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Monday, July 11, 2011

There’s something so crisp and nautical about stripes that I just can’t resist for my summertime essentials.  I’m loving stripe bangles, tunics, maxi dresses, tops and more!!  When wearing stripes keep in mind these rules.

-Look for pieces that defines and accentuate your shape

-Match the size of the stripe to the size of your frame such as small frame is a small stripe, medium frame is a medium stripe and so forth

-Horizontal stripes add volume so keep in mind how you wear it, if you want to add curves to your hips wear a striped skirt, if you want to add to your bust wear a striped top.

-If you want to elongate wear vertical stripes

What’s your favorite summer pattern this season?

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KerryM123 wrote:
1) 7/11/2011 11:01:06 AM
I love stripes for summer!
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Anastasija wrote:
2) 7/11/2011 11:22:08 AM
My favorite trend this year has been the tribal print. :D
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Violenc3 wrote:
3) 7/11/2011 11:46:45 AM
My favorite trend is big sunglasses and combat booties :)
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Telly-O wrote:
4) 7/11/2011 11:54:38 AM
I absolutely LOVE horizontal stripes! Definitely a summertime fave.
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aspenmae wrote:
5) 7/11/2011 12:08:33 PM
I absolutely ADORE stripes! I have a very thin and tall figure... It can end up looking rather awkward at times. I love wearing horizontal stripes- it makes it look like i actually have a figure LOL! I already own so many striped shirts and sweaters. I hadn't thought about skirts, but now i might keep my eye out :)
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Jess palmieri wrote:
6) 7/11/2011 12:10:18 PM
I'm wearing stripes today actually! Such a staple in any summer wardrobe for sure, gives a fun nautical vibe at any time of the day.
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Elflove... wrote:
7) 7/11/2011 12:10:37 PM
I love stripes! One of my go to tops for summer is a fitted red and white striped shirt with solid red half sleeves.
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chucks wrote:
8) 7/11/2011 12:10:50 PM
Stripes are so great this year! I'm also loving watercolor prints.
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e333 wrote:
9) 7/11/2011 12:12:13 PM
I like stripes and polka dots. They are so bright and summery.
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GeorgiaGirl wrote:
10) 7/11/2011 12:12:40 PM
I LOVE the look of stripes and I have always thought they are not a plus size girl's friend. However, the tip about adding curves to your hips by wearing a striped skirt is great! Anytime I add more volume on bottom it helps balance my upper body where I carry more weight. I'll try it. THANKS!
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allshadesofbrown wrote:
11) 7/11/2011 12:13:06 PM
I like mixing stripes and tribal prints!
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Jessica B wrote:
12) 7/11/2011 12:13:23 PM
I am totally in love with the stripes as well! What I really love though is the nautical style that is going around. Stripes, reds, whites, and blues, what more could you want for a summer look!
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day-juh wrote:
13) 7/11/2011 12:15:17 PM
my favorite summer pattern would have to be stripes, it seems as if stripes have taken over my whole summer wardrobe.
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Kfit111 wrote:
14) 7/11/2011 12:16:50 PM
I love stripes!! they are very fashionista!
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Nataliamae90 wrote:
15) 7/11/2011 12:20:54 PM
I like strips in small portions. I don't like when they cover the whole blouse or what ever they're on, but if it's like one or two across the chest or something they aren't bad.
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Frutismuthi wrote:
16) 7/11/2011 12:22:36 PM
very nautical
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trendsetter wrote:
17) 7/11/2011 12:22:36 PM
I hjate the new trend with the horizontal stripes. It makes you look wide.
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sraines wrote:
18) 7/11/2011 12:23:06 PM
I absolutely LOVE stripes! Could wear them all the time :)
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Jen429 wrote:
19) 7/11/2011 12:23:10 PM
I absolutely love wearing stripes. So far this summer it's been anything with a lacy trim. I love it!
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Allllll Mi!!!! wrote:
20) 7/11/2011 12:26:19 PM
I would say shoes with animal print just to liven up my outfits!
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nickname123 wrote:
21) 7/11/2011 12:28:21 PM
it's my coment in this blog, hi it's a pretty stripes
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nickname123 wrote:
22) 7/11/2011 12:29:56 PM
I just canít resist for my overtime
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Diva Makeup Queen54 wrote:
23) 7/11/2011 12:30:17 PM
Happy Biirthday! I luv,luv,luv your ELF eye shadow
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anon1234 wrote:
24) 7/11/2011 12:31:18 PM
i loveee stripes! :)
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singing wrote:
25) 7/11/2011 12:32:34 PM
I do love stripes, but oddly enough I have been in to tie dye this summer! I have gotten so many compliments on my shirts, it's great!
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luvnsummer wrote:
26) 7/11/2011 12:35:48 PM
It just doesn't feel like summer without a cotton striped shirt and linen capris.
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lizzie246 wrote:
27) 7/11/2011 12:45:06 PM
This is great! And stripes make you look skinnier too :-)
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vickiann914 wrote:
28) 7/11/2011 12:56:24 PM
I always loved solids. Not much of a pattern but no matter the season solids always look best on me!
