Stripes are a trend that will never fade. Iconic as they are versatile, they’re one of those staple, go-to prints.
Recently, we’ve been seeing a trend towards prison stripes; that is, perfectly spaced white and black stripes. While typically horizontal, the look can also be pulled off with vertical stripes. This look evokes a vintage feel, with it referencing pre-1940s American prison uniforms. Prison stripes tend to deliver a feeling of regulation and rigidity. They can be paired with fun brights or colorful florals for a more lively look, or worn as a stand-out item with either black pants or jeans for a clean and classic look. Don’t shy away from the black and whites for the warmer months! The reason that stripes have transcended through eras and fashion styles is their versatility, so feel free to experiment! To get some more inspiration, check out the S/S15 collections of DKNY, Victoria Beckham, and Thakoon, all of whom have adopted this trend.