Trendspotting: Seeing Stripes

You hear me, STRIPES are back this spring & summer! The nautical look is back – BIGGER and bolder. So, are you hopping onboard on this trend alert? I remember growing up and reading some random magazine that said you can’t wear stripes unless you know your body shape. Horizontal stripes make you look fat – thus, an absolute no-no. Vertical stripes make you look taller if you’re petite. Kiss the rules goodbye, because stripes are fabulous and these hot celebrities will show you how:

(Photo: OMG! Yahoo)

Asymmetrical strips will naturally slim down your body – it’s all about optical illusion. The lovely Becky Newton looking very retro in her couture gown, whereas mummy J.Lo looks super hot in knee-high boots and a sleek black hat. Are we seeing more black & white?

(Photo: OMG! Yahoo)

My favourite girl crush, Kate Moss is sporting stripes too! As Glamour‘s No. 1 best-dressed women list of 2008, Kate Moss is definitely worth the close-watch and if she’s wearing stripes, then it must be trendy! Michelle Trachtenberg looks stunning in this stripey frock which I personally think is very pretty! She makes horizontal stripes look enticing, and elegant.

I heart stripes! Don’t you?

Top: Cropped Jacket with Racer Top from Spellbound

Bottom: Red Jeans from Esprit

Shoes: Peep-toe heels from Novo

Belt: from Flea Market

Sunglasses: from Surf Shop in New Zealand