Prisoner of Love

By Jennifer Wells
In Feature, Style

Jailhouse stripes are this summers breakout trend.

 

If loving stripes is a crime, then lock us up–but we’re not the only guilty ones. At Dolce & Gabbana, stripes took on a number of incarnations, including chic little summer dresses, resort-appropriate rompers and mix-and-match separates. (Toss one into any hum-drum wardrobe, and voila! Instant upgrade.) At Balmain, it was all about the trouser. With the '90s serving as inspiration, you can be sure that any of the dramatic black-and-white striped pairs were indeed fit for a supermodel. But if there’s one label we’re truly smitten with, it has to be Michael Kors, whose sporty and wearable take on the trend consistently makes the most of the female form—a quality we’d gladly do time for.

[1] Blue Bird Apparel shirt available at Blue Bird the Boutique, Downtown, 636.590.4524.
[2] Karlie dress available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411.
[3] Prada sunglasses available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.
[4] Alice + Olivia skirt available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.
[5] PJK top available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.
[6] Btwn Wind & Water bag available at Esther, Ladue, 314.432.5300.
[7] Shorts available at CLR-MNSTR, Downtown, 314.241.1930.
[8] Furla bag available at Furla, Taubman Prestige Outlets, Chesterfield, taubmanprestigeoutlets.com.

 

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Blue Bird Apparel shirt

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Karlie dress

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Alice + Olivia skirt

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PJK top

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Btwn Wind & Water bag

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Shorts

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Furla bag

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Photo credit: Carmen Troesser; Styled by Samantha Chadwick

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