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Wednesday, October 20th 2010

First Fashion: Enduring Patterns

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Some patterns come and go (the pastel palms of Southern Florida circa 1985). Some come and go and come back again (Liberty florals). And then there are those that stick around year after year. Today, three such patterns are making this solids-loving gal think print.

(1) A favorite on the fall runways, Fair Isle has long been a go-to sweater pattern for the general fashion populace. Vince clothing updates the look with a cropped silhouette—perfect over a maxi dress or a crisp white button-down. Vince - Crop Intarsia Sweater

(2) From school girls to grunge gods, plaid plays in an array of style arenas. Patterson J. Kincaid took the preppy approach, riffing on the season’s miniskirt trend. Patterson J. Kincaid - Matilda Plaid Skirt

(3) And stripes: the preferred pattern of the nautical set, the baguette-toting French, and Venice’s gondola captains. This slouchy take on the look from basics favorite C&C California is destined to be worn to shreds. C&C California - Striped Poncho Sweater

--Amie

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