I finally found someone who loves stripes as much as I do. His name is Mark. D. Sikes. As a longtime follower of his blog, I was thrilled to find out that he would be taking his love of the classic pattern and turning it into what is now one of my favorite ready-to-wear collections.
Using blue-and-white stripes as the signature, MDS Stripes embraces an all-American style that is at once timeless and totally modern. The well-edited collection is made entirely in California and could not be more perfect for summer. You’ll find warm-weather staples like this off-the-shoulder dress, peasant skirts that would be perfect paired with just a simple white tee, tunics, and more. Each piece is incredibly versatile, too. This wrap-style dress, for example, would work as a casual, daytime frock with flat sandals or you could throw it on with these adorable heels and you’d ready for cocktails. Everything in this collection is just crisp and classic – a breath of fresh air for my closet.
Photos by Kristen Kilpatrick