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Spring 2013 Fashion Map: The Glorious Stripes

Apparently, the bold and solid stripes are not going anywhere. If you developed an early passion for this wearable fashion trend during one of the previous seasons, than you’re in luck. The Spring 2013 runways were yet again filled with fashionable takes on the controversial pattern, as the designers envisioned new and cool ways to incorporate the bright stripes into your everyday wardrobe.

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You can easily play with the multitude of ideas, and find the ones that best suit your style. Either we’re talking a nautical, head-to-toe or casual approach, the possibilities for you to rock this chic trend are endless. We chose our favorite runway concepts on how to effortlessly style the bold pattern, so that we can already start inspiring you for the seasons to come.

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Balmain’s Latin inspiration for the Spring 2013 collection resulted in a modern reinterpretation of the black and & white prints, with just a hint of the early 90s glamour. Bold stripes were spotted on a pair of men inspired trousers, featuring a high waist, that were strategically paired with a cropped top, with intricate cut-outs and exaggerated shoulders. We love how the prints, the shapes and the fabrics complement each other. A pair of low-heeled black pumps and a statement pair of golden hoop earrings made for the perfect accessories in this powerful, yet alluring look.

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Michael Kors set the 1960’s mod, a handful of digital patterns and a new take on the color-blocking trend as the main highlights of his Spring 2013 collection. The “geometric glamour” as he called it, is purely based on the sharp-looking rugby stripes that got a modern makeover for the future seasons. Our favorite striped look of the collection, paired a mid-length color-block skirt, with an alluring cropped sweater featuring the same hues. Its simplicity was complemented by the chic red pumps, the retro looking black bag, and of course, the bright and bold make-up.

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Tommy Hilfiger’s Spring 2013 collection was maybe the one that took the biggest amount of inspiration from the omnipresent nautical theme, making the absolute most out of the sharp stripes, and comfy looking cable knits. Hilfiger’s timeless pieces would make for beautiful wardrobe staples, while his interpretation of the glorious stripes is maybe the most flattering and thoroughly explored one. We loved the fresh take on the soft nautical long-sleeved blouse that featured an original button-down shirt finishing detail. The washed-out oversized pair of trousers and the circular sunglasses added an extra touch of chicness to the beautiful look.

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For their Spring 2013 collection, the Suno designers remained faithful to their eclectic aesthetic that mixes shapes, fabrics and prints in a totally unique and innovative way. The diverse looks that took over the runway were reminiscent of the print galore that was brought to life when the brand first launched. Amongst the beautiful floral jacquard prints, the delicate stripes stood out, loud and clear. Suno’s take on the pattern was envisioned on a button-down shirt, worn under a tunic featuring the reversed colors, and paired with oversized pants in contradictory patterns.

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Last season it was all about the hats, this season Marc Jacobs made it all about the blunt stripes. His Spring 2013 collection was the loudest and made quite the fashion statement. No embellishments were needed, as all the 1960 inspired attires had that powerful, free-spirited vibe about them, that made them intriguing enough. The designer’s one-of-a-kind vision was perfectly noticeable on a black-and white stripped sequined jumpsuit, paired with exaggerated pointy toe low-heeled pumps and styled with a messy bun. Evening wear stripes indeed.