twiggy' bag.

Taylor Swift wears her striped t-shirt with skinny jeans and a black boyfriend blazer. She paired the look with a navy knitted hat and Ralph Lauren crossbody bag. Not crazy about the dark purple brogues.

Jessica Alba wears a floaty striped 'Delia' dress by Elizabeth and James with a black blazer and tights. Her lace and leather bag is by Dolce & Gabbana and her tie-up boots are by All Saints.

Selena Gomez chose a tunic with thicker stripes, which she wore over black tights with slouchy suede boots. She added a pop of colour with a red wraparound scarf.

Nicky Hilton looks like she's stepped off a yacht in stripey Madewell 'Set Sail' shorts, a black tank top and Panama hat. She wears it with a red Chanel bag and espadrilles by Christian Louboutin.

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