At the moment, fashionistas all over the world are getting in line (pun intended) for the most universal trend of the summer: bold and relentless stripes. As confirmed on the tracks, strips appear to be the computer model worn from Memorial Day to Labor Day. They are not just reserved for beach days – designers like Staud and Balmain gave them the evening wardrobe. What we are saying is that get ready to wear this timeless pattern day after day throughout the Season.
As for the types of Rotating stripes, they are bolder than the fine lines of past seasons. You can expect bold stripes scattered at 45-degree angles (Fendi; Akris), as well as coordinates that overindex the pressure from head to toe. The designers also looked at needlepoint stripes, which add movement and contrast to any garment. Day to night, beach to dinner, there is something striped for you. Buy in advance.
1. Beach Strip
Adam Lippes, Kenneth Ize and Brandon Maxwell walked the strip with Offshore adventures in the foreground. Whether you’re exploring your own coastline in Montauk or cruising the French Riviera, these striped pieces – wide-brimmed hats, triangular bikinis and Bermuda shorts included – are for everything. Style them with your best canvas bag and an abundant dose of sun protection factor.
2. day bands
We call this the big sister of the first. Daywear strips leveled the beach, bringing the same Boho-Chic feel to the street. Chloe painted her Gauze maxi dresses with space-tinted stripes, while Victoria Beckham sped up with light coordinates in The linear print. Share the difference between the two with Jil Sanders’ striped range that combines surprising shades of turquoise and navy sapphire. This is your starting point when you are walking around the city and catch a soft swirl cone.
3. evening strips
We present the most surprising of all summer micro-trends: evening stripes. Once you have taken the long-awaited shower after the sun and have prepared for dinner, you will want to have a host of striped dresses in your suitcase. Fendi’s asymmetrical dress with chewing gum and tangerines will appear on sun-drenched cheeks, as will Oskar’s shimmering backless dress, which – Pro-Tip – also serves as a cover. Thank you after. Pair them with a pair of high-heeled Bast sandals and dangling earrings.