Trendscape: Of Stripes and Sailors

April 15th, 2005

One of the things I like most about this nautical-inspired trend is its inherent timelessness. Sailor stripes were chic even before Sarah Jessica Parker wore them in the final season of Sex and the City. And who can resist the understated elegance of knotted embellishments? Chances are, these items won’t be relegated to the back of the closet when the fashion magazines move on to the Next Big Trend.

A few items worth a look…

For women:
Stripe Camisole
Stripe Tissue Camisole | $14.50 at JCrew
I know I’ve mentioned this one before, but I just love navy + green!

Whitney-Stripe V-Neck Tank
Whitney-Stripe V-Neck Tank | $28 at JCrew
Tiny horizontal stripes can be more flattering than wider ones.

Bridget Mesh Wrap Polo
Bridget Mesh Wrap Polo | $88 at Blue Label Ralph Lauren
Love the knot detailing!

And For Men:
Striped Lisle Polo
Striped Lisle Polo | $79.50 at Polo Ralph Lauren
For a similar style at a lower price, try the Trapper’s Gorge Polo ($49.50)
at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Champlain Valley Polo
Champlain Valley Polo | $39.50 at Abercrombie & Fitch.
A touch of pink, for those men who are comfortable with their masculinity!
Be careful, this one can come out a little "jailhouse."
Cotton Maritime-Stripe Crewneck
Cotton Maritime-Stripe Crewneck | $58 at JCrew
Feels French, somehow.

Entry Filed under: Men,Trend,Trendscape,Trendscape,Trendscape,Women

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Orangebox5  |  April 15th, 2005 at 9:12 pm

    Coming back to your blog makes me happy. I really enjoy how you make “recipes” to go by–great for visualizing exactly what you’re pre-/describing.

    Being a senior in high school, I am exploring all of the occupations that interest me, and fashion is definitely one of them. If I may ask, what exactly do you do and how did you get ‘there’ (education, etc.)?

  • 2. Orangebox5  |  April 15th, 2005 at 9:16 pm

    Oh, I forgot to mention–one thing that I adore is bags, especially those put out by Triple 5 Soul. I’m not sure why I’m sharing this with you, but whatever . . .

    This is a link to my post on Triple 5 Soul bags. I will probably buy the third from the top.

  • 3. Trisha  |  April 17th, 2005 at 7:37 pm

    I’d be happy to share more about what I do as a designer and stylist. However, this response may get lengthy–I think it may be more prudent to this issue in one of my blog posts. Look for my answer tomorrow, and if there’s anything that I leave out, or anything that you’d like me to expand upon, I’d be happy to write more!

    Thanks for showing me your post on Triple 5 Soul bags–these are pretty great! You’ve inspired me to write a post on messenger bags, or man-purses, as you call them :) I’ve even heard them called murses. Doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?

    Keep the comments coming!


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