Spring 2018 Trend Report: Stripes and How To Wear Them

Spring 2018 Trend Report: Stripes and How To Wear Them

There was no shortage of covetable trends displayed on the S/S '18 runways, with one in particular standing out to us the most. We're officially having a moment with stripes!

There's a lot to love when it comes to this classic print. Its nautical look has us anticipating the spring days that lay ahead while its clean appearance makes it wearable with most pieces. And if you're worried at all about not being able to pull off stripes, don't be - there's plenty of ways to make them work and we're here to show you how. 

As a general rule of thumb, thin horizontal stripes work just about all the time. Long necklaces can also help break them up and give you more length, which we love achieving through Adelle Stoll's classic strand necklaces. Wide horizontal stripes can be a bit more daunting, but no worries, we never bring those into our collections. Lastly, vertical stripes are a safe bet since they also help create the illusion of more length. 

From Carolina Herrera to Jason Wu to 3.1 Phillip Lim, this universal print had a clear place on the spring runways and we're all for it. Replicate these looks and stay on trend this season with a few of our very own striped standouts.

The start of spring officially means new dresses! When the sun comes out, so do the light and breezy frocks. But rather than going the typical floral route, why not elevate this quintessential spring garment with a subtle stripe? The pretty thin print of the Sophie dress (also available on the Scarlet top, pictured in the first image!) is just bold enough to make her an instant eye catcher but also light enough to wear on casual spring outings.

Dress her down during the day with ankle boots and a jean jacket or glitz her up in the evening with heels and a clutch. The red and oatmeal stripes combine to create an alluring contrast while her side ruching ensures a flattering fit. 

When it comes to wearing prints, sometimes it's best to find a balance. We've brought in neutral basics that complement our stripes while also contributing to the outfit in a style conscious manner. Take one of our favorite combos this season: the Katara top paired with the Rhys skirt.

We'd be lying if we said this combination didn't make us want to board the next flight out to the French coast ASAP. This Parisian chic getup is the right blend of breezy and balanced, with the solid navy Rhys complementing the striped Katara gorgeously. Stripes on top and solids on bottom - it's safe to say this combo is an instant outfit maker. 

Make double the statement by throwing accessories into the mix. Our neutral stripes are gorgeous on their own, but are also undeniably elevated when paired with a bright touch. Whether it be our textured pouchettes, hand cut leather belts or customer favorite Adelle Stoll strand necklace, there are plenty of ways to incorporate color and make your stripes stand out just a little bit more. Our Ruth top  and Ruth dress  in the colorway "Neptune" has us dreaming of the seaside in particular, with its aquatic hues and a sandy pop of accessories.

Our new Katara dress is just as stunning cinched at the waist as it is in its breezy simplicity. There's nothing quite like a bold pop of scarlet to liven up a piece! 

For an all-over statement piece, our Sydney jumpsuit in the shade Cirrus packs one heck of a punch. Thin white and baby blue stripes make her an essential for the spring time, with the colorway even getting its name because it looked like a spring sky! We love how jumpsuits make outfit making so easy and the Sydney is no exception. She's an entire look in an instant - simply throw her on and go.

Keep accessories on the neutral side so you can once again maintain a proper balance. Crisp white handbags, neutral camisoles and simple shoes will complement the Sydney's statement effortlessly and take you into the season in style. 

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