Monday, April 19, 2010

Trend of the Week: April 19, 2010

This week the Princeton campus has been feeling a bit nautical. Perhaps everyone is just dreaming about the upcoming summer months, sure to be filled with sunny days on the yacht (…if only). No matter the reason, people are wearing stripes, and there is no denying the growing presence of this nautical-inspired pattern on campus.

Stripes come in all shapes and sizes, of course, but it is the thick, horizontal, blue-toned stripes that have made the strongest appearance around Princeton lately. And this pattern has been sported in unexpected ways, giving it a fresh twist. As shown, Princeton women are rocking the nautical stripes on everything from the casual zip-up hoodie to the creative wrap top. Though the pattern screams “preppy” – the women (and men) who are rocking the trend on campus have found ways to make it less classic and more edgy by adding details like lace and gold/silver accents.

Want to see how the trend is done on the runways? Look no further than Rebecca Taylor’s Spring 2010 line. She showcased stripes of slightly varying shades of blue, played up with gold items and contrasting pattern details (check out those shoes!). Go this route if you want to look sailor-inspired, but not take it overboard. Nautical pun intended.

-Allie Weiss ‘13

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