Trend Report: Earn Your Stripes


Classic stripes are one of those eternal staples in your wardrobe that never go out of style. The stripe-top is easy to wear and very versatile: throw it on with distressed jeans for a more laid-back allure, or pair it with a mini and some statement accessories (see Olivia Palermo’s look below) for a more polished look. While Christopher Decarnin mastered the sea-worthy stripes with his glittering Breton top for Balmain’s Fall 2009 collection (a la Kate Moss), most of us can’t quite handle that type of investment. Here are some alternative options that won’t break the bank:

Kate Moss in Balmain’s rendition of the classic look
          
   
Olivia Palermo in a Club Monaco version
Intermix ($210)

My favorite: Sonia by Sonia Rykiel ($385)

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