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Home > Favorite 2013 Spring Trend #1: BOLD STRIPES!

Click to enlargeFavorite 2013 Spring Trend #1: BOLD STRIPES!

First and foremost, let us ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF OUR FIRST-EVER WEEKLY DRAWING! Drumroll, please......the winner is JENNIE LENNARTZ HAWES!!!! Woot Woot! Congratulations Jennie, you have won a Hard Tail Textured Scoop Back Tank!!!

And thank you to everyone who entered, please enter again for this week's drawing on Facebook for a beautiful pair of TUMBLEWEED HOOP EARRINGS! A bit of sparkle for any look!

Now, on to our Weekly Style Watch!

Wow! We are totally knocked out by an incredible trend that really took us by surprise! Spring 2013 is bringing us eye-popping bold stripes in totally modern silhouettes!

We've loved the stripe for decades, but suddenly: BAM! Incredibly flattering silhouettes in bold stripes from our favorite designers such as Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, and Ralph Lauren. These pieces are clean, fresh, modern-but-classic, and totally versatile!

Of course we all know that what rocks the runway does not always translate to a regular life. Although Iím personally drooling over a top-to-bottom striped suit, I honestly donít think Iíll be wearing it to lunch. But simply getting INSPIRED by the impressions from the runway; from the couture works of art that march down its glorious length, gives me an idea of what to look for in wearable spring styles. For example, instead of an entirely striped suit, Iíll wear a bold-striped knit blazer, over a classic white tee or button down shirt, and paired with slim, dark jeans. You can get a LOT of mileage out of stripes, since they can be worn alone or layered, and look fresh every season. Sexy, modern, but still classic.

Striped knits are definitely in, weíve seen all kinds of softly structured striped jackets, and sleek striped pencil skirts, which are very cool and flattering to any age, but weíve also fallen in love with the looser, more flowing fabrics in stripes that have an especially summery look.

Desperately in love with all of the Marc Jacobs pieces, with their full, swingy striped skirts: again, age-appropriate for everyone!

We love the seasonís easy tanks and flowy shifts in bold stripes. These pieces have a fab combination of fashion elements: sophisticated, a bit edgy, modern, cool, fresh and figure-friendly! What more could we ask for?!

Stripes can be worn with almost anything. Wear them with any kind of jean, or denim shirt, or give them a nautical twist with white capris or navy jackets, or wear them under a moto-jacket for a rock and roll look. No matter how you style them youíll wear them for years to come, and find new ways to style them throughout the seasons. Weíre falling in love more and more by the minute!!!

Another way to rock the striped look is to wear a big, bold-striped scarf or wrap. This will give a powerful punch to any neutral from tees to a classic pea coat.

This seasonís bold stripe looks are a godsend for those of us who love a graphic element in our look, who appreciate a bold statement, but want to keep it classic and sophisticated at the same time. Not an easy task, but this seasonís bold striped looks really hit the mark! Now, weíre off to do some stripe-shopping!

xoxoxo Diane

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