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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

House of Coco Presents: Seeing Stripes

Posted by Coco Madrid on Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Trend Alert!!! Stripes are all the rage for Spring/Summer which doesn't seem that exciting but for one reason or another I have become obsessed just like everyone else. From the colorful Holiday inspired ethnic prints plus stripes of Dolce and Gabbana to the Beetlejuice-esque prints of Marc Jacobs, this trend has been re-imagined to fit anyone's style.

The fact that some fashion rules have been challenged in recent years for the plus size community means more exploration for anyone that was too shy to embrace the pattern. It's in my opinion that ANYONE can pull off stripes, whether its in the form of a blazer, jeans, dress, or an accessory (Successory if you nasty!) like a scarf.

Below I have given three different ways you can pull a single stripe piece together with whatever is in your closet.

Mademoiselle Coco's Country Club
A perfect juxtaposition of styles - On top says we are riding on a sailboat this afternoon and the bottom says I am sassy and I know it!

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  • Philmore Ulinwa

Pattern Party
Mixing floral print with stripes is nothing new but always seems like a stylish way to freshen up your look for Spring.
Just like some animal prints I treat stripes like a neutral here. For an easy combination I picked a floral top that had a base color of black that ties the whole look together.

Pretty Tough
You can go so many ways with this dress. Add a denim shirt like in the 1st picture or keep it Parisian with a red flower and beret. However I love mixing girlie pieces with edgy accents so I had to add an old moto jacket and a spiked adorned leather hair bow.

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