Spring Trend: Statement Stripes
AUTHORED BY: Brenda Cleary of Colorado Mills
PHOTOGRAPHED BY: Kevin Andersen
This content was created by a Denver Style Magazine Contributor. The opinions expressed in the article do not necessarily reflect the views of Denver Style Magazine.
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For many, spring brings to mind bright floral prints and flow-filled designs, but simple clean statement-making stripes are this season’s chicest trend. Here’s why: stripes are the perfect balance of classic and modern aesthetics; they aren’t visually confusing, but offer so much more than a solid. If you’re feeling nervous about jumping into this trend, the brands at Colorado Mills are here to help.
For the daring trendsetter, pair horizontal and vertical stripes together, as seen with this mix and match look. Make sure the stripes are in the same color family and keep hair, makeup and accessories simple. I adore the contrast of the cold shoulder chic top with billowy trousers. It’s a playful mix of styles while offering uniformity in the stripes. Head to Ann Taylor Factory Store for this look.
This top combines two of the season’s biggest trends: stripes and ruffles. I adore the mixed vertical and horizontal stripes to guide the eye down the body. Dress it down with ripped boyfriend jeans and suede mules or dress it up with cropped trousers and a classic heel. No matter how you wear it, you’ll be comfortable and have the freedom to accessorize boldly. I recommend a solid silk scarf around your neck for a play on a reemerging European trend. Find this look at Gap Factory at Colorado Mills.
This fit and flare dress flatters and plays on nautical-themed white and navy stripes. Pair with a nude sandal or a bold and bright stiletto.
Finally, for work, date night or errands, throw on these ‘boyfriend style’ trousers featuring vertical stripes and enjoy elongated legs and breathability. Both of these looks are available at Ann Taylor Factory Store.
Dresses that can pull double duty for work and play are always a smart buy. Not to mention, they make getting ready in the morning as simple as it gets. We love the playful blue hues showcased in this loose, A-line dress from the LOFT Outlet at Colorado Mills. The cut and colors will flatter almost any shape and complexion. Pair it with a statement necklace with similar hues.
Banana Republic Factory at Colorado Mills never fails at sophisticated and balanced options like this striped trench coat. This piece is a quality investment, as it can be used in spring and fall alike and allows for a multitude of layering options. The navy and white stripes also inspire a nautical aesthetic perfect for the warmer months.
Statement stripes are a playful yet bold way to welcome spring! No matter your personal style, this trend ensures you can stylishly embrace the season’s trends while still feeling like yourself.