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My favourite look to appear on the catwalk of New York Fashion Week, was undoubtedly the striped Oscar de la Renta Ball gown…

Classic and elegant, stripes evoke an effortless minimalism synonymous with chic Parisian style.

As one of the most iconic prints of all time, stripes have an unmistakable allure, which has long been favoured by many of the world’s most stylish.  

Oscar de la Renta’s striking Spring / Sumer 2013 collection, was an ode to exquisite ball gown styles and complete sophistication. Filled with charming and refined details, the collection had a playful, youthfulness and retro elegance. The show stopping striped ball gown was the epitome of chic. The duchess satin and silk strapless gown, featured numerous cheerful nautical stripes front and back… Je t’aime!

More On Stripes…

Introduced into the Fashion world by Coco Chanel in 1917, stripes became the effortless go-to for laid-back cool. Inspired by French sailors after a trip to the seaside, the humble blue and white thinly striped nautical sweater, was given a fashion makeover by Chanel. Legend has it, Chanel borrowed one from her lover and tailored it to her body – creating an iconic look that is still just as popular today.

Stripes have since been worn by many of the most influential names in history {from Marilyn Monroe, Pablo Picasso, Brigitte Bardot, and more}.

Photos from style.com / oscarprgirl.tumblr.com / wikifashion.com

Editor’s Letter

What I Wore Today…

Ok I will admit it, I have a stripe obsession. Classic, elegant and with a chic minimalism – the iconic striped shirt is a wardrobe must-have.

I have several striped shirts (skirts and dresses!) in various colours in my closet. This Witchery white shirt with green stripes is comfortable yet effortlessly polished – throw it on and go! I am also currently in love with cat-eye sunglasses! The lenses exude that Old-Hollywood glamour and movie-star appeal. Just looking at them makes me want to jet-set off to a far away location.

Today I had a wonderful day of relaxation, family and fun. I wore my Witchery striped top with my Stella McCartney for Target skirt; Oroton cat-eye sunglasses; and Prada handbag. I started off the morning by having my nails done; before a lovely lunch with my family; and movie night at home with my husband… a gorgeous day xx

I hope you all had a wonderful day! xx