The warmer days of Summer seems to be on everyone's mind these days. With the arrival of Memorial Day weekend the unofficial beginning of summer has arrived. For some it may be a longer weekend, for others time to plan vacations, family getaways, cookouts and of course that lighter summer wardrobe.
No matter where you turn you can't help but notice a strong trend right off the page of the Spring Runways, Black and White. One designer that Fashionistas can thank for the BIG presence of stripes is Marc Jacobs. However, although it may seem like the volume of stripes is way up, polka dots is just as big this season. Designers like Nina Ricci and Diane von Furstenberg were just some of the designers to go dot happy on the runway for 2013.
Now wait, stripes and polka dots may "seem" trendy right now, but it has always been one of the most classic and chic prints in Fashion. These prints are fun, very girly and a great way to jazz up any look especially if you juxtapose them with some color. Add a little color contrast this summer by adding reds, yellow, mint green or coral and you have taken this style to another level.
Once you introduce stripes and polka dots to your wardrobe I can guarantee you that this will be quite the investment piece for many seasons ahead.
So Fashion darlings I wonder, are you a fan of either patterns? Do you prefer stripes over polka dots or vice versa?
Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day Weekend to one and all!
|DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, SPRING 2013|
|MARC JACOBS, SPRING 2013|