What comes to mind when you think of bold stripes on clothing?  It seems to me that many people think of sailors.  I think of Brigitte Bardot, Jackie Onassis, Mia Farrow and Jean Seberg in Breathless.  I think of Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel.  I think of Ivy League preppy.  The sailor connotation is not wrong, however.  In fact, this is where Coco Chanel drew her inspiration from.

Seersucker anything is great for splashy prep wear.  I am also fond of a long sleeve cotton bold stripes t-shirt with white jeans or white linen shorts. A flowing long summer dress is smashing additionally. Nautical touches are also wonderful on a uniform in the form of a hair ribbon, shoes, or a bikini.

Stripes come and go in terms of trendiness, but in my mind, they are eternal and timeless. They can be worn any time of the year to any type of occasion except perhaps a funeral.  I prefer them in a longitudinal pattern as they give the appearance of height and length.  Longitudinal stripes can make a person who is on the shorter side appear taller and horizontal stripes can make a tall person appear shorter. If you are uncomfortable with any of these features, stripes would be great for you!  Long live rayures!

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Warm thanks to Glam Amor, Old New Charm. Fashion She Says