seeing stripes

Some stripey inspiration, for the first Thrift Exchange challenge. I had a lot of these images already saved on my computer and, needless to say, when it comes to stripes I’m all about channeling my inner sailor. The classic combination of navy, white, and red is all that I really need. But then, for a bit of fun, I decided to think outside the navy and white striped box and, taking inspiration from the SS2011 runways, go crazy with colour:
I’m sorry if the amount of stripes in this post is a bit seizure inducing. I think I’ve reached my stripes quota for the day (or week or month or year, even).

Images: Mr. Newton,, Vogue magazine, Yen Magazine, Jak&Jil, The Sartorialist, Lula Magazine


  1. Sarah December 10, 2010

    Love the idea can't wait too see the rest of these posts x

  2. Ella December 10, 2010

    i am sort of infatuated with all things striped!

  3. Kaisha December 11, 2010

    Oh I tend to lean towards nautical themed stripes as well. But stripes in pastel look adorable!

  4. Athena. December 11, 2010

    Oh, these are so fun! I love the pastels; that dress with the tan/white/yellow/blue/pink/green is just amazing. xxxx

  5. kelly ann December 11, 2010

    don't be sorry, i LOVE all the stripes! πŸ™‚

  6. Vy Nguyen December 11, 2010

    Strips are so hard to pull of though, sometimes you like crazy fat in them and sometimes you look completely weird

  7. Kaleido Mind December 11, 2010

    great collage!!! particularly love the bottom left and the middle looks of the second:)

  8. Shannon December 11, 2010

    so much inspiration, I love the Catherine Mcneil look!

  9. Larissa December 11, 2010

    love stripes. cute collages <3

  10. julianne. December 11, 2010

    i love love LOVE every one of these looks.
    i really love the colors in the second collage.
    gorgeous stuff.<3

  11. Amie December 11, 2010

    i love both the collages!

    x amie

  12. SAVING BETTY December 11, 2010

    i love the american colour stripes… but now that you posted the colour stripes one…i love it even more. quite obsessed actually!

  13. Vicky December 11, 2010

    I think I'm in heaven x

  14. curious constellation December 11, 2010

    I love stripes but I'm definitely all for the classic combination's, they will always work.

  15. TyneJoanelle December 11, 2010

    Firstly, nice to meet you, i'm new to blogspot so I just thought it had to be said ☺ Secondly, what a great post, i LOVE stripes! and the outfit you picked out was really nice and I'm loving the smile you gave at the bottom-your just rocking this look!! xD β™₯x

  16. Pae December 11, 2010

    Love the skirt with orange? and grey striped very cute indeed. I don't normally follow trend so do you mean stripe is on right now? I might save this look for next time then. cute blog, I love it.

  17. VIVIENNE KONGVONGSA December 11, 2010

    Adore the bottom two looks.
    Stripes look best on you!


  18. Mary Lee December 11, 2010

    really love all these outfits!

  19. abiiii :) December 11, 2010

    I always think of stripes being navy and white too to go with the whole nautical theme, but i do always like colourful things,may have to consider going "crazy with colour" πŸ˜€ nice post

  20. Sonia December 11, 2010

    Ooh that's a lot of stripes!
    But I love them all, I don't think you can really go wrong with them πŸ™‚

    Sonia // Dozen Dresses xo

  21. Carissa December 11, 2010

    I love stripes <3

  22. Spence. December 11, 2010

    Amazing collages! Breton stripes are just classic πŸ˜‰

  23. zabetheli December 12, 2010

    lovely stripe finds. i ADORE the second bottom left dress.
    I WANT IT O___o

  24. A Little Brighter December 12, 2010

    Ohhhh such pretty collages! I found a vintage dress that looked just like a longer version of that left tan skirt! The whole front was SO stained it was the prettiest powder pink colour too!

    Ayesha x

  25. Big Daddy December 12, 2010

    i can never reach my stripes quota! Love this post, the red, white, and blue stripes are perfection!

  26. Hannah December 12, 2010

    What lovely pictures! I adore that ladies striped dress in the first pic :)…
    Hannah x

  27. StuddedLilly December 12, 2010

    stripes are one of my favorite trends. love the one with the white shirt with yellow bow, such cute look!

  28. Blackswan December 12, 2010

    the bottom skirt Karolina Kurkova is wearing is too cute! i love the cut!

    i think stripes will be in no matter what! timeless!

    x Your Only Blackswan

  29. C. December 12, 2010

    You can never go wrong with stripes.

    Today i saw a small child wearing the coolest outfit… navy and white stripped skirt, with a red and white pock-a-dot shirt, stripy bowes in her braided hair and white frilly socks.


  30. Finder December 12, 2010

    cool list..

    please visit us

  31. Kim December 12, 2010

    I love those little stripey shorts! I want them!! x..x.x

  32. Lauren December 12, 2010

    yesssss. stripes are my fav! love the skirts.

  33. Twobreadsplease December 12, 2010

    i lurrrrrrrrve stripes, i have remind myself to stop buying them…

  34. Bren Herrera December 13, 2010

    Nice to find your blog. I just went on a stripe shopping spree! I think I got like 15 tops! They're so fabulous!


    B So Chic!

  35. Style ninfa December 13, 2010

    Love stripped stuff, Live the first collage πŸ˜‰
    β™₯β™₯β™₯, Angie
    Check out my blog & maybe we could follow each other?

  36. Danyell Peterson December 13, 2010

    great post, I adore stripes!

  37. Z--- December 13, 2010

    great post!!!!love your collage!!xxx

  38. Cassidy December 13, 2010

    Great inspiration! I love stripes! But I honestly don't think I even have any striped pieces πŸ™

  39. claire (jazzpad.) December 15, 2010

    I can't take my eyes off those green striped tights. They're hideous in the most wonderful way, if they had a red pair I'd be in. Lovely collage miss! jazzy β™₯

  40. lilyfm December 15, 2010

    oh my goodness, this is amazing inspiration x

  41. sojourned in style December 16, 2010

    stripes, stipes, stripes, every shade of green,pink or blue, i love them all. although the navy classic style is the way to go.

  42. Luisa Brimble December 20, 2010

    gorgeous gorgeous blog! glad i found you!


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