Big, Bold Stripes Are Here Harper's Bazaar Reports on Spring's Hottest Trend

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According to Harper’s Bazaar’s February 2016 issue, big and bold stripes are all the rage this spring.  I have compiled this collage with bold stripes with everything from pants to ponchos and caftans to shoes and bags.  Obviously, you would not want to blend too much of a striped pattern so you would want to pair these pieces with plenty of neutrals.

My favorite piece from this collage is the Carolina Rose Crossing Striped Turtleneck Caften (#8).  I think it is the most colorful piece and, therefore, the most versatile.  I also love the colors!  They are bright and cheery just like spring.
Stripes from Harper's Bazaar

All the above pieces in the collage can be found at Neiman Marcus!

  1. Gucci Sylvie Grosgrain Striped Shoulder Bag: $2,490.00
  2. Salvatore Ferragamo Gilli 85mm Striped Sandal: $950.00
  3. See by Chloe Striped Boot-Cut Trousers (Surfing Blue): $395
  4. Joan Vass Border Striped Poncho: $250
  5. Aquazzura Rainbow Striped Suede Pump (Multi): $695.00
  6. Dolce & Gabbana Large Striped Canvas Tote Bag (Blue/White): $1795.00
  7. Joie Etsy Striped Silk Pants: $288
  8. Carolina Rose Crossing Striped Turtleneck Caftan: $185.00

It’s Cashmere Sweater Time! Even Floridians Are Wearing Sweaters

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Burgandy Cashmere Sweater

 

I put together this collage based around the burgundy cashmere sweater.  I chose ivory pants because there is something elegant about wearing beautifully fitted ivory pants in winter time.  Not only do they bring out the burgundy cashmere sweater, but they make the outfit pop.  I chose the Gucci multi=color oxford pump for two reasons.  First, the burgundy in the shoe matches the burgundy in the cashmere sweater and, second, the shoes are so unique that I just have to have them!  Gucci makes the best shoes – they always have!

For accessories, I picked the Ashley Pittman Link Necklace to sass up the cashmere sweater.  As beautiful as it is, even cashmere needs to be “glammed” up sometimes.  And finally for the handbag, who does it better than Balenciaga?  This particular Balenciaga handbag is a shopper bag that is medium in size, perfect for the dimensions of this outfit.

Where should one go in this outfit?  Obviously, it would make a great work outfit.  You could interview in this outfit, make a presentation or hold a meeting.  Other options could be to wear this outfit on a lunch date with a friend or meeting a client for coffee.  It is also a terrific weekend ensemble to wear to dinner with your significant other.  Regardless of your choice, the outfit is very versatile.

Although it is a simple ensemble, I think that it would look great when the thermometer drops!  All of these pieces were chosen from Neiman Marcus, but the outfit can be put together from any store.

Here is a list of the pieces from Neiman Marcus that are included in the collage.  You can purchase them at NeimanMarcus.com.

Loro Piana Cashmere Glace Chain-Knit Turtleneck Sweater: $1500.00
Donna Karan Fluid High-Waist Pant in Ivory: $995.00
Gucci Tricolor Perforated Oxford Pump: $550.00
Balenciaga Cable-Handle Flap Medium Shopper Bag, Black: $2,125.00
Ashley Pittman Light Horn Link Mara Necklace: $595.00