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MelodyMay wrote:
29) 7/11/2011 12:57:23 PM
Oh i just LOVE pastels!!! Floral prints are a fave too, but rarely as those are kind of reserved for spring. But pastels are my absolute go-to in summer :D
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ashleygambles wrote:
30) 7/11/2011 1:33:57 PM
I have a light, striped cardigan that has 3/4 sleeves. Its been my favorite thing to wear this summer!
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31) 7/11/2011 1:36:43 PM
I'm loving the nautical stripes too. Also those cute floral rompers.
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hot pink daisy wrote:
32) 7/11/2011 2:02:23 PM
I like vertical stripes on my bottom half (slimming). But on the top for sure I like horizontal stripes to add a little oomph to the chest line. As long as you don't wear stripes on both halves of your body your fine. Stripes are fun like polka dots. They make me smile I wear them when I'm feeling down.
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haileyhippo wrote:
33) 7/11/2011 2:19:48 PM
i heard that stripes will make you appear bigger and also wider.
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RLS wrote:
34) 7/11/2011 2:40:04 PM
I love the paisley and bright colors in the long sundresses - they're versatile - you can dress them up or wear with pretty flip flops and bold chunky jewelry!
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<3 vegan <3 wrote:
35) 7/11/2011 2:51:44 PM
I love stripes year round, and I don't really think of the kind I like/buy as nautical-related.. Stripes are definitely my favorite patterns around, and the 90's floral patterns I keep seeing are my very least!
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cca wrote:
36) 7/11/2011 3:34:06 PM
love love love nautical stripes! so classy and can be dressed up or dressed down! one of my favs!
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crazyshoefetish wrote:
37) 7/11/2011 5:01:06 PM
stripes are simply classy..=) Love it!
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Roxy Q. wrote:
38) 7/11/2011 5:18:12 PM
I have been getting more into nautical looks from nails to my clothes!I hope to find the perfect Nautical swimsuit too. I just can't get enough of it! =)
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xxx:) wrote:
39) 7/11/2011 5:49:56 PM
I love stripes and tribal prints!! Stripes are so great this year! I'm also loving watercolor prints.
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spikesgf1978 wrote:
40) 7/11/2011 5:55:40 PM
I love wearing striped 2-piece bathing suits. I always thing of nautical things when navy and white stripes come into fashion, so what better place to wear those stripes but at the beach! I like striped belts too with a solid shirt and skirt. It's a great accent to the solid colors, drawing attention to itself. The stripes don't have to be navy and white in this case; use colors that complement your shirt and skirt, or maybe a one-piece dress in a solid color. To be brave and bold, you could use a striped belt with a patterned top and skirt or patterned dress. Stand up straight and shake hands firmly to pull this one off, but it's doable and outrageous -- and totally fabulous! Try it out one day and have a ball!!
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Debbie_21 wrote:
41) 7/11/2011 7:18:48 PM
My favorite print is the tribal prints or the florals. I like pairing florals with a solid neutral tone to let the florals stand out !
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Omgitstiff wrote:
42) 7/11/2011 8:04:47 PM
I love wearing stripes! I always feel like they add a little bit of something more to my outfit. (:
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Autumn12345 wrote:
43) 7/11/2011 11:24:57 PM
I LOVE the peachy lace colors.
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xlilapandax wrote:
44) 7/11/2011 11:31:03 PM
I love stripes and bright colors for summer!
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Dordor wrote:
45) 7/11/2011 11:35:26 PM
I have several stripe tops in my wardrobe,but I am yet to add a striped skirt to that collection.
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SavannahSeana wrote:
46) 7/11/2011 11:39:05 PM
I love animal prints and the nautical stripes :)
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grace4u wrote:
47) 7/12/2011 1:20:28 AM
Strikingly Beautiful lady!
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Crystal B. wrote:
48) 7/12/2011 8:00:14 AM
I love stripes for the Summer! It doesn't matter if your plus size or skinny there are many different ways to wear stripes:]
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babiigiirl. wrote:
49) 7/12/2011 5:46:16 PM
Stripes are a favorite. Orange and white. <333
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JayElle wrote:
50) 7/13/2011 4:24:47 AM
I definitely like stripes for summer, but I also love the tribal print, its so versatile.
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51) 7/13/2011 5:45:52 PM
Do not buy e.l.f. products. They are not worth it. I recently placed an order, was unhappy with 2 of the lipsticks, and they would not return or exchange them. Every other make-up brand and store that sells make-up in America will take back something that you do not like, but e.l.f. WILL NOT! They also gave me some story about they try to make the colors online look like the real thing, but they are not 100%. I realize that is an issue when purchasing items online. The lipsticks i purchased were way off--no where near the colors they were supposed to be. E.l.f. you just lost a good customer, and hopefully many, many more, over a measly 2 lipsticks!
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Myres93 wrote:
52) 7/13/2011 11:49:19 PM
I love all prints but my favorite print will have to be animal print!
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53) 7/14/2011 11:59:16 PM
I love stripes for summer.
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