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The 2012 Stripes

By Marta @fashion_caramel
The stripes are not new, but in 2012 we will wear stripes differently. Forget about pairing your striped tee with blue jeans, ballet flats and a dark blazer, the 2012 stripes are worn with bold prints. And for bold prints, I mean big flowers, polka dots and anything bold enough !

The 2012 stripes

10 Crosby Derek Lam SS 12 (source:

The 2012 stripes

Essentiel SS 12 (source:

I wasn't sure about this trend at first but the mix of prints is really getting to me and stripes are really a good simple basic to start a "mixed prints" outfit.
Celebrities are also lovinng this trend, just look at Diane Kruger and Dasha Zukhova sporting flowers and stripes, how cool are these mixed prints ? (Ok,if you must know, I hate the "skirt over dress" on Diane's outfit as I really think this is a stupid mini-trend, she would have looked so much better with just a striped skirt and a flower blouse ).

The 2012 stripes

Diane Kruger in 10 Crosby Derek Lam (source: nylonblog) and Dasha Zukhova (source: fabsugar)

And of course, fashion bloggers are also doing things right, look at my girl Jane right on trend pairing a striped tee with a flowers blazer and the lovely Wendy pairing her striped blazer with a polka dot blouse.

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Jane and Wendy

And here are some cool striped pieces ready to be combined with bold prints. I personally love Mango's double print dress, the perfect two-in-one piece. Now, I just need for Summer to arrive in Brussels to be able to wear it...
The 2012 stripes
Double print dress (mango), ballet flats (jcrew), Voeu jacket (sandro), Kain tee (netaporter), striped jeans (topshop), 10 Crosby by Derek Lam skirt (lesnouvelles),Tory Burch striped trousers (mytheresa)
How about you, what's your pick and how would YOU wear stripes ??
xx Marta

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