Lock Me Up…

4 Jan

Stripes, stripes and more stripes!  A recognizable trend happening in the new year is the ever elongating vertical stripe.  Horizontals are definitely on point for this year, however, verticals are always more flattering.  I realize that the print can register either way; inmate or absolutely great.  I like the combination of both.  But my personal favorite has to be the thought, Where Is Waldo? I love that while wearing such a simple print like stripes, you can stick out like a sore thumb – good or bad.  Vertical stripes can be forgiving when you allow it to.  With such a dominate direction of the vertical line, you need to be able to translate a well sense of guidance throughout the garment(s).  I wouldn’t recommend combining the two (horizontal and vertical) since your eye doesn’t know in which way to look.  So, whether you want the just-rolled-out-of-jail look or the look-at-me, 2013 is your year ;).


[Marc Jacobs: SP’13 RTW Look 4]


[Marc Jacobs: SP’13 RTW Look 6]


[Marc Jacobs: SP’13 RTW Look 19]


[Michael Kors: SP’13 RTW Look 21]


[Tommy Hilfiger: SP’13 RTW Look 2]


[Tommy Hilfiger: SP’13 RTW Look 4]


[Tommy Hilfiger: SP’13 RTW Look 14]


6 Responses to “Lock Me Up…”

  1. Metallic Dapper January 4, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    Ok, I’ll be completely honest, one blogger to the next, that I am not a particularly big fan of this trend. Done in certain widths and colors I think you can avoid looking like a convict, but seriously, I don’t know if this graphic of a print is that flattering on anyone, elongating or not. What do you think?

    • My Cup (or not) of Tea January 5, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

      I agree with you partially on changing up the directions, though on some body shapes it does no justice. It is a hard look to pull off – that I will give you but depending on the colors used, it could be appealing. Xx 🙂

  2. Penny January 6, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    Ummm I love stripes! Vertical, horizontal, diagonal. I love it all. I even love zig zag and chevron. I think this trend is making it’s way to the classics category, it has longevity and stability. I love you stripes, don’t ever leave me!

  3. missflamboyante January 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    That term out-of-jail-look occured to me as well, when I saw the MJ SS13 collection the first time. I find it quite apealing though, as it is bold yet simple.

    • My Cup (or not) of Tea January 15, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

      I agree with you, Miss Flam. It’s definitely a statement that is bold and defiant. Without some risky moves, what would be of fashion? Xx Good hearing from you! 🙂

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