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Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

Resort Must-Try: Unconventional Stripes


Clockwise from upper left: Rebecca Minkoff Delhia Dress, M Missoni Colorblock Dress, Thakoon Striped Tank Dress, Theyskens’ Theory Diller Irly Dress, Rachel Roy Print Pants.

Everyone loves a good Breton stripe, and in the resort season where nautical themes reign supreme, the evenly spaced horizontal lines are like royalty. But this season, a few brands broke away from the Breton, in favor of stripes with a less conventional rhythm. Look to Rebecca Minkoff for a hint of menswear inspiration in navy pinstripes on a tangerine backdrop. M Missoni cut the colorblock trend with diagonal bars, and Thakoon gave thick horizontal stripes a graphic feel. Rachel Roy embraced the squiggle effect, while Theyskens’ Theory kept their abstract print within the lines, decorating a white frock with speckled stripes.

The lesson here is a simple one: Keep your Breton tees in rotation, but give the unconventional a go as well. You won’t regret it.

--Amie

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