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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Crazy Stripes

This trend is all over the shops at the moment, contrasting stripes like we have never seen them before! Prada spurned it with their SS 2011 collection, with creative and daring colour combinations, and even collaborating stripes with bold prints, I love to see something different with this. The colours showcased are strong and bold like Persian blue, sea green and orange-red, contrasted against each other and with jet black in thick, horizontal stripes. The shapes are mainly a sharp shift style allowing the colours to strike the impact. The strong design and the combination of black avoids the bright colours looking too harsh.

Among the high street shops covering this trend is Zara with a couple of very similar results, I purchased this top below a couple of weeks ago which resembles the thick stripe idea in a shift style top but incorporates a pastel lilac colour.

This top takes on the colours and stripe style mostly from the following Prada dress:

I  am usually a colourphobic but this gives me a melange of colours for the summer, which I LOVE!!.. The hues are not overly bright and are toned down by the black stripe, perfect!!