Stripe me a river!

I love a good stripe and you’ve already seen me wearing stripes or just styling some. They are without any doubt one of the most simple ways of staying chic and very modern – even though Coco Chanel used to wear them. Actually Brigitte Bardot wore them, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe wore them and also Marlon Brando, James Dean and almost any classic movie star that you can think of. So they are far from being a novelty. They are just like denim, something we can’t get enough of. This season they are going strong again (they are never not in, just to note it). Designers have battled on how the get more stripes on their catwalk and also how to make them feel new. The result: the 60s (see Moschino & Louis Vuitton) and the 90s (see Balmain & Topshop Unique) are back. [ha!] But the fact is you can never go wrong with stripes – as long as you use them wisely, they will be your best ally!

*Please notice my bold notice! Because stripes can also make you look like a sad clown or like an inmate. They also can make you look wider and strange and inappropriate. That’s why the best way to wearing them is the simple way. Watch the classic stars for more lessons on How to, but also keep an eye on designer’s fresh twist on one of my favorite fashion trends of the year: STRIPES.


Marc by Marc Jacobs, 228 euro
Christian Louboutin, 545 euro

Red Valentino, 300 euro
Saint Laurent, 2288,3 lei
Dolce&Gabbana, 345 euro

My favorite stripes looks for the season are the ones seen at Marc Jacobs and at Paul&Joe. I am a big fan of jersey and tencel dresses, but also love the feeling of a silk dress on my skin. Even so, I find it rather difficult to wear stripes from head to toe and these two designers definitely showed us how to do it gracefully.

Styling tip: Mix stripes with white or with light denim for a summerish fresh look!

So tell me, how are you going to wear your stripes this summer?

See you on Instagram: @Cristina Feather

*All Catwalk photos from Style.com with mentions by Feather in a shoe

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Iubesc dungile si m-ati vazut deja purtandu-le, dar si introducandu-le in tinutele din revista. Sunt fara indoaiala una dintre cele mai simple modalitati de a da un aer chic si foarte modern tinutelor noastre. Coco Chanel le purta, Brigitte Bardot le purta, la fel si Audrey Hepburn si Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, James Dean si, de fapt, orice actor clasic la care ai putea sa te gandesti. Deci sunt departe de a fi o noutate. La fel ca si denimul (cel putin pentru mine) dungile au acel je ne sais quoi de care nu te poti satura. Sezonul acesta sunt din nou la putere (a se nota totusi ca nu exista un moment in care ele nu au fost IN). Designerii s-au intrecut in a aduce tinute cat mai indungate pe podium si a le face sa arata mai proaspat. Rezultatul: moda anilor ’60(vezi Moschino & Louis Vuitton) si cea a anilor ’90 (vezi Balmain & Topshop Unique) a revenit. [ha!]
Cu toate astea nu poti da niciodata gres cu dungile – atata timp cat le utilizezi cu intelepciune, vor fi cel mai bun aliat al tau intr-o multitudine de situatii!

*A se observa atentionarea!! Pentru ca dungile pot sa te faca sa arati si ca un clown trist sau ca un detinut. In dungi poti sa arati mai lata, mai lunga si mai dubioasa. Tocmai din cauza asta cel mai bun (a se citi sigur) mod de a purta dungile este cat mai simplu. Urmareste vedetele de calibru de la Hollywood pentru inspiratie dar arunca un ochi si pe tinutele fresh ale designerilor pentru primavara/vara 2013 pentru a invata cum sa porti DUNGILE cu stil.

Outfiturile mele preferate de pe podium sunt: rochia lunga dreapta de la Marc Jacobs si cea diafana de la Paul&Joe. Sunt un mare fan al rochiilor din jerseu si fibre naturale, dar ma innebunesc dupa cum se simte o rochie din matase pe piele. Chiar si asa, mi se pare extrem de dificil sa porti un look in dungi din cap pana in picioare – dar acesti doi designeri ne arata cum poti face asta fara sa arati ca o dubioasa iesita de la racoare.

Styling tip: Combina imprimeul in dungi cu mult alb sau cu denim deschis la culoare, pentru un look proaspat de vara!

Voi cum veti purta dungile vara asta?

Ne vedem pe Instagram @CristinaFeather!!

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